OPEN COMPANY AUDITIONS: 2020-2021 SEASON

AUDITION INFORMATION

Due to COVID-19, BAHBT will only be accepting online audition applications and videos for the 2020-2021 Season.

 

Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre is excited to continue holding OPEN Company Auditions for dancers  (ages 12 and up) in the greater Houston area (irrespective of where they receive their dance training). We are committed to providing exciting and professional performance opportunities for our company members throughout the season. As a 501(c)3, these opportunities are available to them at no cost.

 

RETURNING COMPANY MEMBERS

To ease the process for returning company members, all you need to do is fill out the Online Application Form no later than June 2, 2020. NO video, headshot, and résumé submissions necessary.

 

NEW APPLICANTS

  1. Fill out the Online Application Form by June 2, 2020.

  2. Submit a video audition, headshot, and résumé with the Online Application Form

  • Applicants should have a strong dance background with an emphasis in classical ballet.

  • Applicant must be 12 years of age or older (by September 2020.) Should a dancer not be 12 by September 2020, you may submit a letter of petition for consideration. Send petition to natalie@bahbt.org.

 

VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES

  • Applicants should wear appropriate audition attire:

    • Ladies: pink tights and black leotard

    • Gentleman: black tights and white dance shirt

  • Video should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration and should include:

    • Abbreviated Barre (plié, tendu, adagio, grand battement) to one side each

    • Abbreviated Center (1-2 combinations that feature your best qualities and strengths)

    • Pointe work may also be demonstrated, in the center, if applicant has experience

    • Footage should be current and recorded no earlier than six months of submission

    • Video Audition should be in a readable format (ex: mp4 or .wmv)

 

Due to COVID-19, we completely understand that video footage will likely be taken within the confinements of your homes. Do NOT worry about that! We just want to see how you dance, hold yourself, and project as a performer. Videos can even be done on your phones. Headshots DO NOT need to be done professionally. Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, we understand that everyone is doing the best they can. 

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

All applicants who complete the online application and/or submit a video audition, will receive correspondence by June 3, 2020 via to the email address(es) you put on your application form.

 

For those accepted, we will hold a Company Meeting on June 4, 2020 via Zoom. You will receive all pertinent information regarding important rehearsal and performance dates, rules, and expectations. It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask questions. You will be given time to review all information before completing a letter of commitment.

 

We look forward to a wonderful 2020-2021 Season. Any questions regarding BAHBT’s Open Auditions may be directed to natalie@bahbt.org or jill@bahbt.org.

CONTACT US

Office

1300 Bay Area Blvd, Suite B 264

Houston, Texas 77058

Rehearsal Residence

2350 Dickinson Avenue

Suite D, Dickinson, Texas 77539

Performance Home

Bayou Theater

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77058

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