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Seeking dancers with technical/artistic abilities and/or potential who possess a level of maturity and character suited for IB programming.

Academy Scholarship Audition

August 11, 2024

Between 1-4 pm (time assigned after pre-registration)

Somerville Center - 2172 River Rd., Greer, SC

IB Scholarship Auditions are open to students age 7-17 who are interested in serious ballet training. 

To be considered for a scholarship, students must demonstrate:

  • A natural talent or ability for dance/movement

  • The potential to be trained (focus/work ethic)

  • Financial need

Students aged 7-11
prior experience in ballet is not required


Students aged 12-14
must have some dance background/experience/training


Students aged 15-17
must have classical ballet training

(with experience on pointe for girls)


Scholarship(s) awarded will be for training from September 2024 through May 2025 and will be applied evenly over a 9-month period.  Training commitment is for the 9-month period. Regular attendance is required. If student does not complete the 9-month commitment, or is frequently tardy/absent, scholarship for remaining months is forfeited.  (No cash value.) Scholarship award recipients must display and maintain good behavior and a helpful community/service minded attitude. 

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.  Scholarships awarded are based on current donations received annually toward Scholarship Funds.


Nutcracker Audition
2024 Nutcracker Auditions

Audition Date: August 24, 2023

Pre-Registration Deadline: TBD

Audition Time: Assigned after pre-registration deadline

Audition Location: Somerville Center (2172 River Road)

Audition Cost: $25


  • Must be 8 years old by September 1, 2024.

  • Must be enrolled as an IB student taking the minimum required ballet classes for your assigned level.

  • Audition does not guarantee casting.

  • Siblings/parents/guardians will not be encouraged to wait in the lobby before, after and during rehearsals. Families with multiple students in separate rehearsals should be able to drop off and pick up according to rehearsal schedule.   

  • Cast members will not be permitted in the building any earlier than 15 minutes prior to their rehearsal time.  Cast members must leave promptly after rehearsals.

  • Rehearsals will be scheduled in a way that minimizes wait time if cast members have multiple parts.

  • We will perform The Nutcracker at the Peace Center on December 13-15, 2024. In addition, rehearsal at the theater will take place on December 11-12. You must be able to attend all rehearsals & performances at the theater.

  • Parents and cast members will be expected to make responsible decisions when bringing their child to the studio or theater. If student is showing signs of sickness (fever, cough, etc.), they should stay home. 

  • If cast, you will be encouraged (not required) to sign-up for one volunteer duty. This volunteer duty can be fulfilled by cast member, sibling, parent, guardian, friend, etc. 

  • Cast members will be charged a $175 Nutcracker fee. This includes all rehearsals, costumes and Vimeo performance link. Additional siblings who are cast will be charged $150.


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.

The 2024 Company Auditions are complete.

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© Jerry Finley Photography

Company Auditions

Additional Scholarships

Jurgen Forster Boys Scholarship

  • In memory of IB co-founder Jurgen Forster

  • Male students in Ballet 2A-5 are automatically provided a 50%-100% tuition Scholarship.

Cassandra Gary Memorial Scholarship

  • This Scholarship was created to honor the 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

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