Performing Company

Mankato Ballet Performing Company

Auditions to be part of the Performing Company will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from noon to 2pm.  

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 3 weeks of a summer intensive either at MBC or another reputable dance school
  • Dancer must enroll for the MBC Company Crash Course Intensive in August

Click here for an audition packet and more detailed information about being part of the Mankato Ballet Performing Company.

We do accept late applications from non-MBC dancers who are interested in joining the Mankato Ballet Performing Company for the fall of 2021 and meet all of the requirements.

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

2020/21 Performing Company Members

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, Sasha Jakovich, 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