Moxie Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program is a one to two year program comprised of the schools most advanced dancers ages 12-22 years of age. The Trainee program is selective and competitive. Participation is by invitation of Moxie Contemporary Ballet's Artistic Director, Gina Candland and at the recommendation of Moxie Dance Theatre's Faculty.
Trainees participate in daily technique class, as well as pointe, contemporary and modern classes taught by Moxie Dance Theatre School faculty members. They rehearse and perform classical and contemporary works both new and from the repertory of Moxie Contemporary Ballet. Renowned guest choreographers from around the world are brought in to work with and choreograph new, innovative works especially for the Trainee Dancers. Trainees also participate in workshops on teaching, choreography, and stagecraft.
The Trainees perform from October to July throughout the Pacific Northwest. These performances include outreach programs at schools and community centers, appearances at corporate and special events, as well as their own full evening performances. They understudy and dance in Moxie Dance Theatre and Moxie Contemporary Ballet's productions including NOEL and Cinderella. The year culminates in the Moxie Dance Theatre School Student Showcase performances in June.
This well-rounded and comprehensive program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from pre-professional to professional dancer, while offering personal attention in a positive, inspiring and nurturing environment.