Dances Patrelle Holding Auditions for The American Dream: It’s Only Business, a Ballet

Dances Patrelle is looking for three teens, male and female, between the ages of 15 and 18, with strong ballet technique and acting skills for the upcoming production of The American Dream: Its Only Business. It is also seeking four or five young dancers between the ages of 10 and 12 who are studying ballet and interested in dramatic roles. Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6-7:30pm with sign-in beginning at 5pm at Ballet Academy East. Auditions are free of charge. 

Danes Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating its 26th season. dP presenttwo annual seasons in New York – the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites.

Mr. Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X,Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue.

Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers. For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped intthe human experience, connecting intimately witthe audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

For questions about the audition, please email [email protected] or visit

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Ave., Upper East Side