Auditions will be held this weekend in New York City for the School at Jacob’s Pillow 2011 professional advancement programs in jazz/musical theater dance and contemporary.
The jazz/musical theater dance audition will be held February 19 at Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, 4th floor. Registration is at 10:00 a.m., with audition class from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The contemporary audition will be held February 20 in Studio 4 at New York City Center Studios, 130 West 56th Street, with registration at 2:00 p.m. and audition class from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Auditions are structured as a master class—no cuts are made—and provide an opportunity to take a professional class, gain audition experience, and learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow. The jazz/musical theater dance audition will cover multiple jazz dance styles, including tap, and will be led by Brad Musgrove, a Broadway performer known for his roles in Fosse and The Producers. The vocal portion of the audition will be with an accompanist and requires two songs from published musical theater works.
The contemporary audition will be led by program director Milton Myers, resident choreographer/instructor for Philadanco, who serves on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Fordham University’s Ailey Program, and The Juilliard School.
Auditions are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. No pre-registration required.
There is a $15 cash-only audition fee. For more information, visit www.jacobspillow.org/education/school.