Issue No. 62
August 2017
Open Auditions for The Nutcracker

Sunday, September 10, 2017

11:00 a.m. - Boys, ages 7 and up
12:00 p.m. - Girls, ages 9 and up

Audition fee: $5.00 for Boys, $20.00 for Girls
(Cost for Girls includes a ballet class.)

Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes early to register. 

For additional information and an audition registration form, please visit our website HERE.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Rockballet: Mixtape
with live music by Downstate

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Tickets* : $21 to $33

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL 62703
217-206-6160  or online  HERE

Sponsors:  BUNNU.S. Bank
Media sponsor:  WYMG

A good mixtape has your favorite songs on it. 

A great mixtape introduces you to songs you never knew you needed. 

For more information, visit our website HERE.

*Ticket prices includes Sangamon Auditorium's $5.00 venue fee. 

SBC is Seeking a Wardrobe Supervisor and a Costume Designer
For job descriptions and additional information, please visit our website HERE.
Nicole Nunn recognized for serving as President during SBC's 2016-2017 season 

The Springfield Ballet Company would like to recognize Nicole Nunn for her service as President of Springfield Ballet Company Board of Directors for our 2016-2017 season! 

Nicole was an excellent leader for our 42nd season, during which we accomplished some outstanding goals, including presenting a brand new ballet, Faerie Tale

The SBC Board of Directors support the staff, as well as Artistic Director Julie Ratz's vision for the Company; and we are grateful for everything Nicole did to make last season so wonderful.

Thank you! 
Christmas... in July! 

It's not too late to support our Christmas in July campaign! 

Your donation directly supports our annual production of The Nutcracker, bringing magic to families from all over Central Illinois for more than 40 years.

Please consider making a small donation today via our website HERE

Thank you! 
Educating Our Dancers

SBC Company dancers, Trainees and dancers from the community had a wonderful week during our Summer Intensive Workshop Session II with Matthew Harvey and Madeline Jazz Harvey. 

Matthew  danced as a trainee at North Carolina Dance Theatre, now Charlotte Ballet, and later joined Carolina Ballet Theatre. He has been featured as a guest artist with Olney Ballet Theatre, Piedmont School of Music and Dance, Universities of North and South Carolina, and in various cities across South America. 

Madeline was a principal dancer with Carolina Ballet Theatre and is currently an assistant professor of dance at Colorado State University. She has an MFA in choreography from Jacksonville University, and also taught at the University of South Carolina. 

Dancers took classes in classical ballet, pointe, contemporary ballet, variations, jazz, contemporary and composition. Matthew and Madeline also each set choreographic works on our Company dancers for Rockballet.

Thank you Matthew and Madeline for educating and inspiring our dancers! 
To the POINTE... 

To the POINTE, the Springfield Ballet Company's e-newsletter, highlights what's happening throughout our season -- whether it be performances, dancer spotlights, community events, workshops, giving opportunities, special discounts or general announcements! We hope you enjoy receiving these updates.

And, if you love the information you are receiving, please forward our e-newsletter to a friend! 


All the best,


Julie Ratz, SBC Artistic Director
Sally Hamilton, SBC Administrative Director
Gina DeCroix Russell, SBC Ballet Mistress
Our Mission

The Springfield Ballet Company provides dance education and performances to enrich our community through the beauty, energy and diversity of dance.


Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62701
217-544-1968 (fax)


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Upcoming Events:
Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Fridays, ongoing through Fall and Spring
Auditions for The Nutcracker:
September 10, 2017
September 16 & 17, 2017

SBC Trivia Night:
November 4, 2017 
Festival of Trees Performance:
November 2017
The Nutcracker:
December 9 & 10, 2017
First Night Springfield Performance:
December 31, 2017
Leap into Lincoln at ALPLM:
February 20, 2018
Trainee and Boys & Girls Clubs Recital:
March 23, 2018
SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
March 24, 2018
Faerie Tale:
April 14 & 15, 2018

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