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 Nutcracker & Company Auditions
& Spring Gala Performance

​Texas Metropolitan Ballet academy provides performing opportunities with the goal to promote the dancer's professional training not just through class but by performing experience.  It is TMB's belief that regular performances are integral to the training process and can push a dancer towards their goal of professionalism as no amount of classroom training can. TMB offers opportunities for its students, their families and the community to involve themselves in the arts through the rehearsal process, the backstage experience and onto the stage.

From their own experience, Mr. & Mrs. Marks know that learning the art of giving to the audience is a very essential and invaluable part of training.  The joy and passion for performing was passed on to them by master teachers and critical audiences and they are driven to share this treasure with students who truly possess the passion to learn and challenge themselves in the demanding art of classical ballet.  Proven to show a distinctive quality throughout vastly different styles, the Marks work one on one with each individual dancer in the production, crafting a uniform look over different styled dancers desiring to work with the dancer in mind rather than the dance alone.

With choreography ranging from classical to contemporary and even jazz. Mr. Marks brings to the stage naturally passionate and original compositions, which have been staged throughout the US including theaters in Texas, for Richmond Ballet dancers and even brought an invitation to assist Sigourney Weaver and Toby Jones with choreography for the film “Infamous”.

Student Nutcracker Auditions

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Students of TMB have the opportunity to perform in our Company's production of The Nutcracker.

All students interested must participate in the audition process.

New students registering after the audition date,

please contact the director via email, phone or the office.

AUDITION DATE:   August 27, 2022

Open to TMB students enrolled in Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Adult/Teen Ballet, Beg.-Int. Homeschool
& Adv. Pre-Pro programs

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(Adult students please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office)

11:30 -12:45  Audition for students enrolled in Ballet 1 Ballet 2,

                        Beg.-Int. Homeschool, Adult Beg., & Adult Int.

12:45  - 1:00  Meeting for Ballet 1 Ballet 2, Adult Beg., & Adult Int.

                       parents and dancers

  1:30 -  3:00  Audition for students enrolled in Ballet 3, Ballet 4,

                       Adv. Pre-Pro Program & Adult Advanced

  3:00 -  3:15  Meeting for Ballet 3, Ballet 4,Adv. Pre-Pro Program

                       & Adult Advanced parents and dancers

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Held at Texas Metropolitan Ballet studios Located at
2501 S. WS Young Drive, Suite 312, Killeen, TX  76542
  • Dancers should come early to sign in and warm up.

  • Dancers should be warmed up and ready to dance by the given audition time.

  • Ballet 3 & 4 dancers should be prepared to dance on pointe.

  • Dancers should wear their assigned level dress code leotard.

  • All dancers must be enrolled in and attend the required number of classes each week for their level.

  • All dancers will need to be available for rehearsals beginning Early Sept.

  • Dancers will need to be available for Friday & Saturday rehearsals throughout Sept., Oct., Nov. & early Dec.

  • Dancers must be available for Performance weeks in studio and theaters in Killeen.

  • Upon acceptance into the Nutcracker, dancers will be required to sign a contract and pay a performance fee as well as costume rental fee.

For more information please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office

 

TMB Company Auditions

Upper level students may audition to be part of the pre-professional level Texas Metropolitan Ballet Company.

Company members will be immersed in a professional atmosphere gaining valuable discipline, self-confidence, unanimity and friendships  they will carry with them beyond the studio - whether they choose to pursue professional dance careers or not.

Company members will perform in The Nutcracker & a Spring Gala Production.

All students interested must participate in the audition process.

New students registering after the audition date, please contact the director via email, phone or the office.

AUDITION DATE:  August 27, 2022

Open to TMB students enrolled in Ballet 3,Ballet 4, Adv. Pre-Pro Ballet,  Adult Dancers at the Advanced Level

(Adult dancers please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office)

1:30 - 3:00  Audition for students enrolled in Ballet 3, Ballet 4,

                       Adv. Pre-Pro Program & Adult Advanced

3:00 - 3:15  Meeting for Ballet 3, Ballet 4,Adv. Pre-Pro Program

                       & Adult Advanced parents and dancers

Held at Texas Metropolitan Ballet studios Located at
2501 S. WS Young Drive, Suite 312, Killeen, TX  76542
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​Membership consists of two levels - Full Member & Apprentice

  • Dancers should be warmed up and ready to dance by the given audition time.

  • Dancers should be prepared to dance on pointe.

  • Dancers should wear their assigned level dress code leotard.

  • Dancers may wear leotard of choice with director approval for Saturday rehearsals

  • All dancers must be enrolled in and attend the required number of classes each week for their level.

  • All dancers will need to be available for rehearsals beginning Early Sept.

  • Dancers must be available for class and rehearsals held on Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Regular attendance is required.

  • Dancers must be available for Performance weeks in studio and theaters in Killeen.

  • Upon acceptance into the Company, dancers will be required to pay a monthly membership fee as well as costume rental fees.

For more information please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office

 

Spring Gala Production

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Students of TMB also have the opportunity to perform in our Spring Gala production.

No audition is held or required.  Students are evaluated by the directors throughout the Fall semester and (if they participate) Nutcracker rehearsals and performances. 

Our Spring Gala features a story ballet on the first half of the program.

Past ballets performed include:

  • Coppelia

  • Swan Lake

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • Don Quixote

Though these ballets are normally 2 or more hours long, TMB reworks the staging to condense the ballet down to 1 hour while maintaining the fundamental story.  These story ballets provide us with the opportunity to incorporate the various levels of students from our Academy including our Primary division dancers​.

The second half of the program provides us with the opportunity to present a variety of dance styles with traditional and original choreography.  The main focus is given to our Company dancers while also including our Junior division dancers in a variety of ways and styles.

Open to TMB students enrolled in Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Adult/Teen Ballet, Beg.-Int. Homeschool
& Adv. Pre-Pro programs

(Adult students please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office)

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  • All dancers must be enrolled in and attend the required number of classes each week for their level.

  • All dancers will need to be available for rehearsals beginning early February.

  • Dancers will need to commit to and be available for Saturday rehearsals throughout Feb., Mar., Apr. & early May. (Rehearsals are often scheduled for one or two hours at a time, but time could increase as the performance dates approach)

  • Dancers may need to attend Friday evening rehearsals as the performance dates approach.

  • Dancers must be available for Performance week in studio and at the theater in Killeen.

  • Dancers will be required to sign a contract and pay a performance fee as well as costume rental fee.

For more information please contact the director via email, phone or ask for details in the office