Magnum Opus' Trainee Program exists to encourage and strengthen dancers as they grow into artists through a loving, positive and Christ-centered environment.

 "My biggest passion is to contribute to the progression of excellence in the Christian arts. Magnum Opus has been developing my artistry and technique so I can better communicate the beauty and truth of art to our audiences." - Sophia Kelly 

"Being apart of Magnum Opus as a trainee has not only strengthened my artistry, but the amount of performances we do with the company has done so as well. My favorite part of performing with the company is interacting with the audience members after a show. Just hearing how you’ve impacted someone or how you can pray for them is so touching."

- Brielle McCarthney 

The Trainee Program is intended to be a one- to two-year long program for dancers 18 years and older, running from September through May each season.


The program will further develop the dancer's technique while being mentored artistically and spiritually by the Trainee Director, Melissa Mendl and Magnum Opus staff. The trainee schedule offers: ballet technique, pointe, strengthening, contemporary, and choreography class. Dancers will also train alongside the company on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to perform in every major company production. The trainees also have unique performance opportunities separate from the company to help develop not only their artistry, but also their ability to minister to the community through dance. Artistic Director, Abigail Henninger, will consider trainee dancers for apprentice positions with the company at the end of each season.

Audition Information
for the 2021 - 2022 Season





We will beign accepting audition materials in January 2021. 

Application Requirements:

  • Dance Photos - two classical poses

  • Head-shot

  • Pre-Registration Fee, $15 (Payable via PayPal or Check, payable to "Magnum Opus")

  • Completed Application Form

  • 1 Spiritual and 1 Dance Letter of Reference

  • Live audition or Video

    • Video requirements - Ballet class with both barre and center. Center work should be done en pointe. No variations are needed. ​

Click below to download the Audition Application Form:

To pay the Audition Fee via PayPal, click below:

Application Submission:

Send completed audition materials to both email addresses below:

Email: and 


Please review the list of requirements before turning in your application to ensure you are submitting all of the required materials. 


You will be notified by email when your audition application is received.


Please direct questions about the Trainee Program or application process to:

Madison, Wisconsin  -

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