Pennsylvania Ballet's New School

In our new issue, Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser reveals the company's plans to re-establish an affiliated school this fall. After several years without an official training institution, the launch accompanies the upcoming opening of PAB's new purpose-built Louise Reed Center For Dance. PAB II director William DeGregory will lead the academy with celebrated dancer Aranxta Ochoa as a principal instructor.

 

The student division will be split into six levels, with advanced dancers training 15 hours per week. Entrance is by audition only. Open auditions will be held April 28 and 29 at PAB's studios in Philadelphia. Girls should wear tights and a leotard, boys a white shirt and black tights or shorts. Girls 12 and above should bring pointe shoes. There is no fee. Register by April 25 at http://paballet.org/audition_form.php.

 

Ages 8 and 9

Saturday, April 28
Check-in: 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Audition Class: 10 a.m.–noon

 

Ages 10 and 11

Saturday, April 28
Check-in: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Audition Class: 1-3 p.m.

 

Ages 12 through 14

Sunday, April 29
Check-in: 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Audition Class: 10 a.m.–noon

 

Ages 15 and above

Sunday, April 29
Check-in: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Audition Class: 1-3 p.m.

 

(All ages indicated are as of September 1.)