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Charlotte Ballet: 2018/19 Season Company Dancer Audition

Contract Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: February 4, 2018

Charlotte Ballet's 2018/2019 Season Company Dancer Audition will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at noon in The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue New York, NY 10019). Registration begins at 11 AM. Please arrive with a resume and head shot and be prepared to fill out and turn in the audition form. There is a $20 application fee payable by cash or credit card. A world-class repertory dance ensemble, Charlotte Ballet performs a wide variety of classical and contemporary dance with a firm commitment to cutting-edge commissions, ensuring a vibrant and challenging repertoire for statewide and national audiences. Auditions are intended for dancers who have trained in both classical and contemporary dance disciplines. Charlotte Ballet is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse company and therefore encourages all dancers of ethnic minorities to audition.

If you are unable to attend the in-person audition on February 4, 2018, we welcome dancers to submit online applications. Please click here for more information. Please email us with any questions. Please note, your application will not be reviewed until we receive all requested materials.

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Dogtown Dance Theatre: Accepting Submissions for 5th Annual Richmond Dance Festival

Contract Location: Richmond, VA
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2018

Dogtown Dance Theatre is currently accepting submission for the 5th Annual Richmond Dance Festival taking place in Richmond, VA April 27 - May 12, 2018. For more information about the festival and how submit, click here

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Contract Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Date: January, 28, 2018
Audition Location: Katten Landau Studio, 425 South Wabash Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Additional Information: 

  • Registration 9:30 AM (CT)
  • Master Class with Nan Giordano: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)
  • Audition: 11:15 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)

Giordano Dance Chicago is holding auditions.  Male and female dancers for the main company must be at least 22 years of age.  Dancers must have a strong ballet and jazz technique.  GDC consists of ten dancers, five men and five women.  Salaried non-union contracts are offered.  Giordano II positions are available starting at 22 years of age.  The company tours nationally and internationally. 

Bring an 8x10 headshot, resume & references, ballet and jazz shoes, and fee (cash only).
$20 Class only
$20 Audition only
$35 Class + Audition

Click here to contact Giordano Dance Chicago if you have questions.

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Houston Ballet San Antonio Summer Workshop

Contract Location: San Antonio, TX
Audition Date: February 18, 2018

Houston Ballet is thrilled to announce an addition to its annual Summer Programming. Along with its distinguished 6-week intensive held in Houston, the company will also host a two-week workshop in San Antonio. The new workshop aims to increase Houston Ballet and its Academy’s reach in the state of Texas. Click here to view complete details. 

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Houston Ballet Summer Intensive Auditions

Contract Location: Houston, TX 
Audition Date: Audition Tour

Houston Ballet is having an audition tour for admission to the Summer Intensive Program. Admittance into the summer intensive program is by audition at one of our 18 audition locations or by video audition. Houston Ballet Academy students enrolled for the 2018 Spring Semester do not need to audition for the summer program and summer placement will be emailed to current students in December. 
The six-week summer intensive program for Levels 5 - 8 is June 18 - July 27, 2018. Level 5 students have the option of attending six weeks or the three-week program June 18-July 7, 2018.
The Lower School summer intensive programs are June 4 – June 16, 2018 and August 6 - August 18, 2018. Auditions for the Lower School program are only held in Houston.

Audition Locations:

  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – En Pointe Indiana – Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 – Houston Ballet Academy – Houston, TX
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 – Joffrey Ballet Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 – University of North Carolina School of the Arts – Winston-Salem, NC
  • Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – The Harid Conservatory – Boca Raton, FL
  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 – BalletMet – Columbus, OH
  • Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 – Maryland Youth Ballet – Washington D.C.
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 – Ballet Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
  • Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 – Colorado Ballet – Denver, CO
  • Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 – Ballet West – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 – Houston Ballet – Houston, TX

Click here to view more details.

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IABD Ballet Audition for Women & Men of Color 

Contract Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Audition Date: January 27 & 28, 2018

International Association of Black in Dance (IABD) invites you to the 3rd Annual Audition for Women of Color in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PT). Over the last two years, we have been able to introduce many of the young women from all over the world who seek a career in Ballet to ballet companies. In addition, IABD has added an audition for Men of Color, which will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM (PT). 

