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Dance Auditions Guide

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Whether you're a bunhead or a hip-hopper, our guide has just the audition for you.

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AUDITION NOTICE ŻFINMALTA DANCE ENSEMBLE

Description of opportunity: ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, the National Repertory Dance Company of Malta, under the artistic direction of Paolo Mangiola, is holding an audition for female and male full-time dancers. Dancers must possess excellent coordination skills, a solid background in classical ballet and contemporary dance practices and have the ability to adapt quickly to various working methods and processes. Female dancers should feel confident with pointe work.

Where: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Hospital street, Valletta, Malta

When: Saturday the 7 th of April 2018Deadline: 4 th of March 2018

How to apply: Applicants are asked to send their photos (face and body), CV and a weblink to a short video at vacancies@zfinmalta.org

The audition is free of charge

For questions please contact: info@zfinmalta.org For further information, please visit www.zfinmalta.org Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zfinmalta


AUDITION NOTICE - Marigny Opera Ballet, New Orleans

The Marigny Opera Ballet is looking for classically trained dancers with professional level contemporary dance experience for its October 2018 - April 2019 Season of performances at the Marigny Opera House, New Orleans. The company will perform three programs of works by Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, Rebecca Allen, Diogo de Lima and Teresa Fellion, with live orchestral accompaniment.

WHERE: Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

WHEN: March 24th, 2018, from 11am - 2pm

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 14th, 2018

Please apply at info@marignyoperahouse.org. Audition by invitation only. Please submit a full CV (including height, weight and nationality), recent full-length dance photos and YouTube/Vimeo link. There is no application fee. For information about the Marigny Opera Ballet, please visit http://marignyoperahouse.org/ballet/


C-Unit Studio will be having open auditions on March 3rd and 4th for dancers that wish to take their dance training to a new level and be part of our dance family! We have two elite award-winning competition teams you can join: the C-Unit Company and the Hip Hop Team. There is a $50 audition fee, which will be subtracted from the Company/Team fee if chosen. Space will be limited.To learn more about the teams and to reserve a spot, visit www.c-unitstudio.com/teams. Audition times will be e-mailed to you closer to the dates.


Charlottesville Ballet Company Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season

Charlottesville Ballet announces its open audition for the professional company to take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm. Positions available include Company Artist, Apprenticeships, and participation in the 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Dancers should bring a prepared folder with a head shot, dance image of choice, and resume. There is a $5 registration fee.

Audition Location: Charlottesville Ballet Studios | 1885 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville, VA

For More Information or To Register https://www.charlottesvilleballet.org/about/employment/


PIACENZA ART BALLET SUMMER COURSE 2018 (PAB) Audition Tour, 100% Scholarship available
"Enjoy the beauty of Italy and take part in three unforgettable weeks with extraordinary teachers from the most prestigious schools in the world."

Remarkable Faculty from Teatro Alla Scala, English National Ballet, New York City Ballet,Cairo Ballet, Tanz Akademie Zurich and more...Learn more about our Summer Course at www.piacenzartballet.org

2018 Audition Tour in Partnership with US International Ballet First consideration is given to dancers who attend scheduled auditions. Scholarship are available only to dancers who attend scheduled audition. Dancers admitted to Piacenza Art Ballet Summer Course 2018 are awarded a contract with US International Ballet (18 years old and up).

● SANTA MONICA, CA - Feb 4th at 12:00 (Westside Ballet)

● WINSTON SALEM, NC - Feb 18th at 11:30 (The Academy of Dance Arts)

● WASHINGTON DC AREA - Feb 24th at 3:30 (CityDance School & Conservatory,Rockville MD)

● ATLANTA, GA - Feb 25th at 5:30 (North Atlanta Dance Theater)

● CHAPEL HILL, NC - March 4th at 2:30 (Triangle Youth Ballet)

Registration online is required www.piacenzartballet.org Video auditions are accepted, first preference is given to scheduled auditions.


