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Our Story

 

The Company

Dance Artists of tomorrow, being created today.

The Birmingham Ballet Company was founded to enable young dancers the opportunity to perform Classical Ballet and Contemporary Works. 

The Company stands alone in providing young dancers the opportunity to perform with a live orchestra. We are proud to provide this to our company associates, male and female, starting at 9 years of age. 

Production structures rotate, ranging from full-length ballet productions, short sharp contemporary pieces and evenings of 'three short works'.

The Company strives to provide regular performance opportunities at prestigious venues such as The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, The Elgar Concert Hall and The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.

The programme constitutes of three main strands, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Repertoire. We believe a balance of these areas quantifies a well-educated and informed dance artist. 

Students wishing to apply to the company must complete an application and audition successfully to become an Associate of The Birmingham Ballet Company.

Accompanied by a string orchestra, our next production, 'Recital 2021' will be an evening of Music and Dance. We will perform three works, a Classical Ballet piece, a Contemporary Work and a Classical Character Narrative piece, ‘Alice & The Hatter’. This will be created around the skill set of the associates to be premiered at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

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THE ASSOCIATE GROUPS

JUNIOR COMPANY ASSOCIATE

We use the following as a guide...

Years / 9-11

Academic Year / 5-7

Current Ballet Grade  / G1-3

MID COMPANY ASSOCIATE

We use the following as a guide...

Years / 12-14

Academic Year / 8-10

Current Ballet Grade  / G4-6

SENIOR COMPANY ASSOCIATE

We use the following as a guide...

Years / 15+

Academic Year / 11+

Current Ballet Grade  / INTER-ADV

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ABOUT

RECITAL 2021

'Recital 2021' is an evening of Music and Dance.

We will be accompanied by a beautiful string orchestra to perform 3 works throughout the evening; a Classical Ballet piece, a Contemporary work and a Classical Character Narrative piece, 'Alice & The Hatter', to be premiered at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham.

We are passionate about providing young dancers male and female, the opportunity to perform with live musicians in a professional environment, from 9 years of age. We understand the importance, structure, correct delivery and development of every aspect of creating a dancer/performer of the future. Combining the art of classical ballet and contemporary dance with live classical music is where we excel.

To request an audition application pack, click here.

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All successful applicants are awarded a complimentary BBCo Company Gilet on their first casting & creation session. They will receive a detailed uniform list in their 

'Associate Acceptance pack'. 

All company associates will be required to wear the following uniform...

BBCo Company Leotard

BBCo Company Skirt (female)

BBCo Company Tights (male)

BBCo Ballet Belt

Convertible Ballet Tights (female)

Canvas Ballet Shoes

 

It is essential that Associates dress accordingly upon arrival with female associates' hair dressed in a classical pancake bun - they are all ambassadors of the Company.

 

All BBCo uniform is bespoke and will need to be ordered from this website.

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THE

COMPANY UNIFORM

TO BECOME A COMPANY ASSOCIATE

REQUEST AN AUDITION APPLICATION PACK