Ballet Austin (Audition #5)
After my audition at Colorado Ballet I was ready to focus and fight to show I can do everything the teacher may ask and more. Since registration started at 12:30 PM and the audition at 1:00 PM I arrived very early to be sure I would be physically and mentally prepared. I found out that I had to stay in the lobby and stretch on the cold stone floor until registration began. I was truly prepared to stretch in any location after my experience touring for the Nutcracker in Reno. There was a draft throughout the theatre and no warm areas! The cold stone floor at San Francisco Ballet was definitely warmer than that. Registration began and in we went one by one dropping off our resume, audition fee, and pictures and picking up our numbers. I was quickly greeted by a friend of mine I used to train with at Ballet San Jose years ago. We both continued stretching and warming up as we chatted a bit about the audition experience. I was nervous yet had the determination to not let it over take me to the point I freak out.
The Artistic Director came in and we each took our spot at the barre in numerical order. There were probably around 30 dancers there. The Artistic Director taught the class and gave combinations that weren’t too complicated… this was nice! As the audition went on I continued to focus and believe I could do everything and more. There were a few students from the San Francisco Ballet School auditioning as well that were just beautiful, but I kept focusing and remembering I had something to offer too. At times I did not always execute the combinations perfectly or as well as I would have liked. However, the parts I did know I felt confident I shined. I truly felt with it for this audition: determined, like I did my best. God was truly faithful to give me the strength and focus I needed.
After the audition the Artistic Director explained about the options that are available. This was so nice because at the auditions thus far I didn’t really see them take the time to talk to us and share about their programs, etc. He answered questions and said they would get back to us in April.
Well there you have it! Audition #5 another success!