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Atlantic City Ballet 2018/19 Company Auditions

Tuesday February 13, 2018: Westside Academy of Dance, 1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA (Registration 1:00 pm, Audition 1:30-4:00 pm, Audition Fee: $30)

Thursday February 22, 2018: I.A.L.S., Via Cesare Fracassini 60-Roma, Italy (Registration 10:00 am, Audition 10:30-1:00, Audition Fee: 25€)

Friday February 23, 2018: A.S.D. Nijinsky, Via San Romano 13 50135 Settignano, Firenze (Registration 11:00 am, Audition 11:30-1:30, Audition Fee: 15€)

Monday February 26, 2018: Pineapple Dance Studio, 7 Langley Street, Covent Gardens, London (Registration 12:00 pm, Audition 12:30-2:30, Audition Fee: £20)

Saturday March 3, 2018: SAB Studio-NYC, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (Registration 5:00 pm, Audition 5:30-7:30 pm, Audition Fee: $30)

FOR ALL AUDITIONS: Please bring head shot, dance photo and CV with you at the time of the auditions. No pre-registration is required. Auditions will be in the form of a class. No advance preparation is required. Please note that we DO NOT accept audition material by email. No phone calls please.

For more information go to www.acballet.org/auditions or info@acballet.org.


Koresh Dance Company is seeking technically strong and versatile dancers with extensive training in ballet, jazz and modern. The audition will consist of learning sections from the company's repertory. No shoes required. Ages 21 and up only.

A warm up will not be given, however there will be classes offered that morning open to adult students. Click here for our rates and full class schedule.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS AUDITION. Email pr@koreshdance.org with your resume and headshot. Paperwork and additional information will be sent to those interested in auditioning.

Sunday, March 4 at 2:30-6:30 pm (sign-in begins at 1:30 pm). Audition will be held at the company's home: 2002 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


At Stavna Ballet, our dancers are passionate, talented and devoted to the art of movement. Interested in joining our company? We will be holding open company auditions for male and female dancers for 32 week contracts in our 2018/19 season.

Sunday, March 25th 1:00-3:00 pm

Stavna Ballet, 11420 Belvedere Vista Lane, Chesterfield, VA 23235

Audition Fee $20 (CASH or CHECK ONLY). Please bring a photo in first arabesque (ladies en pointe) and current resume to the audition. For more information www.stavnaballet.com or email director shannon@stavnaballet.com.


Mystic Ballet seeks contemporary male dancers with strong technique and experience with improvisation for the Season 18/19. Accepting online audition applications, learn how to apply: http://mysticballet.org/about-mb/audition/

Deadline for submission of application: May 1, 2018

Please note that your application will only be taken into consideration if it contains all the required information and if you have applied within the deadline.

Your application must contain:

  • A video reel (Youtube or Vimeo links)
  • CV (pdf or word doc)
  • Headshot (jpg or pdf)
We will send an email, with notification and relevant information if you have been invited to participate in a private company audition.

Where: The company's audition will take place in our studios in Stonington, CT USA.

To Apply: Complete the application form here: http://mysticballet.org/audition-form/

NOTE! The audition is free -- please don't send any payments when prompted upon submitting application.

For more information about Mystic Ballet, see our website: www.mysticballet.org


Mystic Ballet is looking for male and female dancers for:

Mystic Ballet's MB 2 -- Training Program 2018/19 Season (to learn more http://mysticballet.org/mb-study/mb2-trainee-program/)

Mystic Ballet's Summer Intensive July 16-August 13 (to learn more http://mysticballet.org/mb-study/mb-summer-intensive/)

Live Auditions:

  1. NYCB (February 18, March 31, April 8)
  2. Paris (February 24)
  3. London (February 25)

Accepting Online Auditions and Live Audition Registration, to apply: http://mysticballet.org/about-mb/audition/

Deadline for application: 2 days prior to live audition, and for Online Auditions May 1

Please note that your application will only be taken into consideration if it contains all the required information and if you have applied within the deadline.

Your application must contain:

  • a video reel (Youtube or Vimeo links)
  • CV (pdf or word doc)
  • Headshot (jpg or pdf)

Learn more about Mystic Ballet at: www.mysticballet.org


Ballet des Amériques is looking for classically and modern trained dancers -- men and women -- for its professional dance company. Candidates should also be comfortable with neoclassical, contemporary and modern techniques and works. Knowledge of African and Afro-Caribbean dance styles would be advantageous.

