My daughter’s ensemble experience was so positive. The older girls were excellent role models for her, and she learned from them as well as from her experienced dance teachers. I saw her grow so much in her dancing abilities, and she was given opportunities to challenge herself and gain more confidence, all in a supportive, uplifting environment. I cannot praise balletmore enough!
— Star Zetocha

Nutcracker Ballet 2017 Audition Details

Ensemble I (ages 5-7)
Ensemble II (ages 8-pre-professional)

Wednesday, August 23 530-7 pm
Cost is $10

balletmore studio 2335 burton s.e.

Women - Black leotard, Pink tights, pointe shoes if you have danced on pointe a full season.
Men - White shirt, Black tights

Ballet II+ prepare a one minute solo (optional)


What is balletmore ensemble? 

balletmore ensemble is an experience offered to students ages five and older who love to perform. Dancers, attending their regularly scheduled ballet classes, audition to be featured in our Winter Ballet and Spring Showcase in May. Ensemble dancers take part in a weekly 1 hour rehearsal (Ensemble I) or 2 hour rehearsal (Ensemble II), on Monday evenings, separate from technique classes.

Members receive private coaching, premiere choreography, additional one-on-one lessons, injury-prevention exercises, team-building lessons, a photo shoot for the performance program, and a cast party following the shows. In-studio informal showings may be added to the balletmore season in addition to Winter and May shows. Dancers may also be selected to perform at the Helen Devos Children's Hospital. Dancer requirements and parent participation are detailed in the performer's contract.

New dancers are welcome to join our ensemble throughout the season! Interested in auditioning? Please contact us!

"The Lost Toyshop"

In February 2017, balletmore ensemble dancers performed “The Lost Toyshop,” a premiere ballet. Set to classical music composed by an array of time-honored composers, graduates Sophia Ball of Grand Valley State University and Katie Vanklompenberg of Bellhaven University collaborated with school director, Melanie Brossiet, to specifically design this ballet for each ensemble dancer. While adventuring through the woods, sisters encounter lively woodland creatures and stumble upon an abandoned toyshop filled with magical toys that come to life. The choreographers developed the characters alongside the dancers.