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

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.


Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance and ICONS

2019 Audition: Saturday, May 4

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore

Bethesda, MD

Register here. More info here. Contact summer@citydance.net / 301.581.5204

CityDance Summer Intensives provide a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary techniques taught by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance Company and International Artists, as well as CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and award-winning contemporary choreographers including CityDance Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore. Intensives take place in Rockville, MD.


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.


New Chamber Ballet Workshop & Audition

New Chamber Ballet is seeking advanced professional female-identifying ballet dancers to participate in a multi-day workshop, which can serve as an audition for a permanent position with the company beginning in the 2019-2020 season. The workshop dates are Fri April 26, 10am-3pm; Sat April 27, 1:30-5:30pm; Sun April 28, 2-6pm.

We are looking for dancers who are 5'6" or taller with excellent pointework, who demonstrate strong artistry and a desire to collaborate and experiment with new work in contemporary ballet. Applicants should be comfortable in various classical and contemporary styles; partnering experience is a plus. New Chamber Ballet is based in New York City, and presents performances of new work September-June each year in New York and throughout the US and abroad, with all performances consistently compensated. More about the company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_XInhEeg2Q

The workshop is free, and participants may use it as an audition, or simply attend for an intensive learning experience. Each day will begin with a technique class developed by Artistic Director Miro Magloire and the company, which includes floorwork exercises and a pointe-focused center. Class is followed by a repertory workshop which will vary each day.

To apply, please send your resume, headshot or dance photo, and a link to a recent video of yourself dancing to mail@newchamberballet.com by Wednesday, April 24th. The number of workshop participants is limited, and pre-registration is required. We prefer that all dancers attend all three days of the workshop, but if you would like to attend and have a scheduling conflict, please let us know in your application email and we will take that into consideration.

We look forward to working with you in the studio!


New York Theatre Ballet is auditioning classically trained men and women for the 2019-2020 Season. Women should have refined, strong pointe work. Men should have exceptional partnering skills. Repertory includes works by: Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, José Limón, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and Richard Alston, Gemma Bond, Chase Brock, Antonia Franceschi, Pam Tanowitz. For more information visit www.nytb.org.

Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019


To register for one of the above dates, email photo and resumé to admin@nytb.org.

New York Theatre Ballet

131 East 10th Street

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003

(entrance is on 11th Street, 2nd floor of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery)


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 sixy 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.




Seeking a classically trained and versatile female dancer for a short Art Film


The Mistress of Tears is the embodiment of hunger and desire; she is blind and collects the tears of others. Deeply sensual and provocative, she exudes unfulfilled longing stealing light wherever she can because she cannot find her own. Excellent acting skills and soloist dance level. This role is en pointe.

Please submit headshot, and videos of contemporary and classical work. Something in the style of the character to show acting skills is a plus.

Rehearsal and filming will take approx. 10 days

R/T airfare to Phoenix, AZ, all expenses paid, competitive pay

Deadline April 21, 2019

Send information to serarte@ymail.com

Director/choreographer - Nicole Romine



US International Ballet (USIB) and Sansha Worldwide DanceWear are seeking ballet dancers (14 and up) to model for Sansha DanceWear in conjunction with a USIB Summer exclusive program. Dancers will be featured in Sansha marketing and will learn USIB exclusive choreography directly from artistic directors. Held in America's most beautiful waterfront city (according to USA today) - Wilmington NC. Preference is given to dancers who audition in one of the following locations (online registration required) but online video auditions are also accepted.

ATLANTA - March 30th 4:00-5:30 at "N. Atlanta Dance Academy" (class with Stacey Slichter) 10700 State Bridge Rd #13, Alpharetta, GA 30022

WASHINGTON DC - April 7th 5:30-7:00 at "Washington Ballet - Coleman Studio" (class with NYCB dancer Megan LeCrone) 3308 Wisconsin Ave NW

LOS ANGELES - April 20th 3:00-4:30 Dance Arts Academy, 731 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles CA (class with Nader Hamed and USIB Artistic Directors)

WILMINGTON NC - May 3rd 9:00-10:30 US International Ballet Studios 2250 Shipyard Blvd #12 Wilmington NC (class with Artistic Directors)

WILMINGTON NC - May 11th 10:30-12:00 US International Ballet Studios 2250 Shipyard Blvd #12 Wilmington NC (class with Artistic Directors)

Learn more at www.usinternationalballet.com


US International Ballet is looking for Soloist Dancers, Company Dancers, Trainees and Interns for the 2019/2020 Season. USIB will offer a thirty-two week salary contract to one female and one male dancer. Preference is given to dancers who audition in one of the following locations (online registration required), but on-line video auditions will be considered.

