Ballet Chicago Male Scholarship Auditions

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Since Ballet Chicago's Male Scholarship Program began in 2002, over 100 talented young men have participated in Ballet Chicago's exceptional training programs. Of these men, over 30 are currently dancing in professional companies throughout the US, Europe, and South America.

Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional-track school of ballet dedicated to rigorous technical training in a culture that fosters personal growth. The School curriculum is based on the ballet technique established by George Balanchine who revolutionized the art form by expanding and streamlining the fundamentals of classical ballet. Artistic Director Daniel Duell and Associate Artistic and School Director Patricia Blair, along with Ballet Chicago's esteemed faculty, provided one of the highest caliber curriculums in the nation.

Directed and taught by Artistic Director Daniel Duell, Associate Artistic Director Patricia Blair, and faculty member Ted Seymour, Ballet Chicago's male training curriculum includes combined technique classes, men's technique, partnering, performance of world-class repertoire in major Chicago venues, body conditioning, and career counseling. Incorporating highest standards of quality execution from the simplest basics to virtuoso steps, Ballet Chicago's training develops pure, well-rounded technique. Male dancers graduate from Ballet Chicago's program with a strong performance resume of established Balanchine masterpieces and choreography by Ted Seymour, Daniel Duell, and others, gaining professional level experience at a pre-professional level through participation in the Ballet Chicago Studio Company. Artistic excellence is accomplished within Ballet Chicago's renowned atmosphere of positive reinforcement.

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Scholarship Availability:
Ballet Chicago's Male Scholarships are awarded to aspiring dancers ages 15-20. All prospective students must audition to qualify for scholarships. Scholarships include:

  • Ballet Chicago 2014-2015 Annual Program (September - May)

  • 2015 Ballet Chicago Boot Camp

  • 2015 Ballet Chicago five-week Summer Course

  • 2015 Ballet Chicago two-week Advanced Intensive

  • Acceptance into the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, with opportunity to perform in Ballet Chicago's Spring Repertory at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Ballet Chicago's Nutcracker at the Athenaeum Theatre, and other performances.

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Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
    Men's Technique: 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Pas de Deux: 3:00 - 4:30pm

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014
    Men's Technique: 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Pas de Deux: 2:30 - 4:00pm

Audition Location:
Ballet Chicago Studios
17 N. State St. 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 251-8838

Above image:
Middle: Ballet Chicago Studio Company in Tarantella.
Right: Ballet Chicago Male Scholarship alumnus in Valse Fantaisie. 
Tarantella and Valse Fantaisie choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust.

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Ballet Chicago

17 N. State St., Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 251-8838