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Professional Ballet Company


Alma Dance Youth Company Audition Information

Audition Date- Coming soon.

Ages- 14-21

Audition Time- 

Dancers interested in auditioning should Pre-Register no later than ...... Dancers should be prepared to work on both flat and pointe. 

Click the link below to Pre-register

Please arrive at the audition site 30 minutes prior the audition time. Candidates will need to complete an application and submit a headshot.

Dance Attire

Female Dancer

Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes.

Male Dancer

White t-shirt, black tights, white ballet slippers.

No ballet skirts and No jewelry. 

Solo Audition for Dancer's that are not currently enrolled at Alma Dance Youth Company or Alma Dance School.

Prepare a one to a two-minute solo routine in classical ballet. It can be a classical variation. Bring your own accompaniment on an iPod or CD Please have music cued prior to your audition.

Interview with Directors

Be prepared to have a brief interview with the directors following your solo to discuss your past dance experience.

Please email headshot and resume to [email protected] no later than Monday, July 22nd.

More details about Ama Dance Youth Company can be found below.

Alma Dance Youth Company 

Alma Dance Youth Company provides ballet dancers with exceptional potential in the Chicago area, ages 14-19, the ability to further their classical training and perfect their technique and artistry as they prepare for a professional career. The youth company prepares dancers for positions in a plethora of professional ballet companies, and the program strives to help ballet dancers develop the skills required to achieve success in company life. The youth company will provide dancers with the opportunity to work in tangent with professional artists during Alma Dance Theater’s professional productions. Acceptance into the Alma Dance Youth Company is by invitation or audition only.

Youth Company Details

Under the artistic direction of Guillermo Leyva and Vilma Machin, members of the ADYC will participate in a well-balanced schedule of classes and rehearsals that will include: classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, character/Folklore dance, modern/contemporary, partnering, repertoire and conditioning classes (for increasing strength and flexibility). In addition, as part of the Alma Dance Youth Company, dancers will be provided individual guidance and instruction for auditions and competitions under the discretion of the artistic directors.

Performance Opportunities

Youth Company members will receive performance experience through participation in Alma Dance Theater’s annual performances of the Nutcracker and Simply Classic Series and through outreach performances and in studio presentations. The ADYC will perform alongside our company dancers in main-stage productions and in their own studio and venue performances. Dancers will be able to to learn from up and coming choreographers and perform an array of repertoire and solo work.

Youth Company Policies 

  • Dancers will commit to one year-round agreement. This contract will begin on August 19th, 2021 and finish on August 1st, 2022. 
  • ADYC members will have classes 6 days a week. In addition, Youth Company dancer's will have rehearsals on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30pm and Saturdays from 12:30-6:30pm.
  • Dancers will have 19.5 hours of training every week in addition to 8.5 hours rehearsals per week.
  • Dancers who are members of the Alma Dance Youth Company are expected to participate in our summer intensive program which will run from July, 6th 2020 through August 1st, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • One of the wonderful aspects of the Youth Company is that all of its classes and rehearsals will run during afternoons and at night to provide our Youth Company members the flexibility to attend traditional school or explore homeschooling, depending on whichever is the best education solution for them. This aspect is unique in regards to other youth companies because many other programs are only able to work with homeschooled students. However, we recognize that there are many ways to receive a strong education and prepare for a professional dance career simultaneously.
  • For year-round tuition information and schedule please call us at 630-580-9784 or email us at [email protected]