Junior Company

Commit to the Best: The Junior Company

Junior Company Director: Erin Alarcón

Junior Company members for Season 14: (front row) Ella Bauerly, Zoey Harstad, Katherine Huse, Regan Lavallee; (back row) Elena Burt, Jo Miklas, Mason Jaeger, Hannah Kubiak, Elizabeth Marsh. Not pictured: Maggie Loughran.

  • Registration opens: Friday, July 5
  • Audition: Sunday, July 28

Pre-registration for the audition is required. The audition will be held together with auditions for community roles in The Nutcracker; the registration form will offer options for either or both opportunities. Register now:

Auditions will be at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, 1001 S 6th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.

AMB School’s Junior Company is a prestigious pre-professional program for advanced ballet dancers ages 14 through 25. These highly motivated students gain exposure to professional ballet company life, with opportunities to study with artistic staff, learn company repertoire, shadow professional dancers, and improve technique and artistry.

Members will perform in Junior Company productions during the year, in addition to performing in AMB productions, and will have the opportunity to take class with AMB company dancers. They also will be eligible to take part in our mentorship program, where they will be paired with one of our professional dancers and will have the opportunity to discuss one-on-one what it really takes to make dance a career.

As part of the Junior Company program, dancers ages 14 through 18 are eligible to audition to be a part of the Youth of America Grand Prix [YAGP] group piece. Last year the group piece Ethereal was invited to the YAGP finals in New York. Dancers traveled there where they experienced master classes by renowned artists and performed alongside other aspiring professionals.

Dancers must be enrolled in the full Level 5 or 6 program of the Academy Division in order to be eligible for Junior Company. Annual tuition of $1,000 may be paid as part of your AMB School tuition in 9 monthly installments ($112 in September, $111/month during October – May). Junior Company members who participate in the Teen Ensemble receive 1/2 price off the Ensemble participation fee and Ensemble monthly tuition.

2024-25 Junior Company schedule, fall 2024

AMB Junior Company in pictures

Audition Opportunities

Junior Company auditions for the 2024-25 year will be announced soon. If you would like to be notified of future auditions, please complete this form:

If you would like more information about the Junior Company program, please complete this form for a personal response.

Programs are subject to change without notice.

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