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 cities, and dancers must be available for the entire duration of the audition. Dancers must be 18 years old by September 1, 2020 for consideration into HSPro.

Online registration will close 24 hrs prior to the scheduled audition date. Click here to reserve your spot in the appropriate city.

SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, January 10, 2020
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center
26 Seventh Street
5:30 – 9:30pm

CHICAGO
Friday, January 17, 2020
Hubbard Street Dance Center
1147 W Jackson Blvd
5:30 – 9:30pm

 NEW YORK
Friday, January 31, 2020
Gibney Dance
890 Broadway, Fifth Floor
4:30 – 8:30pm

 Audition cities and dates are subject to change.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

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

• Resume (1 page max)

• 8x10 headshot

• Signed Liability Waiver (link here)

You will be required to print and sign page 3 of our liability waiver. All dancers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian's signature included on the waiver.

• Letter of Recommendation (must be in a sealed envelope)

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.

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

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

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

• Resume (1 page max)

• 8x10 headshot

• Signed Liability Waiver (link here)

You will be required to print and sign page 3 of our liability waiver. All dancers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian's signature included on the waiver.

• Letter of Recommendation (must be in a sealed envelope)

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.

Observation Dates

HS Pro is excited to announce observation dates for dancers interested in learning more about the program! To get a glimpse of a day-in-the-life of HS Pro, dancers are invited to observe classes and showings on the following dates during Semester One: October 4, October 23, and November 5

If you have any additional questions, please contact 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, 2019. Video submissions will be received on a rolling basis – until placement in our program has been filled. Dancers are strongly encouraged to submit footage before February 1, 2020.

 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, and Improv portions. 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 a 90 second video of contemporary work and two minutes of improvisation working with two contrasting qualities or tasks. This may be filmed in a studio or on stage. (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.

2019-2020 Dates

Semester One

Pre-Week: September 3 - 6. 2019
September 9 - December 13, 2019

(off week of Thanksgiving: November 25-29)

 

Intersession

January 6 - February 21, 2020

 

Semester Two

February 25 - 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 can be found here, with many more 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.  

Note: Hubbard Street is currently unable to assist international dancers with the Visa application process. 

Tuition

$10,245 per year + new dancer registration fee. Dancer will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,095 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, observation requests, and more information, email
HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

2020-2021 Dates

Pre-Week (Mandatory for all new HSPro dancers)
Sept 1 -Sept 4, 2020

Semester One

Sept 8 - Dec 11, 2020

Thanksgiving break: Nov 23- Nov 27, 2020

Dancer Break

Dec 11 – Feb 21, 2021: Dancer break for audition season

Semester Two

Feb 22- May 21, 2021

 Schedule

Classes & rehearsals during the two semesters will take place Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Dancers will also have autonomy time available Monday – Friday from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

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. Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class on a rotating basis.

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, 2020 in order to be considered for HSPro.

 Note: Hubbard Street is currently unable to assist international dancers with the Visa application process.

Tuition

2020-2021 fees are $10,245 per year + $250 new dancer registration fee. Dancer will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,095 at the time of registration. Remaining balance will be broken into three installments to be paid before December 1, 2021. Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need.

For guidelines, observation requests, and more information, email 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. 

Dancers will also be offered classes with company members Craig D. Black Jr, Jacqueline Burnett, Rena Butler, Kellie Epperheimer, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon, and Connie Shiau.

Dancers will receive 1 + 2 year Completion Certificates at the end of each year with HS Pro.  A full year in the program approximates 1200+ hours of training, including multiple creative processes and performances.

The 2018-19 guest artists and choreographers include:

Jonathan Alsberry
Adam Barruch
Peter Chu
Kristina Isabelle
Elia Mrak
Jenna Pollack
HS Choreographic Fellow Rena Butler
HS Choreographic Fellow Florian Lochner

The 2019-20 HS Pro guest artists and choreographers include: 

Jonathan Alsberry
Adam Barruch
Chelsea Bonosky
Peter Chu
Lindsey Derry
Jenni Gordon
Kristina Isabelle
Ryan Mason
David Norsworthy
Troy Ogilvie
Jenna Pollack
HS Choreographic Fellow Rena Butler

And more to be announced soon! 

Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the first two years of HS Pro! 

 

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.

Invitation to Company and Apprenticeship:

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

2019-20 Company Member:
Abdiel Figueroa Reyes

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

2019-20 Apprentices:
Asha Benjelloun
Rachel Ferring
Sarah Jordan
Anthony Milian

Classes with Company Members

Ballet:
Craig Black
Kevin Shannon

Improvisation & Creative Process:
Jacqueline Burnett
Rena Butler
Kellie Epperheimer
Andrew Murdock
Connie Shiau

 

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 world.

Alumni include: 

Class of 2018

Haley Heckethorn : BODYTRAFFIC

Andres Trezevant : Charlotte Ballet II

Gaby Diaz : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19) and West Side Story (2020) cast member

Rachel Ferring : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Abdiel Figueroa Reyes : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19) | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Company Member (2019-) 

Kelsey Matsch : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19)

Melissa Panetta: TanLin.z (Landestheater Linz) in Austria

Emily Wohl : Ballet Augsburg (Staatstheater Augsburg) in Germany, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19)

Claire Baiocchi: Apprentice at Lucky Plush Productions in Chicago

Class of 2019

Asha Benjelloun : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Nicholas Garlo : Tanzburo Munchen (Germany)

Sarah Jordan : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Anthony Milian : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Matthew McLaughlin: Apprentice at Mark Morris Dance Group 

*Learn more about our current Hubbard Street apprentices here

 

Take a look at our HS Pro dancers onstage and in the studio by visiting this performance gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Do you accept international dancers?
Hubbard Street is not able to assist international dancers with the Visa application process at this time, nor can we recommend the type of visa to apply for. Any required paperwork must be submitted and completed by the dancer. In the event that you have been accepted in HSPro as an international student, you are responsible for securing your Visa.

Is financial aid available for HSPro?
Dancers accepted into HSPro are given an opportunity to apply for financial assistance. We try our best to provide as many families as possible with financial support. Awards will be distributed to families in the greatest need. Hubbard Street does not offer merit scholarships. After you have been accepted into HSPro, dancers may request an application for consideration.

Are work study opportunities available for HSPro?
Work study and financial aid awards are distributed in conjunction with one another. Work study duties may be assigned to dancers who receive larger scholarships, or to individuals who have participated in our program 1+ years.

What is the age range of the dancers attending HSPro?
Our current dancers range in age from 18 – 27.

Are there other dancers that have graduated from college?
Yes! Our program serves multiple needs including pre and post-graduation. Our program caters to a large age range (currently 18 – 27). Our current class demographic is comprised of over 50% post-graduate dancers.

Will I be able to work while participating in HSPro?
Most dancers need to balance training and employment in an effort to pay for cost of living expenses. Rehearsals conclude at 5pm Monday – Friday, unless there are exceptional performances or showings scheduled on Friday evenings (2 - 3 per semester). Select performance opportunities could require weekend commitments (average 1 – 3 weekends per year). Schedule will be communicated in advance.

Is there involvement with the main company?
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. Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class on a rotating basis. Following one or two years of HS Pro, a dancer may also be invited to apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year.

How many years is the commitment?
Our program length varies from 1 – 3 years pending on the dancer’s needs.

Do you offer housing?
Hubbard Street is proud to partner with the University Center to help dancers secure individual leases during their long term residency. The University Center offers a 9-month lease, as well as full year leases for guests. Equipped with renovated rooms, great amenities, and downtown location, the University is a great location to consider when looking for your home away from home.

Additionally, dancers have the opportunity to connect with one another on a private Facebook group in an effort to find roommates and secure other housing opportunities prior to the dancer’s arrival.

Is there a dress code?
Dancers are asked to wear form-fitting attire for ballet classes with ballet slippers and/or socks depending on the teacher’s request. Dancers are recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants for floor work. No particular color of attire is required unless there is a scheduled showing or performance.

HS Pro in Performance with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Thank you to the Illinois Arts Council for their support!