BalletMet 2

Founded by Edwaard Liang in 2014, BalletMet 2 is a Dance Academy performing company of 6-8 dancers and is under the direction of Associate Director Ambre Emory-Maier.

The BalletMet 2 performance program is designed as a workforce development tool that brings dance to the larger community which includes schools, civic organizations, festivals and projects such as performing with Opera Columbus.  Dancers are mentored by the artistic staff and coached in rehearsals and specialized classes.

Selected by audition and paid a modest scholarship stipend, BalletMet 2 members train daily and rehearse and perform season repertoire with BalletMet – the resident, professional company – to develop the expertise required for professional careers.

Repertoire and Alumni

The ensemble has their own repertoire which features a wide variety of works choreographed by Edwaard Liang, George Balanchine, Donald McKayle, Charles Wiedman, Leiland Charles and Dionysia Williams as well as classical masters Marius Petipa and others.

Former BalletMet 2 dancers have been employed by companies such as Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, Boulder Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Kansas City Ballet Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Alberta Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Maryland.

Audition for BalletMet 2

BalletMet 2 dancers are selected during Company auditions.
View a complete list of audition dates and times here.

Images by Jennifer Zmuda, Tierney Solmo, Ran Dee Rivera and Igor Burlak Photography.