The City Ballet of Cleveland's Fourth Annual "Winter Wonderland & Nutcracker" , December 1st, 2012
Performances are Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM at the Tri-C Eastern Campus Performing Arts Center. For details please visit CCDC Events
Nutcracker Gala, November 3rd, 2012
CCDC cordially invites you to step into an evening of gourmet delights, brilliant ballet performance and a silent auction. For details please visit CCDC Events
Tea at the Ritz, March 11
Please join the company for tea at the Ritz on March 11. Join the Company dancers as we discuss what it takes to build a ballet company, see creations by costumer Ray Zander and more.
Tea RSVP Envelope
Swan Lake June 12th
Cleveland City Dance Company presents Swan Lake Act 2, Sunday June 1th at 2:00 pm - featuring guest artists Andrea Blankstein-Otloski and Mark Otloski.
Parents Night Out Fundraiser March 19th
Let the Cleveland City Dance Company Dancers offer baby sitting services for your children ages 5 - 10 while you enjoy a relaxing night having dinner going to the movies or just relaxing at home.
Parent's Night Out Form
Parent's Night Out Waiver Form
Cleveland City Dance Company Auditions Sunday April 17
The Cleveland City Dance Company (CCDC) audition is open to all serious dancers of ballet ages 11-19. The company has two annual performances in June and December as well as performs at Festivals and local schools. The audition is also the day when you may apply for the E. John Busser Scholarship if you are ages 13-19. All potential Company members must audition in May prior to the upcoming season. This includes all current Company members. The audition class will be taught by the Company Artistic and Executive Director, Courtney J. Laves-Mearini and judged by a professional dancer not affiliated with the Cleveland City Dance school or CCDC Company. Previous judges have been Jennifer Savnovos formerly of Ballet Theater of Ohio and Samantha Basford formerly of the Miami City Ballet. This year Brian Murphy of the Verb Ballets will return. If unable to attend the May audition, it is be possible to schedule an alternative audition with the Artistic Director of the Company, Courtney J. Laves-Mearini. In lieu of an in-personal audition, one may submit a DVD audition. The DVD audition requirements are:
A 15-20 minutes demonstration of barre and center technique. The barre technique shown should include plies, battement tendus, battement jete, ronde de jambe, passe, developpe en croix, grande battements and balances on one leg. The center technique should include adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grande allegro. (For advance female dancers the center should be on pointe.).
A classical variation one to two minutes in length. (On pointe for advanced ladies) This is to show your technical abilities along with performing presence.
Mail the DVD with a brief resume and photograph in arabesque by the end of March to:
Cleveland City Dance Company
c/o Cleveland City Dance
Attn: Artistic Director of CCDC
13108 Shaker Square
Cleveland, Oh 44120