Every student is encouraged to audition for Franklin Performing Arts Company’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker, which is performed with a professional orchestra and special guest artists, such as Boston Ballet Principals Erica Cornejo and Paulo Arrais, and Soloists Dalay Parrondo and Bradley Schlagheck.
Conservatory dancers have the extra opportunity to participate in our Spring Ballet Production as well as audition for FSPA ensembles and dance company opportunities offered throughout the year. Our programs are designed to expand their knowledge of the classics and explore contemporary ballet and original works by faculty or guest artists.
Past Spring Ballet productions have included Alice in Wonderland, Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite, Coppelia. Graduation Ball, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Les Patineurs, and Britten’s Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Repertory Concerts include classical and contemporary original works.
Also in the spring, Conservatory students are able to participate in FSPA’s annual Spring Concert, which showcases all disciplines and many levels of dance.
Participation in our productions is strongly encouraged and necessary for further advancement in our pre-professional program. We feel that performing is a crucial part of the training process and the development of a dancer as an artist.