Monday 4th March 2024, 3:22pm Audition Call Out: balletLORENT


Newcastle-based dance company balletLORENT are looking for 2 dancers to join them on placement for the academic year 2024/25. Successful auditionees will undertake a 10-month professional placement with the company whilst studying towards an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance (PPS) from NSCD.

Key dates:

Applications close Wednesday 13 March.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 15 March.

Auditions take place on Wednesday 20 March, 10am - 3pm, at balletLORENT's company base in Newcastle.


All dancers are enrolled on NSCD’s MA in Contemporary Dance Performance (PPS)


About the company

balletLORENT is one of the leading dance theatre companies in the North East of England and is dedicated to creating ambitious, inclusive and high quality work. Their mission is to create world-class, distinctive dance for diverse family and adult audiences and participants of all ages, life experiences, cultures and backgrounds, with performances that refuse to be elitist or mystifying.

Over the last 30 years, they have received several awards including the Jerwood Choreography Award 2001, the Arts Foundation Choreography Award 2005, A Herald Angel Award LUXURIA 2006, Artist of the Year 2008, Performance of the Year (Rapunzel) 2012 and 2017 (Rumpelstiltskin) as well as Artistic Director Liv Lorent receiving her MBE for services to dance in 2014.

The enduring strength and longevity of balletLORENT’s 30-year lifespan is fuelled by their commitment to innovation and a determination to create dance theatre for people with limited access to arts and culture, and to broaden opportunities for the professional artists and diverse communities they engage with.

NSCD alumni who have worked with the company include Gary Clarke, Gavin Coward, Debbi Purtill, Raymond Roa, James Southward, Ellen Vollmer, Berta Admetlla (apprentice), Montaine Ponceau (apprentice), Emma Savoldelli-Harris (apprentice), James Mounsey (apprentice), Akeim Toussaint Buck, Jon Beney and Katryn Jackson.