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Montgomery Ballet is seeking a principal dancer (male and female).

The season is 30 -36 weeks. Season starts end of August. Send resumes with headshot, dance photos, and videos to info@montgomeryballet.org. Please email with questions.

There are also a few remaining positions for Trainees and Apprentices. Send resumes with headshot, dance photos, and videos to info@montgomeryballet.org. Please email with questions.


Roxey Ballet Announces Auditions for the 2018 Production of the American Holiday Classic "Nutcracker"

September 8

To pre-register go to www.roxeyballet.org


Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's Nutcracker Auditions

Saturday, August 11th
  • Ages 3-6, 12:00-12:30pm
  • Ages 7-12, 12:30-1:00pm
  • Ages 13-Professional, 1:00-2:00pm
For more information visit www.vhdancecenter.com, email vhcfbl@gmail.com, or call 630.527.1052.

Audition held at 1239 South Naper Blvd. Naperville, IL, 60540

2018 Performance Dates:

  • Rialto Square Theater - Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2 pm
  • The MAC at College of Dupage - Saturday, December 15, 2018: 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, December 16, 2018: 1pm & 5pm


Atlantic City Ballet's International Trainee/Apprentice Program

Limited Spots Still Available for the 2018-2019 School Year

Classes Begin August 6th, 2018

The Atlantic City Ballet's International Trainee and Apprentice Program (ITAP) is the perfect program for dancers who seek a professional career in dance. This tuition based program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer, all while offering personal attention in a small, nurturing environment. Scholarships are available for qualified students

Audition Requirements

Interested dancers should email their audition materials. The audition packet should include:

Resume, head shot and one dance shot. One video no longer than 10 minutes. The video should contain the following:

  • First combination -short adagio with a develop a la seconde, and arabesque in it.
  • Second combination - pirouettes and one open turn.
  • Third combination - small beats and jumps
  • Fourth combination big jumps.
  • Any extra time on the video may contain something of the dancers choosing.

Please send email material to Alexandria Pieroni, Managing Director apieroni@acballet.org, Subject Line-ITAP 2018-19


Mark Morris Dance Group Women's Dance Audition

The Mark Morris Dance Group is looking for female dancers for full-time company positions. Auditions will be held August 18-21, 2018 at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Pre-registration is required at MMDG.org/auditions. Female and female-identifying persons welcome. For more information please contact info@mmdg.org

Audition: Saturday August 18- Tuesday August 21 at Mark Morris Dance Group 3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY


Ballet Quad Cities is looking for strong, versatile men and women to fill company positions for the 2018-2019 season.

Dancers must have strong Ballet and Contemporary Technique. Salaried, non-union contracts available for at least 28 weeks. Company members also receive worker's comp, ballet classes and shoes. Contract begins August 2018-March 2019.

To be considered for an audition, please send current headshot, full body shot (on pointe for ladies), resume and video links of classical and contemporary work to Courtney Lyon, Artistic Director clyonballetqc@mediacombb.met

613 17th St. Rock Island, IL 61201 | Phone: 309/786.4779


Olympic Ballet Theatre in Edmonds, WA is currently seeking male dancers ages 18-24 for its 2018-2019 Trainee Program. Full scholarships to Olympic Ballet School as well as shoes are available. Interested candidates should send a head shot, resume, and class or performance footage to the Artistic Directors at: mara@olympicballet.com & oleg@olympicballet.com by June 30, 2018.



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 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.

The audition will be Saturday, August 11th at the Ballet des Ameriques studios in Port Chester, NY. Registration starts at 10:30am. Audition class will be 11-1:30.

To Pre-register for the audition:

Please send your cover letter, resume, photograph, and video material to the Assistant to the Director, Shirley Rodriguez, 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 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


American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles is currently hiring a male dancer for the 2018-19 season as well as a guest soloist.

