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Open Auditions for Hansel & Gretel
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CBYE invites all talented students to audition for our 2016 production of Hansel & Gretel. Dancers will perform on stage with The National Ballet of Cuba.

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bar Hansel & Gretel Auditions ~ General Information


Please arrive 30 min. early for registration... a $15.00 audition fee applies

Auditions: September 10, 17, or 24

Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Where: Cuban Ballet School - 145 Main St E.  Hamilton, ON.

On behalf of Belma Gurdil-Diamante and the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble (CBYE), we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in the presentation of Hansel & Gretel from February 16-18th, 2017 by holding open auditions! 

Children from the Greater Hamilton Area are invited to audition to perform alongside the National Ballet of Cuba in the Grimm’s classic fairy tale brought to life on the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Stage.  Auditions will be taking place on the 10th, 17th, and 24th from 10:30am – 1:00pm at 145 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON. There is a parking lot beside the building and street parking all around.  There is a $15 audition fee per student.  Auditions will take place in half hour intervals.  Please note: you only need to attend one audition on one of the offered dates.

All levels of dancers are welcome, whether it is your first year or you’ve been taking ballet for years, Hansel & Gretel would be lucky to have you!  Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition time dressed in a ballet bodysuit, ballet pink tights and clean ballet slippers with your hair pulled back into a bun with no jewelry other than small earrings if desired. 

Upon confirmation of your registration you will receive more information about what comes with participation in the show if selected, and all you need to know for audition day.  If you have any questions before registering please do not hesitate to contact us at or give us a call at 905-512-1453.

We can’t wait to see the talent you all will bring!

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  • Rare opportunity to share the stage with professional dancers and experience the life of a professional dancer from the audition to the grand finale performance

  • Enhance your dance training by learning key stage performance techniques

  • Build your dance resume.  Many senior students who have participated in our productions have gone on to attend the York and Ryerson University dance programs and dance professionally with companies such as the National Ballet School of Canada, Kirov Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

  • Showcase your talents to world-renowned choreographers and teachers for future dance opportunities such as international dance exchange programs.

The Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble — 145 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 1G4  |  (905) 512-1453  |

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