Our Dance Company

Bringing Top Talent to the Big Stage

About the Company

Placement within the company encompasses
performances and events, including 1-2 main stage productions, competition at events like the Youth America Grand
Prix or California Dance Classics, 3+ community performances, and various outreach
workshops throughout the season.

Expectations

Dancers are expected to attend all rehearsals for which they are called, all performances and festivals, and all outreach workshops unless prior arrangements have been made. Dancers are expected to maintain their technical class schedule and ability, consistent with their rank, throughout the season. Dancers are expected to remain in good standing with their academic institution. See our Dancer Commitment page for more details. 

Company Levels

All dancers must demonstrate a requisite level of technique and commitment as noted through consistent and frequent ballet study of at least 4 hours per week for at least 2 years to be considered for the company.

 

Trainee: Dancers will not perform on pointe and may or may not be asked to participate in small group contemporary works throughout the season.

 

Apprentice: Dancers will be involved in corps and demi-soloist roles on and off pointe as well as be involved in small group contemporary works.

 

Company Member: Dancers will be cast in corps, demi-soloist, and soloist/principle roles in productions and be expected to perform on pointe.

 

Additionally, dancers will be selected for solo and small group ballet and contemporary works. In certain circumstances and at the Directors’ discretion, younger and older dancers may be asked to participate in shows and productions. In such cases they will be referred to as Trainees if younger than 7th grade. Additionally, Support Cast dancers may be invited for main stage production roles.

Visit our sister studio, the  Movement Arts Center, for ballet and contemporary dance classes.

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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