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What to Expect







Eligibility TOP

    • Company memberships are open to performers kindergarten age through high school senior or equivalent

    • Front Range dancers attending at least one weekly ballet class at their dance school/studio of choice

    • Dancers who wish to audition on pointe must be in a training program with a minimum of three (3) weekly ballet technique classes and pointe work


Registration & Pricing TOP

Registration typically begins 2 months before the beginning of the season for Season Company Membership and Performance Company Memberships. Season Company Members register for the entire season of performances. Performance Company Members may choose to perform in the Fall Showcase, The Nutcracker, and/or Gala Performance.

Please review COMPANY MEMBERSHIPS and CONTACT US for information about our Privacy Policy.

Payment plans, discounts, and limited scholarships are available. Become a SEASON VOLUNTEER to enjoy a 10% discount on all Centennial State Ballet purchases. Payment plan information is available via the registration links below. The SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is due 6 weeks prior to placement auditions.


      • Season Company Members: $810 per performer, per season

      • Performance Company Members: $300 per performer, per performance

    Company Member fees are capped at 2 performers per family, per performance. There are no additional fees accrued for 3+ performers in a single performance.


Placement Auditions TOP

Placement Auditions provide our artistic staff an opportunity to observe each dancer’s current strengths and needs. Aspiring company members are appropriately cast in a role that best showcases their personal technique, strength, and artistry.

For Season Company Members and Performance Company Members interested in the Fall Showcase, The Nutcracker, or Gala Performance, we are so excited to hold live, in-person auditions. Please attend the virtual Season Orientation for more information regarding what to expect during your registration, audition, and rehearsals. Check our SEASON EVENT CALENDAR for future due dates, deadlines, auditions, community engagement, events, and performances.


Placement & Casting TOP

Every effort is made to cast all eligible company member prospects. Under certain circumstances, Centennial State Ballet may be unable to cast a performer. These circumstances include, but are not necessarily limited to:

    • too many auditionees to physically cast in a performance

    • if, at the time of the placement audition, the dancer is unable to follow CSB’S Code of Conduct *


The placement and casting process typically takes two weeks after placement auditions. Casting notifications will be sent via performer CSB email. **

Centennial State Ballet placement auditions occur in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. There is an art to auditioning, and we believe encouraging and inspiring our performers through this process is of paramount importance. During auditions, participants learn to speak about themselves, pick up choreography quickly, become adaptable, and relax into a culture of community. At auditions, it is important to speak, act, and dance in a way that shows a performer can be versatile, flexible with change, and open to the artistic process.


Rehearsals TOP

Rehearsals are typically held weekdays after 4PM and on weekends. Performers rehearse 1-5 days per week, depending on casting. Rehearsals are typically held at Centennial State Ballet’s studio at 350 Terry St. until production week. Production week rehearsals and performances are held at the performance venue.

If a dancer misses more than one scheduled rehearsal, their part may be given to their understudy/alternate. More detailed information about rehearsals will be available after the cast list has been published.


Performances TOP

Performances are held at local Longmont-area theaters including Niwot High School and Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum.


Withdrawals TOP

If a performer becomes unable to perform due to injury, illness, or family moving out of the area, company memberships will be refunded on a prorated basis. A dancer who needs to withdraw from the performance for any reason must fill out the withdrawal form. Please review COMPANY MEMBERSHIPS for additional information.


2023/24 12th Anniversary  |  A Season of Discovery! TOP

Season Company Members REGISTER HERE for participation in the entire season of performances.

Fall Showcase featuring Aesop’s Fables, Saint Saens’ Carnival of Animals, and a contemporary piece choreographed by a surprise guest artist September 2023 | REGISTER for Fall Showcase Performance Company Members ONLY


The Nutcracker, December 2023 | REGISTER for The Nutcracker Performance Company Members ONLY

    • Including Sugar Plum Tea Party: Narrated story of The Nutcracker, November 2023


Gala Performance featuring The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, April 2024 | REGISTER for Gala Performance Company Members ONLY

    • Including Brunch of Ballet, March/April 2024


*Additional Info TOP

If you have questions about placement auditions, memberships, rehearsals, performances, events, and community engagement, please email TALENT@CENTENNIALSTATEBALLET.ORG, call 303 772 1335, or text 303 317 5958.



**The email address you provide during enrollment is used across our systems to ensure we can communicate efficiently and effectively about your performer(s), accurately track your company member fee payments, your ticket and/or subscription purchases, your donations, discounts, boutique orders, volunteer community engagement, and much more. Only one primary email address can be associated with your account. Changing your primary email address will change where you receive communication from us. Secondary and business email accounts are optional but allowed, but cannot be used for automated email correspondence, notifications, or reminders.

❝ I knew that I just didn’t have it in me to give up, even if I sometimes felt like a fool for continuing to believe. ❞

MISTY COPELAND | Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre


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