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Launching a Ballet-focused Podcast: Diving Deep with Artistic Directors

Robert Fulton - March 19, 2024, 8:59 p.m.

Exciting news for the ballet community! At BalletScout, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast dedicated to uncovering the intricacies of ballet auditions, ballet training, and ballet jobs through the eyes of those at the helm - the artistic directors. This podcast promises to offer a unique glimpse into the decision-making processes, training philosophies, and career development opportunities within ballet companies.

What You Can Expect

Our podcast aims to bridge the gap between dancers and artistic directors, providing insights and answers to the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. From understanding how companies approach training and development to discussing the inclusion of diverse body types and the future of ballet as a profession, this podcast will cover it all.

Your Questions Answered

We're not just talking at you; we want to hear from you. What questions do you have for artistic directors? Are you curious about how they see the development of dancers within their company, or perhaps you're wondering about their openness to hiring dancers with non-traditional ballet bodies? Now's your chance to get those questions answered, with some directors possibly even responding directly in our facebook discussion group, or by emailing us at!

Insights Directly from the Community

The ballet community has already started buzzing with potential questions and topics for our podcast. Discussions range from the specifics of company training programs and the intentional casting for dancer development, to the reality versus perception of body inclusivity in ballet companies. There's also a strong desire for transparency around audition processes, including the number of available ballet jobs and the specific qualities directors seek in video submissions and auditions.

A Platform for Open Dialogue

This podcast isn't just another show; it's a platform for open dialogue between the ballet community and its leaders. It aims to demystify the often opaque world of ballet auditions and employment, providing clarity and guidance for dancers navigating their careers. Whether you're a dancer looking for your next role, a parent supporting a young artist, or simply a ballet enthusiast eager to learn more about the professional world, this podcast is for you.

Join Us on This Journey

So, lace up your pointe shoes, adjust your headphones, and prepare for a deep dive into the world of professional ballet. With BalletScout as your guide, let's explore the questions that matter most to you, directly with the artistic directors who shape the future of ballet. Stay tuned for our first episode, and in the meantime, drop your questions and topics of interest. Together, let's lift the curtain on the ballet industry and discover what it truly takes to make it in this beautiful, demanding art form.