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2008-2011 Tell us about your Graduating Class: Pre-pros

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pointeprovider

Since double-posting is not allowed, please see the Joffrey Trainee (Chicago) thread for the report on this year's trainees' future plans.

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marigold

Does anyone have any more information on graduating classes this year?

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gogators

Here's a link to a recent email from the Maple Conservatory in Irvine, CA announcing plans of their graduating senior HS students from their Pro Division program:

 

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Took out link since it listed student names. But here's the info w/o the names:

 

Student 1 is will be training on scholarship at PNB and plans to continue training in PNB's Professional Division this fall.

 

Student 2 was recently accepted with scholarship to the University of Utah, Dept. of Ballet where student will begin this fall.

 

Student 3 will depart this fall for Indiana University's Jacob School Ballet Dept.

 

Student 4 will attend the University of Calif., Irvine Dept. of Dance and plans to double-major in literary journalism.

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swanchat

From the program given during the Linbury performances, here are the 2010-2011 contracts from the Royal Ballet School in London (names omitted). These students are going to all corners of the world!!! It was a very tough year to find jobs. Well done to all of them and heartfelt wishes for long and satisfying careers!

 

2 women, 1 man to Royal Ballet

2 women, 1 man to Birmingham Royal Ballet

1 woman to Scottish Ballet

1 man to Northern Ballet Theatre

1 woman, 1 man to Norwegian Ballet

1 man to Royal Swedish Ballet

1 man to Vienna State Opera

1 woman to Dresden

1 woman to Bavarian State Ballet 2, 1 man to Bavarian State Ballet

1 woman, 2 men to Zurich Ballet

1 man to Royal Ballet of Flanders

1 woman to Finnish National Ballet

1 man to Slovenian National Ballet Theatre

1 woman to Dutch national Ballet

1 man to Ballet de L'Opera National de Bordeaux

1 man to Slovak National Theatre Ballet

1 woman to Polish National Ballet

1 man to Joffrey Ballet

1 woman to American Ballet Theatre

1 woman to Boston Ballet 2

1 man to Tulsa Ballet

1 man to National Ballet of Uruguay

 

not listed but confirmed with dancer last night

1 man to Ballet of Singapore

 

****edited to add more job information not listed but confirmed with the dancers:***

1 woman to Festival Ballet of London

1 man to Dresden

 

For the graduate class of 2011, all dancers who were able to audition were successful in finding jobs. 1 man and 1 woman were injured for the audition season and will look for jobs after their successful rehabilitation.

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Momof3darlings

pointeprovider--please do consider posting your list here as well. While we generally don't allow doubleposting, on this type of list it is easier to see in one place and double posting is needed.

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pointeprovider

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago trainee program results:

Because there are probably dancers who are reading plans of current Joffrey trainees in an effort to make their own decisions regarding the Joffrey trainee program, I have decided to post the 2011-12 plans of current trainees as DD knows them today, and will update as necessary, or others with accurate knowledge can add or update. This is because some trainees are attending 1, 2, or even 3 summer intensives to be considered for positions of various levels for fall. If positions are not forthcoming, many have indicated that they will return to the Joffrey program.

 

These plans are based upon what DD has been told, and sometimes that is secondhand, as some dancers are reluctant to speak openly of their plans, so please don't consider this to be official. However, it seems to be accurate as of now.

She has also heard that the trainee program will be smaller next year. Some of those spots will be taken by current trainees who will return, and a few of those would be returning for a third year.

 

In the 2011-12 year, there were approximately 22 first-year trainees, 17 female and 5 male. There were approximately 7 second-year trainees, 5 female and 2 male.

 

2 first-year females > Joffrey company

1 second-year female > Oklahoma City company

1 second-year female > Tulsa Ballet II

1 second-year female > Dresden apprentice

1 first-year male > Atlanta Ballet apprentice

1 first-year female> Milwaukee Ballet II

1 first-year female > Dresden apprentice

1 first-year male > Milwaukee Ballet (not sure if company or second company, but paid)

1 second-year male > Milwaukee Ballet, level unconfirmed

1 second-year female> Cincinnati Ballet II

1 first-year female > Cincinnati Ballet II

1 first-year female > Colorado Ballet II

1 second-year male > Ballet Memphis corps

1 first-year female > Ballet Memphis, level unconfirmed

1 first-year femle > Royal Winnipeg Ballet training program (trainee? not sure what they call it)

1 first-year female > North Carolina Dance Theatre II

1 second-year female > Texas Ballet Theater trainee (paid)

1 first-year female > Butler University

1 first-year female > going to train privately with an instructor in Europe

1 first-year female > Gelsey Kirkland Academy

 

Many of the above trainees did receive multiple offers, which was encouraging, but I have only listed the ones which they have chosen. (Updated on 9/7/11 to reflect one first-year male who had accepted a second-company offer but can't now attend, due to visa issues, and 3 other dancers who have accepted offers). Many of those who had to attend various summer programs to be considered were actually given positions during the summer at those programs, so this update reflects that.

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AliceB

Swanchat, :)

Do you feel comfortable giving us a breakdown of how many of these Royal Ballet School graduates are American?

