The Hammond Ballet Company, a nonprofit corporation, directed by Janet Neyrey & Grace Jeanfreau, is committed to:
Providing performance opportunities and training to assist young dancers to realize their individual potential in the art of classical ballet;
Presenting the art of dance to young audiences as a part of student education;
Enhancing our community through the promotion of dance as an art form.
The Hammond Ballet Company has built a reputation for providing excellent educational and performing experiences for young dancers and emerging professionals from the southeast region. Our Company is composed of dancers, ranging from ages 8-24. Dancers are selected annually through auditions from area dance studios and area colleges. Junior and Senior Company Members have the opportunity to participate in our Nutcracker and other annual performances as well as our Summer Intensive.
Dancers may also audition for the Hammond Ballet Youth Ensemble. This is an intense program for the serious dancer. Dancers attend a rigorous schedule of ballet classes and coaching sessions to study and compete classical variations from famous ballets. We have participated in the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition, the American Dance International Ballet Competition, and the Universal Ballet Competition. Over the years our dancers have had the opportunity to study and perform with many guest teachers and choreographers.