Columbia City Ballet II (CCBII) is the official training and apprentice ballet company of the 60-year-old, fully professional Columbia City Ballet. CCBII is comprised of pre-professional dancers ages 11 to 18 and is designed to feed into the professional ballet Company. Since CCBII members perform in all Columbia City Ballet performances, they maintain a formal rehearsal and performance schedule, as well as an additional performance and competition aspect.
All members of Columbia City Ballet II are considered for Columbia City Ballet’s Koger Center performances. Not all dancers will be needed for all performances; however, the Columbia City Ballet II artists are cast first before any outside auditioning dancers. As a member of Columbia City Ballet II, you do not have to re-audition for each performance. Each member must commit to the number of classes specified for your level as well as all scheduled rehearsals. In the event the artistic staff asks you to perform in run-outs or touring performances, you will be notified no later than two weeks before the performances.
Tuesdays – 7pm-8:30pm
Thursdays – 7pm-8:30pm
*Some dancers may also be called to Saturday and Sunday rehearsals.
Rehearsals may not be every week or for the full allotted time, but dancers must be available and plan on rehearsing for the duration of the scheduled time. During theater weeks, rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday from 7pm-11pm depending on the theater call times for each performance.
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.