Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® Ballet Jörgen, Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® Local Participant Program

Opportunities for young dancers

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.*

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® Ballet Jörgen, Anne Shirley

Local Participant Performance Cities

Performance CityRecommend Due Date Performance Date(s)Performance Location
Orono, USACLOSED! THANK YOU!April 16 2022Collins Center
Hays, KSCLOSED! THANK YOU!April 29 2022Fort Hays State University
Iola, KSCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 1 2022Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Kingston, ONCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 12 2022Kingston Grand Theatre
Saint John, NBCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 19 2022Imperial Theatre
Summerside, PECLOSED! THANK YOU!May 21 2022Harbourfront Theatre
Mabou, NSCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 25 2022Strathsprey Performing Arts Centre
Moncton, NBCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 27 2022Capitol Theatre
Fredericton, NBCLOSED! THANK YOU!May 31 2022Fredericton Playhouse
Halifax, NSCLOSED! THANK YOU!June 8&9 2022Cohn Auditorium
North Bay, ONCLOSED! THANK YOU!June 16 2022Capitol Centre
Chatham, ONCLOSED! THANK YOU!June 18 2022Capitol Theatre
London, ONCLOSED! THANK YOU!June 22 2022Centennial Hall
Orillia, ONCLOSED! THANK YOU!June 25 2022Orillia Opera House
Cornwall, ONJune 19 2022 @ 5:00pm EDTJune 29 2022Autsville Theatre
Windsor, ONJune 26 2022 @ 5:00pm EDTJuly 9 2022Chrysler Theatre Centre for the Arts
Ottawa, ONJuly 3 2022 @ 5:00pm EDTJuly 16 2022Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
Toronto, ONJuly 10 2022 @ 5:00pm EDTJuly 21/22/23 2022St. Lawrence Centre for Arts
Winnipeg, MBTBASept 21 2022Regent Event Centre
Yorkton, SKTBASept 23 2022Anne Portnuff Theatre
Saskatoon, SKTBASept 25 2022TCU Place
Medicine Hat, ABTBASept 28 2022Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
St. Catharines, ONTBAOct 8&9 2022FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Brantford, ONTBAOct 12 2022Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
Brampton, ONTBAOct 19&20 2022Rose Theatre
Welland, ONTBAOct 22 2022Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium

Eligibility Criteria

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:

Wardrobe Requirements:

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.

Testimonials

“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

CBJ’s Appropriate Contact in Dance Policy

Please view the document below for the policy

For program information, please contact CBJeducation@balletjorgen.ca