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Akhmedova Ballet Academy
Silver Spring, MD
Contact: Jacqueline Akhmedova
301-593-6262
mme@akhmedovaballet.org
akhmedovaballet.org
Audition dates: Please email Mme. Akhmedova at mme@akhmedovaballet.org
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, audition registration forms
Audition fee: $40

Next Generation Ballet
Tampa, FL
Contact: Aubrey Paffenroth
813-222-1079
danceprogram@strazcenter.org
strazcenter.org/arts-education/patel-conservatory/dance
Audition dates: TBD (Tampa, FL)
Bring: dance photo, headshot
Audition fee: $35
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School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier
Hamburg, Germany
Contact: Director John Neumeier & Pedagogical Director Gigi Hyatt
www.hamburgballet.de
Audition date: Sunday, March 22 2020
Audition fee: €25
Description: The School of the Hamburg Ballet, established in 1978, trains young international students for a professional career in dance. The basis of the curriculum is the classical ballet technique. Modern dance, variations, repertoire, and composition are also essential parts of the syllabus. Advanced students take part in performances with The Hamburg Ballet. Our audition is by invitation only. We support the International Audition Pre-selection Guidelines.

Chris Hardy

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

San Francisco, CA
Contact: Amy London
415.556.5000
audition@smuinballet.org
smuinballet.org
Please send CV, photo, and video link to audition@smuinballet.org prior to audition. Include name/audition in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition).
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Smuin Center for Dance. Ballet class (women en! pointe), partnering & repertoire. Candidates may be invited for callbacks at Company Class on Feb. 23. Women 5'2"- 5'6" ; Men 5'8" and over. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the US. 35-40wk contracts.

Steps on Broadway – Summer Study NYC
New York, NY
Contact: Mindy Jackson
212.874.2410 x118
mindy@stepsnyc.com
stepsnyc.com
Audition Dates: March 7 & April 4 (New York, NY)
Bring: headshot, short solo
Audition fee: $50
25 word description: For dancers ages 18+; Theater Dance Intensive June 8 – July 3, Contemporary Intensive July 6-July 31; video audition accepted. All applicants must register at get.accepted.com/stepsonbroadway

Steps on Broadway Youth Programs – Summer Intensive & Workshop
New York, NY
Contact: Pam Levy
212-874-3678
pamela@stepsnyc.com
stepsnyc.com/youth--programs
Audition Dates: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 15 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance shot
Audition fee: $40


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