The Chelmsford Ballet Company launches its 70th anniversary year
The Chelmsford Ballet Company will celebrate its 70th anniversary year in 2019, kick-starting the celebrations with special free workshops for its dancing members at CYGAMS HQ, Chelmsford, followed by company auditions for dancing membership and its annual production later in the autumn.
16 September will see the company’s esteemed patron Christopher Marney lead the dancers in a day of ballet, alongside Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures dancer Kate Lyons, imparting their vast knowledge and technique on the dancers, ready for a hugely exciting year for the company. Between the two of them, Marney and Lyons have worked with companies such as Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, English National Ballet, Ballet Black, BalletBoyz, Gothenburg Ballet, Ballet Biarritz, Bern Ballet, Michael Clark Company, Ballet West (USA), National Dance Company Wales, and Würzburg Ballet.
The Chelmsford Ballet Company will hold auditions for dancing membership on 30 September again at CYGAMS HQ, and applications are sought from male and female dancers to join its ranks. Following a ballet class before a panel of adjudicators, successful candidates are invited to join the company as either junior, general or senior dancing members, and will be eligible to audition for the company’s annual production later in the year.
As an amateur company with professional standards, The Chelmsford Ballet Company has a reputation for staging impressive productions with fantastic artistry. From the choreography to the sets to the costumes, the company prides itself on the regard with which it is held by Chelmsford audiences, and those further afield. The company continues to celebrate artistic success under the leadership of Artistic Director Annette Potter, nurturing the company’s dancers from company classes to workshops, through to rehearsals and the company’s annual production.
The amateur company prides itself on its professional standards, demonstrating a huge array of talent through its dancers excelling themselves each year.