Under the direction of Alexandra Wells, Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montréal, the program's mission is to address the needs of dancers striving to enter the current job market by providing diverse training alongside one of the prestigious contemporary dance companies in the world. 

 

2019 HUBBARD STREET PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM / HS Pro AUDITIONS

Pre-registration is required for all HS Pro auditions. Click here to pre-register.  See below for 2019 audition tour details.

SAN FRANCISCO
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center
26 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm

NEW YORK
Gibney Dance
280 Broadway, New York City, NY 10007
Friday, February 1, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00pm

CHICAGO
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm

2018-2019 Dates

Semester One

September 10 - December 14, 2018
(off week of Thanksgiving, November 19-23)

Guest Choreographers: Adam Barruch, Kristina Isabelle
Repertory: Aszure Barton, Toru Shimazaki
Performance Opportunities:  Dancer will perform alongside Hubbard Street at the Harris Theater in creations by Rena Butler, Alice Klock and Florian Lochner.

Intersession

January 7- February 22, 2019

Dancer may opt to study at the Lou Conte Dance Studio during the Intersession. There are options that include daily ballet and modern/contemporary classes, as well as studio space available for rent for dancer creation.  Internships and work study opportunities are in development.

Semester Two

February 25- May 24, 2019

Guest choreographers: Jonathan Alsberry, Rena Butler, Peter Chu, Florian Lochner, and Elia Mrak

Classes

Classes during the two semesters will take place daily Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 5:30/6:00pm

Interaction with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class, rehearse and perform with the company. Regular observation of company rehearsals and performance is integrated into the HS Pro schedule. Selected dancers may have the opportunity to understudy certain programs.

Apprenticeship

Following one or two years of HS Pro, a dancer may be invited to apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year. 

Eligibility

Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2018 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.

Tuition

$9850 per year.  Dancer will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 at the time of registration. Remaining balance will be broken into three installments to be paid before December 1. Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need.

For guidelines and more information email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

2019-2020 Dates

Semester One

September 9 - December 13, 2019

(off week of Thanksgiving, November 18-22)

 

Intersession

January 6- February 21, 2020

 

Semester Two

February 24- May 22, 2020

 

Classes

Classes during the two semesters will take place daily Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 5:30/6:00pm

Guest choreographers and artists for 2019-20 to be announced soon!

Interaction with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dancers will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the company. Regular observation of company rehearsals and performance is integrated into the HS Pro schedule. Select dancers will have the opportunity to take company class and may be chosen to understudy certain programs.

Apprenticeship

Following one or two years of HS Pro, a dancer may be invited to apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year. 

Eligibility

Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2019 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.

Tuition

$10,150 per year + new dancer registration fee. Dancer will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 at the time of registration. Remaining balance will be broken into three installments to be paid before December 1. Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need.

 For guidelines and more information email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

General Audition Information

  • Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2019 in order to be considered for HS Pro.
  • Dancers are accepted into the HS Pro by audition only. Results will be sent via email by March 8, 2019.
  • Pre-registration is required for all cities, and will close 48 hours before the scheduled audition date. Click here to reserve your spot in the appropriate city.
  • Auditions will consist of a full ballet class, repertoire and improvisation.  Dancers may be interviewed following the auditions.
  • A leotard, form-fitting leggings and ballet shoes need to be worn for the ballet class. Hair should be clean and out of the face. Hubbard Street does not perform works on pointe; therefore, pointe work is not part of our curriculum. Please do not wear pointe shoes for the audition. Form-fitting apparel can be worn for repertory as long as body lines are clearly visible.


On the day of the audition, dancers are required to bring the following:

  • Resume (1 page max)
    • Resumes should be no more than one page in length. Resumes should list the dancer’s performance & training experience (intensives, master classes, workshops, etc.), current school/training facility, and current instructors.
  • Letter of Recommendation (must be in a sealed envelope)
  • 8x10 headshot
    • Your 8x10 headshot needs to resemble how you appear in the classroom. Your photo should display your natural appearance, with your hair pulled back. You do not need a professional headshot nor a photo in color.
  • Signed Audition Waiver
    • You will be required to print and sign page 3 of our liability waiver. Please bring a copy with you to the audition. All dancers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian’s signature included on the waiver.

