JILL LISTI ELITE DANCERS

Our Jill Listi Elite Dancer teams were created more than 10 years ago in an effort to fulfill the desire of students to travel, compete and explore the world of dance outside of the studio. Our company represents Jill Listi Dance Studio at regional and national conventions and competitions. The company attends L.A. Dance Magic, West Coast Dance Explosion, Nuvo, Tremaine, Jump and other convention circuits. Members are selected from our studio based on talent, work ethic, and dedication to dance. The objective is to provide dedicated students the opportunity to advance and perfect their talents while developing self-discipline and responsibility. This is accomplished through extra classes, conventions, intensive rehearsals and competition.

Company membership is by invitation and/or audition only. Members are required to attend extra classes, other than their regular dance curriculum. They must have at least 2-3 years of prior dance training and must be at least 6 years of age. All company members must be enrolled at Jill Listi Dance Studio. Please be informed that there are additional costs and fees associated with Elite, other than your regular dance fees. You are also responsible for your travel related fees as well as convention/competition fees.

For more information on Jill Listi Elite Dancers, please contact the studio.

Some of the requirements for auditions are as follows:

ALL ELITE DANCERS will be required to attend 3-4 conventions/competitions from Sept thru April . A National competition may also be required of all teams and this is usually during the summer months.

There will be weekday/night classes in addition to weekend rehearsals. Absences will be limited, so serious commitment to dance is expected.

Elite Dancers are also required to participate in all summer intensives/programs.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 JILL LISTI ELITE DANCERS

PETITE (AGES 6-9)

Understanding of basic dance technique, such as single pirouette, pique turns, chaine turns, grand jete, battements.

Extra ballet and technique classes are required

Must have at least 2 years of dance training

Sadie Guidroz

Anistyn Hernandez

Ireland Knight

Grace Ortego

Hazel Phares

Ella Touchet

Addison Tran

Allison Young

MINI (AGES 6-9)

Understanding of basic dance technique, such as single pirouette, pique turns, chaine turns, grand jete, battements.

Extra ballet and technique classes are required

Must have at least 2 years of dance training

Laina Boudreaux

Kali Kartsimas

Amalie Lachaussee

Samantha Matt

Anne Marie Merchant

Amelie Migues

Paisley Myers

Jenna Perry

Eden Sharlow

Sydney Theriot

JUNIOR (AGES 10-12)

Understanding of basic and intermediate dance technique, including single/double pirouettes, single/double pique turns, inside pirouettes, chaine turns, grand jetes, straddle leaps, working on chaine grand jete and switch leaps

Extra ballet and technique classes are required

Must have at least 3 years of dance training

Lauren Boudreaux

Callie Brouilette

Lauren Fontenot

Eleni Kartsimas

Ainsley Landry

Abigail Malheit

Claire Miller

Camryn Qawami

Elise Theriot

Kirstin Trahan

Tannah Zenon

TEEN (AGES 13-15)

Understanding of basic, intermediate and approaching advanced dance technique including double/triple pirouettes, double pique turns, chaine turns, grand jetes, straddle leaps, switch leaps, chaine grand jete, working on fouettes & seconds

Extra ballet and technique classes are required

Must have at least 5 years of dance training

A’loni Butler

Anna Maria Hebert

Magdalyn Landry

Kaci Roy

Julia Toups

Madeline Zembower

SENIOR (AGES 16 & UP)

Understanding of advanced dance technique including triple/quadruple pirouettes, double pique turns, grand jetes, straddle leaps, switch leaps, chaine grand jete, fouettes and seconds, inward double/triple pirouettes

Extra ballet and technique classes are required

Must have at least 5 years of dance training

Gabby Bronner

Allyce Comeaux