The performances will include works from Orlando Ballet’s RISE program and Orlando Ballet students. Each school will perform an original work that was created for their class. Students in the RISE program received 30 hours of technical instruction and choreography from an Orlando Ballet teaching artist to perform during this showcase. These showcases are free to the public as well as to funders. Valet service will be provided. A performance will be presented on the first day of the conference, April 1 2023.
On the second day, dancers and their instructors will arrive at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre for professional development workshops. This will introduce all attending institutions and provide a macro level understanding of what the dance industry can offer. The focus on this session is to emphasize the dynamic skills and talents that are seen as advantageous in the industry. Students will strengthen their portfolio or resume both for performance and non-performance work.
Q & A
A Q & A will take place to invite students to network with other dance professionals. They can ask professionals about their career journeys, advise on professional development, and information on the professional’s school or company.
On the second day of the event, dancers from the RISE schools will participate in dacne workshops. These will be 50-minute to 90-minute sessions focusing on different dance styles: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, African, Indian Dance, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Ballroom etc.
As dance workshops are being hosted for all students, juniors and seniors will gather into audition groups to be observed by attending schools, universities and companies. This audition process can be tailored to the requests of attending institutions and organizations. Students will be auditioning for the following: summer camp intensives, company and trainee positions, full time entertainment opportunities, and school admissions. To participate in the audition process, students must submit a headshot, full body image, videos of requested technique combinations, and resume prior to the beginning of the symposium.