Audition Tour 2020

Pre-registration is available for most auditions and is encouraged. Please see the dropdown details under the audition city listing.
Walk-up registrations on the day of the audition are also welcome with a completed audition registration form.

Your audition determines acceptance into the Intermediate 3-week or Pre-Professional 6-week Summer Intensive program.  Audition results are emailed within 10 days of your audition.

Ladies should wear a solid color leotard, pink tights and bring ballet and pointe shoes.
Gentlemen should wear a white shirt, black tights, ballet shoes.

Video Auditions

Can’t make an audition class?  Complete the video submission audition registration form by April 15, 2020. Upon completion of the video submission audition registration, email your video materials to Rolando Yanes.

Videos should be approximately 5-minutes in length and include adagio, turns, and jumps.  Ladies should wear their pointe shoes.  Label the video with your name.

  • Atlanta, GA

    Sunday, January 12
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Atlanta Ballet
    1695 Marietta Blvd, NW

    Pre-register for the Atlanta audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Boca Raton, FL

    Sunday, January 19
    Registration 12:00-12:30pm | Audition 12:30-2pm

    The Harid Conservatory
    2285 Potomac Road

    Pre-register for the Boca Raton audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Boston, MA

    Sunday, January 19
    Registration 12:00-12:30pm | Audition 12:30-2pm

    Boston Ballet
    153 Needham Street
    Newton Highlands, MA

    Pre-register for the Boston audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Milwaukee Ballet Company Ballet Master, Luz San Miguel

    Born in Madrid, Spain, Luz San Miguel received her training at Carmina Ocana Ballet School and on a scholarship at the Municipal Institute of Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining Milwaukee Ballet, she danced with BalletMet Columbus, Charleston Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, and in Germany’s Dresdner Ballet and Leipziger Ballet. She also performed as a guest artist in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and several cities in the United States. San Miguel has performed leading roles in ballets by John Cranko, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Anthony Tudor, Stanton Welch, Uwe Scholz, Glen Tetley, Paul Taylor, Lila York and Jerome Robbins, among others. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, San Miguel has performed roles such as Lucy in Dracula, Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker, Odile and Odette in Swan Lake, Kitri and Matador Lady in Don Quixote, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Swanhilda in Coppélia, the title roles in Cinderella, Esmeralda and Giselle, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Mimi in La Bohème,and Snow White in Mirror Mirror.

  • Chicago

    Sunday, January 12
    Ages 11-14 | Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm
    Ages 15+ | Registration 3-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5pm

    Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    1016 North Dearborn St
    Chicago, IL

    Pre-register for the Chicago auditions here.

    Audition to be conducted by Timothy O’Donnell and Adam Sterr

    Timothy O’Donnell
    O’Donnell began training at his mother’s ballet school at age seven. He continued at The Australian Ballet School where he received several awards, including The Australian Institute of Classical Dance’s national choreographic competition. After graduating, he joined West Australian Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles and worked closely with many celebrated international artists such as Paul Lightfoot, Petr Zuska, Simon Dow, Matjash Morzewski and Ivan Cavallari. In 2007, he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at the West Australian Dance Awards.

    In 2009, O’Donnell won Milwaukee Ballet’s international choreographic competition, Genesis, for The Games We Play. As part of his grand prize, he returned in 2010 to create Boléro–Let There Be Light. Shortly after, he appeared as a choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance–Australia.”

    Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2012, O’Donnell has appeared as Marcello in La Bohème, Verdigris (the green stepsister) in Cinderella, and the title character in Dorian Gray.

    As resident choreographer, he has staged five world premieres: Children of the WallTalk to MeThe Sixth SinSans Pleurer and More Truth Than Poetry.

     

    Adam Sterr
    Adam Sterr began his ballet training in his hometown of Green Bay, WI. He continued his studies at Butler University, earning a BFA in Dance while spending summers at intensives on scholarship at both Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced with the Richmond Ballet before joining the Milwaukee Ballet where he performed a wide variety roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire, working closely with many celebrated choreographers such as Michael Pink, Val Caniparoli, Mark Godden, Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Kirk Peterson, Paul Taylor, and Lila York.

