Lawrence Ballet Theatre
Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center. The mission of Lawrence Ballet Theatre is to provide extensive training and performance opportunities, and to broaden connections to the dance community. Led by Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances of classical ballet repertoire and original works. LBT dancers work directly with professional guest choreographers in addition to their work with the artistic director. Lawrence Ballet Theatre is a member company of the prestigious Regional Dance America/MidStates. Each year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre attends the annual RDA/Midstates Festival held in various cities across the Midwest.
Company Member Expectations
Members are expected to meet class and rehearsal requirements set by the artistic director. Pointe work, or working towards dancing en pointe, is required of all female company members. Throughout the season, company members will be asked to participate in special workshops and master classes, work with professional guest choreographers and present performances in the community. Company members are given the option to attend the Regional Dance America/Mid-States Festival.
To be considered for LBT, company members must attend a formal audition. Auditions are held each year for the company and apprentice levels of LBT.
Company Members must:
• Be at least 11 years of age or older
• Take three ballet technique classes per week
• Attend all weekly company rehearsals (2-4 hours per week) and additional rehearsals during production weeks.
• Be available to perform at scheduled events/concerts
Senior Members must also:
• Take one additional dance technique class of any style per week.
• Attend two rehearsal periods during the week
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