Mankato Ballet Performing Company
2017-2018 Performing Company Auditions were held on Saturday May 6, 2017 from Noon-2:00p. Dancers were evaluated by the Artistic Director, Ballet Master and other MBC staff instructors during the audition class.
We will accept late applications from NEW MBC dancers who are interested in joining the Mankato Ballet Performing Company for the fall of 2017 and meet all of the requirement listed below.
The Mankato Ballet Performing Company (MBPC) is a group of highly focus dancers who may wish to pursue dance in the future whether it may be at the college level, with a professional company or as an instructor. These dancers must meet a list of criteria and then go through a formal audition process to be accepted into the MBPC.
Once a member of the MBPC, the dancers take a 2 hour weekly Company Class in addition to their regular classes. They have mandatory rehearsals 2-3 times a week for performances that occur 3 times a year. Additional performance opportunities may also arise.
Performing Company Criteria
- Dancer must be in 3B or higher
- Dancer must have begun pointe work the previous year
- Dancer must be between the ages of 11 and 18
- Dancer must take 2 or more weeks of a summer intensive program
Click here for an audition packet.
Performing Company Members are divided into different positions within the company. Dancers can be moved within these levels mid-year based on their hard work and progress. Current 2017-2018 Company Members are:
Soloist Company Members:
Reilly Friend, Rebekah Hartwig, Maile Hashimoto, Mikayla Rudolf, Sophia Weelborg
Demi Soloist Company Members:
Annabella Frentz, Shannie Rao, Sophia Sulzle
Corps de Ballet Company Members:
Sadie Blace, Katharine Davis, Ellie Fischenich, Madaline Halvorson, Lily Pawlitschek, Alexa Rassbach, Emily Spieker, Sara Terry, Leah Walter, Rachel Wilde
Apprentice Company Members:
Delanie Ackerman, Peyton Broskoff, Emily Frutos-Kreuger, Elise Leonard, Kirsten Sims