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Audition for Greater Niagara Ballet Company's spring production

by jmaloni
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 05:30 am

"Peter and the Wolf" is on stage May 19 at Niagara University

The Greater Niagara Ballet Company announces auditions for its spring production, "Peter and the Wolf," will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Feder School of Classical Ballet, located within the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave.

The schedule includes dance tryouts for the following:

•Peter (one role), 10 a.m. - The GNBC seeks a strong male dancer with lift experience.

•Bird (one role), 10 a.m. - A mature female dancer with strong point and partnering experience is sought for this role.

•Hunters (eight to 14 roles), 10:30 a.m. - Students ages 12 and up with dance experience (preferably jazz and modern) are invited to try out. 

•Duck and Wolf (four roles), 11 a.m. - Experienced dancers, ages 14 and up, are invited to audition.

•Flowers (eight to 14 roles), 11:30 a.m. - Students, ages 7 and 8, with some ballet experience, will be cast in this category.

All participants should arrive in dance attire. There is a $25 audition fee.

Mandatory dress rehearsals will take place on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18. "Peter and the Wolf" takes the stage on Saturday, May 19, at Niagara University's Leary Theatre, located within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre in Clet Hall.

For more information, visit www.niagaraballet.org.

About the Greater Niagara Ballet Company

The GNBC is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation dedicated to providing local dancers the opportunity to develop their talents in a professional theatrical setting; work with professional dancers from all parts of the world; build an understanding and appreciation of the ballet arts through ongoing educational workshops and performances; and participate in dance projects that establish the Niagara region as a high-quality ballet center.

GNBC productions are open to all ballet students by audition.

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