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2015/16 2nd Company Congrats (when a Bridge) or Apprentice Positions

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Momof3darlings   
Momof3darlings

The time is here! We want to celebrate, congratulate and share in the joy of our parents, dancers and even teachers who have students reaching the goals of one of the following: 2nd company (Bridge program), Apprentice or Corp

The purpose of this thread is to congratulate those who have accepted a position at a Bridge 2nd Company or Company (not school) affiliated 2nd company, Apprentice or Corp with a professional company.

We ask that our auditionees wait to share until they have made a FINAL decision where they are going. We do not want this thread to become a string of acceptances when you do not plan to sign the contract. We want to celebrate your transition into the professional world and that includes your decision on an actual offer to take. Teachers, please have permission of your parent/dancer to post.

In prior years, this thread has not only been used to celebrate, but also to track, confirm and debunk some of the "beliefs" out there about who and how contracts are received. So we do ask that you share a bit about your journey without too many specifics. This helps our younger members see the wide variety of training, acceptances, etc. that come from our membership. We understand that we are but a very small segment of the ballet world here at BTFD, but over time, we've learned that we can see trends within our membership.

Feel free to either write the information in paragraph form or use the guideline we've developed over time.

So as coined by one of our members, Let the "Contractuballetions" begin:

(Sample form)
Gender:
Main/Most recent training
: (ex. small local school, small company affiliated school, residency, etc. Do not list the program unless you want to)
Level of school completed: high school grad, partial college, college grad
Audition method: SI audition, Company Class, Cattle Call, Video, YAGP, etc.
Position granted: Secured Trainee position as school, Trainee as company, Apprentice with pay or without, Corp, Soloist, etc.
Position process/progress: promoted from Trainee, promoted from Apprentice, from "outside", 2nd year in same position, etc.
If 2nd company is there pay: per performance, weekly stipend, etc.
Location of company: US, Canada, Europe, etc., not the actual city or company itself unless you'd like to share
Was this contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance? Yes/No, explain if necessary

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lorimac13   
lorimac13

DD just got the word today!!! She is now officially a member of Oregon Ballet Theatre, as a paid apprentice and part of OBT 2.<br />She was in the Professional Division last year and a Trainee at Ballet Met the year before. She is barely 20 and has not started college yet, so a high school grad. She will have a 30 week contract.<br /><br />I can honestly say this might be one of the proudest days of my life. It's been a long journey.

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djeowmom   
djeowmom

Congratulations to your DD lorimac13 ... very good news!

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dcns   
dcns

Congratulations to your DD Lorimac! My DD is heading to OBT for their SI this summer!

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Coco   
Coco

Congratulation Lorimac!

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Momof3darlings   
Momof3darlings

Congratulations lorimac!

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gasguzzler   
gasguzzler

Happy for both of you! Best Wishes.

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SMTA   
SMTA

Gender: Male

Main/Most recent training: company affiliated school/ 2nd Co. (US)

Level of school completed: high school

Audition method: Class

Position granted: Apprentice with pay

Position process/progress: from "outside"

Location of company: Europe

Was this contract offered at a competition or because of competition attendance? No

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lorimac13   
lorimac13

Thank you!! dcns - I'm sure your daughter will enjoy the OBT SI!

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Momof3darlings   
Momof3darlings

Congratulations to you and yours SMTA! So glad to hear the news of new horizons for our members.

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slhogan   
slhogan

Congratulations to your son, SMTA!

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dcns   
dcns

Congratulations to your son SMTA! :)

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FabFoursMom   
FabFoursMom

Congratulations! :-)

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djeowmom   
djeowmom

Great news SMTA!

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SMTA   
SMTA

Thanks!! Lots of hard work and a sprinkling of luck!

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