Lawrence Ballet Theatre is a pre-professional ballet company at the Lawrence Arts Center. Its mission is to provide training and performing opportunities to serious students who are seeking a collegiate or professional career in the field of dance and to provide high quality, rich dance experiences for audiences in Lawrence and the region. Company members are selected at an annual audition. Participation in the company helps prepare students for the demands of a collegiate or professional career in dance by learning classical and original choreography appropriate for the advanced student. The company works to complement and encourage the passion the advanced student has for the art of dance.
CYNTHIA CREWS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Auditions are held each year for Lawrence Ballet Theatre
The Arts Center’s pre-professional advanced ballet company selects members by an annual audition. Members are expected to meet requirements set by the artistic director. Throughout the season they have the opportunity to participate in special workshops and master classes, work with professional guest choreographers, perform, and attend the Mid-States Regional Ballet Association Festival.
Company members must be age 13 and older, and plan to attend four dance classes per week (three must be ballet). Members will also be required to attend 2 to 4 hours of rehearsal per week August through May, and be prepared to perform en pointe and in ballet slippers
Junior members must be age 11 and older (placed according to ability), and are required to attend three ballet lessons each week, plus 1 to 2 hours of rehearsals per week August through May. Junior members will perform in ballet slippers, and might have the opportunity to perform en pointe.