U.S. International Ballet Audition

America's most unique Ballet Company
The U.S. International Ballet is leading the American wave of bringing health and diversity to ballet. Dancers are chosen for passion and talent, never for a specific body type. Every trainee is guaranteed a professional contract at the completion of their trainee period. Trainees dance alongside professionals daily. Every dancer (including trainees) gets to perform exquisite diverse choreography, gets to train daily under master teachers, and gets to tour to major theaters. No other company offers such a commitment to their trainees.

2018 AUDITION TOUR

● SANTA MONICA, CA - Feb 4th at 12:00 (Westside Ballet)

● WINSTON SALEM, NC - Feb 18th at 11:30 (The Academy of Dance Arts)

● WASHINGTON DC AREA - Feb 24th at 3:30 (CityDance School & Conservatory,Rockville MD)

● ATLANTA, GA - Feb 25th at 5:30 (North Atlanta Dance Theater)

● CHAPEL HILL, NC - March 4th at 2:30 (Triangle Youth Ballet)

First consideration is given to dancers who attend scheduled auditions. Trainee and professional paid positions available. Registration online is required www.usinternationalballet.com/dancer-info

USIB is the resident ballet company at the magnificent 1500 seat theater, The Wilson Center -Cape Fear Stage. USIB tours to other major regional theaters and performs original works in numerous venues. USIB 2018-2019 season will include Vampire Story, International Ballet Gala, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Midsummers Night Dream, and a variety of original works. Learn more about our company at www.usinternationalballet.com Private auditions may be scheduled, video auditions are accepted at usinternationalballet@gmail.com


MYSTIC BALLET

Mystic Ballet Seeks Contemporary Male Dancers with Strong Technique and Experience with Improvisation for the Season 18/19

Accepting Online Audition applications, learn how to apply: http://mysticballet.org/about-mb/audition/


Deadline for submission of application: May 1, 2018
Please note that your application will only be taken into consideration if the application contains all the required information and if you have applied within the deadline.

Your application must contain:

a video reel (Youtube or Vimeo links)

CV (pdf or word doc)

Headshot (jpg or pdf)


We will send an email, with notification and relevant information if you have been invited to participate in a private company audition.

Where: The company's audition will take place in our studios in Stonington, CT USA.
To Apply: complete the application form here: http://mysticballet.org/audition-form/

NOTE! The audition is free – please don't send any payments when prompted upon submitting application.
For more information about Mystic Ballet, see our website: www.mysticballet.org


Mystic Ballet is Looking for Male and Female dancers for:

Mystic Ballet's MB 2 – Training program 2018-2019 Season
To learn more: http://mysticballet.org/mb-study/mb2-trainee-program/


Mystic Ballet's Summer Intensive July 16 – August 13
To learn more: http://mysticballet.org/mb-study/mb-summer-intensive/

Live Auditions:
NYC (Feb 18, March 31, April 8)

Paris (Feb 24)

London (Feb 25)

Accepting Online Auditions and Live Audition Registration, to apply: http://mysticballet.org/about-mb/audition/


Deadline for application: 2 days prior to live audition, and for Online Auditions May 1.


Please note that your application will only be taken into consideration if the application contains all the required information and if you have applied within the deadline.

Your application must contain:

  • a video reel (Youtube or Vimeo links)
  • CV (pdf or word doc)
  • Headshot (jpg or pdf)

Learn more about Mystic Ballet at: www.mysticballet.org



Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

Company Audition: 2018/19 Season

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Academy of Ballet
2121 Market Street, San Francisco

1:00 pm • Registration

1:30-4:30 pm • Audition: Includes ballet class (women en pointe), partnering, and repertoire.

  • Women 5'6" and under; Men 5' 8" and over
  • Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States
  • Please send CV, photo, and video link to audition@smuinballet.org prior to audition. Include name/audition in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition).

Smuin Ballet offers 35-40 week competitive dancer contracts, presenting approximately 70 performances per season.

A staple of the San Francisco dance community for more than 20 years, Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Recent repertoire includes works by: Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert (choreographer in residence), Jiří Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Helen Pickett, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Garrett Ammon, Adam Hougland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.


