Looking for dancers? Send your audition notices to pointemagazine@dancemedia.com. We will post for free.

Open Call: ENCOUNTERS is seeking male and female contemporary ballet dancers for upcoming season and fall performance. Strong classical ballet training with some contemporary/modern background desired. Pointe is required for women. We welcome diversity and inclusion, so all are encouraged to audition.


Saturday June 1, 2019 (2pm-6pm)

Gibney Dance

890 Broadway

Studio 5-2

New York, NY 10003

Call time and Check in: 2pm

(Must bring printed resume and photo)

2:30pm class followed by repertoire.

Pre-registration required

Email: encounters.dance@gmail.com

ENCOUNTERS, founded in 2012, is a Fractured Atlas 501(c)(3) sponsored project.


The Valentina Kozlova Dance Foundation is pleased to announce an audition for a Trainee Program that will include classes and training, audition preparation, and performance opportunities. Among the performance opportunities will be participation in the Anniversary Gala on March 19th, 2020.

The program will begin in September 2019 through June 2020.

The date of the audition will be on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Audition Fee: $20

The venue for the audition will be:

The Ailey Studios

405 West 55th Street

New York NY 10019


Registration will begin promptly at 1 P.M.

For further information regarding the audition, please contact the Valentina Kozlova Dance Foundation at Anna.vkdc@gmail.com


The second annual A.D.A (Asia Dance Audition) will take place Seoul, South Korea on the 12th-13th of July, 2019.

Artistic directors come from around the world to participate as juries and select participants as their trainees/dancers

for the company. We are most positive that the A.D.A. is a wonderful and beneficial chance for dancers who wish to

earn jobs in the world's most outstanding and popular dance companies.

Last year was our first year of A.D.A., and we are proud to say that we have fulfilled our goal of helping dancers get a job, with a total of 27 job offerings to 15 selected dancers given from the directors.

This year, we are proud to present you with the artistic directors of,

  • Oklahoma City Ballet
  • Theater Dortmund
  • Stadttheater Bremerhaven
  • National Ballet of Uruguay
  • The Ballet of Croatian National Theater (Rijeka)
  • Germany Leipzig Ballet
  • Thüringer Staatsballett
  • and much more.

The audition takes place in the Grand Theater of Sung Shin Women's University, Woonjung Green Campus,

Seoul, South Korea on the 12th-13th of July, 2019.

We are accepting applications starting from the 1st of March, and the deadline is on the 14th of June, 2019

23:59 (Korean time).

Applicants are to

  • Fill out the application form online (you can find the form on our official website)
  • Send in 1 clear headshot
  • Send in 1 video link of a classic or contemporary piece.

For more information please visit our website: https://asiadanceaudition.com or contact us at info@danceplanner.net



Tenth Annual Winning Works program to be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Tenth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance. The deadline for application is July 15, 2019.

The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. Choreographers will also be provided with travel and accommodations for the duration of their residency. The choreographic work must be original and developed by the applicant. The finished piece must be at least 10 minutes long (maximum of 12 minutes) and include a cast of at least 10 dancers. They will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees, with the opportunity to seek guidance from The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of the Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, and Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, Raymond Rodriguez. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's Winning Works program will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue.

To apply, interested choreographers must submit an online application form, including: Video clip containing 2 or more choreography excerpts, along with a brief written description. Each choreography excerpt should not exceed 5 minutes. Submitted excerpts must include a work containing at least 8 dancers in the piece. In-studio rehearsal footage is also encouraged. Excerpts may be combined into one video or submitted in separate video clips;

  • A letter of intent (500-1,000 words) describing interest in the competition and the kind of work that will be created;
  • Headshot and curriculum vitae;
  • A completed application form available online at joffrey.org/winningworks;
  • Three references

There is no submission fee. The online application form is available at joffrey.org/winningworks. Questions can be emailed to winningworks@joffrey.org.


Ballet Quad Cities is looking for a male and female dancers for a 28 week contract beginning Aug 2019. 30 performances, touring, live music, classical and contemporary rep. Email Artistic Director Courtney Lyon clyonballetqc@mediacombb.net for more information and to set up an audition.



Ballet des Amériques invites all students - boys and girls - from beginner to advanced levels for a general audition for the 2019-2020 Pre-Professional Conservatory Program running from September through June, as well as for our 2019 Summer Intensive Programs in July and August. The audition will be Saturday, May 18th from 9am-12pm at the Ballet des Amériques studios in Port Chester.

Careers start here: with pre-professional ballet training and comprehensive dance education combined in a well-rounded curriculum.

