Mankato Ballet Performing Company
The 2019-2020 Performing Company Auditions were held on Saturday May 4, 2019 from Noon-2:00pm. At this time we have secured our performing company and would like to congratulate all the dancers who will be part of our 2019/20 performing season.
We will accept late applications dancers who are interested in joining the Mankato Ballet Performing Company for the fall of 2019 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 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 are divided into different tears within the Company. Dancers can be moved within these levels mid-year based on their hard work and progress. Current 2019-2020 Company Members are:
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