    In 2009, Sterr began pursuing a freelance performing career as well as taking his first initial steps as a choreographer. Since then he has developed a great love for choreography, his works being featured in festivals along the east coast from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME, as well as presentations by Portland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet II, American Repertory Ballet II, and Circus Maine. Sterr spent two seasons on the artistic staff of Portland Ballet working as ballet master and rehearsal director and has taught on faculty for the Portland School of Ballet, the Wayne Center for Dance Education, and the Princeton Ballet School — the official school of American Repertory Ballet — working to enhance and expand outreach initiatives and develop training curricula. Mr. Sterr is excited to be returning to Milwaukee as a member of the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy faculty.

  • Denver, CO

    Sunday, February 9
    Registration 12-12:30pm | Audition 12:30-2pm

    Colorado Ballet
    1075 Santa Fe Drive

    Pre-register for the Denver audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • Guadalajara, MX

    Friday, January 31
    Saturday, February 1
    Times TBA

    Institute of Dance & Arts Centre
    Pablo Neruda 2614

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Houston, TX

    Sunday, January 19
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Houston Ballet
    601 Preston Street

    Pre-register for the Houston audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Timothy O’Donnell
    O’Donnell began training at his mother’s ballet school at age seven. He continued at The Australian Ballet School where he received several awards, including The Australian Institute of Classical Dance’s national choreographic competition. After graduating, he joined West Australian Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles and worked closely with many celebrated international artists such as Paul Lightfoot, Petr Zuska, Simon Dow, Matjash Morzewski and Ivan Cavallari. In 2007, he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer at the West Australian Dance Awards.

    In 2009, O’Donnell won Milwaukee Ballet’s international choreographic competition, Genesis, for The Games We Play. As part of his grand prize, he returned in 2010 to create Boléro–Let There Be Light. Shortly after, he appeared as a choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance–Australia.”

    Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2012, O’Donnell has appeared as Marcello in La Bohème, Verdigris (the green stepsister) in Cinderella, and the title character in Dorian Gray.

    As resident choreographer, he has staged five world premieres: Children of the WallTalk to MeThe Sixth SinSans Pleurer and More Truth Than Poetry.

     

  • Indianapolis, IN

    Sunday, February 2
    Registration 1-1:30pm | 1:30-3pm

    Indianapolis Ballet
    502 North Capitol Drive

    Pre-register for the Indianapolis audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Milwaukee Ballet Company Ballet Master, Denis Malinkine

    A native Russian, Denis Malinkine graduated from the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet Academy. He soon joined the Moscow Classical Ballet in 1985 and participated in many of the Company’s tours, including: the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, among othesrs. In 1990 he joined the National Ballet of Portugal.

    In 1993, Mr. Malinkine was invited by Christopher Gable to join England’s Northern Ballet Theatre. As a principal he created the title role in the landmark production of Dracula by Michael Pink and Christopher Gable, and the roles of Captain Phoebus in Pink’s Hunchback of Notre Dame and Albrecht in Northern Ballet Theatre’s Giselle. He expanded this experience in the genre of Dance Drama in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Brontes and Carmen.

    Mr. Malinkine has worked with Atlanta Ballet since 1999 where he created the role of Romeo in Michael Pink’s Romeo & Juliet. During his career he has appeared in classical ballet performances, and in productions by George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Lila York and many others.

    Mr. Malinkine has acted as guest artist and assistant to Mr. Pink in performing and remounting these works for Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Internationale and the Norwegian National Ballet. He also assisted John McFall in his work for Peter Pan with Ballet Internationale.

  • Kansas City, MO

    Sunday, February 9
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Kansas City Ballet
    500 West Pershing Road

    Pre-register for the Kansas City audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Adam Sterr
    Adam Sterr began his ballet training in his hometown of Green Bay, WI. He continued his studies at Butler University, earning a BFA in Dance while spending summers at intensives on scholarship at both Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced with the Richmond Ballet before joining the Milwaukee Ballet where he performed a wide variety roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire, working closely with many celebrated choreographers such as Michael Pink, Val Caniparoli, Mark Godden, Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Kirk Peterson, Paul Taylor, and Lila York.

