NBT is pleased to announce the founding of NBT II, the Training Company for Nevada Ballet Theatre

NBT II is a specialized training bridge to NBT’s professional company. Under the direction of Don Bellamy, NBT II is designed for the pre-professional artist looking to build a foundation for a professional career. Artists selected for the second company will receive opportunities to train and rehearse alongside the professional artists of NBT, while being exposed to some of today’s leading choreographers and exciting repertoire including specially commissioned new works. Offering a varied daily schedule and a diverse curriculum of pointe, modern, variations and repertoire, including Pilates, resume skills, and audition preparation, this unique program will focus on strengthening technique and developing artistry with the goal to create a well-rounded professional dancer.

Dancers of NBT II perform in the annual production of The Nutcracker and dancers may be selected to perform other repertoire during a performance season. Members of the second company will act as ambassadors by representing NBT as an organization in a variety of ways including community initiatives and appearances, and other activities related to NBT’s Community Education department that serves 20,000 Clark County students annually. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information or to submit audition materials, email auditions@nevadaballet.org.



Dancers are chosen through an audition process based on their potential to pursue a career in professional Ballet. Full and partial scholarships are available. To submit audition materials, please follow these guidelines:

International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines

An applicant would be required to submit the following material only:

A video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performing in leotard and tights for women and tight fitting dance attire for men.

A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants.

A short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation.

3-5 minutes of barre work, incorporating both sides, danced in soft shoes by male applicants and pointe shoes by female applicants.

3-5 minutes of centre work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants.


A headshot.

2-3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line.

Audition materials should be submitted in one of two manners.

Email to

Mailed to:
Don Bellamy
Nevada Ballet Theatre
1651 Inner Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Full and Partial Scholarships are Available.



Nevada Ballet Theatre is located on the west side of Las Vegas in the beautiful Summerlin neighborhood. The company is housed in a 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Within walking distance of the NBT studios you will find the many quaint shops and eateries. Being a part of the internationally renowned Las Vegas community, NBT dancers enjoy all the city has to offer including museums, sporting events, stage productions on the famous Las Vegas strip, hiking at Red Rock National Park or skiing on beautiful Mt. Charleston. As the Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, NBT presents its main stage productions in the extraordinary 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall. This nationally renowned performing arts center rivals the finest opera houses, concert halls, and performance venues around the world and is one of the most artistically inspiring places for young artists to hone their professional talents.