Mankato Ballet Performing Company
Auditions for the 2023-2024 Performing Company will take place in-person on Saturday, May 6th from 12:00-2:00pm in our main studio.
If you have a new dancer to MBC that is eligible and interested in joining this fall, Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or read below for more information.
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.
Late applications from non-MBC dancers who are interested in joining the MBPC for the fall of 2023 will be accepted at the discretion of the Artistic Director and Ballet Master.
Performing Company Audition Criteria
- Dancer must be in 3B or higher in the fall of 2023
- Dancer must have begun pointe work the previous year
- Dancer must be in middle school or high school
- Dancer must take 3 weeks of a summer intensive either at MBC or another reputable dance school
- Dancer must enroll for the MBPC Company Crash Course Intensive in August (counts as one week of intensive)
Performing Company Audition Packet and Forms
Click here for an Audition Packet and more detailed information
Click here for the MBPC Code of Ethics
Click here for the MBPC Audition Form
Performing Company Summer Crash Course
MBPC Members are required to take 3 weeks of a summer intensive. This can be with MBC or another reputable summer dance intensive. ALL MBPC dancers MUST take the Summer Crash Course held on Monday-Thursday, August 14-17. This counts as one of their three weeks of dance.
August 14th through 17th – Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
CLICK HERE Full Crash Course Schedule
2022-23 Performing Company Members
Soloist Company Members
Lilyanna Le-Luong, Elise Miller, Alexa Rassbach, Chloe Michels
Demi Soloist Company Members
Isabel Carleton, Emma Choe, Catherine Cummings, Elodie DeVos, Kaitlyn Landgraff, Quinn Rassbach, Grace Smithback
Corps de Ballet Company Members
Hope Chaves, Charlotte Cummings, Zella Erickson, Grace Goedtke, Caleb Hartwig, Kadence Hiniker, Sasha Jakovich, River Kemp, Kaitlyn Rudolf, Rose Sullivan, Ella Urban
Apprentice Company Members
Calista Asker, Olivia Carleton, Addison Consoer, Gabi DeVos, Linnea Hendley, Marika Laidlaw, Julia Shabrack, Audrey Shanafelt, Evelyn Smithback