Marigny Opera Ballet Auditions: Every Dancer Has a Story

Sharon O'Brien

The Marigny Opera Ballet holds annual open auditions each April. And, every company member has a story.

Soon to dance her second “Orfeo,” hometown girl Gretchen Erickson was living and dancing in London when she first heard the news about the formation of Marigny Opera Ballet. “I was so excited to hear that New Orleans was supporting a local professional dance company and one that performs the style of dance that I like — contemporary pieces rooted in strong ballet technique.” Erickson auditioned by video and joined the company in 2015.

Then as now, dancers are expected to have professional level training in ballet as well as in modern/contemporary technique.

The audition this year will take place Saturday April 15th at 11:00am at the Marigny Opera House. For more information, or to register for the audition,  please write to info@marignyoperahouse.org.