FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the minimum age to audition?


The minimum age to audition for the Trainee Program is fifteen years old. The dancer must be sixteen years old when the season starts in September 2020.




What does a typical schedule look like?


Étoile Ballet Theatre classes and rehearsals are five days a week from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Dancers can expect the following regular schedule: 3:00-5:00 Ballet
5:00-6:00 Pointe/Repertoire/Contemporary Workshop or Rehearsals
6:00-7:30 Rehearsals
7:30-8:30 Extra Rehearsals or Pilates, History of Ballet, Music, Acting classes *Please note this is just an example, the schedule may vary depending on what production the Company is rehearsing. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled on Saturdays, a minimum of five weeks notice is given to dancers who need to attend. Étoile Ballet Theatre is committed to helping dancers in their careers and commitments; special arrangements are made for college students, university students and other courses.




Can I audition in person?


At the moment, the are not in person audition scheduled. For info email address.




I’m a College/University student. How can Étoile Ballet Theatre help me?


Whatever your position is with Étoile Ballet Theatre, if you are a local or International College/University student, whether you attend in person or via online classes, the Company will support your commitments. Special absence permissions are given for exams or other situations.




What makes "Étoile Ballet Theatre" a great and unique company?


Whatever your position with Étoile Ballet Theatre, teachers and choreographers drive you to achieve your goals. Everyone is treated with respect and professionalism. The goal of our artistic team is to bring out the very best from each individual dancer. Unlike many companies, our dancers are not "numbers"; our dancers are the most important part of the company and our top-level coaches work individually with each dancer to improve technically and artistically. Étoile Ballet Theatre focuses every day on making a happy and healthy environment. Along with the most famous masterpieces of the classical, contemporary and neoclassical choreographers, the company repertoire includes several original productions of Artistic Directors and emerging choreographers Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini; their choreographers have mesmerized audiences of all ages. Last but not least a lot of dancing opportunities are given to all the dancers no matter the rank. In many Trainee Programs and Apprentice programs, these dancers are left in the back making only poses without having the opportunity to grow their talents. Étoile Ballet Theatre, compared to other Trainee and Apprentice programs provides extra classes of Pointe, Variations, Partnering and Contemporary, to really give the opportunity to dancers to work on their technique and artistic skills. Solo dances on stage are given also to Trainees and Apprentices in order to spur them on and push them to their limit.