Commit to the Best: The Junior Company
Junior Company director: Matthew Lovegood
Assistant director: Erin Alarcón
AMB School’s Junior Company is a prestigious pre-professional company for advanced ballet dancers. These highly motivated students gain exposure to professional ballet company life, with opportunities to study with artistic staff, learn company repertoire, shadow professional dancers, and improve technique and artistry.
The Junior Company schedule includes rehearsals on Fridays and/or Saturdays, plus company class with the professional dancers on Saturdays. Dancers rehearse for the annual Junior Company Showcase performance as well as roles in AMB’s professional productions.
Junior Company members also will be eligible to take part in our mentorship program, where they will be paired with one of our professional dancers and will have the opportunity to discuss one-on-one what it really takes to make dance a career. Students will work closely with Ballet Master Matthew Lovegood this fall on an innovative virtual choreography project, and will learn choreography that their paired company dancer is working on.
Dancers must be enrolled in the full Level 5 or 6 program of the Academy Division in order to be eligible for Junior Company. Annual tuition of $1,000 may be paid as part of your AMB School tuition in 9 monthly installments ($112 in September, $111/month during October – May). Junior Company members who participate in the Teen Ensemble receive 1/2 price off the Ensemble participation fee and Ensemble monthly tuition.
Junior Company dancers are selected through auditions conducted by AMB artistic staff each year. Virtual auditions for the 2021-2022 season are coming soon. If you wish to audition, or would like more information about the Junior Company program, please complete this form for a personal response. (Consent of your parent or guardian is required for us to contact you.)
Please note: Programs are subject to change without notice. AMB is committed to creating a safe and healthy training environment for our students, staff and families. We observe health & safety protocols created with the advice of medical professionals. For more information, please download the protocols document.