Ballet des Amériques engages dancers who grasp and appreciate the pedagogical, aesthetic and ethical principles of its organization as a whole and who are willing to commit to their realization in the dance company.

Ballet des Amériques is looking for individuals with artistic sensitivity and a high level of commitment to the arts as a whole.

To be considered for a company class audition:

  • Please send your cover letter, resume, photograph and video material to the Assistant to the Director, Shirley Rodriquez, via email: admin@balletdesameriques.com. Please include "Seeking classically trained dancers" in the subject line.
  • All applicants must have the proper documentation to work in the US (i.e.: work permit, Green card, US citizen, etc.)
If hired, candidates will be asked to fill out a W-4 and sign a contract. Dancers receive rehearsal and performance pay.

Location: 16 King St. Port Chester, NY 10573

Note: Studios are one minute from Port Chester's MNR commuter train.


Ballet des Amériques Summer Intensive Audition:

Summer Intensive - 4-week program - July 30-August 24

Classes and workshops in: ballet, pre-pointe, répertoire, partnering, modern dance, modern jazz, barre au sol, music and voice, ballet terminology (French), dance history, acting, arts and crafts, folkloric dance, stage makeup. Each week there will also be master classes taught by renowned guest teachers, and the program will culminate in a performance at the end of August.

Participation in our summer program is by audition only. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm at our studios at 16 King St. in Port Chester, NY.

Please call for details 646.753.0457 or email admin@balletdesameriques.com to register for the audition. More information can be found here.

For applicants from foreign countries or from remote states, there is a video audition option. Please contact the above phone number or email for more information.


Smuin Contemporary American Ballet Company Audition: 2018/2019 Season

Sunday, March 18, 2018: Academy of Ballet, 2121 Market Street, San Francisco

1:00 pm - Registration

1:30-4:30 pm - Audition: Includes 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 send CV, photo and video link to auditions@smuinballet.org 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.

A staple of the San Francisco dance community for more than 20 years, Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet with a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Recent repertoire includes works by: Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert (choreographer in residence), Jiří Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Helen Pickett, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Garrett Ammon, Adam Houghland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.


Charlottesville Ballet announces its open audition for the professional company to take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Positions available include Company Artist, Apprenticeships and participation in the 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Dancers should bring a prepared folder with a head shot, dance image of choice and resume. There is a $5 registration fee. Auditions by Company Class are also available. Please see website for more information.

Audition Location: Charlottesville Ballet Studios | 1885 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville, VA

Website: www.charlottesvilleballet.org/event/companyaudition/


Ballet 5:8 is seeking classically trained dancers, both men and women, for Trainee, Apprentice and Company Artist positions for the 2018/2019 Season. Ballet 5:8 is located just south of Chicago, in Frankfort, IL.

The mission of Ballet 5:8 is to engage communities in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation in conversation of life and faith through innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance.

Under the direction of Julianna Slager, Ballet 5:8 continues to perform in Chicago and across the US each season, performing new works inspired by our mission. The 2018/19 repertoire will include The Great Divorce, Compass and the Four Seasons of the Soul among other new and existing Ballet 5:8 repertoire.

Ballet 5:8 Company Artists work for 25-30 weeks each season, receive a weekly stipend, and have access to daily technique classes, weekly Pilates and yoga, and Ballet 5:8's 7,000 square foot facility in addition to attending rehearsals Monday-Friday. Company Artists perform up to 40 times each season.

Company Audition Info: https://www.ballet58.org/jobs

Trainee Audition Info: https://www.ballet58.org/trainee-program

Audition Info Tour (January 13-April 7): https://www.ballet58.org/master-classes

Email us with questions: info@ballet58.org


Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Company Auditions

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking male and female dancers for company positions, guest work, and apprenticeships for its 2018-2019 season. GHDT is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company looking for dancers with strong training in ballet, modern and contemporary styles. All applicants who live outside the US must have a valid work visa. All applicants must be available to audition in person.

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:30-2:00 pm

Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:30-2:00 pm

All auditions will be held at:

The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

329 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN 56032

Audition will include ballet barre, modern exercises and company repertoire. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time. Audition fee: $20.

Email auditions.ghdt@gmail.com to register.

