Ballet Jörgen looking for locals for ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is looking for 12-15 student dancers to participate with the company in their performance of Sleeping Beauty.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is looking for 12-15 student dancers to participate with the company in their performance of Sleeping Beauty, which is scheduled for the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The cast will be assembled from local area students, based on either a recommendation by their dance/theatre teachers or at an audition. The cast will rehearse with the company for one and a half hours the day before the show and then for two to three hours prior to the performance itself.

This is not the first time Cowichan Valley dance students have been able to audition for parts in a Ballet Jörgen performance.

Those who have been there before already know that candidates need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, follow directions and retain them easily. They must have good stage presence and carry themselves well. Boys must be willing to wear tights.

What they are looking for is a variety of young dancers of different sizes and ages. They are very specific about their requirements so go to www.balletjorgen.ca/index.cfm?pagepath=Education_BJC_Community/Sleeping_Beauty_Local_Participants&id=43995 and check out exactly which roles might suit the student you have in mind.

To recommend your students or register for an audition to gain a role and perform in your local presentation of Sleeping Beauty submit the application form, either as a recommendation or for an audition or both. All completed forms will be evaluated for a potential role in the production either by recommendation or by audition.

After you’ve checked out the web page, if there are still questions, you can contact the Sleeping Beauty local participant program coordinator, Clea Iveson, by phoning 416-415-5000 ext 4928 or emailing education@balletjorgen.ca