    In 2009, Sterr began pursuing a freelance performing career as well as taking his first initial steps as a choreographer. Since then he has developed a great love for choreography, his works being featured in festivals along the east coast from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME, as well as presentations by Portland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet II, American Repertory Ballet II, and Circus Maine. Sterr spent two seasons on the artistic staff of Portland Ballet working as ballet master and rehearsal director and has taught on faculty for the Portland School of Ballet, the Wayne Center for Dance Education, and the Princeton Ballet School — the official school of American Repertory Ballet — working to enhance and expand outreach initiatives and develop training curricula. Mr. Sterr is excited to be returning to Milwaukee as a member of the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy faculty.

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Sunday, January 26
    Registration 5-5:30pm | 5:30-7pm

    Lauridsen Center for Dance
    1261 Satori Avenue
    Torrance, CA

    Pre-register for the Los Angeles audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • Memphis, TN

    Sunday, February 2
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Ballet Memphis
    2144 Madison Avenue

    Pre-register for the Memphis audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Milwaukee Ballet Company Ballet Master, Luz San Miguel

    Born in Madrid, Spain, Luz San Miguel received her training at Carmina Ocana Ballet School and on a scholarship at the Municipal Institute of Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining Milwaukee Ballet, she danced with BalletMet Columbus, Charleston Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, and in Germany’s Dresdner Ballet and Leipziger Ballet. She also performed as a guest artist in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and several cities in the United States. San Miguel has performed leading roles in ballets by John Cranko, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Anthony Tudor, Stanton Welch, Uwe Scholz, Glen Tetley, Paul Taylor, Lila York and Jerome Robbins, among others. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, San Miguel has performed roles such as Lucy in Dracula, Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker, Odile and Odette in Swan Lake, Kitri and Matador Lady in Don Quixote, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Swanhilda in Coppélia, the title roles in Cinderella, Esmeralda and Giselle, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Mimi in La Bohème,and Snow White in Mirror Mirror.

  • Milwaukee, WI

    Saturday, January 18
    Ages 11-14 | Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm
    Ages 15+ | Registration 3-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5pm
    Pre-register for the January 18 Milwaukee auditions here.

    Saturday, February 22
    Ages 11-14 | Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm
    Ages 15+ | Registration 3-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5pm
    Pre-register for the February 22 Milwaukee Auditions here.

    Milwaukee Ballet
    128 N. Jackson Street

    Auditions to be conducted by Milwaukee Ballet Company Leading Artist, Patrick Howell

    New Orleans native William Patrick Howell began training at age 15 at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance. He was offered full scholarships to The Rock School and the School of American Ballet, where he appeared in the feature film “Center Stage.” Howell began his career at BalletMet before joining United Kingdom’s Northern Ballet Theatre, where he performed the title role in Peter Pan and D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, and danced the Gypsy pas de deux in La Traviata,

    In 2008, Howell joined Milwaukee Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles, including the title role in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet, Frollo in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda, and Captain Hook/Mr. Darling in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan.

    In 2011, Howell took a leave of absence to dance with Germany’s Theatre Augsburg where he worked with renowned choreographers and had many works created for him, including The Prince in Mauro de Candia’s Cinderella and the title role in Michael Pink’s Dorian Gray. In 2012, he won a theatre prize for his role in William Forsyth’s Herman Scherman.

    In 2014, he returned to Milwaukee Ballet, where he reprised his role of Dorian Gray in 2016. Howell has also danced in Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture, Michael Pink’s Mirror Mirror, the Sheikh in Scheherazade, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, the title role in Dracula, the pas de deux of Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena and alongside his wife Nicole Teague-Howell, in La Bohème. Offstage, he served as emcee for The Ball since 2017. Howell welcomed his first child with Nicole in October.

  • Minneapolis, MN

    Saturday, January 11
    Registration 2-2:30pm | Audition 2:30-4pm

    Minnesota Dance Theatre
    528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor

    Pre-register for the Minneapolis audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • Nashville, TN

    Sunday, February 2
    Registration 3-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5pm

    Nashville Ballet
    3630 Redmon Street

    Pre-register for the Nashville audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Adam Sterr
    Adam Sterr began his ballet training in his hometown of Green Bay, WI. He continued his studies at Butler University, earning a BFA in Dance while spending summers at intensives on scholarship at both Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced with the Richmond Ballet before joining the Milwaukee Ballet where he performed a wide variety roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire, working closely with many celebrated choreographers such as Michael Pink, Val Caniparoli, Mark Godden, Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Kirk Peterson, Paul Taylor, and Lila York.