GHDT is also accepting auditions during company class on Fridays from 9:30-11:00 am. Dancers might be invited to stay after the class audition to learn company repertoire. Please register beforehand by email and bring a resume and headshot.

For more information please visit gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org


Kirov Academy of Ballet is seeking female and male dancers with classical and contemporary technique for its Summer Intensive and YR 2018/2019. All auditions are by invitation only. For acceptance to auditions please send your resume and a video link of your dancing to kfc@kabdc.org.

Jan 6 - Washington, DC

Jan 7 - Greenville, SC

Jan 13 - Salt Lake City, UT and Fort Worth, TX

Jan 14 - Las Vegas, NV

Jan 19 - Portland, OR

Jan 20 - Vancouver, BC, CAN and San Jose, CA

Jan 21 - Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA

Jan 27 - Tulsa, OK

Jan 28 - Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA

Feb 3 - New York, NY

Feb 4 - Washington, DC

For international auditions, please visit our website.


The artistic director Mrs. Lenka Dřímalová announces an audition to recruit new members to the ballet company of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre for the 2018/2019 season.

The company is looking for professional dancers with outstanding technique (classical and modern) and stage experience for the following positions:

  • Corps de ballet with soloist obligations (female and male dancers)
  • Soloist (female and male dancers)
  • Apprenticeships (young female and male dancers)

Preferred height:

Female dancers: 163-168 cm

Male dancers: 175 cm or more

Personal invitation required for participation.

Audition date: February 18, 2018 (apply by February 12)

Audition location: The Anton Dvořák Theatre, Smetanovo náměstí 3104/8A, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Find all details on how to apply here.


US International Ballet - USIB (www.usinternationalballet.com) announces auditions for 2018-2019 season in partnership with the Summer Course Piacenza Art Ballet.

The US International Ballet (USIB) is leading the American wave of bringing health and diversity to ballet. Dancers are chosen for passion and talent, never for a specific body type. Trainees are guaranteed a professional contract at end of trainee period! We are a resident company of the magnificent Wilson Center (Wilmington, NC) and we guarantee a multi-city tour. The Wilson Center is a 1500-seat state-of-the-art theater.

Executive Director Elizabeth Hester, and Artistic Directors Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini are auditioning male and female dancers for trainee and professional positions for the 2018-2019 season. To learn more about USIB visit www.usinternationalballet.com.

USIB Artistic Directors Ines Albertini & Walter Angelini also direct the Piacenza Art Ballet Summer Course in Italy. The Summer Course starts July 2 and finishes July 21, 2018, for a total of three weeks. Highly professional and experienced teachers are available to the pupils for three unforgettable weeks (to learn about the 2018 Faculty visit www.piacenzartballet.org). The students' day lasts a total of 6 hours with the study of Ballet every day and alternately classes of repertoire, character, contemporary, modern-lyrical and body conditioning/Pilates. The organization provides housing and tutors. US International Ballet offers a unique opportunity to dancers to dance for the summer in Italy and gain a professional season contract in the U.S. Dancers (18 years old and up) who are accepted and attend the Piacenza Art Ballet 2018 Summer Course will automatically be offered a trainee contract with the US International Ballet.

Please email to company manager Christina Iv at usinternationalballet@gmail.com for more info. You can fill the registration form by clicking here. Please note video auditions are accepted in the order they are received.

Please fill the registration form by clicking here.

Santa Monica CA - February 4th 2018

Westside Ballet, 1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm REGISTRATION

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm MASTER CLASS

More locations coming soon!


Auditions Royal Ballet Flanders 3-4 March, Antwerp (Belgium).

Royal Ballet Flanders, under the artistic directorship of Mr. Sidi Larbi Charkaoui is organizing auditions for the 2018-2019 season.

The company is looking for professional dancers (aged 18-32, min. female height 163 cm, min. male height 170 cm) with a high level in both classical and contemporary repertoire, who are versatile, open-minded and excited to join a creative environment.

Send required material before deadline January 31 in an accessible manner:

  • CV
  • Short bio and motivation why you wish to be part of RBF
  • 3 pictures: a portrait, a frontal full body with visible contours and an arabesque picture
  • Showreel/video-links of two variations: a variation that represents a classical ballet technique (on pointe for women) and a variation (perhaps with a partner) that represents a contemporary technique.
Selected candidates will be notified in person. Participation by invitation only,

Find all details on how to apply here.


