Photo above: Senior Apprentice Della Griffin performs the soloist role of "White Owl" in Ballet Fantastique's ZORRO: The Ballet with the LA-based band Incendio at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 2018 // Bob Williams

APPRENTICE PROGRAM

The elite, official training corps of Ballet Fantastique's professional company, these dancers have dedicated a year of their lives to intensive training and professional performance. 

Now auditioning for the 18-19 season.


About the Program: 2018-2019

Ballet Fantastique's 37-week Apprentice Program offers an inimitable immersive professional training and rehearsal program for advanced, exceptionally gifted professional-track dancers ages 18-25 (dancers ages 15-17 may request an invitation to audition).

This rigorous program is designed to develop our industry's next generation of professional dancers, providing talented aspirants with a unique training and performance curriculum. Ballet Fantastique's Apprentice Program equips talented dancers with the knowledge, technical training, and performance experience needed to pursue a viable professional career and/or higher education.  The Program also represents the a formal track towards being selected for professional positions with the Ballet Fantastique Company upon graduation.

The Apprentice Program includes both studio and theater components, with 4-8 hours of intensive daily training, as well as a full performance season with the professional Ballet Fantastique company. 

Ballet Fantastique Apprentices are the elite pre-professionals within Ballet Fantastique's professional company. Apprentices are mentored by and work alongside the international professional Company artists of Ballet Fantastique on a daily basis.

Ballet Fantastique's 2018-2019 Apprentice Roster is almost closed.
The best way to see and be seen is to attend the 2018 Summer Professional Dancer Development Program.

 

Barbara Becraft Apprenticeship Fellowship

Provides a full season training scholarship to select Barbara Becraft Apprenticeship Fellows. Contact Jessica Mackinson at academy@balletfantastique.org to inquire about the audition process.

Sponsored by Henry Jones in honor of Barbara Becraft, lover of dance and champion of young artists.

     BALLET FANTASTIQUE SENIOR APPRENTICE KENZIE BALLENGER (ACADEMY OF BALLET FANTASTIQUE GRADUATE) // GUSTAVO RAMIREZ, 2018

    BALLET FANTASTIQUE SENIOR APPRENTICE KENZIE BALLENGER (ACADEMY OF BALLET FANTASTIQUE GRADUATE) // GUSTAVO RAMIREZ, 2018

    BALLET FANTASTIQUE APPRENTICES 2017-2018 SEASON

    FELLOWSHIP APPRENTICES
    Kateri Bilay
    Della Griffin
    Kathryn Chang
    Sophia MacMillan
    Heather Warning
    Ashley Tomaszewski
    Bethany Ayers Hale
    Finn Garrison
    Jenavieve Hernandez

    JUNIOR APPRENTICES
    Kyla Couper