Ballet des Amériques Summer Intensive Audition

Summer Intensive - 4-week program - July 30th - August 24

Summer Registration Fee: $30

Arts & Crafts Materials: $50

Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: $1,650

Intermediate - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: $1,650

Intermediate/Advanced - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: $1,650

Classes and workshops in: ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, répertoire, partnering, modern dance, modern jazz, barre au sol, music and voice, ballet terminology (French), dance history, acting, arts and crafts, folkloric dance, stage makeup. Each week there will be Master Classes taught by renowned guest teachers, and the program will culminate in a performance at the end of August.

Participation in our summer program is by audition only. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 10th 2018, from 10am to 1pm at our studios at 16 King Street in Port Chester, NY.
Please call for details 646-753-0457 or email admin@balletdesameriques.com to register for the audition.

For applicants from foreign countries or from remote states, there is a video audition option. Please contact the school at admin@balletdesameriques.com or 646-753-0457 for detailed instructions.



Company Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season

Charlottesville Ballet announces its open audition for the professional company to take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm. Positions available include Company Artist, Apprenticeships, and participation in the 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Dancers should bring a prepared folder with a head shot, dance image of choice, and resume. There is a $5 fee registration fee. Auditions by Company Class are also available. Please see website for more information.

Audition Location: Charlottesville Ballet Studios | 1885 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville, VA

Website: www.charlottesvilleballet.org/event/companyaudition/



GREGORY HANCOCK DANCE THEATRE
COMPANY AUDITIONS


Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking male and female dancers for company positions, guest work, and apprenticeships for its 2018-2019 season. GHDT is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company looking for dancers with strong training in ballet, modern and contemporary styles. All applicants who live outside the US must have a valid work visa. All applicants must be available to audition in person.


Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:30-2:00pm

Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:30-1:00pm

Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:30-2:00pm

All auditions will be held at:

The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
329 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN 46032
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time

Audition fee: $20

Email auditions.ghdt@gmail.com to register

Audition will include ballet barre, modern exercises, and company repertoire.

GHDT is also accepting auditions during company class on Fridays from 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Dancers might be invited to stay after the class audition to learn company repertoire. Please register beforehand and bring a resume and headshot with you to the audition. To register for an audition, please email auditions.ghdt@gmail.com.



Us International Ballet - USIB (www.usinternationalballet.com) announces auditions for 2018-2019 season in partnership with the Summer Course Piacenza Art Ballet.


The Us International Ballet (USIB) is leading the American waive of bringing health and diversity to ballet. Dancers are chosen for passion and talent, never for a specific body type. Trainees are guaranteed a professional contract at end of trainee period! We are a resident Company of the magnificent Wilson Center (Wilmington NC) and we guarantee a multi-city tour. The Wilson Center is a state of the art 1500 seat state of the art theater.


Executive Director Elizabeth Hester, and Artistic Directors Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini are auditioning male and female dancers for trainees and professional positions for the 2018-2019 season. To learn more about USIB visit www.usinternationalballet.com


USIB Artistic Directors Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini also direct the Piacenza Art Ballet Summer Course in Italy. The Summer Course starts 2 July and finishes 21 July 2018, for a total of three weeks. Highly professional and experienced teachers are available to the pupils for three unforgettable weeks (to learn about the 2018 Faculty visit www.piacenzartballet.org). The students' day lasts a total of 6 hours with the study of Ballet every day and alternately classes of Repertoire, Character, Contemporary, Modern-Lyrical and Body Conditioning/Pilates. The organization provide housing and tutors. US International Ballet offers a unique opportunity to dancers to dance for the summer in Italy and gain a professional season contract in the U.S. Dancers (18 years old and up) who are accepted and attend the Piacenza Art Ballet 2018 Summer Course will automatically be offered a trainee contract with the US International Ballet.



VIDEO AUDITION AND PRIVATE AUDITION ACCEPTED. Please email to company manager Christina Iv at usinternationalballet@gmail.com for more info. You can fill the registration form by clicking here (link http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3279619/US-INTERNATIONAL-BALLET-AUDITION-FORM) . Please note video audition are accepted in the order they are received.


