Do you know what 5th position is? Have you ever performed in or attended a production of The Nutcracker? Can you call yourself a bonafide bunhead? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then The Jetés is the club for you at Fordham!
We are Fordham’s student-run classical ballet company. The Jetés were established as a club at the Rose Hill campus almost exactly a year ago. Since then, we have performed selections of Swan Lake at various campus events, danced variations from The Sleeping Beauty at Maroon Mainstage during family weekend, and even presented our own version of The Nutcracker in December!We have exciting things coming up for this semester as well. We have outreach performances scheduled for local Bronx public school students as well as for the retired Jesuit community at Murray-Weigel Hall just off campus. Our executive board members are in the midst of casting and choreographing for our full-length production of The Sleeping Beauty ballet, which will take to the stage in Collins Auditorium on April 21st and 22nd.
If you danced throughout high school, there’s no reason to give it up in college! We hold auditions twice a year, once at the beginning of fall semester and again at the beginning of spring semester. Pointe experience is not necessary, but certainly a plus as most of our featured roles are danced en pointe.
We’d love to hear from you! Search us on Youtube to see previous performances and follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@fordhamjetes) to get a behind-the-scenes look at our rehearsals and shows!