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 visit https://app.getacceptd.com/charlotteballet for more information. Contact AUDITIONS@CHARLOTTEBALLET.ORG with any questions. Please note, your application will not be reviewed until we receive all requested materials.

For more information, visit http://charlotteballet.org/about/auditions-careers/
Ballet Palm Beach seeks classically-trained male and female company members and trainees for the 2018/2019 season.

Males seeking company positions must be 5'7''-6'.

Apply by February 1 to company@balletpalmbeach.org with:

1. CV/Resume detailing personal background, height, dance experience and training.

2. A letter of recommendation from previous employer or ballet instructor and/or list of 3 references.

3. Head shot and photo of 1st arabesque, profile (en pointe for ladies).

4. Link to a video of classical work and/or variation. (Optional: additional contemporary or modern work/variation is also encouraged).

Selected dancers will be invited to Ballet Palm Beach's audition on February 3, 2018 at 10am-12pm. Please call 561.630.8234 for more information or visit balletpalmbeach.org. There are no processing/audition fees for applications submitted on or before February 1.


PDX Contemporary Ballet is seeking males and females who are well versed in ballet and contemporary technique. Females must have strong pointe technique.

When and Where
June 23, 2018 at Center for Movement Arts 1734 SE 12th ave Portland, OR

Video auditions will also be accepted.

Please Submit
-2 dance photos of your choice
-$15 registration fee

For more information visit our website at

Email info@pdxcb.com with any questions.


Kamea Dance Company, Israel (artistic director: Tamir Ginz) is holding auditions for male and female dancers for the 2018-20 seasons.

Contracts from August 2018.

European Audition in Amsterdam – The Netherlands:

Sunday, March 4th, at 9:30 -16:30,

At: Chasse Dance Studios

Chasséstraat 64, 1057 JJ Amsterdam

* Kamea Dance Company is a major company in the Israeli dance scene, holding around 80 performances a year in Israel and abroad.

* Contemporary- modern repertoire by resident choreographer Tamir Ginz and guest choreographers: Nacho Duato & Marco Goecke.

* Annual 12 month salary, 2 years commitment required.


- We are looking for exceptional talents with perfect physique and strong ballet and modern technique.

- Age: over 20

- Creative dancer, highly motivated, serious attitude, commitment to job.

Professional experience in a recognized company is an advantage.

Pre-registration by e-mail only: Please send your resume and photo to kamea.prj@gmail.com Final date for registration: 2/25/2018

For more information on the Kamea Dance Company, visit our website at https://www.kameadance.com/en/ .

We are looking forward to your application!


The University of Oklahoma's School of Dance will hold a national audition tour to select the most talented dancers from all over the country for its prestigious dance program. The OU School of Dance has one of the top BFA programs for Ballet and Modern Dance in the country with an acceptance rate of approximately 28%. Under the new leadership of Michael Bearden, a former Ballet West principal dancer, the school will hold auditions in six different cities across the U.S., including Norman, OK.

The dates, locations, and times for the audition tour are:

Jan.14, Met Dance in Houston, TX at 1:00 pm

Jan. 21, School of American Ballet in New York City at 5:30 pm

Jan. 22, Ballet Chicago in Chicago, IL at 4:00 pm

Jan. 27, OU School of Dance in Norman, OK at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Feb. 3, LINES Dance Center in San Francisco, CA at 1:00 pm

Feb. 4, Orange County Dance Center in Huntington, CA at 11:00 am.

For more information go to http://dance.ou.edu/apply/auditions/ or call (405) 325-4051.


The University of Oklahoma's School of Dance will hold a national audition tour for its Summer Intensive, formerly SummerWind Youth Ballet, held in Norman, OK from June 10-23, 2018. The Summer Intensive audition tour will expand from four to eight locations including New York City, Chicago and San Francisco, reflecting OU's national draw as a top tier dance training institution. Auditions begin in Houston, TX January 14 and conclude in Norman, OK on March 3. Video auditions are also accepted, uploaded to our website or postmarked no later than March 5, 2018. Please call 405-325-4051 or visit dance.ou.edu/community/youth-programs for audition details.

