Dance Audition and Panel Discussion
Lucille DiCampli, McDonald, Selznick Associates – New York Director/Agent
Bre O’Toole, McDonald, Selznick Associates
Roberto Villanueva, Executive/Artistic Director, BalaSole Dance Company
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., dancers will have the opportunity to participate in a closed audition, performing solo works for consideration of placement in an innovative New York City showcase company launching in spring 2010, headed by internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer/instructor Roberto Villanueva ’01, who will provide individual feedback to dancers.
From 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., dancers will have the opportunity to audition (learning two combinations) for possible representation by New York City-based dance agency McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA). MSA will contact any participant that they choose to represent within two weeks of the symposium.
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., MSA agent Lucille DiCampli will review resumes, head shots, reels and offer individual feedback, along with advice on the ins and outs of working professionally, including the business of dance, the role of a dance agent in advancing a dance career, and best practices for landing professional work in the industry. (Only dancers over 21 years of age are eligible to audition for MSA.)