Eligible dancers audition once a year to be part of the Mankato Ballet Performing Company. Those who are taken into the MBPC are ranked by Soloist, Demi Soloist, Corps de Ballet, Apprentice and Trainee.
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.
The MBPC dancers engage the community and youth through mini performances and interactive opportunities throughout the year.
Performing Company Auditions
Auditions are held each spring on the first Saturday in May. Auditions for the 2023-24 Season will be held on May 4th from noon to 2pm. Auditions are typically given by a guest instructor. MBC staff members join in observing the dancers and make recommendations. Final decisions are at the discretion of the Artistic Director.
We realize dancers move into town mid-year or after auditions have occurred. If you have a dancer who is new to MBC that is eligible and interested in joining the performing company, email us at email@example.com. Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the Artistic Director.
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 in August (counts as one week of intensive)
Performing Company Audition Info & Application
Click here for an Audition Info Packet
Click here for the MBPC Code of Ethics
Click here for the MBPC Audition Application
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 and this counts as one of their three weeks of dance.
2024 Crash Course Schedule – COMING SPRING 2024