The School of Alberta Ballet Announces International Audition Tour
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.
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
Danielle Bartha, Publicist and Promotions Officer
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