Dancers from across Europe and Asia are preparing dance routines and packing their suitcases to travel to Romania for a regional version of the World Ballet Competition, the “WBC OPEN”. The competition will be hosted from March 21-24, 2013 in the beautiful city of Sibiu, Romania. Located at the foothills of the Cindrel Alps, “Sibiu is the picturesque city to host dancers with a pedestrian-friendly layout and unique landmarks as the oldest city in Romania” says Vasile Petrutiu, WBC Founder and Executive Director.
Auditions are now open for dancers to attend the World Ballet Competition's popular Master Class Workshop. The 2013 workshop event will be held Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 from 9:30am-1:00pm. Daily classes are held in ballet, pointe, and an additional class in one of the following: modern, contemporary, choreography, or variations. Instructors of the Master Class Workshop include esteemed judges of the World Ballet Competition and notable dance figures. For more details and requirements to audition, please click here.
Enrollment ends soon for the the World Ballet Competition OPEN to be held in the beautiful, Transylvanian city of Sibiu, Romania from March 21-23, 2013 with the Gala of the Stars on March 24.
Unlike the finals, there is no pre-selection process for the WBC OPEN. Instead dancers are accepted to compete on a first come, first serve basis until registration is full. Only one (1) entry is required for dancers to compete and to be eligible for award(s).
The World Ballet Competition is set to host its 4th annual International Job Fair in Orlando, Florida, USA on Friday, June 14, 2013. In the event, a very limited amount of dancers (average of 35) are accepted through video auditions to be able to participate.
Watching at the live audition in Orlando are directors and recruiters from companies worldwide - viewing the audition either in the theater or via the live internet broadcast. Dancers audition onstage in a ballet technique class with center on pointe for women and individual technique execution for men. Past participating dancers have landed offers from companies including Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Festival Ballet Providence, Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Teatrul de Balet Sibiu, and Orlando Ballet.
The WBC International Job Fair has become highly popular since dancers are able to audition for many companies at once in Orlando; meaning they can skip the time-consuming process of coordinating auditions with ballet companies in several cities and say goodbye to hefty plane tickets. At the same time, company directors can choose from high-level talent and fill in last-minute spots for the upcoming season. "It's a win-win for everyone involved. It makes the search for new talent easier and likewise for dancers. Everyone has more to choose from with less time spent looking." says Founder & Executive Director, Vasile Petrutiu.
Dancers from around the world can apply to participate in the International Job Fair with a Video Audition Application - Deadline is Monday, April 30, 2013. Find more information and all the details on how to apply here.
For more information on the World Ballet Competition visit, http://www.worldballetcompetition.com
The Audition Application process for the World Ballet Competition 2013 Finals is now open for those who have pre-registered!