The OU School of Dance Summer Intensive provides serious study for young dancers between the ages of 11 and 18 who has had previous ballet training. Class sizes are purposefully limited, enabling OU School of Dance faculty and guest artists to provide caring and focused instruction for all Summer Intensive participants. The Intensive will utilize OU's state-of-the-art dance facilities. The School of Dance offers supervised housing accommodations on the OU Norman campus as well as a commuter student option.

For more information about the University of Oklahoma School of Dance Summer Intensive, please visit dance.ou.edu/community/youth-programs, call Rebecca Herrin at (405) 325-0567 ext. 19 or email rherrin@ou.edu.

Virginia National Ballet is holding auditions for Professional Dancers for the 2018-19 Season.

Virginia National Ballet (formerly Gainesville Ballet) currently has 12 professional dancers, performs a full season including classical, neoclassical and contemporary at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas and tours in the State of Virginia as part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tour Directory. Positions available for company men, women, and apprentices. For more information, visit www.gainesvilleballetcompany.org

Sunday, February 25, 2 pm at the Alvin Ailey Studios in NYC.

To pre-register, please send an email with resume, photos and/or video links to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org

Audition fee: $25 cash only, and bring the audition form filled out: http://gainesvilleballetcompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/audition-form.pdf


The Ballet Company of Comic Opera for Children Audition

Audition for professional male and female dancers for the second part of the 2017/2018 season.

The Ballet Company of Comic Opera for Children is seeking male and female dancers to join the ballet company for the 2017-2018 season, with a strong classical technique.


Ladies: 18-28 years old, height 1.63-1.70 m

Gentlemen: 18-28 years old, height 1.75-1.85 m

This audition is by invitation only.

To apply please email your resume, photos, and video links (ladies on pointe) to baletoperacomica@gmail.com with Audition in subject line. Your full resume must contain: your age, height, weight, nationality, as well as recent photos such as head shot and full body shot in classical ballet poses. The audition will comprise a full ballet class and a classical variation.

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2 pm and Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2 pm.

Where: Calea Giuleşti, Nr.16, Bucharest, Romania

Deadline for applications: 1/10/2018

All appliers will receive an email response within one week of submission. We are looking forward to your application.


Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive 2018 – Audition Tour

Who: Dancers ages 11-25

Where: In cities across the country from January 4-March 6. Visit http://www.nashvilleballet.com/audition-tour/ to find a stop near you!

Cost: $35 day-of or $25 online advance registration

Please bring: Headshot, resume, photo in first arabesque (en pointe for ladies)

Dancers ages 11-25 are invited to audition for School of Nashville Ballet's 2018 Summer Intensive. Our Summer Intensive is divided into three programs -- Intermediate Program, Advanced Program, and Pre-Professional Program. Each program offers several session options from one to five weeks of intensive dance training in ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, contemporary, and more. Dancers who are not local to the Nashville area are offered Housing on the nearby Belmont University's campus.

Nashville Ballet's Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty whose expert knowledge gives you the tools to advance your technique and reach your goals. Additionally, dancers accepted into our Summer Intensive's Pre-Professional Program are considered for our year-round Professional Training Division, which prepares serious dance students ages 15 and up for a career in dance.

Accelerate your Journey with us. Our audition tour will be stopping in cities across the country from January-March, 2018. See if we are coming to a city near you at http://www.nashvilleballet.com/audition-tour/.


Ballet Academy East 2018 Summer Intensive Auditions

This two-week program gives serious students ages 9-19 the opportunity to cap off their summer studies and prepare for the season ahead. An internationally illustrious faculty instructs students in technique, pointe, men's, pas de deux, variations and modern classes.

Audition dates are March 10, 2018 and May 6, 2018.

All potential students must fill out the audition application, and will receive an email response within one week of submission. If the applicant is invited to audition, a fee of $25.00 will be processed. Please fill out the audition application by following the link http://balletacademyeast.com/summer-intensive/.

Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned audition time, so you can receive a name tag and give any additional information.

Female students should be dressed in a solid color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers (and pointe shoes, if applicable).

Male students should be dressed in a white shirt and black tights, with black or white ballet slippers.

