“First you learn your technique, your vocabulary, your repertoire. Then you are ready to become an artist.”
-Karen Gibbons-Brown

2020-2021 Company Audition Week

Audition for Fort Wayne Ballet’s Company, Corps de Ballet, and Trainee program February 18th through 22nd at Fort Wayne Ballet studios.

Prospective dancers are invited to stay multiple days. Auditioners will audition in Fort Wayne Ballet Company Class. Company class is held from 9:00 – 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 21st and 12:30 – 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 22nd

Auditioners are asked to bring their resume, head shot, first arabesque and a dance photo. Please also email intended audition date, resume, first arabesque, head shot, and other dance photos prior to audition date to

Video audition requirements are the same as intensive unless the dancer has a video reel they wish to submit.

​Note: Fort Wayne Ballet’s season is 30 weeks long with three Main Stage performances, two Blackbox/Studio performances, and many outreach performances during the season.

Fort Wayne Ballet’s Trainee Program

Our Trainee Program combines rigorous training curriculum with professional experience and performances. Trainees with an advanced classical ballet background prepare for a career in dance while training within the Auer Academy and rehearsing and performing with the professional company. Trainees also have the opportunity to apply to the Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of Saint Francis.

Trainees follow the Pre Professional 2 class schedule which includes ballet class 6 days a week, pointe 5 days a week, men’s class once a week, partnering, jazz, modern, musical theatre, character, and a weekly seminar. They also take class with the company Tuesday through Friday 9am to 10:30 am. Trainees also rehearse with the company when called for.