Audition

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Season

Vivid Ballet’s season runs September through May including main stage performances in the greater Hartford and New Haven, CT areas and performances throughout the northeast (New York City, New Hampshire, etc...) and Pennsylvania. Vivid Ballet also engages in outreach events to serve our community. 

Audition Date

Now accepting video auditions! 

Please contact artisticdirector@vividballet.com with inquiries.

Application & requirements

Please ensure that all of the items listed below are included in your submitted application: 

  1. Completed Audition Application

2. Two full body dance photos

  • Profile 1st arabesque (females en pointe). No costumes or skirts, please. Females should wear leotard and tights and Males should wear black tights and form fitting t-shirt
  • Contemporary dance photo

3. Professional Headshot with your full name on back

All Questions: Call 203-215-4779 or Email: artsiticdirector@vividballet.com

Email completed application form and all required audition materials to: artisticdirector@vividballet.com

Audition Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed High School by September 1st of the year they will enter the program.
  • Applicants must submit a completed Application packet.
  • Prior to the start of the season, Dancers must submit completed and signed forms, all required payments and signed adherence and liability forms.

Vivid Ballet reserves the right to adjust and amend all aforementioned rules and requirements, at its discretion, in circumstances it deems unique or extraordinary

Audition Video

Please send a link via email to artisticdirector@vividballet.com

Any other type of footage except for the following will not be accepted.

The audition video provides the Artistic Director of Vivid Ballet with the necessary information needed to make an informed decision regarding the applicant’s admittance. All applicants will be notified of their standing no later than June 30 th , 2017.

1. Introduction

State your name, age, and city and state you are from.

2. Ballet Technique Class

Please record barre work from the side and center work from the front

Barre:

  • Plié
  • Battement Tendu
  • Battement Dégagé
  • Rond de jambe
  • Adage
  • Grand Battement

Centre:

  • Center Practice: including Battement Tendu and Pirouette en-dehors
  • Adage
  • Balancé exercise with Pirouette en-dedans

Allegro:

  • Petite allegro with Battu
  • Medium allegro with Sissonne
  • Grand allegro with Entrelacé and grand jeté

Pointe:

  • Échappé with pirouette en-dehors
  • Piqué posé exercise including piqué retiré and piqué arabesque
  • Piqué turns with tours chaînés déboulés

3. Classical Variation

  • Female applicants, en pointe
  • Male applicants, standard classical ballet shoes

4. Contemporary Solo

  • Female applicants, en pointe
  • Male applicants, standard classical ballet shoes

5. Performance Reel

  • A minimum of three (3) excerpts of performance footage *Please clearly indicate the dancer auditioning.

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