US International Ballet is one of the few companies in America performing a full season during COVID-19. USIB dancers will perform five major productions throughout the 2020-2021 season. Dancers will be challenged by daily training and rehearsal. If you are tired of being sidelined by COVID-19, USIB can get your dance career going again!
USIB is now accepting new dancers. USIB will accept new dancers throughout the year through rolling applications and auditions until the max number of dancers is reached.
USIB has rigorous COVID precautions to protect dancers. Daily temperature checks, social distancing, use of masks, and sanitizing are just some of the measures USIB uses to keep dancers safe and healthy while still dancing.
USIB has already successfully performed and toured a full length Giselle during the pandemic. In Summer 2020, Giselle was performed in two cities and in two stunning theaters to both live-streamed and socially-distanced audiences.
An original debut of a contemporary Little Mermaid is well underway and will have the first filming & performance in October. Dancers are thrilled to create a professional film as well as a live stream of this world debut. By the end of spring 2021, Dancers will have created a full length original film of the Little Mermaid. Very few dancers in the pandemic are creating a work of art that will last a lifetime!
The USIB Nutcracker is a work of vast innovation and collaboration. The spectacular Wilson Center is partnering with USIB to have a live streamed and socially distanced full-length Nutcracker. Children will use space throughout the theater to participate within CDC guidelines. Masks, use of space, and hygiene protocols are a foundation for bringing the holiday classic to our community during this pandemic.
USIB was created on the core of innovation, inclusion, and health. In continuing with our commitment to community and creativity, USIB is leading the nation by keeping ballet performance alive in a pandemic. We encourage you to consider auditioning and become a part of the movement to keep dance alive during COVID.
July 6th-August 23rd 2020
U.S. International Ballet Summer Company is a unique professional summer dance experience. Unlike a ballet intensive, which is a school type experience. Summer Company is a short season for a professional company.
In the previous Summer, USIB was proud to host a COVID-adjusted summer company, concluding with two full-length and live-streamed performances of Giselle.
Dancers who attend will experience professional company life on a daily basis. Throughout the summer, there will be a variety of work that is being set. The final season performance will be a mixed repertoire concert that features a classical corps de ballet section and innovative original contemporary section.
Dancers will get technique and pointe class daily. Body conditioning, variations and contemporary will be varied throughout the week. Company rehearsal will take place every day.