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Registration open for student Repertory Ensemble auditions

Registration open for student Repertory Ensemble auditions

Interested in becoming a student member of our  Junior/Senior Repertory Ensemble?  Our ensemble groups are part of an exciting student dance collaboration between Ballet Nebraska and Motion41 Dance. Students ages 8 and older are invited to audition. All studios are welcome. Final auditions will be held on Thursday, August 28 for our 2014-15 ensemble groups at both Junior and Senior levels. Registration is now has concluded. Another of our student groups, Ballet Nebraska II, is pictured below. Ballet Nebraska II auditions have concluded for Season […]



Ballet Nebraska II students begin rehearsals for 2013-14

Ballet Nebraska II students begin rehearsals for 2013-14

Ballet Nebraska recently announced the student members of Ballet Nebraska II (BN II) for the 2013-14 season. The thirteen students, selected by audition or invitation by artistic director, Erika Overturff,  are from several dance programs from Nebraska and Iowa. Members of BN II rehearse every Friday afternoon with the artistic staff.  On Saturday mornings, they take class with the company, have a small break for lunch, then rehearse for current shows or learn pieces from the company’s repertory. “Our BN IIs learn firsthand what life […]



Repertory Ensemble auditions Aug. 29

Repertory Ensemble auditions Aug. 29

Did you miss Repertory Ensemble auditions last May? Don’t worry, we have one more round of auditions for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Register online by Wed., Aug. 28 to attend auditions. Dancers from all studios are welcome to audition Thu., Aug. 29 at Motion41 Dance: Junior Ensemble at 5:30 pm for ages 8 – 12 Senior Ensemble at 6:30 pm for ages 13+ Pre-registration is required. Repertory Ensemble is a Ballet Nebraska collaboration with Motion41 Dance, which also serves as Ballet Nebraska’s  rehearsal studios. Ensemble […]



170 students audition for Snow White and Nutcracker

170 students audition for Snow White and Nutcracker

Ballet Nebraska held auditions for 170 young people July 26 and 27. Dance students throughout the region had the the opportunity to audition for two upcoming professional ballet productions, Snow White at the Rose Theater on Sep. 28 & 29, and The Nutcracker at two locations, Nov. 23 at the Arts Center at IWCC, and Dec. 7 & 8 at Orpheum Theater. “The audition process can be a wonderful life lesson,” said artistic director Erika Overturff, “especially when approached with the proper expectations and parental […]



BN II and Repertory Ensemble auditions

BN II and Repertory Ensemble auditions

  Ballet Nebraska announces  2013-14 auditions for its pre-professional company, Ballet Nebraska II, as well as the ballet company’s youth Repertory Ensemble groups. Ballet Nebraska II (BN II) serves as an introduction to professional company life for pre-professional ballet students. Students who meet the required ongoing ballet training requirements at any area dance schools are welcome to audition. Selected students train weekly with the artistic director and take one class per week with the company. Repertory Ensemble is a collaboration with Motion41 Dance, which also serves […]