Sadly, our spring repertory performance has been canceled. Because we love, we will stay at home.

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual spring repertoire concert on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Breen Center for Performing Arts. This diverse and entertaining program features the classical ballet Swan Lake (Acts II and III), a children’s favorite Peter and the Wolf, and a mixed repertoire. Alumna Diana Yohe and her husband Joseph Parr, both from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, return to guest with the company as the swan and prince in Swan Lake. 

Presale tickets are $10 for children/students, $20 for seniors and $30 for adults. Tickets are available online until 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Tickets at the door are $15, $25 and $35, respectively.

The Breen Center for Performing Arts is located at 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.



Audition Form

Audition Information

City Ballet of Cleveland 2020/21 Company Auditions are now VIRTUAL!

The City Ballet of Cleveland (CBC) audition is open to all serious dancers of ballet ages 10-21. The company has two annual performances in May and December, as well as performances at All Ohio Dance Festival, local schools and more. Applications are available at the Company bulletin board and online at under Company information. 

Potential dancers do not have to be students at Cleveland City Dance. All dancers must be a minimum of 10 years old by September 2020; be currently taking ballet classes and jazz.  

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy; The City Ballet of Cleveland does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin, ancestry or nationality in its admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other company activities administered.

If you do not take ballet classes at Cleveland City Dance and make it into the Company, you would need your current dance school to sign off monthly to confirm you are taking the required dance training necessary to be a member with City Ballet of Cleveland.

Parents’ Meet and Greet with Director during the summer to be determined.


All potential Company members must audition in the spring prior to the upcoming season.

This includes all current Company members.

There is a $25 non-refundable audition fee to be paid online 

Applications are due Saturday, April 25

Applications arriving thereafter will be assessed an additional $10.


In lieu of an in-person audition for 2020, dancers should submit a private YouTube audition. The audition requirements are:

A 15-20-minute demonstration of barre and center technique. The barre technique should include pliés, battement tendus, battement jété, ronde de jambe, passé, développé en croix, grands battements and balances on one leg. The center technique should include adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grande allegro. (For female dancers on pointe include relevés in first, sous sus, éschappés and retiré balance)

This is to show your technical abilities along with performing presence.

Email your application, a photograph in arabesque and the YouTube link by Saturday, April 25 to:

NOTE: Company members will receive preferential casting in all Company productions.



City Ballet of Cleveland

 c/o Cleveland City Dance

Attn: Artistic Director, Courtney J. Laves-Mearini 

13108 Shaker Square

Cleveland, Oh 44120