Ballet Auditions

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Candomblé - “A Dance for the Sun God”
Scene | Non-Union | Starts: 11/03/2014 | Los Angeles, California, United States

Seeking a female (21-33), open ethnicity, professionally trained in ballet to choreograph and perform a three minute dance sequence which will mix both ballet and samba or any other South American/Latin dance style deemed fit, which will ultimately be performed in a short project that will endorse a feature-length film. The dance sequence will be Choreographed and Performed to Baden Powell's, Candomblé, which can be downloaded below.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uw0trmgrtviz92c/AAAa62BuqoueilGAtFULeHrFa?dl=0


Motivation and Back Story:
Plagued with a rare heart disease from birth, Mona defied statistics and miraculously survived six open-heart surgeries and two heart transplants by the age of seven. Now a healthy age of 26, which she never thought she’d reach, doctors are quick to accredit modern medicine, meds and surgical prowess, but little do they know Mona began tossing most of her pills in the trash long ago because she believed in something beyond the pharmaceutical path; a force much larger then herself, more mysterious and rich in history. Since her last transplant, she has practiced the Afro-Brazilian faith of Candomblé, “Dance in the Honor of the Gods”, paying homage to the God Oludumaré, the Eternal Ruler of the Heavens and Earth and discovered that her dancing is what actually keeps her alive. So every day at sunset she gives praise and offers her birth-given gift as tribute, in her most meaningful, soulful way, with palpable connection and passion – she dances,… to live another day.

Pay:
$325 total, which includes a 2-3 rehearsals, and one full shoot day. Plus copy, credit, meal.

Submission:
You can also find casting notices currently on LA Casting, Now Casting, Actors Access, IMDBpro and Craigslist under the title Candomblé.

Please include any applicable video reel/clip links in your submission. Ballet and Latin dance only... no hip hop, cabaret, polka, River Dancing etc. Only applicable submission will be considered.

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Barre Fitness Instructor- NYLA Method (Dubai)
Interested in an opportunity teaching fitness in one of the world's most fascinating global cities? NYLA Method is looking for the right candidates to join our dynamic team of talented instructors in Dubai!

Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Our luxurious 9,000 sqf wellness space, NYLA House is the home studio of NYLA Method. NYLA House has our very own juice bar and healthy cafe, NYLA Kitchen, 'Blow Dry Barre', Pool and 3 state of the art studios. We aim to motivate and empower our guests through our excellent classes, fantastic American-style customer service and exciting amenities. We are looking for like-minded and talented instructors to help us continue to create an excellent experience!  www.nylamethod.com

Desired skills and background:
- Background in dance (ballet/jazz/modern)
- Competence in anatomy and physiology
- Strong communication skills
- Experience living or studying abroad
- Fitness or dance teaching experience
- Motivational and energetic teaching style
- Great client relations
- Positive, team player mentality
- Desire to live abroad in an exciting environment in one the fastest growing cities in the world!

If interested, please send resumé and cover letter with headshot and full body shot to andrea@nylamethod.com.

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 MCD is seeking one female and one male ballet dancer with strong partnering skills for their 14th annual production of  "The Nutcracker."

Four performances take place at the Theatre of the Riverside Church in New York City (near Columbia University) from 12/12- 12/14. Rehearsals in Armonk, NY ( 30 min. Metro North ride) on Saturdays and on mutually agreeable weekdays in NYC.

 

Please send availability along with picture, resumé and optional reel. Pay per performance starting at $125/show with travel and pointe reimbursement available.

 

Please email mcd08@verizon.net and/or visit our website: www.mooneycooleydance.com

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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking:

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, September 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program
with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season.

Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163. Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

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Charleston City Ballet is looking for three male dancers with strong classical training for immediate work to finish out our 2014 season. You must be available September 29 through November 15, 2014. Our season will end November 15. These Male dancers will be looked at for a long term contract starting in 2015. Housing, shoes, and compensation will be provided.

Please email artistic director Michael Wise at mwise@charlestoncityballet.org by September 30 for more information.

