On Our Terms ⎪ October 12, 2019
An in-studio performance fundraiser
Nutcracker in Wonderland ⎪ December 13-15, 2019
The holiday classic meets whimsy and wonder
Laboratory II ⎪ March 21, 2020
An evening of new works by emerging artists performed by BCL advanced students
Freddie – Break Free ⎪ dates soon to be announced by The Cowles Center
A contemporary ballet set to live Queen music that explores Freddie Mercury’s life on and off stage
Peter Davison’s An American in Paris (new & extended!) ⎪ June 6 & 7, 2020
A fun-filled tale of the 1950s set to a jazzy Gershwin score
2019/20 Apprentice and Company Artists Auditions
Contact Artistic Director, Zoé Emilie Henrot [firstname.lastname@example.org] to set up an audition time.
Please send your resume, cover letter and headshot/full body dance shot to Artistic Director. No audition fee.
2019/20 Trainee Auditions
Ballet Co.Laboratory will be hosting an audition for 2019/2020 Trainee Positions at our studios on Sunday, June 9th at 12pm. Dancers ages 14-20 are welcome to audition.
Trainees are offered the opportunity to work with the professional company of BCL throughout the year. They will be cast in all company performances during the professional season and will be required to perform in outreach events and tours in and out of state. Trainees are also required to enroll in Ballet Co.Laboratory’s Term Program and will attend those upper level classes in the evenings as part of their training.
Trainees attend class and company rehearsals on the following weekdays starting September 2019 through June 2020:
The studio will be open for warmup on June 9th at 11am, one hour prior to the audition. Please bring pointe and flat shoes, and wear pink tights and a solid colored leotard. The audition will consist of a class and learning BCL repertoire.
Company and Apprentice Artists
Christian A. Warner began his professional career at the age of seven in the NetWorks touring production of Oliver! The Musical, and later joined the east coast tour of Disney’s The Lion King as Young Simba, making his broadway debut two years later. He graduated from HSPVA in Houston and Point Park University in Pittsburgh with a BFA in dance. Christian has acquired repertoire by Sonya Tayeh, Troy Powell, Thang Dao, Dwight Rhoden, Larry Keigwin, Jessica Hendricks, Mark Morris, Bennyroyce Royon and Luke Murphy, and Stacey Tookey. He most recently worked for Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre and joined TU Dance for its spring season.
Sam Neale with born in Australia. He began his training at the Atelier School for Classical Ballet under Joanne Neale before being accepted on scholarship into The McDonald College, where he was also a member of Premier State Ballet. Sam stayed there for two years under Josephine Jason and Allan Cross. After spending the summers of 2009 and 2010 at Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive, Sam was accepted into Milwaukee Ballet II, where he danced 2010–2012. Some of Sam’s highlighted roles are Lila York’s Celts, Mauro de Candia’s Something I Had in Mind, Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others, Jiri Kylian’s Symphony in D, Undead in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Betrothed Couple in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda. Now in his seventh season with Minnesota Ballet, he has danced such roles as Asian dancer, Cavalier, and Prince in The Nutcracker; Kostchei in Firebird the Pirate Conrad in Le Corsaire Pas de Trois; and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.
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