Ballet Dancers to Dance Soloist and Small Group Roles

Job Title:                6 Female Dancers for Soloist Rank

Ages:                      Open

Technical Level:     Intermediate and above

When:                     Rehearsals begin in January 2018

Where:                    Bristol (to be confirmed)

Days:                       Saturday

Time:                       TBC + All Day in lead up to performances

 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

For our first project we are presenting the romantic classical ballet ‘Giselle’. We are looking for the following…

  • Six Female Dancers – To portray Giselle’s Friends as a Pas de Six in Act 1 and Spirits (with the Corps de Ballet) in Act 2. Two of the group will also portray the Lead Spirits Moyna and Zulme in Act 2.
  • Must have strong acting skills and work as a strong group of six friends, as well as develop an individual personality (or confidence and willingness to learn)
  • Required to be strong and confident en pointe and able to maintain this throughout all their work, and in standing on stage for long periods
  • Willingness to learn the art of Pas de Deux (if asked)
  • Serious commitment
  • Willing to engage with Performance Enhancement Coaching and guidance
  • Strong love of classical ballet and desire to perform and ‘give’ something of their self to audiences
  • Can work as a team player

 

ABOUT US – WHO WE ARE

West Coast Ballet Theatre

“Classical Ballet – Danced with Love, Heartfelt Passion and a Soulful Spirit”

The dancers of West Coast Ballet Theatre are the material (people) upon which ‘Dance Artists’ creates its work. The dancers are all paying members who gain essential vocational experience dancing and learning to be an artist. WCBT is an organisation for honing the art of performance in an environment reflective of the vocation of a ballet-dancer.

Dance Artists

“Creative Artists – Collaborating to bring to Life a Spark of Inspiration that longs to be Created”

A team of Creative Artists including student, emerging, experienced, and amateur enthusiasts in technical theatre, visual arts (photography and film) wardrobe and costuming, arts marketing and audience development; and digital/social media buffs – all collaborating to bring full-length and one-act traditional classical ballets as well as new and original ballet-theatre to the stage in live performances in Bristol and the local region, South Wales, and London.

Both ‘West Coast Ballet Theatre’ and ‘Dance Artists’ are cultural organisations not operated for profit and who employ no permanent or contracted paid staff. We do our work with financial loans, grants, funding, sponsorship and membership fees.

 

TO APPLY

Please write to us via email, including the following…

  • Basic details about you
  • Where you are with your ballet training – standard, grade, training method, number of classes etc.
  • Tell us why you would like to join as a Soloist and dance in group and Corps de Ballet work
  • Tell us about the dancers, ballet companies, ballet productions that you particularly admire and which inspire you as a dancer
  • Tell us about your own personal feelings and perspectives about classical ballet
  • What do you feel your strengths are
  • What do you feel your weaknesses are
  • What would you like to develop the most
  • What do you think might be the most challenging thing about joining this rank, and being a member of WCBT
  • What do you think you would gain the most by taking on and experiencing being in this rank
  • What do you feel about the philosophy of ‘West Coast Ballet Theatre’ and ‘Dance Artists’
  • If you have the approval of your current ballet teacher (if under 18 years) to undertake this experience* (*Don’t worry if this is not possible for some reason, just let us know about it)
  • Your contact details and any other information that is relevant

You DO NOT need to provide a CV or Portfolio. We are not interested in exam marks, just seeing you perform! Your application email should be sent to:  [email protected]

 

JOINING DAYS

We’ll be holding Joining Days later in the year. Where we will meet and greet, chat and get to know each other. We’ll talk about our work, and you can decide if this is what you really want or not. We’ll also want to see your dancing. This will be in a lovely, warm, enjoyable and friendly ‘simple’ class – so that you can relax and let go, be yourself, and dance from your heart. We’ll also want to see how you perform, so we’ll be expecting a short solo routine to be ‘performed’ on the day. Something that is ‘you’ and shows you to your best (and not to impress!). For Soloists we’ll also coach you in some of the actual work from our production of ‘Giselle’ and see how you respond to the work. All Solo Variations and Coaching will be performed en pointe. We aim for it to be a lovely and exciting time for all involved – not a stressful, anxious or competitive time! We just want to find beautiful, loving dancers who dance with their heart. Details about Joining Days will follow and be sent to you in due course. In the meantime you can check out our websites:

www.westcoastballettheatre.com    www.danceartists.net

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be holding open ‘cattle-call’ auditions, so it would be pointless attending for ‘experience only’ as you’ll be wasting yours and our time.

Venue

Locality

Bristol

Contact Details

West Coast Ballet Theatre
[email protected]
07504 209861

Opportunity title: Ballet Dancers to Dance Soloist and Small Group Roles
Expiry Date: 2018-01-31T17:00:00+00:00