Beginning his 10th year as Artistic Director, Robert Hill continues with his vision for the company to make ballet relevant to today’s audiences. Mr. Hill blends modern entertainment with classical ballet and his choreography has been critically acclaimed in the Orlando Sentinel as energetic, graceful and theatrically beautiful. Under his direction, artistic collaborations have developed with other organizations such as Central Florida Community Arts, Opera Orlando, Garden Theatre, Creative City Project, The Abbey, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Cirque du Soleil, and new for the upcoming season, vocalist Sisaundra Lewis.
Mr. Hill has been a principal dancer with ABT, The Royal Ballet, and the New York City Ballet. As a guest artist, he has appeared with numerous companies including the Scottish Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Australian Ballet. Mr. Hill’s interpretation of the title role in John Cranko’s Onegin, opposite Julie Kent as Tatiana, presented at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center by ABT, was selected by the New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Moments in Dance” in 2002.
Mr. Hill is especially grateful to the loving dedication he received in his initial training with Liz Bevilacqua and Al Packard of The Dussich Dance Studio, and with Phyllis Papa of the Atlantic City Ballet.
Orlando Ballet Second Company
Company Auditions for the 2018-19 Season
Orlando Ballet is holding open auditions for classically trained dancers with performance experience who are interested in joining the professional company. Dancers are required to bring a headshot and resume to the audition. We do NOT accept DVD auditions or make alternate arrangements for absentee auditions.
February 24, 2018
Company Audition in NYC at ABT
890 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Registration 3pm | Audition is 3:30-5pm
March 11, 2018
Company Audition in Orlando at Loch Haven Studios
610 N Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Registration 11:30am | Audition 12-1:30pm
Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required. Online pre-registration closes the Wednesday prior to the audition. The audition fee is $30 for pre-registered dancers, or $40 on the day of the audition payable by cash or check.