Ballet des Amériques - a pre-professional dance conservatory and professional dance company established in Port Chester in 2011, serving Westchester County, the greater New York City area and the world beyond. Ballet des Amériques - the Ballet of the Americas - is based on an integrative concept that is as old as the oldest and most renowned continuously operating institutions of dance the world. It draws on rich traditions, while opening our minds to the future. It combines the rigors of classical ballet training with a broad education in the various facets of the performing arts. It calls for hard work and self-discipline, while maintaining an emphasis on the enjoyment of dance and the development of the whole individual. Your commitment to join us will be rewarded by witnessing the growth in your children's confidence, in the skills they develop and in the breadth of their cultural awareness. The professional dance company of Ballet des Amériques serves our community of students and audiences as a beacon of world-embracing and world-class dance.

To pre-register for the audition or for more information please call us at 646-753-0457 or email us at info@balletdesameriques.com, and we shall be glad to inform and assist. Also, feel free to visit our website: bdaconservatory.com.


The Florida Ballet, Jacksonville, is seeking classically trained male and female dancers to join the Studio Company for the 2019/20 season.

Studio Company contracts are 26-28 weeks including rehearsal/performance periods and will begin late September 2019 through late March 2020. Repertoire includes classical to contemporary works.

Audition will be held on Sunday, May 19, 12 noon, at The Florida Ballet Studios, 300 East State Street, Suite E, Jacksonville, Florida. Please bring resume, headshot, and two full-body dance photos, one classical and one contemporary. Women will need pointe shoes.

For further information please visit www.floridaballet.org or email Martha Lemire, mlemire@floridaballet.org.


The Ballet Company of Comic Opera for Children, Bucharest

Preselection for professional Male and Female ballet-dancers for the 2019/2020 season

The Comic Opera for Children is seeking male and female dancers to join the ballet company for the 2019/2020 season.


  • 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, as well as video links (ladies on pointe) at baletoperacomica@gmail.com with Audition in subject line.

Your CV 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


Monday, May 20th, 2019


Calea Giuleşti, Nr.16, Bucharest, Romania

Deadline for applications: May 10th, 2019

All appliers will receive an email response within three days of submission.

We are looking forward to your application.


American Contemporary Ballet is currently hiring principal male dancers. ACB offers a 38 week contract with approximately sixty performances. The pay rate is $900-1000 per week plus physical therapy.

If you would like to request a company class audition, please submit the following three items to auditions@acbdances.com:


Center classwork (classical, women on pointe), and/or Variation(s) by Petipa or Balanchine.
Important! Submissions will be considered only if they follow these guidelines exactly.
Please make sure that your submission includes the full range of classical movement—allegro, pirouettes, extensions, etc. If your video is shot onstage from a distance, it is helpful if it is accompanied by some in-studio footage.




Male Classical Ballet Dancers Needed for Summer

Bossov Ballet Theatre at MCI is seeking male classical ballet dancers for Sleeping Beauty July 26-27 in Maine, USA. Please send photos, video link and résumé/CV to BBT@mci-school.org.


Johannes Wieland is in search of contemporary dancers to fulfill the upcoming 2019/2020 season at the Staatstheater Kassel.

Johannes Wieland is searching for Contemporary Dancers with a strong technical background, creative acting and improvisational skills as well as professional experience for guest contracts. Applicants should be at least 25 years of age. Please apply to audition@staatstheater-kassel.de before April 27th 2019 with the following information:

  • Short Motivation Letter (1 page)
  • CV
  • Headshot
  • Vimeo Link (Improvisational, performative and/or class material- only VIMEO links will be accepted)

AUDITION BERLIN: Dock 11 Eden Studios, Breite Str. 43 13187 Berlin

*Dancers should be ideally available for the entirety of the audition.

May 11th: GROUP I from 10:00 – 15:30, GROUP II from 16:30 - 22:00

May 12th: GROUP III from 10:00– 15:30, GROUP IV from 16:30- 22:00

May 13th: 1st Round CALLBACKs from all GROUPS 10:00-15:30 & 17:00-20:00

May 14th: 2nd Round CALLBACKs from all GROUPS 10:00-17:00

FINAL CALLBACKS KASSEL: Staatstheater Kassel, Friedrichsplatz 15, 34117 Kassel DE

May 18th & May 19th (Times will be determined later and a schedule sent out following our final callback day in Berlin)

*All dancers who are invited to the audition in BERLIN should arrive one hour before start time in order to register for
the audition.

Remember this audition is invitation only- we do not accept drop-ins.

PROMO VIDEOs: https://vimeo.com/271250270 https://vimeo.com/217858742


Ballet 5:8 is seeking dancers for the 2019/2020 Season. Men and women with strong classical technique, alignment with Ballet 5:8's mission and the desire to be a part of a company that creates innovative, original repertoire are encouraged to apply.

