AUDITION- FEBRUARY 1 for a new 12-week Relevé dance program (ages 8 to 13)

Audition date and time: Saturday, February 1 from 2 to 4pm

Audition location: City Ballet of Boston, 284 Amory Street, #5 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Who should come: We are committed to providing aspiring young dancers, particularly youth of color and underserved communities, with the opportunity to pursue a career in dance. The environment in which we provide a quality dance education is supportive, inclusive and dedicated to guide young people to build connections with each other, and bridges to and within their communities.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes to help people best showcase their abilities. Ballet garments if possible but by no means necessary. Suggested clothing include leggings, non-slip socks and a well fitted shirt. Long hair should be pinned away from the face.

Who to contact with questions: Dustin at | 617.504.4993

About the program: City Ballet of Boston (CBB) is delighted to announce the launch of a new 12-week Relevé dance program, which will open up a dance career path for young aspiring dancers in Boston. Auditions for the new program will take place on Saturday, February 1 from 2 to 4pm at the City Ballet of Boston studios in Jamaica Plain, Boston. The auditions are open to ages 8 to 3.

“City Ballet of Boston is guided by the overarching goal of providing aspiring young dancers, particularly youth of color and underserved communities, with the opportunity to pursue a career in  dance,” said Tony Williams, artistic director of CBB. “We welcome people from all backgrounds who have an interest in dance to join us on February 1st for an audition for our  Relevé program, which we have carefully constructed to energize young people on all levels.”

CBB has in place a rich training program to deliver a quality dance education, focused primarily on ballet,  in a comprehensively supportive environment. The training provided goes beyond dance, and students will receive support and guidance to develop better connections with each other and their communities. This is a significant step in achieving the ultimate goal of creating more professional dancers of color and for these dancers to experience personal growth and development to sustain them through their careers and beyond.

The Relevé program will provide CBB with access to a talented pool of motivated student candidates, and in turn these students will receive the benefit of an innovative, high level dance education. CBB is thrilled to partner with the Boch Center of the Arts’ outreach program to use their channels and networks to reach as many young people are possible.

About City Ballet of Boston:

City Ballet of Boston (CBB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides quality dance training to a diverse urban community allowing it to run an elite professional company. The company is built on a robust values system of inclusiveness and believes that diversity through dance heightens creativity both in the studio and on the stage.  The core philosophy of a rigorous dance curriculum is that quality dance builds physical and mental discipline and is also an excellent means of cultural education.