AUDITION LOCATIONS
Please fill the registration form by clicking here (link http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3279619/US-INTERNATIONAL-BALLET-AUDITION-FORM)

  • Santa Monica CA - February 4th 2018
Westside Ballet, 1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm REGISTRATION
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm MASTER CLASS


More locations coming soon!




PDX Contemporary Ballet 2018 Summer Intensive!

June 11th-22nd
Center for Movement Arts
1743 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR

Only Video Auditions will be accepted

Please submit
-headshot
-resume
-dance photo of your choice
-video (ballet and contemporary footage, not more than 10 minutes)
-$5 registration fee

Audition deadline is March 1st

For more info visit our website at
http://www.pdxcb.com/summer-intensive/

Email info@pdxcb.com with any questions



Audition for Ballett der Oper Graz

We are looking for male and female dancers with several years of professional stage experience to be members of Ballett der Oper Graz – Direktorin Beate Vollack – fixed contract from 20th August 2018.

Desired are dance performers with a varied movement repertoire (classical basis, ladies with elaborate technique on pointe), musicality and open-mindedness for different rooms, styles and genres.

Applications

Please send applications only by e-mail to auditions.dancers@oper-graz.com by 28th January 2018 with the following documents: detailed curriculum vitae in tabular form with information on training, professional experience, productions, age, height, nationality and language skills plus one or more current dance photos (whole body) and a portrait.
Please enter your name and the note "Application Dance Company" in the subject line of the e-mail. (Example: subject: application ballet: Karla Muster)

Dates

Invitations / cancellations as well as further information for the audition will be made by mid -February 2018.

The Audition will take place on Sunday, 18th March 2018 at 11:00 in the Studio at the Oper Graz, Kaiser-Josef-Platz 10, 8010 Graz, Austria. Registration starts at 9:00!

https://www.oper-graz.com/




AUDITIONS ROYAL BALLET FLANDERS
3-4 March, Antwerp (Belgium).

Royal Ballet Flanders, under the artistic directorship of Mr Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is organising auditions for the 2018-2019 season.

Royal Ballet Flanders is looking for professional dancers (aged 18-32, min. female length 163 cm, min. male length 170 cm) with a high level in both classical and contemporary repertoire, who are versatile, open-minded and excited to join a creative environment under the aegis of artistic director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Send required material before deadline January 31st in an accessible manner
° CV;
° short bio and motivation why you wish to be part of RBF;
° 3 pictures: a portrait, a frontal full body with visible contours and an arabesque picture;

° showreel/video-links of two variations: a variation that represents a classical ballet technique (on pointes for women) ànd a variation (perhaps with a partner) that represents a contemporary technique


Selected candidates will be notified in person. Participation by invitation only.

Find all details on how to apply on https://operaballet.be/en/the-house/hiring/auditions


Charlotte Ballet's 2018/2019 Season Company Dancer Audition will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at noon in The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue New York, NY 10019). Registration begins at 11 AM.Please arrive with a resume and head shot and be prepared to fill out and turn in the audition form. There is a $20 application fee payable by cash or credit card. A world-class repertory dance ensemble, Charlotte Ballet performs a wide variety of classical and contemporary dance with a firm commitment to cutting-edge commissions, ensuring a vibrant and challenging repertoire for statewide and national audiences. Auditions are intended for dancers who have trained in both classical and contemporary dance disciplines. Charlotte Ballet is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse company and therefore encourages all dancers of ethnic minorities to audition.

If you are unable to attend the in-person audition on February 4, 2018, we welcome dancers to submit online applications. Please visit https://app.getacceptd.com/charlotteballet for more information. Contact AUDITIONS@CHARLOTTEBALLET.ORG with any questions. Please note, your application will not be reviewed until we receive all requested materials.

