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Audition Information

Auditions for VDT will be Saturday September 12th, We are working with the theme of “Creating Change”  this year.

Ballet auditions will involve taking the Intermediate/advanced ballet class at 10:30 am,

Contemporary Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop auditions will begin at 1pm and will involve learning a short piece of choreography from the Choreographer. You may audition for all or any of the styles and/or choreographers.

VDT fees due $100.00 covers one full year (both semesters), so payment is only due once.  Please make sure the studio attendants handle this transaction so that you receive a receipt and are properly entered into the system as having paid.

About the Company

Vanderbilt Dance Theatre provides an exciting vehicle for performing experience at Vanderbilt University. Company members perform in faculty choreography and repertory works set by distinguished guest artists in periodic workshops and residencies.

Membership in the Vanderbilt Dance Theatre is by audition only. Company members are comprised of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students as well as members of the Nashville community.

VDT provides opportunities for audiences to see high-quality performances of ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and modern dance. VDT performs on campus at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts at Blair School of Music each semester. VDT dancers participate annually in the American College Dance Festival, and in various performance venues throughout the region.

Please be sure to check the schedule to confirm all rehearsal times and days for pieces in which you wish to participate DO NOT OVERLAP.  Only audition for pieces to which you can fully commit.

VDT Company Announcement 2015/16

To be announced after auditions


From Left to Right

“Blues:  Smoke and Fire:  Choreography by Kelvin Amburgey
Featuring Dancer:  Schwannah McCarthy, Vanderbilt Law School Graduate

“…Just Let Go” Choreographed by Thomas Shoemaker
Featuring Dancer:  Jennifer McNamara, Vanderbilt Dance Program Instructor

“Caravan” Choreographed by Thomas Shoemaker Featuring Dancer:  Alana Takeuchi, Vanderbilt Alumna

All Photgraphy by Martin O’Connor, Copyright 2007, 2008

Vanderbilt Dance Theatre dance pieces