Ballet Fantastique is holding auditions for the following:
  • 2018 Summer Ballet Intensive (including scholarships)
  • 2018 Summer Contemporary Ballet Workshop
  • 2018 Summer Ballet Intensive and 2018-2019 School Year Program (including scholarships)
  • 2018-2019 Company Apprentice Positions (stipend)
  • 2018-2019 Company Contract Positions (paid)
A pre-registration fee of $15 is required of any student attending an audition. The payment is not refundable. By pre-registering you save $5. To pre-register, click here.
Audition dates and locations:
  • January 7, Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, CA. Pre-Reg 1:30-2pm, Audition 2-4pm.
  • March 10, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. Pre-Reg 3:30-4pm, Audition 4-6pm.
  • March 11, Northwest Dance Project in Portland, OR. Pre-Reg 1:30-2pm, Audition 2-4pm.
For more information please contact bfan.assistant@gmail.com.
Avant Chamber Ballet seeks classically trained men and women for the 2018-2019 season in Dallas TX. ACB repertoire includes classical to contemporary works with a contract form late September to early May. Dancers are paid per production based on experience and women are provided pointe shoes. Both company and apprentice positions are available.
Cost is $25. Please bring resume, head shot and full-body dance photo. Women will need pointe shoes. Training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.

March 10, 2:30-5:00 pm: New York City. Gibney Studios. Registration starts at 2 pm.

April 15, 3:00-5:00 pm: Dallas, TX. Park Cities Studios. Registration starts at 2:30 pm.

For more information, email info@avantchamberballet.org.

Zikr Dance Ensemble is seeking dancers as both company members and apprentices for their 2018 season "Runes".
Company Dancers: Our contract season is a five week paid period with performances throughout Colorado and the opportunity to be considered for a fall tour.
Apprentice Dancers: This is a five week program and will serve as a wonderful learning opportunity for young dancers to experience working with a professional company. It is a great transition for those seeking a career in dance. It is also a wonderful way to keep in shape before the summer intensive season gets into full swing. Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class as well as their own weekly training class led by artistic director David Taylor or special guest soloists from the Colorado Ballet.
All dancers will also appear in Zikr's 2018 season of performances at theaters such as the Lakewood Cultural Center and Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts.
Tuition for the 5 week apprentice program is $500.
Company positions are paid based on experience.
The audition will be held Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Denver Ballet Theatre and Centerstage Starz studios at 8150 South University Blvd., Suite 120, Centennial, CO 80122.
The audition class fee is $10.00.
Dancers must be at least 16 years old.
Please bring headshot and resume.
Alternatively visit www.zikrdance.com for online submissions.
Rambert Announces Rambert2 and Opens Worldwide Talent Search
Applications open Friday December 1.
40-date tour opens in autumn 2018.
  • A pioneering new ensemble created by Rambert in partnership with Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, supported by The Linbury Trust
  • Open auditions will be held for dancers, with successful applicants receiving full financial support to live and work in London
  • Rambert2 will tour a program of dance by Rafael Bonachela, Sharon Eyal and Benoit-Swan Pouffer, as well as Ohad Naharin's Kamuyot for schools
  • Rambert2 dancers will be funded to complete an MA in Professional Dance Performance

Outstanding contemporary dancers at the very beginning of their careers are invited to apply from Friday December 1 to join the first Rambert2 cohort from July 2018. Open auditions will be held in London in February 2018. For full details see www.rambert.org.uk/rambert2.


TULSA BALLET is seeking male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for its 2018/19 Season. All auditions are by invitation only. For acceptance to auditions please send your resume and a video link of your dancing to <companymanager@tulsaballet.org>.
Audition dates and locations:
London, United Kingdom -- Sunday, February 18, 2018
Registration -- 9:00 am to 10:00 am | Audition -- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Royal Ballet School, 46 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA, United Kingdom
Rome, Italy -- Monday, February 19, 2018
Registration -- 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Audition -- 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
IALS , Via Cesare Fracassini, 60, 00196 Rome, Italy
Audition Fee: € 15
Cannes, France -- Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Registration -- 9:30 am to 10:30 am | Audition -- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower, 140 Allée Rosella Hightwoer, 06250 Mougins, France
Munich, Germany -- Thursday, February 22, 2018
Registration -- T.B.D. | Audition -- T.B.D.
Hochschule für Musik and Theater München, Wilhelmstrasse 19, 80801 Munich, Germany
Audition Fee: T.B.D.
New York City, NY -- Saturday, February 24, 2018
Registration -- 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Audition -- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
School of American Ballet, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Audition Fee: $20
AGMA Company | Year-round Medical and Disability Insurance | 40 Week Contract

Syracuse City Ballet is seeking versatile, classically trained male and female dancers for the 2018/2019 performance season.

