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!
Peter began dancing at age 6 at New Hampshire School of Ballet. At age 13, Peter landed the title role of Billy in Billy Elliot: the Musical on Broadway. Performing choreography by Tony Award winner Peter Darling, he also received ballet training from Francois Perron and Jeff Edwards. Peter played the role for a year and a half, staying until the show closed in 2012. He continued his training at New Hampshire School of Ballet, Eastern Ballet Institute, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and Urbanity Dance in Boston where he was a junior apprentice. He attended Ballet West and Boston Ballet’s summer programs on full scholarship. In 2014, Peter joined Boston Ballet School, where he trained for two years under Margaret Tracey, Peter Stark, Igor Burlak, Kathleen Mitchell and Pavel Gurevich.
- Hometown: Bow, NH
- Dancing Since: Age 6
- Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 2
- Favorite role you’ve ever performed: Billy in Billy Elliot: The Musical
- Favorite movies: “Bridesmaids.” I’ve probably seen it 30 times.
- Advice for aspiring dancers: Get out of your own head. Dancing feels so much better when you’re not overthinking.
- Favorite thing to do on a day off: Explore the city
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!”