Richmond Ballet Studio Company
The Richmond Ballet Studio Company is the highest level of School of Richmond Ballet, including exceptional student dancers from across the country. The Studio Company dancers, under the direction of Artistic Associate & Studio Company Director Igor Antonov, receive an intensive training program, full scholarship, and living stipend. The eleven-month program, beginning with Summer Intensive through the Fall/Spring season, includes a diverse range of performance opportunities such as Lecture Demonstrations, Richmond Ballet Company mainstage performances, and the end-of-season showcase performance with the RB Trainees. The Studio Company learns repertory alongside the professional company including classic ballets and contemporary works. The repertory includes legendary choreographers like George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and John Butler, and world-renowned choreographers such as Associate Artistic Director Ma Cong, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Val Caniparoli, Jennifer Archibald, Yuri Yanowsky, Claudia Schreier, and many others. Alumni of the School of Richmond Ballet have progressed to successful careers in dance, with many promoted as company members with Richmond Ballet or other esteemed dance companies worldwide.
Richmond Ballet welcomes applicants who strive to promote, preserve, and evolve the art of ballet with the utmost integrity. Specifically, we look for dancers who demonstrate strong classical and contemporary technique, a dedicated work ethic based on passion and discipline, and an understanding of mutual respect and cooperation.
To be considered for the Studio Company, dancers must attend the Summer Intensive Program to learn repertory. The Summer Intensive Program includes ballet, pointe, partnering, variations, men’s technique, modern, character dance, theatre dance, and a performance opportunity.
Acceptance into the Richmond Ballet Studio Company is by audition only. The auditions take place annually January – February.
Click here for more information about the Summer Intensive Program, Studio Company, and Trainee Program Auditions.