TRAINEE PROGRAM

The Trainee Program provides aspiring young adult dancers affordable, high quality training, along with performance opportunities, in order to facilitate a smooth transition between dance education, and a professional career in dance.

  • What

    What the program offers:

    • Continued dance education from the highest quality faculty, all with professional performance experience.

    • Dancers train alongside the professional dancers of The Big Muddy Dance Company.

    • Convergence trainees have dedicated rehearsals to prepare original and company repertoire as well as supplementary classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Feldenkrais, Yoga, and other movement and artistic disciplines.

    • Affordable class prices for the young adult dancer.

    • Trainees may have the opportunity to rehearse with The Big Muddy Dance Company. This may include opportunities to perform with the company. (subject to Artistic Director approval)

    • Dancers will have the opportunity to perform at venues and festivals throughout St. Louis.

    Weekly Class & Rehearsal Schedule
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Ballet Technique
    9:30-11:00
    Jazz
    9:30-11:00
    Ballet Technique
    9:30-11:00
    Contemporary
    9:30-11:00
    Ballet Technique
    9:30-11:00
    Trainee
    Rehearsal/Class
    11:30-1:30
    Trainee
    Rehearsal/Class
    11:30-1:30
    Trainee
    Rehearsal/Class
    11:30-1:30
    Trainee
    Rehearsal/Class
    11:30-1:30
    Company
    Rehearsal*
    11:30-2:30
    Company
    Rehearsal*
    11:30-2:30
    Company
    Rehearsal*
    11:30-2:30
    Company
    Rehearsal*
    11:30-2:30
    Company
    Rehearsal*
    11:30-2:30

    *Trainee attendance in company rehearsals is by invitation, and subject to approval by the Artistic Director and/or guest choreographer.

  • When
    Dates & Tuition

    The Convergence program runs concurrently with the company’s season which starts August 30, 2021 and goes through May 29, 2022.

    Tuition for the Convergence Trainee Program is $2,950 and includes all classes, rehearsals, costumes, and performance fees.

    *A $500 deposit is required to hold a place in the program, which will be credited towards the total tuition fee.

  • How

    Admittance into the program is by audition only. Please see our Auditions page for more information on upcoming open auditions. Or contact Artistic Director, Brian Enos to schedule an audition.

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2019-2020 SEASON TRAINEES

Carly Jerstad
Kami Miller
Mikayla Fields
Katherine Kennedy
Emily Haussler
Caitlin Hopkins
Ariel Seyedin
Marcela Gómez Lugo
Hannah Bialecki
Raegan Huth
McKenzie Beaverson