The Wilmington Ballet Junior Company is a non-competitive company for young men and women ages 11 – 18 with dance experience that will perform classical ballet and contemporary dance pieces at various venues in the Wilmington area throughout the year, including the Nutcracker at the Playhouse on Rodney Square.
Wilmington Ballet Junior Company is the performing dance company of Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance. It is dedicated to providing our dance students with an excellent training ground through performances, learning mixed repertoires from classical ballets to modern dance, classes with master teachers and choreographers, community outreach shows, touring opportunities, and choreographic opportunities. The Junior Company is an ideal springboard for young dancers, bridging the gap between their pre-professional dance training and joining a professional company.
The Junior Company has appeared in local community performances at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; Delaware Children’s Museum; Delaware Children's Theatre, Nemours A.I. duPont Children's Hospital; Rockwood Museum and Mansion Holiday Open House, Ice Cream Festival and Faerie Festival; The Grand Opera's Summer in the Parks series, and the St. Anthony's Italian Festival Gala Concert. They have performed outreach shows at the Latin American Community Center and Lewis Dual Language Elementary School in Wilmington, DE. The Junior Company is proud to engage in joint collaborations and to have this rare opportunity to perform to live music with local chamber music groups such as Melomanie, Wilmington Music School, and the Wilmington Ballet Orchestra.