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Ballet de Barcelona Audition Announcement

http://www.balletdebarcelona.com/

Ballet de Barcelona's Trainee Program integrates recently graduated dancers into the professional ballet company environment while simultaneously elevating dancer technique, artistry, and professionalism to the next level.

Trainee dancers will experience the pace of a company environment while benefiting from up to 30 hours of training a week, including classes and rehearsals in varying styles of dance and disciplines conducted by the artistic staff and guest choreographers.

The curriculum includes exclusive technique classes, collaborations with the professional company, individualized attention and mentoring, and performance opportunities in various productions. The program also includes audition preparation, such as guidance with resumes, photos, videos, and private coaching.

Applicants must be 18 years or older, and have a high school diploma or higher (or equivalent)

To apply please send CV, a headshot, and dance photos to auditions@balletdebarcelona.com

For more information about the program visit our website at https://www.balletdebarcelona.com/formacion/formacion-profesional/

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US International Ballet accepts auditions year round at https://www.usinternationalballet.com/audition

US International Ballet is holding auditions for the most unique company positions in America. USIB selects dancers based on passion, commitment, and talent - not a specific body type. USIB is devoted to creating a culture of health and diversity. Our dancer guarantee demonstrates our core mission of "valuing the dancer". USIB commits at least a one year contract (as a stipend paid professional) to every dancer accepted as a trainee or intern.

USIB makes a commitment to every dancer to perform challenging choreography in all 7 productions and to perform in all touring as equal company members. Trainees and Interns are not treated as separate from the company. USIB is unranked and everyone competes equally for every production. All trainees and Interns receive weekly partnering.

No other company in America makes these types of commitments to fee based positions (trainees, interns, apprentices, ect).
USIB performs in 4 major theaters and two regional theaters to sold out audiences. 2020/2021 season includes Vampires, Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid, Giselle, and Repertoire concerts.

Interns are one year fee based dancers with second year as a stipend pay professional company member. Interns should have college degrees, have completed a two year trainee program in a professional company, or have been in a second company.
Trainees are two year fee based dancers with the third year as a stipend pay professional company member. Trainees are generally high school graduates.

Full scholarships available for Males.
For more information and to audition, please visit www.usinternationalballet.com

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Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet Nutcracker Auditions

Selected dancers will be invited to participate in this professional production of the Chicago Festival Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 10th, at VH Dance Center, 1239 S Naper Blvd, Naperville.

Auditions will take place according to the following schedule:

  • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: dancers ages 3-4
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: dancers ages 5-6
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: dancers ages 7-12
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: dancers age 13 - professional level

Dancers must arrive 30 minutes prior to their age group's start time to register.
Audition forms and information on the school are available on our websites at www.chicagofestivalballet.com and www.vhdancecenter.com .
Preregistration is encouraged. Call 630-527-1052 or email vhcfb1@gmail.com
All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory

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Ballet Palm Beach

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Seeking classically trained male ballet dancers for the 2019-2020 Season

Paid position

5'8" and up
Strong partnering experience preferred

Send materials to: company@balletpalmbeach.org

More info: http://www.balletpalmbeach.org/career-opportunities/

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Open Audition Roxey Contemporary Ballet

Audition Details:

Male Dancer

Immediate Hire

Video Submission Only.

Must be available to work in New Jersey.

Please send video of classical, contemporary solo and partnering work.

Paid position

Send material to info@roxeyballet.org

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Mark Morris Dance Group Men's Audition

The Mark Morris Dance Group will hold auditions August 10-12, 2019 for dancers who identify as male for full-time company positions.

Auditions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will contact you via email to confirm an appointment time.

Audition Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Call backs: Sunday, August 11 and Monday, August 12

Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Use this link to register.

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The Portland Ballet holds auditions for 2019/20 Curriculum and Career Track Programs

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Ballet will hold auditions for new students ages 8-22 on August 4, 2019, for its 2019/20 Curriculum and Career Track programs. Auditions will be held at TPB's studio, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway. There is NO registration fee.

This audition is for NEW students only. Current TPB students are not required to audition. The Curriculum program is for ages 8-18. The Career Track program is for career-focused students ages 14-22. Audition forms will be provided at the time of audition, and digital photos will be taken during registration. Dancers should not bring resumés or headshots.

Opportunities for professionally produced performance experiences this season will include a world premiere of Petrushka by former New York City Ballet soloist Tom Gold, Firebird by John Clifford, a piece by George Balanchine, and a collaborative work with Sebe Kan, a West African youth dance and drum group. The Portland State University Orchestra, under the direction of Ken Selden, will perform live at all of TPB's traditional Thanksgiving weekend shows, celebrating 11 years of collaboration.

