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Birmingham Royal Ballet Seeks Rehearsal Assistants

Birmingham Royal Ballet Seeks Rehearsal Assistants

15 March 2019

The roles will support the Artistic Directors in developing the BRB's 'Swan Lake Dreams' performance in 2020. This is a great opportunity for motivated final year students or new graduates.

Following the success of Cinderella Dreams in 2017 and Sleeping Beauty Dreams in 2018 at Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Royal Ballet will embark on Swan Lake Dreams; an ambitious engagement and participation project which will be performed on the main stage at Birmingham Hippodrome (23rd February 2020), as well as at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton (2nd February 2020) and Theatre Royal in Plymouth (31st March 2020).

A cast of approximately 70 selected students from each of the three areas will be given the opportunity to train, rehearse and perform in a full-length ballet alongside Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers. Open to ballet students aged 9+, the Swan Lake Dreams project gives insight into the Company workings whilst aiming to develop talent and raise aspirations for dancers of all ages. Auditions will take place between July and October 2019 with intensive and weekly rehearsals from July through to the performances in 2020.

Birmingham Royal Ballet is looking for two Rehearsal Assistants for Plymouth and two Rehearsal Assistants for Southampton to support the Artistic Directors, in audition workshops and training & rehearsal of the Swan Lake Dreams cast during intensive rehearsals and delivery of and scheduled weekly rehearsals. Training and mentoring will be included throughout the programme. This is a great opportunity for motivated final year students or new graduates to be a part of a fantastic youth dance project.

Application process:

More application details and a full Job Description can be found here. Please ensure you read this document fully before applying.

Candidates will need to send a CV, a film of themselves teaching a ballet class for students aged between 8-12, and a covering letter stating:

  • Why you are interested in applying for the role
  • Which area you are interested in working
  • What skills and experience you can bring to the role
  • What you would hope to learn from this experience
  • Any other details you believe are necessary

Applications need to include details of two referees.

Please send completed application and film link/attachment to Rebecca Brookes – Participation Manager (rebeccabrookes@brb.org.uk) by MONDAY 1ST APRIL 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an interview at Birmingham Royal Ballet Studios (7 Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4AU), on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th April 2019.

For more information visit www.brb.org.uk/get-involved/ballet-training/dreams-1

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