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BalletNext is seeking male and female dancers for the 2014-2015 season. Applicants must be classically trained, have professional performance experience and be available immediately. Please send resumé, photos and video link to: info@balletnext.com. Those selected will be contacted for an immediate audition.

As a New York-based dance company founded and led by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Michele Wiles, BalletNext works with leading dancers, choreographers and musicians from around the world to produce high quality, all original programming, en pointe, always to live music. Go to balletnext.com for more information.

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Dissonance Dance Theatre in Washington, DC, is looking for female and male dancers who are talented, professional and hard-working for our upcoming 2014-2015 season, featuring new classical and contemporary works from Adam Sage (Missouri Ballet Theatre/Nashville Ballet), Michelle Sloan (Dance Theatre of Harlem) and DDT'S Principal Choreographer Shawn Short. Dissonance Dance Theatre company members receive performance stipends. Apprentices are non-paid positions.

Female dancers must be no taller than 5'6, have pointe training/experience, and be able to relocate to DC if selected.


Dancers will participate in a closed audition, learning repertoire from DDT and classical centerwork. To participate in a closed audition appointment, send headshot, resume, bodyshot and video dance link to Shawn Short, Artistic Director, at sshort@ddtdc.com. Put “2014/2015 Season Audition” in the subject line. Dancers must be ready to start ASAP.

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Ballet 2021 in Yerevan, Armenia, is seeking strong and versatile male and female professional dancers for 28–38 week contracts, starting October 20. Applicants must be classically trained and have classical and contemporary performing experience. To apply, please send CV, dance photo, headshot and video link(s) to: ballet2021@gmail.com.

Application deadline: September 19 

Minimum video audition requirements: two classical variations (including codas) and two contemporary ballets – one fast, one slow (no less than two minutes each).

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Jean Ann Ryan Productions is holding auditions in London, Paris and New York for Six-Star Cruise Lines.

 

September 11 - Open Call

Pineapple Studios, 7 Langley Street, London

9:00 am: Male and female dancers

1:00 pm: Male and female singers

 

September 16 - Open Call

Ecolé du Spectacle Espace Lauriston, 74 bis rue Lauriston, Paris

1:00-4:00 pm

 

September 25 - Open Call

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York

10:00 am: Male and female dancers

12:00 pm: Male and female singers

For more information, visit facebook.com/JeanAnnRyanProductions or e-mail castingdirector@jarproductions.com

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Wheatland Dance Theater, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, is auditioning dancers for its inaugural production of The Nutcracker. We are looking for four male dancers and one principal couple. Dancers are paid by the show, and a travel allowance/per diem will be available. Rehearsals start at the end of September and will be held once a week on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Please submit your DVD and resumé by September 5th to info@plainfielddanceacademy.com or call 630-818-7313 and ask for Askar Alimbetov or Corinne Alimbetov.

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Connect the Dots Dance Company in Washington, DC, is holding auditions for its 2014 production of The Nutcracker. Dancers are paid a $300 stipend, with rehearsals held once a week. Auditions will be held September 6 and 7 from 4 pm-6 pm. Please contact Amber Shriver at connectthedotsdancecompany@gmail.com to register. 

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Male and female dancers wanted for Pointe Barre LONDON event series. "Exotic Ballet with an Urban Twist,"  Pointe Barre is a six-part event series hosted in New York City from March-August and in London, UK, from September-February. All events are held on the last Thursday of every month.

The events are truly unique. We hold them at different locations, with world premier choreography each month. We have created a new stages for ballet dancers of diverse backgrounds and created an avenue for the art form of Ballet to be easily accessible to diverse audiences in intimate, non traditional settings.

Dancers must have strong ballet foundation, with other dance styles a plus. Female dancers must have some pointe work experience; male dancers must have strong partnering skills. This is a paid position. Send headshot, CV and a short video clip to pointebarre@gmail.com.

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Ballet Theatre Company and Exit12 Dance Company is holding an audition for Exit12's 2014-2015 season and The Nutcracker, directed by Roman Baca and produced by Ballet Theater Company.  Positions offer paid rehearsals, company class, per diem and performance stipend. Travel and lodging is covered when on tour.