Also, if you feel comfortable, are the 4 American ballet company placements American citizens?

Thanks for sharing and I understand if you do not feel comfortable answering these questions.

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swanchat

Alice B, the numbers are a little confusing as not all the contracts were graduates because an American left the school before graduating and accepted a short-term contract in hopes of it converting to a longer term relationship

Of the 4 contracts mentioned in the USA: 2 of the were Americans and 2 were other nationalities.

In the graduating class:There are 2 Americans

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AliceB

Thanks, swanchat

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concerned parent

At Walnut Hill there were 18 ballet majors graduating this year. Five will be joining ballet companies as either trainees or apprentices. 10 will be attending either college or conservatory programs, majoring in dance (or double major with dance). I believe 3 will attend college but will not be dance majors. At least 2 (that I know of) of the 13 attending college received offers to join companies as trainees but decided to attend college instead.

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swanchat

Having just returned from Royal Ballet School (London) graduation, here's an update:

 

All the graduates were announced as having contracts with 2 pending confirmation. One of the graduate year students is repeating the year and one additional student (Male) from the second year has received a contract with the Paris Opera Ballet. The contracts are mostly apprentice contracts this year although the information did not specify the entry level of the graduates. Briitish companies typically do not have apprentice or trainee levels so they are brought in as new dancers. All in all it was a good year because all the graduates have found jobs. The economy and visa reductions in the UK meant that many will be having adventures in new and exciting places. Oh to be young and unattached :thumbsup:

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Guest judydelo

Ellison Ballet

 

4 Graduates

 

Eifman Ballet, St Petersburg, Russia

Tulsa Ballet II, Oklahoma

Tulsa Ballet II, Oklahoma

Eugene Ballet Company, Oregon

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DancesInHerSleep

Interlochen Arts Academy:

 

1 - New World School of the Arts

2 - Dominican University

1 - Mercyhurst College

1 - SUNY Purchase

2 - Fordham College

1 - Webster University - Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts MO

1- Butler University

1 - University of Oklahoma

1 - Cornish

1 - Ohio State

1 - University of Michigan

1 - Company - Austin (not sure of details)

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ddm3
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago trainee program results:

Because there are probably dancers who are reading plans of current Joffrey trainees in an effort to make their own decisions regarding the Joffrey trainee program, I have decided to post the 2011-12 plans of current trainees as DD knows them today, and will update as necessary, or others with accurate knowledge can add or update. This is because some trainees are attending 1, 2, or even 3 summer intensives to be considered for positions of various levels for fall. If positions are not forthcoming, many have indicated that they will return to the Joffrey program.

 

These plans are based upon what DD has been told, and sometimes that is secondhand, as some dancers are reluctant to speak openly of their plans, so please don't consider this to be official. However, it seems to be accurate as of now.

She has also heard that the trainee program will be smaller next year. Some of those spots will be taken by current trainees who will return, and a few of those would be returning for a third year.

 

In the 2011-12 year, there were approximately 22 first-year trainees, 17 female and 5 male. There were approximately 7 second-year trainees, 5 female and 2 male.

 

2 first-year females > Joffrey company

1 second-year female > Oklahoma City company (and possibly another second-year female also to Oklahoma City company, but this is not confirmed yet)

1 second-year female > Tulsa Ballet II

1 second-year female > Dresden apprentice

1 first-year female > Dresden apprentice

1 first-year male > Milwaukee Ballet (not sure if company or second company, but paid)

1 second-year male > Milwaukee Ballet, level unconfirmed

1 first-year female > Cincinnati Ballet II

1 first-year female > Colorado Ballet II

1 second-year male > Ballet Memphis corps

1 first-year female > Ballet Memphis, level unconfirmed

1 first-year male > North Carolina Dance Theatre II

1 first-year female > North Carolina Dance Theatre apprentice

1 first-year female > Louisville trainee

1 first-year female > Butler University

1 first-year female > going to train privately with an instructor in Europe

1 first-year female > Gelsey Kirkland Academy

6 trainees planning to return to Joffrey trainee program, as of this time

3 unknown/undecided

Many of the above trainees did receive multiple offers, which was encouraging, but I have only listed the ones which they have chosen.

 

Would you be able to provide the ages of the above dancers? I believe there is quite an age range of students studying in this program. Most of our "graduates" are high school age 17 and 18. We are currently placing dancers in second companies, high level university programs and trainee or apprentice level programs. I believe many of the Joffrey Trainees are above 18 years of age upon "graduating" from this program.

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dancemaven

You know, perhaps asking for an 'age range' would be a better plan. :shrug:

 

If each dancer were identified by age (assuming that information is even available), it might make it too easy to specifically identify that dancer in 'real life'-----not always something we encourage our members to do here. And to the extent, we would be identifying other folks' children, not really very fair-minded. To the extent some dancers are reluctant to discuss their plans, I don't believe it is for BT4D to 'out' them.

 

ddm3, are you willing to share where your program's graduates are heading specifically and the name of the program having such success? The original intent of the thread was to help folks get an idea of which programs were showing successful training for their graduates as well as the variety of paths the pre-professional program graduates are taking.

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