Michigan Ballet Theatre is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. It is a student company of exceptionally talented dancers representing the advanced students of the Rochester School of Dance as well as dancers drawn from an open audition.
The Company’s purpose is to develop the technical and artistic skills required of dancers seeking a professional career and to present quality full length productions of classical ballets including: Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia and contemporary divertissements.
This year Michigan Ballet Theatre will be presenting the Nutcracker, Dec. 15-17 at Avondale Performing Arts Center. Show Times: Fri. Dec. 15 (7 PM), Sat. Dec. 16 (2 & 7 PM) and Sun. Dec. 17 (1 & 6 PM)
For ticket information please contact the Rochester School of Dance, home of Michigan Ballet Theatre at 248-652-3117. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 4:30-8:30 PM, Saturday 10:30-3:30 PM
Auditions for Michigan Ballet Theatre’s 2017 – 2018 Season
Auditions will be held on Saturday. August 26, 2017 at Rochester School of Dance, 1800 S. Livernois, Rochester, MI 48307
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MBT / MBT2 members (see requirements below)
- 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Junior company (10-12 yr. old)
- 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Junior company (8-9 yr. old)
- MBT members must be at the advanced level with strong pointe technique.
- MBT2 members must be at the intermediate/advanced level in technique and pointe.
Dancers: Please pick up an audition packet in the Rochester School of Dance office. If you are under 21 years of age you must have a signed release from your parents before auditioning.
Audition Fee is $20.00
2nd Auditions will be held on Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017 for the 2nd Company and Main Company at 6:30 pm
2nd Auditions will be held for the Junior Company on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 2:30 pm. Please call (248) 652-3117 for exact times based on your dancer’s ballet level.
If you are unable to attend the main auditions, please call (248) 652-3117 to arrange for a private audition time.