Ballet Audition: Ballet Etudes and Nutcracker Suite - Wolverhampton

Audition for English Youth Ballet’s Double Bill production of Ballet Études and Nutcracker Suite

English Youth Ballet (EYB) is holding an audition for male and female dancers (aged 8 – 18) from 4.30pm on Monday 5th June at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. We are looking for a total of 100 young dancers to perform corps de ballet and soloist roles in our newest production of Ballet Études and Nutcracker Suite that will be presented at the Grand Theatre from 29 – 30th September 2017. EYB are keen to offer opportunities to dancers of all experience levels and we are especially keen to recruit some male dancers for the roles in the ballet.

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Auditions on Monday 5th June on stage at the Grand Theatre, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE

4.30pm – 6.15pm (on the stage) audition for younger dancers (aged 8 ­- 11).
6.45pm – 8.30pm (on the stage) audition for older dancers (aged 12 ­- 18).

N.B. Any 11yr old dancer who is studying above grade 4 level would be welcome to the senior audition and any 12yr old dancer studying below grade 5 level would be welcome to join the junior audition.

To register for the audition dancers should complete the application form on page 1 of the attached document and return it to EYB together with the audition fee. It is also possible to attend and register on the day (it will be quicker if dancers bring their completed forms with them and arrive 30 minutes early). Each audition is a 1.5hrs ballet class, parents and teachers are invited to watch and the audition is an experience in itself. The audition fee is £15.00.

For more information please contact Miss Lewis either on 01689 856747 or

The opportunity to perform with EYB is a unique experience. The young dancers are coached by and then perform alongside international principal artists. EYB’s large cast ensures that each ballet is performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended. The company is one of the largest ballet companies in t he UK and is made up of 8 professional principals and 100 local dancers (aged 8 – 18). EYB principal dancers are of the highest calibre and have joined EYB from companies such as English National Ballet, La Scala, Milan and the Boston Ballet.

There is a £470 course fee for dancers who participate in the production. Dancers receive nearly 100 hours of tuition in total for the project. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available and the fees are payable in instalments.

Rehearsals for the ballet will take place on Tues 4th July, Weds 30th Aug – Sun 3rd Sept, Sat 9th – Sun 10th Sept and Fri 22nd – Sun 24th at a secondary school in or near to Wolverhampton. Rehearsals on school days will take place after school and Saturday rehearsals start at 2pm to minimise disruption to normal dance classes.

Parents and teachers are invited to watch the auditions from the auditorium at the theatre. I look forward to the possibility of meeting you and some of your dancers at the audition.

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English Youth Ballet Wolverhampton Auditions

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