As West Hartford's premier dance company, Ballet Theatre Company is unique in that it features professional dancers from around the country to perform leading roles in major productions, and integrates professional dancers and student talent from BTC's pre-professional training program.
Ballet Theatre Company has hired dancers from prestigious companies across the country such as ABT, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Cirque de Soleil. These professional dancers play an important role in BTC's mission serving as mentors to BTC students during production season.
Dancers in BTC's student company, BTC II, are accepted based on an audition in the beginning of the performance season. Dancers in the student company must show strong potential in their technical and performance ability. BTC II rehearses repertoire, performs and has new works choreographed for them by both BTC Artistic staff and guest artists. Dancers may also be considered for the opportunity to dance alongside professional dancers for major productions.