Are you ready for audition season? Take it from us- our company dancers have been through many auditions in their careers, and they want to share their tips with YOU to make sure you rock your audition!
David trained with Los Angeles Ballet Academy before joining San Francisco Ballet School’s trainee program, where he performed in The Nutcracker, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and in Helgi Tomasson’s Handel, A Celebration. In 2012 and 2013, he was awarded the Bronze Medal at the YAGP finals in New York.
- Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
- Dancing Since: Age 7
- Seasons with Charlotte Ballet II: 1
Favorite choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Favorite ballet: William Forsythe’s The Vertiginious Thrill of Exactitude
Favorite thing to do on a day off: Reconnect with old friends
- Advice for aspiring dancers: If thing’s don’t go to plan, don’t give up! A disappointment could end up being a great opportunity!
1. Treat it like a normal class
Drew Grant | 2nd Season
“Don’t be late and make sure to pick appropriate attire. Remind yourself that it’s just class, the same you take everyday, enjoy it!”
Lexi Johnson | 2nd Season
“When you go into the audition, try to let go of your nervous energy and treat it like a normal technique class. Try your best to relax, stay focused and show the teacher how much you enjoy dancing. No matter the outcome, the experience of auditioning teaches you a lot, so it’s rewarding either way!”
3. Dress to impress and show your confidence
Sarah Hayes Harkins | 10th Season
“Don’t be afraid to register early and get up front!! Wear something noticeable and pretty in your hair, but also don’t over do it. Pay close attention to details of the combinations, do it exactly how it is demonstrated to the best of your ability.”
Elizabeth Truell | 3rd Season
“Dress to make yourself feel confident and beautiful. You should go in the front and don’t be afraid to show yourself. Most importantly, just enjoy dancing and show them your passion.”
Sarah Lapointe | 3rd Season
“Always present yourself as well put together and organized. This will show your professional attitude and bring an impeccable look to every audition you attend!”