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Junior Company Dancers

The Junior Company was created to help develop junior high age dancers for the next level of dance performance.  The Ballet Midwest Junior Company is open to dancers from any studio. Junior Company dancers are chosen for technical ability and performing talent. To be eligible to audition, dancers must be at least eleven years of age.  Junior Company dancers participate in many of the same events as the Company dancers.  A total commitment of all dancers in the corps de ballet is an essential part of the professional dance discipline found at Ballet Midwest.

Each year, Ballet Midwest offers a season of two major productions including the annual Nutcracker Ballet.  The repertory of full-length classical ballets includes Coppélia, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Cinderella, La Fille Mal Gardee, Billy the Kid and Firebird.

Ballet Midwest promotes on-going education with guest choreographers and an Artist-in-Residence program.  Master classes in dance, make-up, nutrition, and dramatic skill are offered to the community.


In addition to the Company's main performances for the general public, Ballet Midwest has presented over six hundred seventy lecture-demonstrations to church, school, and civic groups since the founding of the Company in the spring of 1977.  Ballet Midwest is also available for touring programs on a regional basis.

Interested groups should contact Lacee Sandgren, Artistic Director of Ballet Midwest at 785-272-5991 at least three weeks in advance for bookings. 

Junior Company Auditions for 2020  will be held Saturday, February 2 at Barbara's Conservatory of Dance, home of Ballet Midwest. ALL dancers interesting in auditioning MUST attend a mandatory meeting with their parent/guarding on Sunday, January 26th at Barbara's Conservatory of Dance. Find out more..

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