The Natalia Mallory Contemporary Dance Academy


The Natalia Mallory Contemporary Dance Company is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of professional dancers by providing a pre-professional experience that mirrors the rigor and creativity of a professional dance company. Our mission is to expose young dancers to the realities and demands of working in a dance company, preparing them for successful careers in concert dance, collegiate programs, and the commercial dance industry. Through comprehensive training, performance opportunities, and mentorship, we aim to equip our dancers with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in the diverse world of dance.

Audition Date:

Saturday August 17th


Mallory Academy of Dance and Arts


10:00am to 11:30am

Must arrive no later than 9:30am to check-in and warm up


13 and older (dancers are not required to be on pointe)

Invitations will be extended to younger dancers if needed for a performance

Dance Experience:

classical ballet, modern and experience with contemporary styles

Bring to Audition:

Head shot, resume, proof of training (enrollment records at another dance studio – 2 ballet, (if on pointe) 2 pointe and 1 modern/jazz or contemporary)

Audition Fee:

$30 Paid at the time of the audition


Leotard and tights – look professional. Hair pulled back into a bun. Bring leggings or black tights for a style change. Bring both flat and pointe shoes.

Company Contract:

Keep up training – if technique and training fall their position can be terminated.

Mandatory Commitment:

Company class is required – once a week
2 hours
1 performance in 2025
Rehearsals for performances are mandatory

Cost Associated to Be in the Company:

There are no entry fees.
There are no performance fees.
There may be costume fees associated to the annual performance
There will be a mandatory amount of tickets required sold
Choreography that will be taken to YAGP – all cost associated with comps is theirs
Every dancer is responsible to purchase the company warmups (t-shirt, sweatshirt)


At Mallory Academy of Dance, we put a strong emphasis on developing Bakersfield’s youth both technically and mentally. Our dance classes are held in a safe, loving, and nurturing environment, designed to encourage personal strength and self-confidence. We would love to meet you and welcome you into our MAD family. Come and see why we’ve become Bakersfield’s fastest growing dance studio.

The Academy also offers one of Bakersfield’s strongest modern dance programs with a syllabus influenced by contemporary styles, and the techniques of Lester Horton and Martha Graham. Our modern dance classes feature quality jazz, hip hop, tap, and tumbling syllabus training. Students will be exposed to different cultures of dance (West African, Afro-Caribbean, Latin infused ballroom) during our master classes which are held throughout the year.

Like to Learn More?

Stop by our studio, give us a call, or send us a message. We’d love to hear from you.