Seeking technical/artistic abilities and potential, as well as maturity and suitability for IB programming

Pre-Professional Company Auditions

The International Ballet Pre-Professional Company is a selective, audition-based performance group for the serious advanced dancer.  IBCO dancers uphold minimum class requirements for their respective levels, also attending a weekly company class and designated rehearsals.

2021 Audition Information

Date: May 20, 2021

Time: To be assigned (between 5-8pm)

Location: Somerville Center

You MUST pre-register by May 13.

Once you have pre-registered, you will be assigned your audition time slot which will fall between 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Audition Requirements:

  • Pre-registration (deadline: May 13)

  • $20 fee (check or cash upon arrival)

  • For IB students Ballet 3B or above

  • 2+ years on pointe

  • Evaluated on ballet technique, artistry, musicality, maturity, and work ethic


The Nutcracker Auditions

2021 Nutcracker audition details coming soon!

Scholarship Auditions

Audition Date: Fall 2021

  • Pre-registration required (register below)

  • Deadline to pre-register: TBD

  • Audition Time: Assigned after pre-registration deadline

  • Audition Location: Somerville Center (2172 River Road)


IB Scholarship Auditions are open to students in Ballet 1 - 5

International Ballet maintains an audition-based scholarship program that includes financial-need consideration in its award process.  The purpose of the program is to ensure that talented and motivated dancers, ages 6 to 18, are able to continue and progress in their ballet studies, regardless of their financial circumstances.

  • Scholarship applicants complete an application, provide financial information and attend a ballet audition. An independent dance professional serves as the audition judge.

  • Essential to each award is demonstrated commitment by both the student and their parents to serious dance training and the requirements of the scholarship award. 

  • All scholarship recipients are also expected to complete work assignments for the IBA studio. Scholarship recipients are also expected to participate in sponsor events and performances, when appropriate.

  • Scholarships are awarded to dancers from ages 6-18 in Ballet levels 1-5. Auditions are held during September and awards apply to tuition from October through May.

  • The IB Scholarship Program is funded by tax-deductible donations from generous Greenville community businesses, individuals and families committed to furthering training in the art of classical ballet for young people in our community.  The number of scholarships awarded is based on current donations and is distributed among the dance levels.


Additional Scholarships

Jurgen Forster Boys Scholarship

  • In memory of IB co-founder Jurgen Forster

  • Male students receive a full (ballet 2-5) or half (ballet 1) scholarship

Cassandra Gary Memorial Scholarship

  • In memory of Cassandra Cook Gary, mother of IB Alumna Cara Marie Gary

  • Merit Scholarship (need-blind)

  • Recipient must be a member of the IB Pre-Professional Company

  • Applications (including a personal essay) reviewed by the Gary family in consultation with the IB artistic staff