Mankato Ballet Performing Company
Our formal auditions are complete, but we still take late applications to our Performing Company for new MBC students. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply as soon as possible to secure a spot in the Performing Company an ensure casting in The Nutcracker.
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 in the fall
- Dancer must have begun pointe work the previous year
- Dancer must be in middle school or high school
- Dancer must take 30 or more hours of dance instruction over the summer months
Click here for an audition packet and more detailed information about being part of the Mankato Ballet Performing Company.
2020/21 Performing Company Members
Company dancers are divided into tears and can be promoted mid-year.
Soloist Company Members:
Delanie Ackerman, Cyrus Brave Heart, Emily Frutos-Krueger, Elise Leonard, Alexa Rassbach, Emily Spieker, Sophia Sulzle, Sarah Terry
Demi Soloist Company Members:
Peyton Broskoff, Kirsten Sims, Sarina Spieker, Javen Tasler
Corps de Ballet Company Members:
Isabel Carleton, Elodie DeVos, Riley Jones, Lilyanna Le-Luong, Lukas Lennartson, Chloe Michels, Elise Miller, Isabella Roe, Ava Sulzle
Apprentice Company Members:
Emma Choe, Kaitlyn Landgraff, Eleanor Pearce, Quinn Rassbach, Kaitlyn Rudolf, Grace Smithback
Trainee Company Members:
Olivia Anderson, Maya Avila, Hope Chaves, Karl Davis, Grace Goedtke, Millie Kleinschmidt, Adam Wedzina
We do accept late applications from dancers who are interested in joining the Mankato Ballet Performing Company for the fall of 2020 and meet all of the requirement listed below.