Hi my name is Darren Pitre. I auditioned for Celebrity Cruises in July of 2016 at Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop’s Commercial Dance Intensive. My audition experience was just plain amazing. I had two full days of intense dancing followed by critiques from some very helpful and professional dancers who had danced with cruise lines before. I enjoyed every second of the workshop and it resulted in me getting through the audition process successfully. I got a contract offer from Celebrity Cruises less than a month after the audition. I spent 2 months in Miami meeting some of the most amazing people overall and meeting 17 other talented and amazing cast members. We trained as a cast 6 days a week about 7 hours a day learning and perfecting our production shows and theme nights. After the two months of training in Miami I finally boarded the beautiful Celebrity Solstice. The ship life is amazing – very different than any other job in my dance career, but change is good! I have been traveling all around the world including: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and will soon be in Hawaii and Alaska…reaching new heights while doing what I love! I have learned a lot from my experience and my journey started with the CDI at BJDW. I advise all dancers who want to be successful and get what they want, to go through this process. I plan on doing another contract with Celebrity Cruises.