Chocolate Ballerina will Hold Auditions for First Ever All Black SWAN LAKE

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC

Chocolate Ballerina Company, a service organization which supports the hidden talents in youth and adult artists of color in the Philadelphia region, is holding auditions for their upcoming world premiere production of The Black Swan: A Swan Lake Premier.

The company, who recently received extensive acclaim for its all-Black and Brown Nutcracker: Dipped in Chocolate, is seeking dancers for the first ever all Black and Brown staging of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. The audition will be held Sunday, January 8 starting at 11AM at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall (1801 N. Broad Street).

The company is seeking dancers of all genders ages 10 and over. Chocolate Ballerina Company welcomes pointe dancers as well as male gymnasts. Each dancer will receive a free dance leotard for participating. The audition will be filmed. Dancers should expect to be on location at Temple University from 11am-2pm.

The Black Swan will be performed in Spring 2023 at a theater in Philadelphia to be announced. Those selected for the performance will be provided all rehearsal and performance details by Chocolate Ballerina Company. 

There is a $10 audition fee to register for the event. Interested dancers can enroll at this link.

More about Chocolate Ballerina Company: Chocolate Ballerina Company illustrates the struggles and successes of African-American culture through dance.  Founded in 2017 by Chanel Holland-Pierre, Chocolate Ballerina Company engages underserved communities through dance, to inspire and instill a sense of hope, discipline, and confidence through training and through professional development.  The company offers free dance classes, outreach programs, pop-up performances, masterclasses, and more, both digitally and in-person. For more information on Chocolate Ballerina Company, visit

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