For more information, visit http://charlotteballet.org/about/auditions-careers/


Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) seeks MALE and FEMALE company members and performing apprentices for the 2018 season featuring premieres from Joshua Ishmon (2017 CDF Lab Artist Award), Nejla Yatkin (Princess Grace Foundation Award, 3 Arts Award and Dance Magazine top 25 to watch) and Artistic Director, Wilfredo Rivera, in collaboration with Noelle Kayser. The season consists of 15 performances across Chicago and culminates in 6 performances over three weekends at three landmark Chicago venues.

***Audition is by invitation only. To be considered, please submit resume, headshot and relevant video links by Friday, January. 19th: Wilfredo@CerquaRivera.org


Ballet Palm Beach seeks classically-trained male and female company members and trainees for the 2018/2019 season.
Males seeking company positions must be 5'7- 6′
Apply by Feb 1 to company@balletpalmbeach.org with:
1) CV/ Resume detailing personal background, height, dance experience. and training
2) A letter of recommendation from previous employer or ballet instructor and/or list of 3 references
3) Head shot and photo of 1st arabesque, profile (en pointe for ladies).
4) Link to a video of classical work and/or variation. (optional: additional contemporary or modern work/variation is also encouraged)
Selected dancers will be invited to Ballet Palm Beach's audition on Feb 3, 2018 at 10am-12pmPlease call 561.630.8235 for more information or visit balletpalmbeach.orgThere are no processing/audition fees for applications submitted on or before Feb 1.


PDX Contemporary Ballet is seeking males and females who are well versed in ballet and contemporary technique. Females must have strong pointe technique.
When and Where
June 23, 2018 at Center for Movement Arts 1734 SE 12th ave Portland, OR

Video auditions will also be accepted.

Please Submit
-resume
-headshot
-2 dance photos of your choice
-$15 registration fee

For more information visit our website at
http://www.pdxcb.com/company-audition/

Email info@pdxcb.com with any questions.



Training for Professional Careers in Ballet

This two-week program gives serious students ages 9-19 the opportunity to cap off their summer studies and prepare for the season ahead. An internationally illustrious faculty instructs students in technique, pointe, men's, pas de deux, variations, and modern classes.

Admission to BAE is by audition. Audition dates for the 2018 Summer Intensive are:

March 10th, 2018
May 6th, 2018

All potential students must fill out the audition application, and will receive an e-mail response within one week of submission. If the applicant is invited to audition, a fee of $25.00 will be processed. Please fill out the audition application by following the link http://balletacademyeast.com/summer-intensive/.

Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned audition time, so we can give you a name tag and collect any additional information we may need from you.

Female students attending the audition should be dressed in a solid color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers (and pointe shoes, if applicable).

Male students should be dressed in a white shirt and black tights, with black or white ballet slippers.




Avant Chamber Ballet seeks classically trained men and women for the 2018-2019 season in Dallas TX. ACB repertoire includes classical to contemporary works with a contract from late Sept to early May. Dancers are paid per production based on experience and women are provided pointe shoes. Both full company and apprentice positions are available.

Cost is $25. Please bring resume, head shot and full-body dance photo. Women will need pointe shoes. Training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.

March 10, 230-5pm

NYC NY

Gibney Studios

Registration starts at 2pm

April 15, 3-5pm

Dallas Tx

Park Cities Studios

Registration starts at 2:30pm

For more information, email info@avantchamberballet.org


Syracuse City Ballet is seeking versatile, classically trained male & female dancers for the 2018/2019 performance season.

Apprentice & Resident Dancer positions available. These are part-time positions.

Syracuse City Ballet is a regional ballet company with a full season featuring opportunities to perform classical, neoclassical, and contemporary repertoire, as well as being involved in Outreach Oportunties

Open Audition will include excerpts of ballet class, SCB repertoire, and interviews for specific candidates

Headshot, resume, and full-body dance photo required at time of audition.

Video should be submitted prior to audition date.

