Ballet Vermont recruits dancers for 2018 season

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Farm to ballet performs last summer.

Dancers interested in summer and fall productions by Ballet Vermont – including the popular Farm to Ballet – can learn more at a dancer interest session Saturday ahead of February auditions, the company announced this week.

Ballet Vermont brings dancers, musicians, and composers to Vermont to collaborate on original works of ballet.

The professional dance company will present Farm to Ballet for its fourth summer season with eight performances at farms throughout the state. The production was created to celebrate the unique culture of New England farms, promote local, sustainable food networks and bring classical ballet to a wider audience. Rehearsals will begin soon and extend into the summer, according to a dance company announcement.

The second production, Bees & Friends, is a vividly delightful menagerie depicting bees, bugs, and birds iconic to their seasons, and highlighting the topics of pollination, metamorphoses, pest management, and bioluminescence. This production will be performed in the fall.

Dancers may audition for one or both productions.

“We are looking for a diverse cast of dancers from adults that are just beginning to explore ballet classes, to more experienced dancers, or former dancers with previous training,” said Ballet Vermont founder and artistic director Chatch Pregger.

Saturday’s interest session will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at Spotlight Vermont, 50 San Remo Dr., South Burlington. Dancers will meet the planning team and learn about the different roles, as well as details about rehearsal and performance schedules. Prospective dancers will also have an opportunity at the interest session to meet and speak with dancers from previous years.

Auditions for both productions are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 also at Spotlight Vermont. Information: balletvermont.org.

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