lawrence ballet theatre


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.


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.

Cynthia Crews, Artistic Director of Lawrence Ballet Theatre, will be holding auditions for 2014-2015 company members on Saturday, June 28th from 1:15 to 3pm. Auditions will be held in studio 206 of  the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS. Dancers should be at least ages 13 or older to audition for LBT Senior Company and at least 11 years old to audition for the LBT Junior Company. Ladies should wear black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes with hair securely fastened off their face. There will be a pointe work section of the audition for those who are currently studying pointe. Gentlemen should wear white t-shirt, black tights, white or black ballet shoes.

Company members are required to take four technique classes  and attend two rehearsals during the week . Junior members are required to take three technique classes and attend one rehearsal during the week. LBT’s season begins mid-August 2014 and continues until mid-June 2015.

For more information please contact Cynthia Crews 785.218.7120,