Audition will be held Sunday, September 7 from 11:00-1:00pm at the Alvin Ailey Studios, 405 W. 55th St, New York, NY 10019. Callbacks immediately follow from 1:00-3:00pm. Pre-registration is highly recommended. To register, please submit resumé, headshot and dance shots to info@exit12danceco.com. Audition will consist of a ballet class and classical choreography. Ladies, please bring pointe shoes; gentlemen, be prepared to partner.

 

BTC’s performance season consists of an annual Nutcracker performance and a spring performance, as well as other community performances.  Exit12’s relevant and innovative repertoire is touring to five locations around the United States and is honored to be performing at the 92nd Street Y in January. Rehearsals are in NYC two days a week, and dancers will be required to commit to a full production week Dec. 15-21 for performances of the Nutcracker in West Hartford, CT.  More information can be found at www.exit12danceco.com

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Ballet Quad Cities is looking for dancers for the 2014-2015 performing season. Contracts are for 28 weeks beginning September 8th, 2014, and include classes, shoes and workman’s comp. Season includes 30 performances, touring, community outreach programs, classical and contemporary repertoire, and live music.

 

Interested dancers may submit resume, headshot, and video link of classical and contemporary work to artistic director Courtney Lyon: clyonballetqc@mediacombb.net 

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Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, located in suburban Atlanta, GA, is seeking 2-3 male dancers, age 18-22, for the 2014-15 season. Paying contracts for a 38 week season are available. Three major productions and 25 performances constitute the October-March season. Continued training conducted by an excellent staff, led by Artistic Director Wade Walthall. Classical ballet foundation is preferred, with modern, neoclassical and contemporary included as part of the performing genres. Send video and/or resume and photos to gbt78@bellsouth.net or call 770-237-0046.  www.gwinnettballet.org

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Gainesville Ballet Company and School in Northern Virginia is looking for one male and one female dancer for the 2014-15 season. www.gainesvilleballetcompany.org

Please send cover letter, resume, photos and video links to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org for more details.

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Saroyan Ballet Company, an all-male ballet company, is holding auditions for male principal and apprentice positions. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a green card or work permit, as we are not presently prepared to assist in obtaining working visas for international dancers.

Please click here for further information and to apply. Read ALL the audition requirements and Company information on that page before submitting your audition information, as it will clarify exactly how Saroyan Ballet operates.

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New York City-based dance company Ballets with a Twist seeks dancers for paid rehearsals and performances.

Women 5’5” and taller
Men 5'8" and taller

Must have strong classical technique. Pointe work required.

Please submit full-body, classical photo (en pointe for ladies), resume and if possible, video footage to info@balletswithatwist.com.

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Physique 57 is offering high-energy, dynamic instructors the opportunity to bring the most effective fitness program in NYC and LA to Dubai, UAE. Physique 57 is a growing, internationally renowned fitness company that operates five upscale, full-service exercise studios nationally. The company offers a unique, specialized exercise experience that has captured the attention of women worldwide.

Requirements:
• 1 year teaching experience in ballet-barre technique
• Background in dance- ballet, jazz or modern preferred
• Knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology (or proper body mechanics)
• Articulate with strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Charismatic, motivational and professional
• Upbeat and energetic teaching style with the ability to teach all levels of clients from beginners to advanced levels in a group exercise setting
• Adventurous spirit
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Possess superior client relations and retention skills
• International work or touring experience or study abroad a plus

Offer:
• Competitive pay
• Excellent benefits
• Assistance with housing and all relocation matters including work authorizations, travel arrangements and concierge services
• Be part of an emerging global fitness brand
• Chance to experience life abroad in one of the world's truly global cities

Contact: If seriously interested, kindly send the following to globalauditions@physique57.com
• Resume
• Headshot
• Cover letter describing your qualifications and commitment to a posting overseas

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America's Got Talent
is currently holding online auditions. There are no age limitations and any genre of talent is welcomed


Applicants can visit http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/submitvideo/ and submit a 2-3 minute video of their audition.