PSB Student Company 2015/2016
Students on the Portsmouth School of Ballet Student Company are chosen through an audition process. The students have the option to audition in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, and Tap.
The School’s Company Program is ballet and technique based.
The Portsmouth School of Ballet’s award winning Student Company is for the dedicated dance student who is on a professional track or for dancers who want to experience working as a team to achieve a common goal of unity and purpose; while developing and growing as an individual dancer. Students in the PSB Company focus on learning how to become a dancer, working together in a dance company with other dancers, body awareness, health, nutrition, hygiene and etiquette.
Students perform in our annual Nutcracker, Spring Show, and Prescott Park Summer Performance. We attend various community events, such as, nursing homes and outreach program events. During the 2012/2013 our student Company was invited to dance with State Street Ballet Company at the University of New Hampshire. They have also had the opportunity to dance and perform at a Boston Celtics Game on numerous occasions.
In addition to the events above our Student Company also attends three fabulous Regional Dance Competitions that give them the opportunity to take their dancing to the next level. The PSB Student Company has won numerous awards while attending their regional events. Our students earn high point and overall placements from groups to individual events. We have been recognized for Judge’s Choice Awards, Costume Awards, Most Entertaining Awards, Outstanding Performance Awards and many more. The studio has received the prestigious Studio of Excellence Award three times in the last two years! This award is given to the studio that shows the most professionalism onstage, backstage, and in the audience. It is recognition of the etiquette and showmanship displayed not only by our dancers but also our faculty and supporters!
The students dance 5 – 20 hours per week depending upon their level. The company has both recreational as well as pre-professional levels. Many of our company students have gone on to dance professionally, teach dance, and attend prestigious academic Colleges and Universities after graduating. We are very proud of our PSB Student Company and are welcome to new companies members both younger and older.
For more information regarding the Portsmouth School of Ballet or the PSB Student Company, please contact the school any time at 603-436-5993.