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Auditions

2021-2022 CCBII Auditions

When:  Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 7:15pm-8:30pm
Where:  Columbia Conservatory of Dance
1545 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Who:  Male and female dancers ages 11+
Audition Fee:  $25
Note:  Auditions are open to dancers 11+ and females with two years of pointe experience.

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:
Ladies:  Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow
Gentlemen:  White leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For additional details and information, please email Nicole Czekalski at ColumbiaCityBallet.Nicole@gmail.com.

Dracula:  Ballet with a Bite Auditions

When:  Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:30pm
Where:  Columbia Conservatory of Dance
1545 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Who:  Male and female dancers ages 7+
Audition Fee:  $20
Schedule:
3:00-4:30pm – Male and Female Dancers, Ages 7-10
4:30-5:30pm – Male and Female Dancers*, Ages 11+
*Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years

Performances:
Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th

Rehearsals:
Sunday afternoons and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:
Ladies:  Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow
Gentlemen:  White leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information, please call the CCB Office at 803.799.7605.

Nutcracker Auditions

When:  Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:30pm
Where:  Columbia Conservatory of Dance
1545 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Who:  Male and female dancers ages 4+
Audition Fee:  $20
Schedule:
1:00-2:30pm – Male and Female Dancers, Ages 4-6
2:30-4:00pm – Male and Female Dancers, Ages 7-10
4:00pm-5:30pm – Male and Female Dancers*, Ages 11+
*Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years

Performances:
Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th
Saturday, December 18th and Sunday, December 19th

Rehearsals:
Sunday afternoons*
*Some older dancers may be called on Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals at 7pm.

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:
Ladies:  Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow
Gentlemen:  White leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information, please call the CCB Office at 803.799.7605.

Columbia City Ballet Company Auditions

We are currently seeking dancers for all positions in the ballet company (principals, soloists, corps members) for our 2021-2022 ballet season. Our season begins October 1, 2021 and runs 25–28 weeks, concluding on April 17, 2022. We are actively pursuing male dancers that are 5’11” or taller and female dancers between 5’1 and 5’6. The company repertoire is classically focused, therefore all-female artists must have strong pointe work. All dancers must be a citizen of the United States or already have a working visa to audition.

What We Offer

In addition to salary, dancers will have the opportunity to dance in 4 to 5 major productions per season ranging from classical to contemporary repertoire. Columbia City Ballet is also a touring company, with all productions touring to various cities in the southeast. Additional benefits are:

  • Access to Medical Team, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, and Counselors
  • In addition to company classes, free classes in the school from the Artistic Director and access to entire Artistic Staff
  • Rehearsals end at 3:30, so you have the opportunity to augment your training or get additional part-time work
  • Pointe shoes and all dance shoes provided
  • All lodging and food provided while on-tour
  • Guest choreographers
  • Choreographic opportunities available
  • Extensive performing opportunities

2021-2022 Productions

Main Stage Productions 

  1. Dracula:  Ballet with a Bite
  2. Nutcracker
  3. Swan Lake
  4. Off the Wall and Onto the Stage:  Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green
  5. Motown Ballet
  6. Body and Movement Explored
  7. Main Stage Series

Educational Outreach 

  1. Jack Frost
  2. Off the Wall Kids for Kids

To audition, please email your résumé, headshot(s) and videos to Nicole Czekalski, Company Manager, at ColumbiaCityBallet.Nicole@gmail.com.

For questions, please email ColumbiaCityBallet.Nicole@gmail.com or contact the Columbia City Ballet office at 803.799.7605 or toll-free at 1.800.899.7408 for more information.

Columbia City Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code

Ladies:  Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow
Gentlemen:  White leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes