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A Chance to Dance for Minority Ballerinas

The lack of female African-American dancers in ballet companies is a subject that both frustrates and galvanizes Denise Saunders Thompson, the chairwoman and executive director of theInternational Association of Blacks in Dance, an organization that’s been around for 25 years. On Sunday, in conjunction with the association’s annual conference in Denver, Ms. Thompson is holdingauditions for minority women seeking contracts with American companies — the group’s first such event. Ballet... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Upping the Odds for Black Ballet Dancers

A common issue company directors cite when it comes to the diversity-in-ballet problem is that very few minority dancers attend their auditions. But the International Association of Blacks in Dance, which holds its annual conference in Denver this month, is looking to help solve the problem. The organization has invited directors from across the U.S. to consider dancers for company positions and training scholarships, at an audition open only to minority women on January 24. “This is a direct... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, December 28, 2015 | 0 comments
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Ballet Memphis to hold auditions in New York, San Francisco

Ballet Memphis will be holding auditions at Joffrey Ballet School, February 14, 2016. All auditioners must PRE-REGISTER by February 1, 2016. There will be no walk in auditions available. The cost for the audition is $20.00 CASH, no credit/debit cards or checks, payable the day of the audition.  Ballet Memphis is looking for dancers with a very strong ballet technique and contemporary dance experience.  Ladies should be strong on pointe in various dance genres and men... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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