Apprentice and resident dancer positions are available. These are part-time positions.

Syracuse City Ballet is a regional ballet company with a full season featuring opportunities to perform classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire, as well as be involved in outreach opportunities.

Audition will include excerpts of ballet class, SCB repertoire and interviews for specific candidates.

Headshot, resume and full-body dance photo are required at the time of the audition.

Video should be submitted prior to audition date.

All participants must pre-register at www.syracusecityballet.com

$15 audition fee due at time of registration

Contact 315.487.4879 or info@syracusecityballet.com for more information.


Alberta Ballet is seeking male and female dancers with strong classical ballet technique for its 2018/2019 season.
Alberta Ballet will be holding open auditions in the following cities:
New York February 17, 2018
Toronto February 18, 2018
Calgary February 25, 2018
Audition times and locations will be posted on November 14, 2017. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates. If you are unable to attend any of our open auditions we do allow for private auditions at our Calgary Studios by invitation only.
Also seeking Male Company Artist (soloist or principal level). If you are an experienced professional dancer with strong ballet technique and extensive partnering experience we invite you to consider auditioning for a position with Alberta Ballet. Please email your completed application auditions@albertaballet.com. See audition requirements here.


Bristol, U.K.-based New Works Ballet Theatre is looking for male and female dancers with strong ballet and contemporary techniques. Other techniques desirable but not essential to join this exciting new company.
We cannot offer a paid contract, but in return you will have regular performing experience and expert teaching. If interested, please send C.V. together with dance footage and headshot to NWBTbristol@hotmail.com.
New York City-based dance company Ballets with a Twist seeks dancers for paid rehearsals and performances. Pointe work is required for women. All applicants must have strong classical ballet technique, be available for touring and reside in the New York tri-state area.
Women: 5'5'' and taller
Men: 5'8''-5'11''
Please submit resume, at least one full-body classical photo (en pointe for women) and video footage (if available) to info@balletswithatwist.com.
Wilmington Ballet Company in Wilmington, NC is holding auditions for professional contracts and for its professional trainee program.
Paid contracts for 28 week season.
Trainee program is a 36 week season with paid contract upon completion.
Season includes three major performances at the state of the art, 1500 seat Wilson Center, multiple community/school performances, multiple university/college performances.
Initial audition is submitted via email and needs to include:
  • Video link
  • Photograph(s)
  • Resume
Follow up auditions on location are by invitation only.

See our ad in Pointe or go to www.wilmingtonballetcompany.org. Please email audition info to elizabethhesterballet@gmail.com.


Sarasota Ballet is seeking strong, classically trained male dancers to join the company as a principal and 1st soloist. The dancers should be versatile and able to perform a variety of repertoire, including classical, neo-classical and contemporary, as well as having an artistic sensibility.

Applications should be sent to Barbara Epperson, Administrative Assistant at bepperson@sarasotaballet.org or via mail to The Sarasota Ballet, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 Attn: Barbara Epperson. Please state that you are interested in auditioning for the rank of principal or 1st soloist.

If you are interested in auditioning for other positions in the Sarasota Ballet, please contact Barbara Epperson at bepperson@sarasotaballet.org. For more information, see our auditions page.

Saturday February 10, 2018: Audition at School of American Ballet in New York City

Sunday March 11, 2018: Audition at The Sarasota Ballet Studios, Sarasota, FL


Experienced professional photographer located in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area is looking to create a series of artistic images of ballet dancers. Ballet dancers should be 18 years of age or older only to ensure there are no issues with commercial use of their image. The dancers will receive finished images electronically for use as he/she pleases. This is a great opportunity for ballet dancers to have action and headshots done at no cost.

My general work can be viewed on my website, www.ronsartini.com. Interested dancers can contact me through my site to express introduce (please include several ballet photos of yourself) or request samples of my ballet work.

Angela Sterling, Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet

Clear your schedule now for Monday, January 29th, 2:45PM (EST)/ 11:45AM (PST). Pacific Northwest Ballet will be live-streaming rehearsal from Kent Stowell's Swan Lake, straight from their Seattle, WA-based studios. To psych us up for their on stage performances February 2nd - 11th, PNB is letting us in on their Act II rehearsal.

