The School of Alberta Ballet Announces International Audition Tour

      The School of Alberta Ballet Announces International Audition Tour

PR Newswire

CALGARY, Oct. 25, 2013

CALGARY, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The School of Alberta Ballet with the
generous support of Talisman Energy is launching the first phase of a ten-city
international audition tour Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Auditions will take place 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Dance Alberta, 11205 - 107 Ave.
in Edmonton.

Aspiring professional dancers  aged 9  and up  will participate  in a  special 
dance class  to  be  assessed  on their  suitability  for  professional  dance 
training. Less than 200 students will be  accepted to the second stage of  the 
audition - a three-week summer program held at the School of Alberta Ballet in
Calgary, Alberta. Successful graduates of the summer program aged 12 and  over 
will have the opportunity to attend  the School of Alberta Ballet's  full-time 
ballet training, academic education and residential care program.

"Our international audition tours give the School of Alberta Ballet the chance
to see what talent is out there. Sometimes the next great dancer is where  you 
least expect it,  and this  creates the  opportunity to  train at  one of  the 
world's respected dance  training institutions  and pursue  that dream,"  says 
Edmund Stripe, Artistic Director.

Talisman Energy supports  the audition  tour as  well as  provides a  generous 
donation of $250,000 to  ensure that qualified  students can access  education 
and training provided by  the School of Alberta  Ballet. "Talisman Energy  is 
proud  to  support  the  School   of  Alberta  Ballet's  audition  tours   and 
scholarships," says Gina  Chavez, Community Involvement  Advisor for  Talisman 
Energy Inc. "Talented young artists  need opportunities to hone their  skills 
and talents, and we are pleased to help them reach their goals."

2013 - 2014 International Audition Tour:

Edmonton (October 27 and April 6) Calgary (November 17, February 9, April 13)
Victoria (February 23)          Vancouver (November 3 and February 22)
Ottawa (March 29)               Regina (December 1)
Montreal (November 2)           Toronto (March 30)
Houston (February 23)           Japan (January 8-14)

About The School of Alberta Ballet
For over  20  years,  the  School of  Alberta  Ballet  has  been  consistently 
recognized as a  world class  training facility  and charitable  organization. 
Under the leadership  of Artistic Director  Edmund Stripe, the  School has  an 
annual enrolment of more than 500 students in its Foundation Training  Program 
and Professional  Division.  The  School  of  Alberta  Ballet  has  an  active 
community profile with free outreach and community programs reaching thousands
of children every year.

SOURCE Alberta Ballet

Contact:

Danielle Bartha, Publicist and Promotions Officer
P: 403.245.4222 ext. 549 | C: 403.606.4669 | E:danielleb@albertaballet.com
141 - 18 Avenue SW, Calgary AB, T2S 0B8
 
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