Western Europe

Many of Europe’s major companies now have their own junior companies, as well as apprentices working with the main company.

Feedback from dancers who started their careers in Junior Companies has been uniformly positive, so elsewhere on this website you’ll find a Section dedicated to Junior Companies.

This section offers comparative tables of pay and conditions for first year corps de ballet dancers in a cross-section of prominent European ballet companies.

Working AbroadLogo design by Jean Pierre Pribilois's

As a young foreigner working abroad, there are a number of things you should make sure of in order to avoid unnecessary problems.

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Auditions advisoryPhoto of Salvatore Manzo

Auditioning is, of course, the main route to getting a dancing contract. It can also be a very expensive and frustrating process.

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Junior CompaniesPhoto of two a male and female ballet dancers

Many ballet companies now have their own Junior Companies, as well as apprentices working with the main company.

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