The Anne of Green Gables Local Participant Program gives young dancers the opportunity
to perform with a professional dance company. They interact with professional dancers
and gain invaluable performance experience as they dance with Ballet Jörgen.
Ballet Jörgen Canada is looking for a total of 9-12 dancers to perform with the company in their performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®.
The cast will be assembled from local area students, based on a recommendation by their dance teacher. The cast will rehearse with the Company for 1.75 hours, the day before the show and then 3-4 hours on the day of the show.
The candidates will need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, and follow and retain directions easily. They must have good stage presence and carry themselves well. There are few ‘formal’ dance steps.
*All roles and requirements are subject to change. COVID protocols and parameters will be determined by each individual venue and presenter.*
Local Participant Performance Cities
|Performance City||Recommend Due Date||Performance Date(s)||Performance Location|
|Orono, USA||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||April 16 2022||Collins Center|
|Hays, KS||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||April 29 2022||Fort Hays State University|
|Iola, KS||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 1 2022||Bowlus Fine Arts Center|
|Kingston, ON||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 12 2022||Kingston Grand Theatre|
|Saint John, NB||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 19 2022||Imperial Theatre|
|Summerside, PE||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 21 2022||Harbourfront Theatre|
|Mabou, NS||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 25 2022||Strathsprey Performing Arts Centre|
|Moncton, NB||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 27 2022||Capitol Theatre|
|Fredericton, NB||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||May 31 2022||Fredericton Playhouse|
|Halifax, NS||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||June 8&9 2022||Cohn Auditorium|
|North Bay, ON||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||June 16 2022||Capitol Centre|
|Chatham, ON||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||June 18 2022||Capitol Theatre|
|London, ON||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||June 22 2022||Centennial Hall|
|Orillia, ON||CLOSED! THANK YOU!||June 25 2022||Orillia Opera House|
|Cornwall, ON||June 19 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT||June 29 2022||Autsville Theatre|
|Windsor, ON||June 26 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT||July 9 2022||Chrysler Theatre Centre for the Arts|
|Ottawa, ON||July 3 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT||July 16 2022||Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe|
|Toronto, ON||July 10 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT||July 21/22/23 2022||St. Lawrence Centre for Arts|
|Winnipeg, MB||TBA||Sept 21 2022||Regent Event Centre|
|Yorkton, SK||TBA||Sept 23 2022||Anne Portnuff Theatre|
|Saskatoon, SK||TBA||Sept 25 2022||TCU Place|
|Medicine Hat, AB||TBA||Sept 28 2022||Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre|
|St. Catharines, ON||TBA||Oct 8&9 2022||FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre|
|Brantford, ON||TBA||Oct 12 2022||Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Brampton, ON||TBA||Oct 19&20 2022||Rose Theatre|
|Welland, ON||TBA||Oct 22 2022||Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium|
Ages 9-17 with a dance background.
Young Children & Nature Character
Height: 4’2 – 4’9 2-4 roles
School-age Children & Nature Character
Height: 4’10-5’3 3-5 roles
Teenagers/Young Adults & Nature Character
Height: 5’4-5’6 1-3 roles
What You Need
Please note that we do not expect anyone to have to purchase special items in order to participate in the show. We can provide most anything a student does not already own or borrow for the show.
For the audition:
Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Be warm and ready to dance.
For your first rehearsal:
Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Where possible, please bring footwear that pertains to the roles you are eligible for, see below for requirements.
For your wardrobe fittings and stage rehearsals:
As well as your own regular dance wear and dance footwear please bring the following:
Female Roles: Skin-tone sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers
Male Roles: White or black ballet slippers
Hair: All roles to bring basic hair supplies (elastics, hairspray, bobby pins, hair pins etc) Long hair will be worn in a bun, short hair will be worn as is.
For the performance(s):
Wardrobe, footwear and hair as determined at the fittings.
Make-up: Basic make-up: brown/black eyeliner – Female roles: lipstick & mascara as well.
“I just wanted to forward you our heartfelt thanks for allowing Sarah the opportunity to perform in Toronto.
It was quite an honour and privilege for her to be part of the show and we are very thankful for the opportunity. The young dancers learn so much from the experience and the entire process of the audition, rehearsals and performances. The experience resonates with young dancers for quite a while and not only does it build their confidence but it also builds on their love of ballet.
Sarah found inspiration from a number of the company dancers and she has returned to her ballet classes full of spirit and determination. I applaud you all on doing such a wonderful job inspiring and encouraging our youth.
– Dance Studio Owner and Parent Kim
“Best of luck with everything and keep doing what you do! The dance students in Ontario are very thankful.”
– Dance Studio Owner Briana
Thank you, and all at Ballet Jörgen who design and implement and support the Local Participant program, for giving our young people the opportunity to learn and grow, and the memories.
– John and Sandra Barth for the Lakes District Arts Council, Burns Lake, BC
For program information, please contact CBJeducation@balletjorgen.ca