Jim Lafferty

Dissonance Dance Theatre: Contemporary Ballet in Washington, DC


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

Dissonance Dance Theatre is seeking several additional male and female company, and apprentice contemporary ballet dancers.

Auditions will be conducted in Washington, D.C. Season includes engagements in Washington, DC, and Maryland. The season runs from August 17, 2019 - March 31, 2020.

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

Positions open until closed. For audition consideration, please complete the audition questionnaire with artist materials. Dancers must be ready to transition to Washington, DC. area. Assistance is provided to select candidates.

No International Dancers At This Time.

Interested dancers complete our dancer questionnaire with headshot, resume, and video reel through the below link.

Questionnaire Link: https://vimeo.com/353021702
Working With Us Video: https://vimeo.com/353021702
Instagram (Parent Org) - https://www.instagram.com/ngoma_ddtdc/
Instagram (Company) - https://www.instagram.com/dissonancedance/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DDTNgoma/

City Center Ballet, Lebanon, NH Looking for Male Dancers for Nutcracker Performances

City Center Ballet, Lebanon, NH is auditioning for classically trained male ballet dancers for Nutcracker Performances. Must be willing to work in a pre-professional environment - aka learning environment.

Paid position

5'8" and up
Strong partnering experience preferred for
Prince- solo and partnering
Snow King - solo and partnering
Russian Dancer - solo work

Rehearsal period Fridays & Saturdays 10/18 - 11/30 (this schedule is flexible).
Full week 12/7 -12/15.
Three performances: 12/14 & 12/15.
A resident in the New England area preferable. Please forward photos and a resume for consideration to Dance@CityCenterBallet.org

Audition and more info: http://www.citycenterballet.org/hire

Ballet de Barcelona Audition Announcement


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/

US International Ballet

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

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/

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

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.

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.


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

Leading Polish ballet company


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.

​The Open Dance Ensemble

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 opendanceensemble@earthlink.net.

San Diego Ballet

San Diego Ballet is looking for: Male dancers 5'10 and above, versatile dancers with a strong classical base22 week contract with breaks. Approximate start time/time: Beginning Late September 2019 to May 2020

Salaried dancers only. NOT looking for guest artists
Salary: competitive based on experience
Please contact for audition information: info@sandiegoballet.org or call 619-293-737

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.



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)

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

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

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

Glorify Dance Company

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.).

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