We hope you understand that we can not make any promises as far as casting goes.
What we can say is that we do our best to get every second company member as many possible opportunities to perform. With that being said, there may be instances for example, where there will be 3 casts of principal/soloists roles, and for the dancer to have the opportunity to dance the role, they will not perform all shows of the part. At times they may also perform corps de ballet parts opposite of the leading roles, but this depends on many factors in the grid.
Yes. Pas Classes and Repertoire will include partnering.
Yes. There is a wellness room that has Pilates and Workout equipment that all Second Company dancers can use! It also consists of open space to stretch and condition, with props available to use inside the room. For cardio purposes there is a stationary spin bike.
We support all the dancers during their scheduled classes and rehearsal. If a dancer wants additional assistance, it is up to them to approach a teacher of their choice. Different teachers have different rates. We do not offer financial assistance for private lessons. If the teacher provides discounts, that is up to their discretion. If you are reserving a studio for a private lesson, there will be a small charge to the company.
We provide assistance in January each year. We offer resume classes and editorial assistance for the development of audition materials, including video reels. If dancers are applying for college programs and need assistance prior to January, we ask that they communicate with Jill to discuss individual needs/requests. I am happy to help in any way I can when asked or am requested to help with individual needs.
They are able to schedule it to rehearse/film performances and to prepare for auditions for the following season, or following summer opportunities. Please note we do not support using a studio to rehearse/film for an audition that potentially impedes or would, if accepted, interrupt the current season.
If the dancer schedules a private with an instructor, it is the dancer’s responsibility as well as the instructor to make sure Sara Slocum, email@example.com, is notified to request both studio availability and rental amount prior to using the property of Sacramento Ballet at all times.
Please note: Order of events in scheduling studio space (whether rehearsing/filming with or without an instructor).
- Arrange Private with Instructor of choice (If applicable).
- Email Sara Slocum, firstname.lastname@example.org to request studio space, and rental rates.
- Use available space for the purpose of rehearsing/filming only. Please do not use the studio space to socialize or hang out.
- Yes, all scheduled classes are mandatory for Second Company dancers, M-F.
- Trainees are required to take pre-pro ballet technique class from 9:30-11:00AM, and contemporary class from 11:15AM-12:15PM every Saturday.
- Saturday classes are optional/recommended for SB2 members.
Academy classes start at 4:15 or 4:30PM, and you are welcome and encouraged to take them. Pas de deux class will also occur. Jorge Laico, Sacramento Ballet Academy Director, will provide more details/information on these classes.
All trainees will rotate in groups 4-5 on a weekly basis. The groups do not change. The groups are divided by alphabetical order. Therefore, each group will rotate into company class about every 3-4 weeks or so.
9:30-11:00 Technique Class
11:15 AM -1:10 PM – classes/rehearsals
1:10 PM- 2:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – classes/rehearsals
Saturdays: (mandatory for trainees)
9:30 AM – 11:00 – Technique Class
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Contemporary Class
Please note: 3-4 weeks before opening night of main productions (Nutcracker, 1 other full length in February) with the main company, SBSC dancers are expected to extend their day to…
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Technique Class
2:10 PM – classes/rehearsals
2:10 PM – 3:15 PM – Lunch
3:15 PM – 6:10 PM – classes/rehearsals
Yes it is possible for trainees to move up to SB2 in one year.
- Beer and Ballet Pre Show (10-14 show)
- Nutcracker (10-14 shows)
- February 2024 full-length alongside Main Company (4 shows)
- April 2024 – Second Company Spring Repertoire Performances (2)
- Choreographic Workshop (1-2 shows)
- End of Year Sacramento Ballet School Performances (3-6 shows)
- Outreach Performances for the Sacramento Ballet Community (3-8 shows)
In the Fall and in the Spring, trainees will meet with the Program Director to discuss their progress, and to discuss their goals and plans for their future careers.
Jazz shoes are optional for jazz classes/repertoire.
We will have an absent request google form. The dancer can access this via a QR code on the SBSC call board, or via a link (which will be given at the start of the season). Please give at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of absence. On top of the google form, an email to both Jill and Sara Slocum (GM) is expected. Please complete the google form (for record purposes) and the email at the same time. Jill will let you know as soon as possible if the request is granted.
Please email Jill Marlow Krutzkamp, email@example.com, and Sara Slocum, firstname.lastname@example.org to notify them as soon as you know you will be absent that day. The notification needs to be emailed in writing, prior to the start of class that day. It is very important that both Jill and Sara are notified of any updates/changes in regards to your absence as well. The same applies if you will be late (for example: due to traffic). Again a google form is also mandatory for recording purposes even if it is a last minute same day absence.
There is free parking. The lot is on O street between 24th and 25th streets. You enter the gate from O St. and turn left in the parking lot. The entrance to the building is right behind the Sacramento Ballet sign.
As an organization we do not offer outings for the second company. In our experience, the dancers plan their own outings.
Yes, we assist in exchanging contact information for any incoming or current students needing housing. Dancers are from all over the United States.
We have a document that we share which deals mostly with housing and other areas of discussion outside the realms of the day to day program. I do also provide a “Roommate Potential” shared google sheet that lists other incoming dancers looking for roommates.
The company is not affiliated with a college. However many dancers take on-line college (since there are so many virtual options these days). While I danced professionally at Cincinnati Ballet and on-line wasn’t an option, I slowly took classes and organized independent studies with my college (University of Cincinnati). It took me more than the traditional 4 years, but I graduated. I graduated in 2011 before on-line programs were vast, so I am happy that pursuing professional ballet dancers have flexible options now.
Colleges in the area include Sacramento City College, Sacramento State and University of California Davis.
17-21. 17 year olds generally turn 18 in the fall of their incoming year.
Every year will be slightly different depending on how many company spots are open. We do want to make sure that every dancer coming into the program will be invested in on a personal level. For the upcoming year, personally I promoted 3 female dancers to SB2 positions. Anthony Krutzkamp, promoted all 3 females in SB2 to the main company. That will definitely not be the case every year, but the point being made is that we invest in our dancers. Other dancers, especially if they ask for help, receive our assistance in finding other jobs elsewhere if spots are not available here at Sacramento Ballet.
I provide a referral sheet of PT’s, chiropractors, ART specialists, Massage therapists, Manual Therapists, Gyrotonics and Pilates Instructors (including myself) at the start of the program. We have a wellness room that all dancers can use at no cost. We do not provide PT’s or medical specialists on site. The dancer must pay via personal insurance or self-pay unless a consultation is needed.
Generally yes, although like any public transportation system there are delays and safety issues depending on the time of day. Sacramento is a very bikeable city though so some dancers do ride their bikes. Sacramento Ballet is located in Midtown, and there are many houses/apartments to rent in walking distance.