Contract is 38 weeks and runs September 2018–August 2019 (lay off approx Feb 15–May 1). Dates negotiable.
Repertoire includes Balanchine, the classics and new works. $500 to $650 per week plus physical therapy. Apprentice contracts are also available.

Details: https://www.acbdances.com/employment/


Juniper Ballet Summer Intensives 2018: Hawaii, London, Chicago -- National Audition Tour

Check back soon for more locations & intensives to be announced...

Dancers in all levels of Juniper Ballet's Summer Intensive in Hawaii, London, and Chicago will work with internationally renowned artists from American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet of London, The Joffrey Ballet, MTV, So You Think You Can Dance, and have danced with artists such as Misty Copeland, Julie Kent, Ethan Stiefel, Michaela DePrince, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, have danced for royalty and the Obamas. And more to be announced soon.

Juniper Ballet will be providing exceptional opportunities for dancers to be viewed for pre-professional and professional positions with Juniper Ballet and many other prestigious companies. Dancers will also be viewed for many performance opportunities such as, dancing with The Juniper Ballet Company at individual Summer End Performances around the world for a global audience and scholarships to Juniper Ballet's next Intensives.

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Asian Dance Audition Project: Seven famous ballet companies audition at one place. The largest international audition in Asia.

▶ Companies must select a dancer(Soloist/Ensemble/Trainee)

▶ After receiving invitation, No one will cut in every rounds!

▶ Artistic directors give a feedback to candidates who attend A.A. (Invited candidates only)

Participating companies:

  1. Royal Winnipeg Ballet - Canada
  2. DJKT-plzen Ballet Company - Czech Republic
  3. Hagen Ballet - Germany
  4. Croatia National Ballet-Split - Croatia
  5. Olomouc Ballet - Czech Republic
  6. Ballet National du Catalunya - Spain
  7. Wroclaw Ballet - Poland
When: August 4-5

Where: Concert Hall, Chu Gye University for the Arts. 7, Bugahyeon-ro 11ga-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

To Apply: https://asian-dance-audition-en.com/apply

For more information visit our website at : https://asian-dance-audition-en.com


Wonderbound is seeking male and female dancers for the 2018-2019 season. The Wonderbound contract for the 2018-19 season is 38-40 weeks at $750 per week and includes health insurance. Each season has 6-8 original productions featuring all live music.

Auditions are by invitation only. Qualified artists will be classically trained and have a minimum of two years professional experience or college degree. If invited to audition, artists should be prepared to spend two days in the studio with Wonderbound for company class and rehearsal. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

To be considered for an audition, please email Producing Director Dawn Fay at dfay@wonderbound.com attaching a cover letter, resumé, current full-body dance photos, headshot and studio or performance video link(s) (no montages).

Learn more at wonderbound.com.


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.


IBStage Summer Program -- August 13-September 2

Join us in one of the most important International Ballet programs and share the stage with prominent ballet dancers coming from prestigious companies in our galas the 1st and the 2nd of September in Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.

Celebrate our 10th edition with us and join the most anticipated event of the year! ¡Be Diferent... Be IBStage!

Admission to Ibstage Three Weeks Program is only by Audition:


Audition by Video is until the 15th of July, 2018. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is until the 9th of April, 2018.

Audition isn't necessary to apply for 1 or 2 weeks. Register now!

Limited slots in all programs!

Visit our web: www.ibstage.com

Or contact by e-mail: info@ibstage.com


U.S. International Ballet is seeking male and female trained dancers to fill trainee, intern and professional positions for the 2018-2019 season. Classical and contemporary training are required.