All participants must pre-register at www.SyracuseCityBallet.com

$15 audition fee due at time of registration

932 Spencer St., Syracuse, NY 13204 / 315-487-4879 / info@syracusecityballet.com



NBC's new hit show WORLD OF DANCE is casting for Season 2! NBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez, and the premiere dance brand, World of Dance, are bringing you the second season of the world's biggest dance series. The show will feature the most talented and innovative dancers of all styles and ages from across the entire globe.Open to soloists, duos, trios, and groups, the best dancers on the planet will hit the stage to battle it out for ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Top qualifiers in four divisions; Junior, Upper, Junior Team, and Team will go head to head on their quest to win it all!In the end - only one act can be crowned BEST IN THE WORLD. Visit www.worldofdancecasting.com




The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC is now accepting audition applications for the KAB Junior Company, beginning in September of 2017.

The KAB Junior Company is designed to prepare dancers who have received a high school diploma for a professional career in dance. However, members of the Junior Company are trained specifically to meet the requirements of a professional company. KAB Junior Company life includes daily ballet classes and rehearsals.

The Junior Company is invited to perform at various local venues, to participate in Educational Outreach performances throughout the community, and to perform in international performances. Company members may also be selected to perform with the Universal Ballet Company in Korea.

Throughout the two-year program, the company will provide dancers with the skills necessary to succeed in the highly competitive field of dance. Dancers learn how to prepare for auditions, network, write, and communicate effectively. As a rule, the Junior Company is open to enrollment for newly graduated students or older students up to the age of 21.

KAB Junior Ballet Company Information:

Video audition

Audition for KAB Junior Company are by video only

Video audition should include 2 variations of your choice from either performance or rehearsal

Audition Fee $45 (A paypal link will be sent after video is received.)

Email audition video to ben@kabdc.org

Please include Name and Age of Dancer and contact phone number.

Tuition per year: $6,600


COMMERCIAL DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

"Dance Spectacular Productions" is currently accepting video submissions for 2017 local performances & national tours. DSP is a commercial dance company that performs worldwide for Corporate Events, State Fairs, Military Bases, Resorts, Casinos & Special Events. This is a family-oriented variety song & dance show with technically trained dancers & singers performing all genres of music including Country, 50's, 80's Rock, Motown, Broadway, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Patriotic & Current Hits.

Tired of auditioning? Audition once for us and we will provide on-going work throughout the year. Most company members have a flexible part-time job. Full-time and part-time positions available.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Female

• Proficient in Jazz

• Excellent stage presence/personality

• No Visible Tattoos/piercings

• Talent must live close to Carol Stream, IL. You will be commuting to Carol Stream

for rehearsals.

• Must be a Team Player

VIDEO SUBMISSION:

• Applicants should demonstrate: clean double/triple pirouette, calypso, splitz

(right, left, center), kicks, leaps and a simple jazz routine.

• Headshots/Bodyshots (photos must be recent).

• In your video, tell us something fun about yourself & why you would like to become a DSP company member.

• Resume

• Audition materials should be submitted to HBDancers@comcast.net.

For more information on "DANCE Spectacular Productions" please visit

www.DanceSpectacularProductions.com or call us at (630)863-2623.

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One reason I love to teach is that sometimes students come up with great ideas.

Ceremony of Us The original Susan Landor photo of Ceremony of Us workshop from 1969

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Photo by Matthew Murphy, Courtesy DKC/O&M

You could call it island-hopping, but it's not exactly a vacation. After choreographing last season's Come From Away, and winning a Tony nomination, Kelly Devine zipped from frosty Newfoundland to the Caribbean beach resort that is the setting for Escape to Margaritaville.

In the fall, she was shuttling between them, before they start this month: flying to Toronto to prepare a new Canadian production of Come From Away, then jetting back to Chicago for the final stop of Margaritaville's four-city pre-Broadway tryout.

"These two shows could not be more different from each other," Devine says with a dash of understatement. Come From Away is about the small Newfoundland town where airliners grounded by the 9/11 attacks dumped thousands of unexpected visitors; Escape to Margaritaville, at the Marquis Theatre, is a comic island romance concocted from the beachcomber songbook of Jimmy Buffett.

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