    In 2009, Sterr began pursuing a freelance performing career as well as taking his first initial steps as a choreographer. Since then he has developed a great love for choreography, his works being featured in festivals along the east coast from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME, as well as presentations by Portland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet II, American Repertory Ballet II, and Circus Maine. Sterr spent two seasons on the artistic staff of Portland Ballet working as ballet master and rehearsal director and has taught on faculty for the Portland School of Ballet, the Wayne Center for Dance Education, and the Princeton Ballet School — the official school of American Repertory Ballet — working to enhance and expand outreach initiatives and develop training curricula. Mr. Sterr is excited to be returning to Milwaukee as a member of the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy faculty.

  • New York, NY

    Saturday, January 18
    Registration 4:30-5pm | Audition 5-6:30pm

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
    405 West 55th Street

    Pre-register for the New York audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Milwaukee Ballet Company Ballet Master, Luz San Miguel

    Born in Madrid, Spain, Luz San Miguel received her training at Carmina Ocana Ballet School and on a scholarship at the Municipal Institute of Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining Milwaukee Ballet, she danced with BalletMet Columbus, Charleston Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, and in Germany’s Dresdner Ballet and Leipziger Ballet. She also performed as a guest artist in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and several cities in the United States. San Miguel has performed leading roles in ballets by John Cranko, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Anthony Tudor, Stanton Welch, Uwe Scholz, Glen Tetley, Paul Taylor, Lila York and Jerome Robbins, among others. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, San Miguel has performed roles such as Lucy in Dracula, Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker, Odile and Odette in Swan Lake, Kitri and Matador Lady in Don Quixote, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Swanhilda in Coppélia, the title roles in Cinderella, Esmeralda and Giselle, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Mimi in La Bohème,and Snow White in Mirror Mirror.

     

  • Oklahoma City, OK

    Sunday, February 23
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Oklahoma City Ballet
    6800 North Classen Blvd

    Pre-register for the Oklahoma City audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Orlando, FL

    Saturday, February 22
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre
    600 North Lake Formosa Drive

    Pre-register for the Orlando audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Philadelphia, PA

    International Association of Blacks in Dance
    2020 Annual International Conference and Festival

    DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
    Philadelphia City Center

    Milwaukee Ballet staff will be present to observe the Men’s and Women’s Ballet Auditions, as per the IABD Festival schedule.

  • Phoenix, AZ

    Sunday, January 26
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Ballet Arizona
    2835 East Washington Street

    Pre-register for the Phoenix audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Sunday, February 1
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    West Pointe Ballet
    1025 Fifth Avenue
    Coraopolis, PA

    Pre-register for the Pittsburgh audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by Resident Faculty, Monica Isla

    Monica Isla is a native of Havana, Cuba. She received her training at the Professional National School of the Arts in Havana. While in Cuba, Isla danced with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1993, she danced with the Pro-Danza Company as a principal dancer under the direction of Laura Alonso. In 1996, she was awarded a silver medal in The International Dance Competition in Nagoya, Japan, and was later invited to the International Dance competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Isla has performed with and was part of the teaching faculty with the Neoclassic Company of the University of Mexico and Soloist of Ballet Concerto in Puerto Rico and on international tours to Argentina, Panama, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Peru and Uruguay.

  • Pittsburgh, PA (National High School Dance Festival)

    February 26-28
    2020 National High School Dance Festival

    Point Park University
    201 Wood Street
    Pittsburgh, PA

    MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes, will be attending all audition sessions at NHSDF.  Auditionees can also visit Milwaukee Ballet in the expo area.

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Salt Lake City, UT

    Sunday, February 8
    Registration 4-4:30pm | Audition 4:30-6pm

    Ballet West
    52 West 200 South

    Pre-register for the Salt Lake City audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • San Antonio, TX

    Sunday, January 19
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas
    5200 Broadway Street

    Pre-register for the San Antonio audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Adam Sterr

    Adam Sterr began his ballet training in his hometown of Green Bay, WI. He continued his studies at Butler University, earning a BFA in Dance while spending summers at intensives on scholarship at both Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Upon graduation, he danced with the Richmond Ballet before joining the Milwaukee Ballet where he performed a wide variety roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire, working closely with many celebrated choreographers such as Michael Pink, Val Caniparoli, Mark Godden, Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Kirk Peterson, Paul Taylor, and Lila York.

