Audition: 12:00 – 1:15
Ages 12 to adult, with a minimum of one year of pointe technique for girls. Open to all dancers throughout Maine, from all dance schools.
The audition will be a technique class from 12:00 – 1:15 conducted by Bangor Ballet Artistic Director, Roberto Forleo.
All dancers must register in the Bangor Ballet costume shop on the ground floor of 14 State Street no later than 15 minutes prior to the auditions. Please bring a headshot or other photo of the dancer with hair up in a bun for girls if possible (does not need to be a professional photograph) and a resume if available (these are not required to audition but are helpful to us if easily available). Current Company members do not need to bring these materials.
At registration, if the dancer is under age 18, a parent or guardian must sign release forms. Age 12 children must have an adult present in the building during the audition (please feel free to wait in the Bangor Ballet costume shop).
Female dancers should wear pink tights and black leotards with hair pulled back and in a bun if possible and bring both ballet and pointe shoes. Male dancers should wear plain white t-shirt, dark shorts or tights, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.
For the 2018-2019 Season, rehearsals will take place primarily on Saturdays starting in September (there will also be some Sunday afternoon rehearsals closer to performance dates). Please have a list of any rehearsal date conflicts with you. While there is no charge to be a member of the Bangor Ballet Company, members will be required to enroll in a ballet class appropriate for the dancer’s level taught by Mr. Forleo on Saturdays before rehearsal through Thomas School of Dance. In addition, Company members will also be asked to participate in a workshop to learn the choreography of Carnival of the Animals August 13-18 in Bangor.
The currently scheduled performance dates for the 2018-2019 Season are:
Nutcracker in a Nutshell:
November 25 – Sunday – Dover-Foxcroft
December 1 & 2 – Saturday & Sunday – Belfast
December 8 & 9 – Saturday & Sunday – Brewer Performing Arts Center
Carnival of the Animals and The Ice Skaters:
February 3 – Sunday – Northern Maine or Belfast
February 10 - Sunday – Bangor/Brewer
April 27 – Saturday – Belfast
May 4 - Saturday – Bangor/Brewer
Ballet @ the BAE
June 7 – Friday – Bangor Arts Exchange
These dates are subject to change.
The auditions will be on the 4th floor of Thomas School of Dance, 16 State Street, Bangor, ME. Please feel free to contact us with any questions using the information below.