  • All Interns & Trainees are guaranteed a minimum of a one year of a paid professional contract at the completion of Intern/Trainee period
  • Professionals are paid per performance (Females get a pointe shoe stipend)
  • Body diversity and health are core values of the company
  • All dancers (including trainee & interns) will perform challenging choreography in every season production locally and on tour
  • 2018-2019 Season includes: A Vampire Story, Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, A Repertory Concert, and Midsummers Night Dream
  • Touring theaters include The Wilson Center (www.capefearstage.com), Thalian Hall, Odelle Williamson (Brunswick County), and others
  • Trainees, Interns, & Professionals dance together daily including ballet class, pointe class, contemporary, body conditioning, and rehearsals
  • Dancers should be prepared to perform classical, neo-classical, and contemporary choreography
  • Season runs June 18, 2018 - June 16, 2019
Video Auditions accepted. Registration and further information available at www.usinternationalballet.com. Open auditions held every Saturday in company class in Wilmington NC. Contact usib at usinternationalballet@gmail.com to schedule an audition or call company manager: Christina Iv: 704-606-5523

Bossov Ballet Theatre seeks male dancer age 17-28, with strong classical ballet background, to dance the role of Siegfried in Swan Lake. Rehearsals begin June 25 with performances on July 27 and 28. Compensation, plus full room and board provided. Send audition materials and bio to bbt@mci-school.org.

NWA Ballet Theatre Audition Notice
Want to dance innovative choreography in the fastest growing arts region of the country? NWA Ballet Theatre is the professional ballet company of Northwest Arkansas under the artistic direction of Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. Ballet Theatre is looking to add four males and three female for the 2018/2019 season. Dancers must be at least 18 years of age, strong advanced training in classical and contemporary. Must have USA citizenship or proof of an established working visa.
OPEN AUDITION - Saturday, March 24, from 2:00-3:30. Check-in at 1:30 pm. $20 fee.
Location: The NWA Conservatory located at 3111 S.E. J Street in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Pre-Registration: If you plan on coming to the audition, please pre-register by emailing the information listed below to info@nwaballettheatre.org.
  1. Your resume/CV which includes height, birth date, and citizenship/visa status.
  2. Headshot and dance photo.
  3. Youtube/Vimeo links encouraged. Should include classroom center work and performance work in both classical and contemporary.
ROLLING AUDITION DATES: If you are interested in auditioning, but cannot attend the March audition, you can send your information (listed above) and the artistic director will review your submission and issue an invitation to attend a company class audition on a later date.
Contracts are August-June and include paid performances, educational opportunities, and aid in securing supplemental employment if desired. Pointe shoes and dance needs may be supplied through our Adopt-a-Dancer program.


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.


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.


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.

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USA IBC senior gold medalist winners Yungting Qiu and Sicong Wu in Zhang Disha's Sad Birds. Photo by Richard FInkelstein, Courtesy USA IBC.

It's been an exciting two weeks here in Jackson, Mississippi, as 119 dancers from 19 countries have competed for medals, monetary awards, scholarships and company contracts at the USA International Ballet Competition. But the IBC has offered more than prizes—dancers have also been networking and taking master classes, including a fascinating lecture demonstration series with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky that included learning Petipa's original choreography from Stepanov notations.

This week, 32 finalists performed two classical variations and one contemporary piece over the course of three nights. Meanwhile, semi-finalists worked intensely with choreographer Matthew Neenan on an original work, which they performed at last night's Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Awards Gala. Audiences also had one last chance to see select finalists perform, before the jury (led by chairman John Meehan) joined them onstage to present the medals.

So without further ado, here is the list of USA IBC winners:

Senior Women

Gold medal: Yunting Qiu (China)

Silver medal (2): Katherine Barkman (USA), Soobin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Bronze medal: Chisako Oga (USA)

Senior Men

Gold medal: Sicong Wu (China)

Silver medal: Sangmin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Bronze medal: David Schrenk (USA)

Junior Women

Gold medal: Elizabeth Beyer (USA)

Silver medal (2): Carolyne Galvao (Brazil), Julia Rust (USA)

Bronze medal (2): Rheya Chano (USA), Tia Wenkman (USA)

Junior Men

Gold medal: Not awarded

Silver medal: Hyuma Kiyosawa (Japan)

