The Demi-Apprenticeship Program

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This program is designed as a one to two year commitment for the aspiring professional dancer. Focused on bridging the gap between student training and the professional life, the curriculum integrates both The School and The Company's schedules to eliminate deficiencies found in traditional post-grad training. Dancers will take classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations, repertoire, pas de deux and contemporary. Demi-Apprentices will also shadow the professional company and receive personal mentorship, career guidance, performance and choreographic opportunities and physical therapy affiliation and workshops.

Upon completion of the Demi-Apprenticeship Program dancers are prepared to launch their careers into the professional realm with confidence and a solid technical and artistic foundation.

The Schedule

Demi-Apprentices participate in daily morning company technique class and attend company rehearsals Monday-Friday. In addition, Demi-Apprentices train with the highest level of The School in the evenings and take classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations, repertoire, pas de deux and contemporary.

Performance Opportunities

Demi-Apprentices have the opportunity to learn company repertoire throughout the season and may be used for corps de ballet roles in company productions. Dancers will also have the opportunity to perform featured roles in The School's productions and outreach events.

What Makes This Program Unique?

To ensure that admissions are based solely on technical and artistic potential, The School of NEBT makes an investment in each admitted dancer so that no tuition is charged for their enrollment in the Demi-Apprenticeship Program.

Participate, learn and perform the diverse repertoire of NEBT

Small class sizes for personalized instruction

Individual mentorship & career guidance

Opportunities to choreograph

Physical therapy affiliation

How to Audition

Dancers interested in the Demi-Apprenticeship Program should be at least 16 years of age, classically trained and proficient en pointe.

Applicants interested in auditioning for the 2022/2023 season should send their resume and video reel to The School of NEBT Director, Victoria Manning (school@neballettheatre.com) between January 1, 2022 and June 1, 2022. NEBT's Demi-Apprentice Program auditions dancers only by invitation after viewing video reels.

Women's Reels- Please include one classical variation or repertoire selection, one contemporary variation or repertoire selection, 5 minutes of classwork en pointe and partnering work if available.

Men's Reels-  Please include one classical variation or repertoire selection, one contemporary variation or repertoire selection, 5 minutes of classwork including tour en l'air and partnering work.

Please address all audition inquiries to school@neballettheatre.com