Thank you for your interest in DanceWest Ballet Company. DanceWest Ballet
is a not for profit pre-professional dance company, formed in 1990 by artistic
directors Regina and Ricardo Moyano. The company's purpose is to bring a high
artistic level of dance to the community. The company accepts an elite few
from The School of DanceWest Ballet at auditions held in August each year for the
Members of DanceWest Ballet Company perform in The Nutcracker and a spring
repertoire performance. Dancers also participate in the school concert presented
every June, as well as attending the Regional Dance Association Festival held
at one of the Mid States companies, usually in May. Company members
participate in performances that are scheduled as opportunities for performances arise.
The time commitment is rigorous and rehearsal time involved is extensive.
Junior company members and Junior apprentices rehearse twice a week, at least,
during The Nutcracker season. During the rest of the year, they rehearse at
least once a week, usually on Saturdays. These rehearsals are for the entire
DanceWest Ballet Company Season, August through July. Senior company members and
Senior apprentices rehearse three to four times a week during The Nutcracker
Season, including Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The rest of the
season, they rehearse Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Company members are expected to uphold the highest of standards in conduct,
appearance, classroom etiquette and attendance at The School of DanceWest
Ballet. Artistry and excellence in technique are the criteria reviewed when
evaluating those auditioning.
DanceWest Ballet Company gives its members the opportunity to be a part of a
superlative pre-professional ballet company. The performance opportunities are
plentiful, and membership in the Regional Dance Association assures the
highest of standards in training and performances nationally. Dancers have the
opportunity at the annual festivals to view their peers from across the United
States and broaden their horizons in training, choreography and performance.
To learn more about DanceWest Ballet, the following rules, policies, and expectations are available. Thank you again for your interest in DanceWest Ballet.