    In 2009, Sterr began pursuing a freelance performing career as well as taking his first initial steps as a choreographer. Since then he has developed a great love for choreography, his works being featured in festivals along the east coast from Charleston, SC to Portland, ME, as well as presentations by Portland Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet II, American Repertory Ballet II, and Circus Maine. Sterr spent two seasons on the artistic staff of Portland Ballet working as ballet master and rehearsal director and has taught on faculty for the Portland School of Ballet, the Wayne Center for Dance Education, and the Princeton Ballet School — the official school of American Repertory Ballet — working to enhance and expand outreach initiatives and develop training curricula. Mr. Sterr is excited to be returning to Milwaukee as a member of the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy faculty.

  • Seattle, WA

    Sunday, January 12
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Pacific Northwest Ballet
    301 Mercer Street

    Pre-register for the Seattle audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • St. Augustine, FL

    Saturday, January 11
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Abella’s School of Dance
    1711 Lakeside Avenue #9

    Pre-register for the St. Augustine audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Tampa, FL

    Saturday, January 18
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Straz Center for the Performing Arts
    1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place

    Pre-register for the Tampa audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by MBSA & MBII Director, Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland and the upcoming Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

  • Washington, D.C.

    Sunday, February 2
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Washington Ballet School
    3515 Wisconsin Avenue

    Pre-register for the Washington D.C. audition here.

    Audition to be conducted by Mireille Favarel, Associate Director MBII

    Mireille Favarel was born in Toulon, France. After studying with Rosella Hightower at the Centre de Danse International in Cannes, Lydia Menchova from the Bolshoi, Robert Bestonso from the Royal Ballet, and Raymond Franchetti from the Paris Opera, Ms. Favarel began her professional career at seventeen with Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg. She subsequently joined Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium as a soloist, where she performed her first principal role as Swanilda in the August Bournonville version of Coppelia, at nineteen. Ms. Favarel later joined Ballet der Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, under the direction of Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, France, under the direction of Alphonso Cata, as a principal dancer.

    In addition to appearing with the Ballet du Nord during many of its international tours, Ms. Favarel represented France in the first New York International Ballet Competition. She was invited to perform in the gala performance for the next competition, and later returned as a coach and teacher for the NYIBC.

    Ms. Favarel joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 1989, where she performed all of the major roles in the company repertoire. The most memorable are her interpretations of Swan LakeRomeo & JulietCoppelia, and Giselle. In 1990, dance critic Tom Strini named her “Dancer of the Year” for her interpretations of Swan LakeSerenade, and Coppelia. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, many choreographers created works for her, including Kathy Posin’s Tehillim and Bach’s Lunch, and Simon Dow’s Spartacus. In May, 2000, Ms. Favarel gave her farewell performance, and became Ballet Mistress for the company.

    Mireille Favarel is currently Associate Director of the Milwaukee Ballet II. She also teaches and coaches the Milwaukee Ballet company and MBII. Mireille is a frequent guest teacher at major ballet schools and companies in Bulgaria, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, including Chicago, Albuquerque, Palm Beach, Kansas City, and in her native country of France. In March of 2012, Ms. Favarel was invited to stage Kathy Posin’s Scheherazade for the National Ballet of Bulgaria, in Sofia. She staged Scheherazade again for the Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. She continues to perform character roles for Milwaukee Ballet, most recently as James’ mother in La Sylphide, and the Queen in Swan Lake.

  • Wauconda, IL

    Sunday, February 16
    Registration 1-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3pm

    Illinois Dance Conservatory
    1251 North Old Rand Road
    Wauconda, IL

    Pre-register for the Wauconda audition here.

    Audition will be conducted by Resident Faculty, Monica Isla

    Monica Isla is a native of Havana, Cuba. She received her training at the Professional National School of the Arts in Havana. While in Cuba, Isla danced with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1993, she danced with the Pro-Danza Company as a principal dancer under the direction of Laura Alonso. In 1996, she was awarded a silver medal in The International Dance Competition in Nagoya, Japan, and was later invited to the International Dance competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Isla has performed with and was part of the teaching faculty with the Neoclassic Company of the University of Mexico and Soloist of Ballet Concerto in Puerto Rico and on international tours to Argentina, Panama, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Peru and Uruguay.

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