Workshops, Masterclasses & Auditions
Orlando Ballet and Orlando Ballet School have a series of auditions, workshops, and masterclasses throughout the year. Below is information regarding programming, dates, times and registration. If you have questions please contact School Administrative Manager, Jenny Logus at [email protected]
Classe' De Excellence with Sterling Hyltin
April 18th, 2021
Join us for Classe’ De Excellence with Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, Sterling Hyltin. Hyltin will be teaching an advanced, ballet technique class enhanced by her learned insight from thirteen years of being a current Principal ballerina with New York City Ballet and dancing a vast range of repertory from iconic choreographers, most especially George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Her class will be anchored in Balanchine technique and musicality.
Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
Ages 11+ or OBS Level’s 3+
10:00am – 12:00pm
School Year Placements and Video Audition
Orlando Ballet School is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high-quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.
Orlando Ballet School places students aged three to six by age while students aged seven and up are auditioned and placed by knowledge, ability, and potential. All students receive bi-annual progress reports and are advanced only when the teaching team believes more advanced work will be beneficial to the student. Any student new to Orlando Ballet School age 7 or older is required to take a placement class to receive their level recommendation for registration.
To schedule a placement, please email [email protected]orlandoballet.org with your child’s age and previous dance experience. Once scheduled, you can register to submit the placement fee below.
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes (optional skin-toned tights with matching ballet shoes).
Boys: White fitted shirt or all in one, black tights, leather belt to roll tights, white ankle socks with white ballet shoes.
Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes (optional skin-toned tights with matching ballet shoes).
Spring Variation Expo
OBS is excited to invite Level 2B through Trainee students to participate in the OBS Classical Variation Expo!
Sunday, April 25 2021
This program will allow participating students to perform a classical variation for a panel of ballet professionals from Orlando Ballet, as well as an audience of family and friends. All students will receive a written evaluation of their performance from the panel.
Who can Participate?
Students Level 2B and up are eligible
Several variations will be selected by the faculty to be taught and worked on during classes. The teachers will then select which variation participating students will perform. In addition to class time, separate coaching will also be given by Orlando Ballet Company member, Kate-Lynn Robichaux on Saturday, April 3, 2021, as well as by a faculty member on April 25th. (Specific times TBD).
We believe the students’ growth during the preparation process is the biggest benefit of participating in ballet competitions. By initiating this program, we are happy to provide more students this valuable opportunity.
Girls: Leotard with a matching skirt or practice tutu (classical or romantic)
Boys: T-shirt and tights and in appropriate colors.
Costuming should be simple, and no new purchases necessary. Costuming is the student/parent’s responsibility and must be approved by the ballet staff.
Participation Fee: $125