Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Youth Participant Programs

The Youth Participant Experience

The aspiring dancer, depending on their program, will be given the opportunity to:

  • experience a structured audition process followed by a thorough rehearsal process
  • perform onstage in a professional ballet
  • witness and participate in all that happens backstage before, during and after the performance
  • receive one-on-one direction from professional dancers and artistic staff, including a theatre coach
  • travel, eat and stay overnight with the Company on tour, these expenses are covered by the Company and a chaperone is provided
  • develop a greater understanding of the role of the individual dancer as an integral part of a larger team that includes dancers, directors, technical, wardrobe, and artistic staff
  • engage the artistic staff in conversations that may inspire, encourage and support the educational choices in their growth as young dancers (written recommendations supplied upon request)
  • achieve all or part of high school volunteer hours required for graduation

Students can be a youth participant as follows:

  • THE NUTCRACKER YOUTH TOURING PARTICIPANT PROGRAM  – for ages 12-17 yrs
  • THE NUTCRACKER YOUTH LOCAL PARTICIPANT PROGRAM – for ages 8-17 yrs
  • THE COPPÉLIA YOUTH LOCAL PARTICIPANT PROGRAM – for ages 15 – 17 yrs