Performing Company

Mankato Ballet Performing Company

The 2020-21 Auditions have been postponed due to COVID-19. We WILL still hold auditions, however they will be done virtually.  If you are interested in auditioning please contact the MBC office before May 23rd, when applications are due.  

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 between the ages of 11 and 18
  • 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.

Performing Company Members

Company dancers are divided into tears and can be promoted mid-year.

Soloist Company Members:

Katharine Davis, Maile Hashimoto, Emily Spieker, Sophia Sulzle, Sarah Terry

Demi Soloist Company Members:

Delanie Ackerman, Peyton Broskoff, Ellie Fischenich, Emily Frutos-Krueger, Elise Leonard, Lily Pawlitschek, Alexa Rassbach, Kirsten Sims, Sarina Spieker, Javen Tasler

Corps de Ballet Company Members:

Elodie DeVos, Riley Jones, Lukas Lennartson, Chloe Michels, Elise Miller, Ava Sulzle

Apprentice Company Members:

Isabel Carleton, Lilyanna Le-Luong, Bella, Proehl, Isabella Roe

Trainee Company Members:

Emma Choe, Breanna Finch, Millie Kleinschmidt, Kaitlyn Landgraff, Grace Smithback, Eleanor Pearce

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.