Company Artists work for 30-32 weeks each season. Dancers receive a weekly rehearsal and performance stipend, tights, and pointe shoe stipend. Dancers also have access to PT benefits, daily technique class, weekly Pilates and Yoga at Ballet 5:8's 12,000 square foot facility in Orland Park, IL. Ballet 5:8 performs 30-40 times a season, with both regional and national tours.
Auditions are held during company class. A video submission must be submitted with an application prior to the Artistic Staff sending an invitation to attend company class.

Please review the application procedures here: https://www.ballet58.org/jobs

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


Portland Ballet (Maine) Artistic Director Nell Shipman is seeking apprentice and company dancers for the 2019/2020 season — Contracts are 35 weeks and run from September until May; PB presents four mainstage productions each season, in addition to outreach and collaboration performances.

AUDITIONS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY. To be considered, please submit an audition video, along with a cover letter, resume, 2/3 dance shots and a headshot via email: nell.shipman@portlandballet.org


Stavna Ballet, under the direction of Shannon Hunter McConville, is looking for male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2019-2020 season. Dancers should bring a résumé, current headshot and a dance photo. Ladies must bring pointe shoes. Selected dancers will be asked to stay for repertory. Trainee and company positions available.


Magnum Opus Ballet is seeking female dancers for the 2019-2020 season. Apprentice and company positions available. Please visit our website for audition requirements. www.magnumopusballet.org

Magnum Opus is also launching a trainee program for dancers 17 years old and older. The program will further develop dancer's technique while being mentored artistically and spiritually by the Trainee Director, Melissa Mendl. The trainee schedule offers: ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, and choreography class. Dancers will also train alongside the company on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to perform in every major company production. Artistic Director, Abigail Henninger, will consider trainee dancers for apprentice positions with the company at the end of each season. Accepting applications now! www.magnumopusballet.org


Ballet des Amériques seeks Male and Female Classical Dancers

Ballet des Amériques is looking for classically and modern trained dancers – 1 man and 1 woman to start immediately– 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 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 admin@balletdesameriques.com. Please include "Seeking classically trained dancers" in the subject line.

All applicants must have the proper documentation to work in the U.S. (i.e: work permit, Green card, U.S. Citizen, etc.)

If hired, candidate 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 1 minute from Port Chester's MNR commuter train station


Experienced professional photographer located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia/Loudon County, VA area is looking to create a series of artistic images of ballet dancers. 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 work can be viewed at https://sautestudios.com. Interested dancers can contact me through the website to express interest.


Glorify Dance Company, a Christian ballet company in West Chester Pennsylvania, has a few openings left in our company for dancers ages 18+ for our 2018-2019 season and is now accepting video auditions to fill these spots. We are looking for classically trained dancers; females should be comfortable dancing sur le pointes, males should be skilled in partnering. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 9am-1pm from September through Mid-December and from February through May in West Chester, PA. Dancers are paid a small stipend each month for the 32-week season of rehearsals and performances. It is our goal to cast dancers who are interested in growing with the company; each year we hope to expand the size of our company as well as increase the stipend of the performers, ultimately offering full-time contracts.

For more information about the company, please visit our website: http://glorifyperformingarts.org/dance-theatre

To submit audition video, please email mstanert@glorifyperformingarts.org with "GDT AUDITION" in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include: Your full Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Number, and attach your performance/work resume and headshot/full body dance shot. Also be sure to include the link to your audition video.

Instructions for video requirements:
  1. Please begin with a short introduction, include your name, where you are from, and how you believe dance connects to your faith in Jesus.
  2. Share a video of your performance of your favorite piece of choreography; it should be either classical or contemporary ballet. If you do not have a video recording of a performance, rehearsal footage is fine. Please make sure we are able to know which dancer you are if it is a group piece.
  3. In the studio, film a demonstration of a grand allegro combo that you love.
  4. If there is anything else you want to share, place it at the end of the video.
  5. Post your video on an online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.).


Dissonance Dance Theatre - Male & Female Dancers - Washington, DC Area

Private Audition/By Invite Only

March 10, April 7, July 6 (Summer DanceLab/Apprentice Audition)

Company dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Apprenticeships are non-paid positions.

Dissonance Dance Theatre is seeking contemporary ballet male and female company dancers and apprentices for its twelfth season.

Auditions will be conducted in Washington, D.C. Season includes engagements in Washington, DC, and Maryland. The season runs from mid-July 2018 through May 2019.

We are looking for emerging dance artists, who are hungry, open, and talented. Is that you? Then we want you.

Company dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Apprenticeships are non-paid positions.

Interested dancers, send headshot, resume, and video reel to Director Mr. Shawn Short at sshort@ngcfddt.org.

Company Reel - https://vimeo.com/271965805
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ngoma_ddtdc/?hl=en
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DDTNgoma/


Virginia National Ballet has openings for a male dancer with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2018-19 season. The company presents three mainstage productions and one tour annually in addition to other performances such as festivals and outreach activities. Contracts are 36 weeks. Please send your information to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org if interested in auditioning.

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