Audition advice from the Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson

An invaluable piece of advice: make mobile technology and the internet work in your favour.

Here’s an invaluable piece of advice from the Artistic Director of a leading European Ballet Company: make mobile technology and the internet work in your favour.

This is what Mr. Hampson told

A great way to get initial interest from an Artistic Director (without the expense of traveling to each Company) is to send a link to either a YouTube or Vimeo clip.

I suggest your clip is no longer than three minutes.

It should include a maximum of one minute of technique (centre practice / a pirouette exercise / a pointe work enchaînement / grand allegro); one minute of a classical work; and one minute of a contemporary work.

Don’t password protect the link. Emails get lost, and if a Director can’t find the password the chances are your link just won’t get seen.

It’s unlikely you’ll get a job offer from a web link, but you’d certainly know if it’s worth making the journey in the future.

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