Miami City Ballet School Announces National Audition Tour
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet and one of the most respected ballet training academies in America, will hold auditions for its prestigious MCB Summer Intensive. The National Audition Tour, sponsored by Freed of London, will kick off on Saturday, January 9 at two locations – Atlanta and Indianapolis – and continue to 15 additional cities across the United States until its conclusion on February 6.
MCB School’s principal faculty member Maria Torija who began her training in Madrid and danced professionally for 20 years with the Deutsche Oper/Staatsballett Berlin, the largest ballet company in Germany, will lead the European leg of the audition tour to Madrid for the second year, and for the first time ever, to Berlin. European audition details are still being finalized and will be posted on MCB School’s website.
On November 7 and 8, for the eighth year in a row, MCB School held Master Classes in Brazil through a generous sponsorship from Agência Navegantes Cambio e Turismo Ltda. Dancers who participated in a Master Class have the opportunity to be invited to attend the MCB Summer Intensive. Full and partial merit-based scholarships are available for international students.
The MCB Summer Intensive is a five-week program for students ages 12-18 who want to further their dance training. It will take place June 20-July 23, 2016 at MCB’s 63,000 sq. ft. facility just a block from the beach. Students take four classes a day, six days a week with MCB School’s renowned faculty and MCB’s artistic staff. The program culminates in Summer Repertory Performances at the Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre at MCB Studios.
Each year, select summer intensive students may be invited to join the Pre-Professional Division in the school year program. This allows MCB School to retain talented young dancers from around the country and the world, and provide a pathway to a career in dance. Half of MCB Company dancers are graduates of MCB School.
MCB School offers partial and full merit-based scholarships to select students participating in the MCB Summer Intensive. Housing is available at University of Miami where Residential Assistants and campus security are on duty 24 hours a day. Students have access to on-campus healthcare facilities and other amenities. During weekends, students participate in fun, recreational activities to round out their summer dance experience.
Acceptance to the MCB Summer Intensive is by audition only. Students are strongly urged to audition in person at one of the audition cities. If they are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances, video submissions are accepted.