Métis youth makes it to stage two of national auditions

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Submitted by MNO Citizen Stephanie Phoenix

On January 24, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Stephanie Phoenix took her 11-year-old son Atticus to the Toronto audition for Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) National Audition Tour.

Atticus was one of about 160 students who were chosen for the second stage of this year’s auditions.

Every year, the NBS sees over 1,000 dancers during the auditions in cities all across Canada. Following the tour, up to 175 students are chosen for the second stage of the auditioning process. These students will attend a four-week summer school held at the NBS’s training facilities in Toronto this summer.

In July, Atticus will be one of the students attending the summer school as the second stage of the auditioning process. Approximately 50 students will be invited to join the full-time Professional Ballet Program in September 2016.

Best of luck, Atticus!

Published on: February 11, 2016

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