Bronze medal (2): Joseph Markey (USA), Harold Mendez (USA)

Additional Awards

Best Couple: Sangmin Lee and Soobin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Jury Award of Encouragement (3): Razmik Marukyan (Armenia), Veronica Atienza (Philippines), Nicole Barroso (Philippines)

Robert Joffrey Award of Merit: Mya Kresnyak (Canada)

Project Tutu Scholarship: Alexa Torres (Dominican Republic)

Choreography Award (2): Zhang Disha for "Sad Birds" (China), Fei Bo for "Permanent Yesterday" (China)

Afterwards I had a chance to speak with several of the dancers. Senior gold medalists Yungting Qiu and Sicong Wu, a principal and soloist with the National Ballet of China, said that they felt as if they were dreaming. "All the dancers are very good here, so seeing them makes us want to improve ourselves," says Sicong. Silver medalist Katherine Barkman, a resident principal with Ballet Manila, is about to embark on an international guest artist career and says that the visibility the IBC has given her will help better achieve that goal. "It's a big leap forward from where I was a year ago," she says, "and I think what it means now is hopefully more opportunities to dance, and I hope I've reached a bigger audience. I hope it will bring me to more stages."

Cincinnati Ballet principal Chisako Oga, 21, felt relieved. "It's a big pressure off my shoulders," she says, laughing. "I'm hoping that this experience will help me grow as an artist. Being in a new environment away from what I'm used to was definitely something that I needed. Everyone here is so different, yet we're all artists in our own way—it's so amazing to get to see that and to see what other people value in their dancing."


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When it comes to comfort, well-worn pointe shoes beat a new pair. A fresh pair can feel constricting, while an old one molds to your feet and bends just the way you like. Not to mention, new shoes take time and effort to break in, and think of all the money spent on them throughout a dancer's training and career. So surely it makes sense to use your old pointe shoes as long as you possibly can.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet travels to Paris for the first time this summer, and artistic director Peter Boal couldn't be happier.

"I think we have a tremendous reputation, but people outside the greater Seattle area haven't seen this company," Boal says.

That will change after PNB's two-week stay with the French festival Les Étés de la Danse, which hosts a different international company every summer. A PNB residency had been in the works for several years when Les Étés de la Danse decided to produce a larger celebration of choreographer Jerome Robbins this summer, inspired by his centennial. New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet and Russia's Perm Opera Ballet Theatre will join PNB for that one-week tribute.

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Words of wisdom: As a morning mental warm-up, Stephanie Rae Williams, of Dance Theatre of Harlem, recites an affirmation, like "Today is a great day" or "You can and you will." After she suffered an injury onstage, she also started saying a mantra in the wings, such as "I am strong. I am healthy. I am capable." It helps quell her nerves backstage.

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This time last year, Catherine Conley was already living a ballet dancer's dream. After an exchange between her home ballet school in Chicago and the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana, she'd been invited to train in Cuba full-time. It was the opportunity of a lifetime, and one that was nearly unheard of for an American dancer. Now, though, Conley has even more exciting news: She's a full-fledged member of the National Ballet of Cuba's corps de ballet.

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San Francisco Ballet soloist WanTing Zhao counts Old Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn and current "it" model Bella Hadid as her major style icons—something which comes across in her own sartorial looks. Choosing classic pieces with on-trend elements (like her black turtleneck dress with its lace-up sleeves), Zhao also has an eye for detail, adding pops of bold color and accessorizing with delicate hoop earrings. "I usually wear turtlenecks, high-waisted jeans and sneakers," Zhao says of her off-duty style. "It's chic and comfy."

That description carries over to her studio look, too, which Zhao says is always a leotard with pink tights. "I usually wear my hair in a low bun with either a side or center part, and I like to wear a little bit of foundation, eyeliner and mascara—all from Tom Ford," she says.

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