From the corps of swans to Odette and Prince Siegfried's pas de deux, and the infamous four swans, this rehearsal is not to be missed. You can sign up now for a live-stream reminder on their site. In the meantime, we'll be brushing up on our Cygnets with this PNB sneak peek.


Rigorous program, check. Well-rounded technical training, check. Purposeful liberal arts curriculum, check. Study your craft abroad, check! If you are looking for all the above, the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College truly has it all.

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Lopez in Circus Polka. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy MCB.

When Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez was a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, she missed her opportunity to honor Jerome Robbins onstage. "Every time there was a celebration for Jerry, I was either injured or had just retired," says Lopez. "I was never able to publicly thank him onstage for all that he taught us and the beauty he left us."

But when Lopez was planning MCB's Jerome Robbins Celebration for the 100th anniversary of the legend's birth, she saw an opportunity. She asked the Robbins Trust to allow her to perform the Ringmaster in Robbins' Circus Polka, a role the choreographer originated himself.

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Summer Study Advice

Videos are a great alternative when auditioning in person isn't possible. Here are some general guidelines for making a good impression.

1. Follow directions. Before filming, research what each school you're interested in requires. "It demonstrates your ability to follow instructions, and schools pay attention to that," says Kate Lydon, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre's summer intensives and the ABT Studio Company. "If the guidelines haven't been followed, your video might not be watched the whole way through." You may need to make multiple versions to accommodate different schools.

2. Videos should be no longer than 10 minutes. "Keep it short, simple and direct," advises Philip Neal, dance department chair at The Patel Conservatory and artistic director of Next Generation Ballet. "You have to be sensitive to how much time the director has to sit down and look at it." Barre can be abbreviated, showing only one side per exercise, alternating. Directors will be looking at fundamentals—placement, turnout, leg lines, stability—but don't ignore musicality or movement quality. Make sure music choices match combinations and are correctly synced in the footage.

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I want to be a professional dancer, but my parents won't listen. They either don't think I can do it (contrary to what my teachers have said) or they won't let me take the necessary steps to become a professional. Please help. —Audrey

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They say that pigeons mate for life—perhaps that's why these birds naturally symbolize the young lovers in Sir Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons. In these two clips from a 1987 performance in Pisa, Alessandra Ferri and Robert LaFosse—then stars with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, respectively—dance a rapturous pas de deux at the end of Act II. With tiny pricks of her feet and bird-like flaps of her elbows in Part 1, Ferri marks her anguish, thinking she's been abandoned for another woman. Later, both she and LaFosse grow more and more entangled as they reconcile, Ferri dancing with the passionate abandon she's famous for. I love how in Part 2 (0:20), they can't seem to get enough of each other as their necks arch and intertwine. At the end of the ballet, two pigeons fly in to perch symbolically on the chair—er, there's supposed to be two. It looks like one missed its cue at this performance! No matter—Ferri and LaFosse's dancing make it clear that these young lovers are meant to be together for life. Happy #TBT!

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Summer Study Advice
The author at 13, rehearsing at her home studio, Ballet Arts Theater, in Endicott, NY. Courtesy McGuire.

This story originally appeared in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Pointe.

As a young student at a small ballet school in upstate New York, I was obsessed with getting into the School of American Ballet. From the age of 10, I entered class each day with the ultimate goal of studying at SAB dangling before me like a carrot on a stick. Every effort I made, every extra class I took was for the sole purpose of getting into what I thought was the only ballet school that really mattered.

I auditioned for SAB's summer program for the first time when I was 12. In the weeks that followed, I became a vulture hovering over my family's mail, squawking at my mother if the day's letters were not presented for my inspection when I walked through the door. The day the letter finally arrived, it was thin and limp. I cried for a week as I dealt with the crushing feeling of rejection for one of the first times in my life.

My mind filled with questions and self-doubt. What was wrong with me? Why wasn't I good enough? I figured I must be too fat, too slow, my feet too flat. I had worked so hard. I had wished on every fallen eyelash and dead dandelion in pursuit of my single goal, just to have a three-paragraph form letter conclude that I was a failure. For a while, I let myself wallow in the comfort of my resentment, content to believe that success should have come easily, and that to fall was the same as to fail.

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