MELBOURNE’S PREMIERE YOUTH PRODUCTION COMPANY

WORK ALONGSIDE INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTISTS, FACULTY & CHOREOGRAPHERS

GUEST PRODUCER & DIRECTOR 

GUEST TEACHER & DANCER

GUEST TEACHER & DANCER

GUEST ARTIST PERFORMERS

AUDITION TO BE A PART OF OUR 2018 SEASON

The Australian National Youth Ballet (ANYB) provides the opportunity for students of  Melbourne Academy of the Arts alongside external selective and auditioned students to become members of a semi-professional ballet company. The Youth Ballet provides emerging young dancers essential and necessary stage practice and experience.  

Students selected for ANYB are provided with the ability  to rehearse in over 980m2 of the Academy’s world class facilities and gain exclusive opportunities to collaborate and work alongside professional guest artists, choreographers & producers. 

MAARTS ACADEMY STUDENTS

Academy students are not required to audition for entry into Australian National Youth Ballet as this is part of their regular training “Production”.

Auditions are for external students only.

EXTERNAL STUDENTS: 

Applicants are required to gain permission from their current schools and studio directors in order to be eligible to participate in The Australian National Youth Ballet.  Applicants are also required to demonstrate a suitable level of technical and artistic ability necessary as deemed by the Producers/Directors to be considered for acceptance into the Youth Ballet company.

Please Note: All external students accepted to be involved in ANYB are only permitted to train for repertoire and rehearsal purposes during ANYB rehearsal times. External students will not have access to classes offered at MAARTS or be involved in any of the Academy’s varied programs such as Classical Extension Program (C.E.P) or Competition Squad.  By being involved in ANYB it does not offer any right off passage to be considered for entry into the Academy or any of it’s programs in the future. The Academy is an elite training centre for classical ballet and as such entry is via audition only for all levels aged 2 years and above.

2018 SEASON: REHEARSALS & DATES

The performances are held annually during the school holidays at the National Theatre in St Kilda.

The following dates have been confirmed and booked with the theatre. 

2018 Theatre Rehearsals

Sunday 30 September

Monday 1 October 

Tuesday 2 October 

Wednesday 3 October 

Thursday 4 October 

Performance Dates

Friday 5 October  (Evening) 

Saturday 6 October (Matinee) 

Weekly Rehearsals :

  • Students will train on Saturdays during each term.
  • Rehearsal times  for Term 1, 2018 are Saturday between 1.30- 3.30pm and may be subject to vary between each term. 
  • Detailed schedule of rehearsals will be issued on a term by term basis and may vary from 2- 3 hours for regular rehearsal time and 5-8 hour days closer to the performance date. 
  • Students rehearse in full cast and/or in individual groups during these times. 
  • On occasion an additional rehearsal may be scheduled with short notice closer to the performance date for any items requiring finalising or tidying. 

School Holiday Rehearsals:

  • All Participants are required to be available during the April school holidays. Damian Smith will be rehearsing and finalising the production with Academy Director Jasmina Stefkovski between March 11 and April 15, 2018. 
  • Students will be rehearsing from 23 – 30 September the week prior to theatre rehearsals for any items that may still require polishing or finalising. Lead, soloist and pas deux will definitely need to be on stand by for this week. 
  • Participants will be required for a minimum of 3 full Saturdays prior to the theatre rehearsal week. 
  • Lead roles, soloists and selective corps de ballet items may be required during April & July school holidays.
  • Soloist leads performing in any variation or in a pas de deux with guest artists may be required on occasion to rehearse during school hours, this would be dependant on our guest artists availability. 
  • Rehearsal Schedules will be based on the availability of our international/national guest producers and artists.