Date: Aug. 4, 2019

Age: 8-11
Registration: Noon
Class: 12:30 to 1:30pm
*If en pointe, please attend the later audition.

Age: 12-22
Registration: 1:15pm
Class: 1:45 to 3:45pm
*If en pointe, please bring pointe shoes.

NO REGISTRATION FEE.

Dress code:

  • Girls: A simple leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers (and, if applicable, pointe shoes)
  • Boys: Black tights, a white T-shirt/leotard and ballet slippers
More information: theportlandballet.org, theportlandballet.org/classes/auditions/, 503.452.8448

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Ballet Academy East 2019-20 Pre-Professional Program

Ballet Academy East's comprehensive ballet training combined with professional-caliber performance opportunities prepare students for success in the dance world. BAE is celebrated for producing technically strong and artistically expressive dancers who are sought after for their professionalism and ability to easily adapt to the broad range of styles demanded of today's dance professionals. BAE alumni are dancing on stages all over the world. Alumni include Ariel Rose and Petra Love (Miami City Ballet), Siobhan Howley (Pennsylvania Ballet), Hannah Marshall (American Ballet Theatre), and Erica Pereira (New York City Ballet), to name a few. The comprehensive ballet training is combined with professional-caliber performance opportunities.

Under the guidance of Artistic Director Darla Hoover, the school's acclaimed faculty teach students using BAE's proven syllabus. Students also have the exceptional opportunity to learn from in-demand guest artists from across New York City and around the world.

The curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men's classes, modern and character. All classes feature live musical accompaniment. BAE has a commitment to supporting each student holistically and addressing their individual needs.

When:

September 17, 2019 – June 14, 2020

Audition and Admissions:

Enrollment in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition. In-person auditions are held at BAE August 21st, and September 16th. Video auditions are permitted in some cases.

Scholarships:

Ballet Academy East offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships and housing stipends to male dancers accepted into its Pre-Professional Division. Admission to the Male Dancer Program is based upon audition. To be considered for the BAE Male Dancer Program, sign up online for the next audition or submit a video audition. Auditions are open to boys entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall, with no previous ballet experience required.

More Info + Register:

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10128

212.410.9140

info@baenyc.com

BalletAcademyEast.com

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Magnum Opus is launching a trainee program for dancers 17 years old and older. The program will further develop the 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 or info@magnumopusballet.org for more information.

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The Florida Ballet, Jacksonville, is seeking male dancers for the 2019/20 season. Contract dates are September 23, 2019-March 22, 2020.

Please send resume, headshot, photos, and video to mlemire@floridaballet.org.

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GREGORY HANCOCK DANCE THEATRE
COMPANY AUDITIONS FOR MALE DANCERS

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking to hire MALE dancers for salaried company positions for the 2019-2020 season, beginning early August 2019 and concluding June 2020.

GHDT is a contemporary ballet/modern dance company looking for dancers with strong training in ballet, partnering, modern, and contemporary. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO AUDITION IN PERSON. ALL APPLICANTS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. WORK VISA.

Auditions will be held at:

The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
329 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN 46032

All auditions are by invitation only and will be held during company class. To apply, please email a resume, headshot, and recent dance reel to auditions.ghdt@gmail.com.

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THE POLISH NATIONAL BALLET

in Teatr Wielki, Plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warsaw, Poland

Leading Polish ballet company

www.polskibaletnarodowy.pl

Director KRZYSZTOF PASTOR is looking for new female soloist / first soloist for the season 2019-20 with strong classical and contemporary technique

Maximum height: 1,72 m.

Private audition (class and variations) by invitation only.

Please submit a CV (in docx. or pdf. file) including birth date, height (in cm), weight (in kg), education, competitions, awards, main roles, work experience etc. and several photos: headshot and dance photos (in separate files). It is also recommended to send a link to a video on the internet. The photos and video footage should be a current representation within a year's time. Please note that the size of the application should not exceed 5 MB.

All must be submitted by e-mail to aud@teatrwielki.pl

Only full applications will be considered.

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The Open Dance Ensemble, in New York City, specializes in self-conducted improvised dances. We have created more than a dozen works and performed many times since we began in 2017 all as a volunteer organization. We are accepting applications for auditions this summer for our Fall 2019 season. We rehearse on Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. If you are an experienced improviser, preferably with training in ballet, and interested in both performing and choreographing, please see our website with sample videos at www.facebook.com/opendanceensemble, and if interested in auditioning with us please send your bio and dance videos to https://vimeo.com/271965805
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ngoma_ddtdc/?hl=en
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DDTNgoma/

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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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