Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet Local Participant Program®

The Anne of Green Gables Local Participant Program gives young dancers the opportunity to perform with a professional dance company. They interact with professional dancers and gain invaluable performance experience as they dance with Ballet Jörgen.

Ballet Jörgen Canada is looking for a total of 9-12 dancers to perform with the company in their performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®.

The cast will be assembled from local area students, based on a recommendation by their dance teacher. The cast will rehearse with the Company for 1.75 hours, the day before the show and then 3-4 hours on the day of the show.

The candidates will need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, and follow and retain directions easily. They must have good stage presence and carry themselves well. There are few ‘formal’ dance steps.

*All roles and requirements are subject to change. COVID protocols and parameters will be determined by each individual venue and presenter.*

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Local Participant Performance Cities

Performance CityRecommend Due Date Performance Date(s)Performance Location
Ottawa, ONCLOSED! Thank you!July 16 2022Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
Toronto, ONCLOSED! Thank you!July 21/22/23 2022St. Lawrence Centre for Arts
Winnipeg, MBWednesday, August 31 @ 5:00pm ESTSept 21 2022Regent Event Centre
Yorkton, SKFriday, September 2 @ 5:00pm ESTSept 23 2022Anne Portnuff Theatre
Saskatoon, SKSunday, September 4 @ 5:00pm ESTSept 25 2022TCU Place
Medicine Hat, ABWednesday, September 7 @ 5:00pm ESTSept 28 2022Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
St. Catharines, ONFriday, September 16 @ 5:00pm ESTOct 8&9 2022FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Brantford, ONWednesday, September 21 @ 5:00pm ESTOct 12 2022Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
Brampton, ONWednesday September 28 @ 5:00pm ESTOct 19&20 2022Rose Theatre
Welland, ONFriday, September 30 @ 5:00pm ESTOct 22 2022Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium

Ages 9-17 with a dance background.

Young Children & Nature Character Height: 4’2 – 4’9 2-4 roles

School-age Children & Nature Character Height: 4’10-5’3 3-5 roles

Teenagers/Young Adults & Nature Character Height: 5’4-5’6 1-3 roles

Please note that we do not expect anyone to have to purchase special items in order to participate in the show. We can provide most anything a student does not already own or borrow for the show. For the audition: Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Be warm and ready to dance. For your first rehearsal: Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Where possible, please bring footwear that pertains to the roles you are eligible for, see below for requirements. For your wardrobe fittings and stage rehearsals: As well as your own regular dance wear and dance footwear please bring the following:

Wardrobe Requirements:

Female Roles: Skin-tone sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers Male Roles: White or black ballet slippers Hair: All roles to bring basic hair supplies (elastics, hairspray, bobby pins, hair pins etc) Long hair will be worn in a bun, short hair will be worn as is.

For the performance(s):

Wardrobe, footwear and hair as determined at the fittings. Make-up: Basic make-up: brown/black eyeliner – Female roles: lipstick & mascara as well.

Please view the document below for the policy