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, current company artist who started in our trainee program
"In just the first few months I have been able to see a progression in my artistry, relaying passion through dance, and improvement of my technique in general. Whether it’s in trainee class, company rehearsal, or onstage for a performance, there’s always something to learn. All that we do is centered in Christ, therefore every movement has a meaning and every dance has a purpose to glorify Christ. " - Janna Rujawitz, second year trainee
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 Magnum Opus trainee staff. The trainee schedule offers: ballet technique, pointe, strengthening, contemporary, jazz, musical theater, creative worship, 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 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 2022-2023 season.
Accepting video submissions until April 1st.
Dance Photos - two classical poses
Submission and review fee: $5 (Via PayPal or Check, payable to "Magnum Opus")
Completed Application Form
1 Spiritual and 1 Dance Letter of Reference
Full center on flat for women. Please include, adagio, turns, and jumps on both sides, Show echappes, turns from fourth, picque turns, consecutive releves, and jumps in your pointe shoes. Have a 1-2 minute worship solo demonstrating your ability to relay the beauty and truth of God our creator.
Full center for men. Please include, all jumps and turns on both sides. Demonstrate partnering abilities. Have a 1-2 minute worship solo demonstrating your ability to relay the beauty and truth of God our creator.
There is a $5 submission and review fee.
Click below to download the Audition Application Form:
To pay the Audition Fee via PayPal, click below:
Please send completed audition materials to both email addresses below no later then March 20th.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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 and your spot is reserved.
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Master Class Option
Not 18 yet but still want to experience taking a class with Magnum Opus staff? You are welcome to take this class as a Master Class just for fun and a new learning experience! Please sign up for the class with the form below.