ATLANTA - March 30th 4:00-5:30 at "N. Atlanta Dance Academy" (class with Stacey Slichter) 10700 State Bridge Rd #13, Alpharetta, GA 30022

WASHINGTON DC - April 7th 5:30-7:00 at "Washington Ballet - Coleman Studio" (class with NYCB dancer Megan LeCrone) 3308 Wisconsin Ave NW

LOS ANGELES - April 20th 3:00-4:30 Dance Arts Academy, 731 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles CA (class with Nader Hamed and USIB Artistic Directors)

WILMINGTON NC - May 3rd 9:00-10:30 US International Ballet Studios 2250 Shipyard Blvd #12 Wilmington NC (class with Artistic Directors)

WILMINGTON NC - May 11th 10:30-12:00 US International Ballet Studios 2250 Shipyard Blvd #12 Wilmington NC (class with Artistic Directors)

Learn more at www.usinternationalballet.com


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.


Radio City Christmas Show

Radio City Productions is looking for a diverse cast of Rockettes©, Male and Female Dancers, Male and Female Vocalists (Singers), and Girls (Claras) to perform in the 2019 production ofThe Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City. American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) plan and year-round health insurance. Open Call Auditions for all roles will be held in New York, April 15 to 24. Auditions for Rockettes only will be held in Chicago May 7th and Atlanta May 9th.

For more information and a full schedule, visit www.radiocityauditions.com.



West Virginia State Ballet to hold auditions for Company and Apprentice dancers

The Charleston Ballet, the Official WV State Ballet under the direction of Kim R.Pauley, will hold two separate audition classes for Company membership and Apprentice positions for the 2019-2020 performance season.

Auditions for the Company will be held 5:30-7 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Male and female dancers of advanced ability with classical ballet backgrounds are encouraged to audition for the Company. Dancers must be at least 14 years old and women must be proficient with their pointework. The Apprentice auditions will be held from 4:15-5:30 pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019. For apprentice positions, male and female dancers must be between 11 and 15 years old with a classical ballet background and possess at least an intermediate level of technique. Girls should be working on pointe. All interested dancers and their parents must comply with the company membership regulations.

All auditions will be held at the Charleston Ballet studios at 100 Capitol Street, on the Mezzanine floor. Please call 304-342-6541 to register for the audition and for additional information and directions to the studio.

Charleston Ballet's upcoming season will include the full-length ballet COPPELIA in October, GISELLE in March, and the annual series of THE NUTCRACKER with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in December at the Clay Center. Additional performances throughout the year include FestivALL, West Virginia Dance Festival, Carnaval with the Clay Center, Bollywood Night and studio performances.


Ballet Theatre of Indiana is hiring for their 2019/2020 season. They are holding their open audition on April 7th at 2pm. You can also schedule a company class audition now through April 12th. There is no audition fee. Please email Lauren Hamilton at Lauren.h@btindiana.org to register.

Visit Btindiana.org for more information


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



Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking male and female dancers for company positions, guest work, and apprenticeships for its 2019-2020 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 U.S. MUST HAVE A VALID WORK VISA. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO AUDITION IN PERSON.

Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:30-3:30pm

All auditions will be held at:

The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
329 Gradle Dr. Carmel, IN 46032
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time

Audition fee: $20
Audition will include ballet barre, modern exercises, and company repertoire.

GHDT also accepts auditions during company class. These auditions are by invitation only. To apply, please email a resume, headshot, and recent dance reel to auditions.ghdt@gmail.com.

For registration or inquiries about the audition please visit gregoryhancockdancetheatre.org or email auditions.ghdt@gmail.com.


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 Academy East 2019 August Intensive Auditions

Audition Dates: March 9, 2019 and May 11, 2019

The 2019 August Intensive dates are August 19 – August 30.

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.All potential students must fill out the audition application, and will receive an e-mail response within one week of submission. Please note that the faculty might still require an in-person audition.Website: http://balletacademyeast.com/august-intensive/#1496956352261-fa475d51-e0f4

For more information, please email info@baenyc.com or call 212-410-9140


Ballet Academy East 2019 Pre-Professional Summer Course Auditions

Audition Dates: March 10, 2019 and May 5, 2019

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 year-round 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.

The 2019 Summer Course dates are June 24 – August 16.
Admission is by audition only. Current BAE students are not required to audition. Call 212-410-9140 or email info@baenyc.com to register.


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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