Apprentice Auditions

Auditioning for Glorify Dance Theatre's Apprentice Program

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Glorify Dance Theatre’s Apprentice Program! GDT is a Christian, professional contemporary ballet company in West Chester, PA and we are seeking a diverse group of ballet dancers to take part in our Christian ballet apprentice auditions, giving aspiring professionals the opportunity of training and performing with Glorify Dance Theatre.

Audition applications for our Apprentice program are accepted between November 1-March 15 for the performance season beginning the upcoming September.  Any applications submitted after March 15th is given consideration pending an opening in the apprentice program. Casting decisions are made at the discretion of the Artistic Director and audition panel, and are impacted by the number of open spots in the program as well as the artistic vision for the work being created each season.  

All applicants need strong classical ballet training and must feel confident performing classical, contemporary and neoclassical ballet choreography. It is also important that Company Artists are actively invested in their faith in Christ Jesus; spending time personally and in community with believers to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. 

Upperclassmen in high school and students in or recently graduated from college, have the opportunity to hone their technique/performance skills to launch their career as professional dancers through joining our Apprentice program.  Throughout the season, Apprentices train with the company, they participate in company Bible study/worship times and regularly perform alongside and understudy the professional Company Artists in our productions.

Contracts run from September to May and consist of 30 weeks of rehearsals/performances. Rehearsals are held in at Time To Leap in West Chester Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:15am to 2:45pm. 

Tuition for the apprentice program is $1,500 for the season.

Audition Requirements

To apply for a Company Artist Apprenticeship please prepare the materials listed below.  Upon receipt of ALL your application materials, GDT will notify you by email if you have or have not been invited to an in person audition/interview. If you have been invited to phase II of the audition process, we will 

Incomplete audition inquiries will not be considered.  

The application requires the following materials:

  • Performance/Work Resume  
  • Recent Headshot 
  • 2-3 Dance Photos (at least one full body)
  • Link to Audition Video 
 
Also, be prepared to answer the following questions:
 
  • Why are you applying for a position in Glorify Dance Theatre?
  • What do you hope to gain by being part of our company?
  • How do you connect to our mission?
  • Describe your faith background and current walk with Christ.
 
Questions? Contact Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Melody Mendoza: mmendoza@glorifyperformingarts.org
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Instructions for audition video: At the barre, include excerpts of plié, dégagé, fondu, ronds de jambe, grand battement. In the center, demonstrate an adagio, pirouette combination(s) rotating en dehors and en dedans, petit allegro, and grand allegro.  All center work should be en pointe. Then, include a performance of a contemporary ballet piece of choreography. (Please clearly indicate which dancer you are if it is a group piece.)  Post your video on an online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.) to share with us.

 

Fill out the form below to submit your Apprentice audition application for Glorify Dance Theatre.

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