Ballet performance experiences for individuals with extra-sensory and other special needs.
North Pointe Ballet offers performance opportunities for students from local dance studios to audition for children’s roles. NPB believes that the experience of performing alongside professional dancers develops confidence needed in young performers and inspires youth to become life-long arts advocates.
Bringing together young dancers of multiple backgrounds, varied levels of training, and different dance schools creates diversity in the cast, encourages teamwork, and develops unique friendships and shared experiences building bonds that extend beyond the studio and stage.
Please see NPB’s updated Covid-19 Protocols before attending future NPB classes, rehearsals, and events. Effective August 16, 2021.
NPB’s Wizard of Oz-The Ballet Youth Cast Production Info
Please read before auditioning
Auditions will be held at Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School studios on January 30 at the following times:
- 12:00pm–ages 6-8
- 1:00pm– ages 9-10
- 2:00pm– ages 11-13
- 3:00pm– ages 14-18
- must be between ages 6-18
- must be able to attend the majority of studio rehearsals on Sunday afternoons Feb 6- May 1, all technical rehearsals May 8-12, and all performances May 13-15.
- must fill out the audition form and pay the $15 audition fee at or before the time of audition
- while we encourage everyone auditioning to be enrolled in a ballet class, there are no formal requirements to attend the audition
Please read additional important audition information HERE.
Scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and dancers of color are available. Visit the Dance & Diversity Scholarship page to learn more.
“Being able to dance alongside professionals at this age is such a great learning experience. Something I tend to struggle with is self confidence (along with many other teen girls). Dance is a place that sometimes can make me feel pretty good about myself. When I get positive comments and feedback on my dancing it really lifts my self esteem. An example is during sleeping beauty I was starting to get a bit down on myself wondering of dance was really for me because I felt as if I was not improving and not standing out. Then, one night at tech during notes Melaina made a comment on how great my feet looked in front of everyone, and that honestly made me feel so confident. I realized I was improving, I was impressing my teachers, and that made me feel amazing. During these past few years I have learned to take dance more seriously, paying close attention in class, thinking about using all of my strength and focusing on corrections. My technique and confidence has improved so much by dancing with NPB.”
“We love NPB because not only does it give her an extra push to work hard, the company’s mission is amazing. After spending time doing the outreaches last year I watched my daughter learn about the power of dance and it’s ability to reach people. She would talk my ear off on the way home about how fun it was to reach out to the students who never have seen a ballerina! She has such a passion for the elderly and her favorite visit was to the nursing home. While many children shy away from the potential awkwardness of talking with elderly strangers, she loves it! She was so happy to learn about the other side of NPB. She expressed a desire to use her dance skills to reach people like NPB does on their outreaches. So while learning to dance, experiencing the theater and making great friends are all very important, my desire is for my daughter to have a heart for others. The mission and values of NPB align so well with what I want for my daughter.”
“We began participating in North Pointe Ballet classes and performances in 2017. Several friends of ours had participated prior to us and had fantastic things to say about the directors, dancers and their experience from start to finish so we thought we’d try it out. They were right… the entire experience has been amazing!”
“We choose to be a part of NPB for many reasons. Our daughter loves to dance but it doesn’t always come easily. From the audition process to the rehearsals to the performances, each and every company member is supportive. They interact with the student dancers and encourage them to be their best. Almost every week, our daughter leaves rehearsal with a big smile on her face and proceeds to tell us all about the funny things that happened (especially regarding the company dancers). It brings her great joy to be around these professionals who also love to dance and know how to have fun while doing it!”
“Thank you so much for providing a safe place to let my little dancer do her thing. It left a very positive mark on her, and based on this, she is asking to do more dance stuff. I also really appreciate all the work put in to make the performance more culturally sensitive and inclusive. Love and appreciate your mission and hard work.”
“First experience was amazing! This is a wonderful organization and for someone new to this, I felt it was very organized! Thank you!!”
“Your consideration of safety protocols while still in the midst of a pandemic is remarkable.”
“You are all wonderful! Very professional, yet you make the experience both memorable & fun for both students and their parents.”