Additional Information

  • A limited amount of financial aid is available to dancers attending HS Pro. Dancers are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted. Aid will be based solely on financial need. We do not award merit scholarships.
  • If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may request to submit a video (details below). Video audition requests are approved on a case-by-case basis, and we strongly encourage all dancers to audition in person. For more information, see Video Audition below. 
  • In the event of inclement weather, updates or audition cancellations will be posted on the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Facebook page. Should we need to cancel an audition due to weather or any other unforeseeable circumstance, dancers who pre-registered for the audition will be granted the opportunity to send a video audition.

For guidelines and more information about auditions, please email hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend our live auditions, you may submit a video audition for consideration. We will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2018. Applications must be received by January 4, 2019, or they will not be considered.

Dancers granted a video submission must submit the following materials to hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com:

-    Complete our online registration 

-    Submit one Letter of Recommendation (1 page max)

-    Submit a Resume or CV (1 page max)

-    Submit an 8x10 Headshot (Your photo needs to resemble how you appear in a studio setting. A professional or color photo is not required)

-    Video (must include a Ballet + Contemporary portion. Guidelines listed below)

BALLET

Center work:

  •         Adagio
  •         Waltz with Pirouette
  •         Small & Medium Jumps
  •         Grand Allegro

Each combination should be a minimum of 32 counts with musical accompaniment.

CONTEMPORARY AND IMPROVISATION

Please include one minute minimum of a contemporary work and two minutes of improvisation working with two contrasting qualities or tasks. This may be filmed in a studio or on stage. (Please do not include ensemble work)

Videos must be sent through a VIMEO or YOUTUBE LINK. Please keep your privacy settings public, so your footage is accessible without a password.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have any additional questions, please contact hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Curriculum for the two semesters will include: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Gaga, Flying Low, Low Fly, Contemporary Partnering, Floorwork, Improvisation, Cunningham Technique, Hip Hop,  and Qi Gong as well as Somatics; Pilates, Yoga and IMAGE TECH. There will be weekly mentoring lunches with a variety of guests. Additionally, dancers will learn Hubbard Street Dance Company repertoire and collaborate in creative processes with guest artists including Jonathan Alsberry, Adam Barruch, Peter Chu, Kristina Isabelle, Elia Mrak, Jenna Pollack, and Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellows, Rena Butler and Florian Lochner.  Dancers will also be offered classes with company members Craig D. Black Jr, Jacqueline Burnett, Rena Butler, Kellie Epperheimer, Florian Lochner, Andrew Murdock and Kevin J. Shannon.

Faculty

Kathleen Aharoni, Jonathan Alsberry,
  Shannon Alvis, Paige Cunningham, Christian Denice, Meredith Dincolo, Krista Ellensohn, Sarah Cullen Fuller,  Anna Long, Trae Turner and HS Pro Director Alexandra Wells. 

 

Guest faculty will include Adam Barruch, Chelsea Bonosky, Peter Chu, Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Lindsey Derry, Davide Di Pretoro, Carlye Eckert, Kristina Isabelle, Florian Lochner, Ana Lucaciu, Elia Mrak, David Norsworthy, Troy Ogilvie, and Jenna Pollack.     


For Hubbard Street Professional Program faculty bios, click here.

Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class, rehearse and perform with the company. Regular observation of company rehearsals and performance is integrated into the HS Pro schedule. Selected dancers may have the opportunity to understudy certain programs.

Apprenticeship:

Following  one or two years with HS Pro, a dancer may be invited to Apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year.

2018-19 Apprentices:
Gaby Diaz
Abdiel Figueroa Reyes
Kelsey Matsch
Emily Wohl

Classes with Company Members

Ballet:
Craig Black
Kevin Shannon

Improvisation & Creative Process:
Jacqueline Burnett
Rena Butler
Kellie Epperheimer
Florian Lochner
Andrew Murdock

 

Click here for the full list of the Class of 2018 + Class of 2019 of the Hubbard Street Professional Program.

Alumni of HS Pro have graduated on to professional careers at dance companies across the nation.

Alumni include: 

Class of 2018

Haley Heckethorn : BODYTRAFFIC

Andres Trezevant : Charlotte Ballet II

Gaby Diaz : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice*

Abdiel Figueroa Reyes : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice*

Kelsey Matsch : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice*

Emily Wohl : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice*

*Learn more about our current Hubbard Street apprentices here