Baran Dance Auditions

Move with US! Baran Dance is holding auditions for both our apprentice and professional companies for the 2018-2019 season. We seek dancers well versed in contemporary / modern / jazz dance as well as improvisation and collaboration. Read on for details and contact with questions. See you on the dance floor!

Sunday, September 9th | 1:00-2:30pm | Open Door Studios
Dancers 12-18 years old from any Charlotte-area school / studio are invited to audition for the apprentice company of Baran Dance for the 2018-2019 season. Selected dancers will take company class and learn repertoire from director Audrey Baran and assistant choreographers, as well as learn tools to create their own creative works. Dancers will perform periodically throughout the season, culminating in a final concert with the professional company in May 2019. Rehearsals: Sundays 1:00-4:00pm | Audition Fee: $10

Sunday, September 9th | 2:30 – 4:00pm | Open Door Studios
Move with us! Dancers age 21+ are welcome to audition for the 2018-2019 season of Baran Dance. Awarded “Charlotte’s Best Dance Troupe” by Charlotte Magazine, Baran Dance is known for its bold physicality, poignant thematic work, and non-traditional performance formats. Auditionees should be experienced in contemporary / modern / jazz dance as well as improvisation and collaboration. Company class and rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons / evenings with the possibility of additional days and times.
Audition Fee: $10

Baran Dance awarded “Best Dance Troupe” by Charlotte Magazine

We are thrilled to be the Charlotte magazine BOB Award Winner for Best Dance Troupe! According to Charlotte Magazine:

Audrey Baran’s troupe has represented contemporary dance at events at Goodyear Arts and the annual BOOM Festival in Plaza Midwood. Behind the scenes, its community projects and classes at Open Door Studios give aspiring dancers a path outside of the traditional.

Thank you for recognizing exciting and accessible dance in the Charlotte community!

Meet the New BD2!

photo: Nick Dross

We could not be more thrilled about the this year’s apprentice company, BD2! These talented young artists will perform throughout the year, including our May 2018 concert, REMIXES. They’ll be breaking ground in an innovative performance in conjunction with Community School of Davidson and pianist David Brooks. Details are coming soon, but first, we are proud to present the 2017-2018 BD2 company! From left to right: Sarah Coates, Milana Acolino, Jessicah Mills, Sara Goldfarb, Audra McGee (top), Abby Nelson (bottom). Not pictured: Olivia Seighman



Meet the New BD2!

We are thrilled to introduce our 2016/2017 BD2 dancers: Sarah Howe, Marly Roberts, and Gabriella Sanchez.  This tiny but mighty group of talented dancers are already working hard and ready to knock your socks off. You can check them out:
December 9th (time TBA)

Informal Showing
Open Door Studios

May 20th + 21st @ C3 Lab
Saturday @ 8pm / Sunday @ 6pm
Baran Dance / BD2 Spring Show

Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe


Marly Roberts


Gabriella Sanchez