About our company
Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet is a one of a kind pre-professional dance company designed to take your training to the next level. Whether you’re just wanting more hours in the studio, or working towards a professional career in dance; NCB is a place for passionate young artists to come together and create.
We provide opportunities to work with today’s most relevant and sought after dance educators and choreographers; with monthly workshops for all our company members. There’s always something more to learn, and we just love providing our members with the highest caliber training opportunities in both contemporary, and contemporary/classical ballet.
Looking for more than training?
NCB is all about taking today’s most talked about issues and turning them into visual art for all to see. And though we love that you are rockin’ the stage at competition, it’s our strong belief that the ultimate goal of training is to perform productions for public audiences. NCB produces original productions for performance locally and abroad, providing our company members with authentic ‘company life’ experience with professional dancers, stage crews, lighting designers, and guest artists. The more details you learn now, the more prepared you will be for a future career in a professional company.
Don’t miss out on this unique and diverse youth experience. Auditions are always just around the corner!
What ages can participate in NCB?
NCB is open to all dancers aged 12 – 21yrs. 11yr olds may audition for NCB if they will be 12 by September.
What training is needed to audition for NCB?
It is recommended that dancers have a minimum of 5yrs of classical training with a certified instructor or dance institution (Cecchetti/RAD/Vaganova etc) and a minimum of 4yrs of modern or contemporary training.
Pointe is not a requirement for acceptance, however, to be considered for an Advanced Member position dancers must have a high level of experience en pointe.
Does NCB accept auditions throughout the year?
No, auditions are closed after the first rehearsal takes place.