This Saturday, February 9th, Northeast Ballet Company will be holding auditions for children in grades 5-12 for the 2019 Young Artists Festival. We spoke to Darlene Myers, the Director and Founder Northeast Ballet and Myers Studio about the auditions and the Young Artists Festival.
Darlene Myers: We were asked to participate in the first annual YAF last season , in part due to our close, long term ongoing relationship with both organizations. Northeast Ballet has worked with Empire State Youth Orchestra and SPAC for over 2 decades in this region. I enjoy working with SPAC mostly because of the people. Elizabeth Sobol has taken the arts in our region to another level of professionalism and attention to detail, with an eye on our youth. This is the reason why Northeast Ballet chose to honor her at our annual gala this season.
Dennis Moench is also of note, he was the driving force behind YAF last season and did an outstanding job . I cannot praise him and his staff enough, he is fabulous!
The Young Artists Festival fits into all our of mission statements and is such a creative seed that Elizabeth Sobol is able to nourish and watch grow for many years to come.
Our Junior Company for this year for the YAF will consist of dancers chosen from the open auditions we are holding on Saturday February 9th for dancers in grades 5-12, the style of dance pieces will be from modern to jazz to Pointe work so we encourage dancers who are adept in any or all of these styles to audition, and there is an opportunity to perform in more than one piece.
There is no audition fee !
For the YAF performance this year, the audience can expect to view a group of very talented committed young dancers who are passionate about dance and wish to share their passionate .
Northeast Ballet is known for their talent of gathering dancers and producing a creative and unique production, getting the best from their dancers and sharing it with the audience. This, I hope, will be one thing we will bring to SPAC on June 2nd.
New York City Ballet principal dancer and ground-breaking choreographer Lauren Lovette to set piece on local youth as guest choreographer for Northeast Ballet Company. Open auditions to be held in Schenectady February 9th.
Lauren Lovette has graced the Capital District with her performing for nearly a decade. Performing both with New York City Ballet at their summer home at the Saratoga Performing arts Center as well as the leading Role of Sugar Plum Fairy in Northeast Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. It is with great excitement that we announce her further involvement in our community and the artistic development of the youth.
Open auditions are being held for youth grades 5-12 on February 9th, 2019 form 12:00- 2:30PM at Northeast Ballet Company Studios, located at 418 Liberty St. Schenectady, NY. This presents local youth with the opportunity to work with a world-renowned choreographer as well as collaborate with local youth musicians and artists as part of Young Artist Festival at SPAC on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.
Local youth interested in this unique opportunity to work with world-class dancer/choreographer, Lauren Lovette, and perform on the SPAC mainstage surrounded by other local youth should attend auditions on February 9th, 2019 form 12:00- 2:30PM at Northeast Ballet Company Studios, located at 418 Liberty St. Schenectady, NY. There is no audition fee. Visit the event page here for more information.