Both auditions occur at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studios (LWDT), 3773 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. For more information about the auditions, click here

In addition, our ballet conversation will take place on Sunday before the Women of Color audition at 12:30 PM at the LWDT studios.

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Peabody Conservatory of Music: BFA Dance Program
Contract Location: Baltimore, MD
Audition Date: February 21, 22, & 23, 2018

The Peabody Conservatory of Music introduces a BFA Dance Program that prepares students to be at the forefront of dance innovation through performance, choreographic and critical historical and theoretical exploration. Studying dance at Johns Hopkins University, one of the world’s premier research institutions, gives students the opportunity to make connections between the study of dance, science, technology, and the humanities. Students can take courses in Modern Dance and Ballet technique, somatic approaches to movement and choreography, perform in a pre-professional student dance company, and collaborate with world-renowned guest artists. Peabody graduates can pursue careers as performers, choreographers, teachers, researchers, and arts administrators. Click here for more information on the Dance Auditions. Click here to see the Regional Audition Schedule. 

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Smuin Comtemporary American Ballet: 2018/19 Season Company Audition

Contract Location: San Francisco, CA
Audition Date: March 18, 2018

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet is holding auditions for the 2018/19 Season. 
Additional Information:

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Academy of Ballet
  • 2121 Market Street, San Francisco
  • 1:00 pm Registration
  • 1:30-4:30 pm Audition: Including ballet class (women en pointe), partnering and repertoire.
  • Women 5’6” and under; Men 5’ 8” and over

Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United states

Please email CV, photo and video link prior to audition. Include name/audition in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition).

Smuin Ballet offers 35-40 week competitive dancer contracts, presenting approximately 70 performances per season.

Recent repertoire includes works by:  Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert (choreographer in residence), Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Stanton Welch, Garrett Ammon, Adam Hougland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.

A staple of the San Francisco dance community for more than 20 years, Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly America style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression.

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Syracuse Ballet: Apprentice & Resident Dancer Audition

Contract Location: Syracuse, NY
Audition Date: February 18, 2018
Audition Location: Syracuse City Ballet Studio, 932 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Syracuse City Ballet is seeking versatile, classically trained dancers for the 2018/2019 performance season. Apprentice & Resident Dancer positions available. Audition will include ballet class, company repertoire, and select interviews. Please provide resume, headshot, and dance photo(s) at the time of audition.

Click here to register and find more details.

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Verb Ballets: Company Member & Trainee Auditions

Contract Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Audition Date: Ongoing
Audition Location: 
3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122 


Currently seeking one male dancer for 2018-19 Season. Applications for the Trainee Program are ongoing. 

Verb Ballets is a contemporary ballet company located in Shaker Heights, Ohio (just minutes from downtown Cleveland, Ohio). Verb Ballets presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Verb Ballets is seeking dancers for annual 10-11 month contracts that include fringe benefits and a one week paid vacation. Relocation assistance is available. Must have a strong background in ballet and contemporary technique. Submission must include headshot, resume and a YouTube or Vimeo link showing dancer's abilities. Submissions accepted December 2017 - March 2018 and will be kept on file. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Click here for more information. 

Verb Ballets' Trainee Program is geared for students ages 16 and older who are preparing for a professional dance career.  The Trainee Program seeks to develop young aspiring professional dancers into professional dancers through a carefully and individualized study plan. Trainees participate in company classes and rehearsals while having the opportunity to perform with Verb Ballets during the season and work with guest choreographers. Trainees also work with the company dancers in educational and community outreach activities throughout the year. The personal attention and guidance provided by Producing Artistic Director and Associate Director help to prepare and guide each student for their dance future. Trainees who are invited back for a second year and complete two consecutive years of study in this program will receive a certificate of training upon completion of their second year. This is a tuition based year-round program for a maximum of two years. Students are selected to participate in the Trainee Program by audition. Submission must include headshot, resume and a YouTube or Vimeo link showing dancers abilities prior to audition invitation. Must have a strong background in ballet technique. Ongoing submissions accepted. Click here for more information. 

* postings updated as of January 16, 2018.