School of Dance Auditions Coming in August

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company and Carmine Ballere Scholarship Auditions 

August 23, 2020 | 2:30pm-6:30pm |FREE | Mainstage

Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register online is August 20.

Applicants will be assigned to a specific one-hour time slot to audition in person in small groups. Virtual auditions also will be offered. Auditionees are required to follow LAC’s Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening. Prior to arrival on the day of the audition, all persons auditioning must complete a COVID-19 self-screening. Visit our web page here for more information and screening questions. If your answer to any of the screening questions is yes, please stay home and we will make arrangements with you to audition virtually.

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company

Membership Requirements:

Ages 11-18, equivalent to Ballet IV-VII. To be considered for LBT, applicants must attend a formal audition. Auditions are held each year for the company and apprentice levels of LBT. To pre-register, click here:

Company Members & Apprentices are required to:

  • Be at least 11 years of age or older.
  • Take three ballet technique classes per week.
  • Take one additional dance technique class of any style per week.
  • Attend all weekly company rehearsals (2-4 hours per week), and additional rehearsal during production weeks.
  • Be available to perform at scheduled events.
  • Attend in-person rehearsals consisting of small groups, masked, and for a limited duration.

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.

Carmine Ballere Merit Scholarship

Must currently be enrolled in Ballet IV-VII to audition.

To pre-register, click here:

Established in 1997, the Carmine Ballere Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence and commitment in dance. Encouraging the study of ballet and a lifelong devotion to dance, the scholarship covers the cost of four ballet and pointe classes per week, as well as all production and participation fees during the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters. Awardees are required to serve as teachers’ assistants for one Preschool/Kinder class per week.