Ballet Cymru associate programme 2017 – 2018

Ballet Cymru will be returning in September 2017 with their Associate Programme. Designed to complement students’ existing dance training, our associate programme aims to give young, talented ballet dancers the opportunity, understanding and insight into what life as a professional dancer may entail through a closer and more regular working relationship with Ballet Cymru.

The programme is available to boys and girls from the ages of 12+ * and will work on 2 levels:

Mid Associates: Aged 12 – 14
Senior Associates: Aged 15 +

*Age from 31st August 2017

Ballet Cymru Associates will have the opportunity to work with the professional dancers, artistic directors and guest teachers of the company and each session will consist of a ballet technique class, followed by pointe work/male coaching (where appropriate), repertoire and creative work. Pointe work is a prerequisite of the course.

Over the year, associates will learn work from Ballet Cymru’s repertoire, as well as develop choreographic skills by working with creative and explorative tasks.

Associates will have performance opportunities in July 2018 at the Riverfront Theatre, Newport and will get priority booking for Ballet Cymru dance courses.

Gaining a place onto our Ballet Associate programme will be by audition on 23rd of July 2017.

If you would like to audition for the Ballet Cymru Associate Programme please return the application form including two current photographs* and return to the address below by the 15th July 2017. You will then be contacted regarding the audition time and venue.

*Please include two photographs of the applicant in dancewear, one facing front in a tendu a la seconde, arms in second and a second photograph in 1st arabesque en l’air.

Download Application Form

Associate Dates


17th September
15th October
19th November
17th December


21st January
18th February
18th March
15th April
20th May
17th June
15th July
28th July – performance

*Additional dates may be added around performance time and notification will be given for any changes in dates.

Cost: £200

Please return the application form with photographs to (Please do not send any payment):

Amy Doughty / Ballet Cymru Associates
Unit 1
Wern Trading Estate Rogerstone
NP10 9FQ

Alternatively, you can email Amy at: