GRAND RAPIDS BALLET SCHOOL JUNIOR COMPANY
The Junior Company provides students of Grand Rapids Ballet School between the ages of 10 and 19 (by the date of the audition) with performance opportunities. Members enjoy performing in their own productions and alongside the professional dancers of Grand Rapids Ballet. To participate in the Junior Company, students are required to be enrolled full-time at Grand Rapids Ballet School and maintain a 90% attendance record.
For more information, please contact the School Office at 616.454.4771 x17 today.
School & Junior Company Director
Attila was born in Kisvarda, Hungary. He received his early training at the National Ballet Institute in Budapest. After moving to the United States, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School. He has performed as a guest artist with Mobile Ballet, Bravo Dance, Harrisburg Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Attila spent sixteen years as a Grand Rapids Ballet company dancer and 8 years as a Ballet Master. As a company dancer, a few of his notable roles include The Prodigal Son in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Max in Septime Webre’s Where The Wild Things Are, Charlie Chaplin in Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s Flickers, Tibalt in Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Attila became the Artistic
Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company in 2011. Since becoming the Artistic Director, Attila has choreographed many ballet including Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty & the Beast, Carnival of the Animals, and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for the Junior Company. He and his wife Mindy have one daughter and one son, Vivian and Cameron.