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.
As a young foreigner working abroad, there are a number of things you should make sure of in order to avoid unnecessary problems.
Auditioning is, of course, the main route to getting a dancing contract. It can also be a very expensive and frustrating process.
Many ballet companies now have their own Junior Companies, as well as apprentices working with the main company.