100 Young Ballet Dancers required for production of Swan Lake – Audition Monday 11th May

High Lift circle of swans - Dartford 2012
High Lift circle of swans – Dartford 2012

100 Young Staffordshire Ballet Dancers required for production of Swan Lake

Audition Monday 11th May

English Youth Ballet is auditioning for roles in a dramatic, full-length production of Swan Lake on Monday 11th May at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent. At the audition 100 young male and female dancers (aged 8 – 18) will be offered the chance to rehearse with and then dance alongside international professional principal dancers in the production for 3 performances which will be presented at the Regent Theatre from 18 – 19 September 2015.

Award-winning English Youth Ballet (known as EYB) is now in its 17th successful year and is one of the largest ballet companies in the UK. EYB is a national touring ballet company with Director – Janet Lewis MBE at its helm. Miss Lewis enjoyed an illustrious dancing career with the Royal Ballet Company and London Festival Ballet dancing alongside such greats as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. The company consists of a core team of 8 international principal dancers, 2 artistic ballet staff, 2 wardrobe mistresses and 4 theatre technicians. The principal dancers have danced in some of the world’s greatest companies including English National Ballet, La Scala and the Boston Ballet. EYB is highly regarded for presenting lavish, large-scale classical ballets and critics have praised the quality of the beautiful sets and costumes.


The policy of EYB is to give professional performance experience to young dancers in beautiful venues close to where they live. The young dancers benefit from being coached and mentored by the professional dancers in an 11-day rehearsal period which takes place out of school hours. They gain an unique insight into what it is like to be a professional dancer. Young dancers have said “EYB is the best thing I have ever done”. Parents have said “it is lovely to see my daughter gaining in confidence.” Teachers have said “EYB inspires young dancers and you notice something different about them in class when they return.”



Each audition will take the form of a regular ballet class. It is advisable to register for an audition in advance but it is possible to register on the day (please arrive 30 minutes early to register). The audition fee is £15.00 and all dancers participate in a full ballet class on the stage. Parents are invited to watch in the auditorium.

Auditions will be held on Monday 11th May at:

Regent Theatre, Piccadilly, Staffordshire, ST1 1AP.

4.30 – 6.15pm Audition 1 (for dancers aged 8 – 11)

6.45– 8.30pm Audition 2 (for dancers aged 12 – 18)

For more information and to register for the audition please contact Miss Lewis either by telephone – 01689 856747 or by email – misslewis@englishyouthballet.co.uk. For more information about English Youth Ballet please visit www.englishyouthballet.co.uk