BalletNext offers a limited number of positions in its NextGeneration program for promising, advancing dancers. The NextGeneration curriculum was designed to merge exceptional, unseasoned talent with some of the world’s most respected dancers in genres as diverse as ballet and Brooklyn Flexn’. Dancers are given intimate personal instruction by NextGeneration faculty including Artistic Director Michele Wiles, involvement with professional BalletNext activities, and live performance experiences.
Faculty members are listed below.
Dancers will train in classical ballet technique and blended styles that draw from diverse aesthetics at least five days per week. Dancers will have open access to BalletNext company class and will be included in the creation of new choreography. NextGeneration dancers are expected to participate in live performance opportunities including choreographic exhibitions, creative retreats, and other events such as the BalletNext Spring and Fall seasons in New York City.
The NextGeneration curriculum also addresses important factors in the developing dancer’s career, such as refining personal social media promotion and marketing, resume writing, best audition practices, and networking skills. Individual mentoring is available from Company members familiar with the challenge of launching a dance career while still making ends meet.
Dancers accepted into NextGeneration will have the opportunity to participate in studio exhibits, join us in choreographic retreats, and participate in daily Company class. In addition, NextGeneration dancers can become part of the BalletNext week-long Spring and Fall seasons in New York City.
The NextGeneration program runs on a trimester basis, as follows:
September – December
January – March
April – June
Candidates may register to audition for the September trimester by August 1, 2017. Registrants will audition on August 5 in New York City.
Wait list? If you miss the registration deadline, please submit the form for registration for the following trimester's audition. A BalletNext representative will confirm receipt of your registration. We look forward to seeing you in person.
$4,000 per trimester (discounts are available depending on payment schedule)
Ready to Achieve?
Start by completing your registration form, below.
“NextGeneration is about so much more than technique. It provides opportunities to collaborate with people who will push, press, explore, and expand the dancer's creative and professional potential... especially when it's hard,” continued Ms. Wiles. “We hope BalletNext can contribute to the movement toward a healthier, more-holistic future for dancers’ professional and personal lives.”
START HERE: Register to Audition
$100 application & audition fee — click to use this secure form to pay online
If your registration is approved, you will be invited to an audition scheduled for August 5 in New York City
Photographs — a head shot and one to four (1–4) full-body photographs
Education — a list with dates of any educational institutions, academies, internships, and significant workshops you've attended and the certifications, positions, or degrees you attained
Performance — a list with dates and locations of your dance performances and roles in public productions
Video — links to any online videos of your relevant dance performances/work examples (private or public, studio or stage)