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Artistic directors sift through hundreds of audition packets a season, and your resumé is often your first chance to catch their attention. Naturally, you want a document that makes a positive impression. But some surprising (and seemingly minor) details can inadvertently turn a director off. So, how do you make your resumé stand out—for the right reasons?

Focus on Essentials

At an audition, directors need to see your essential information at a glance: where you trained and what companies and choreographers you've worked with. Cincinnati Ballet artistic director Victoria Morgan scans for names she recognizes. "It's good to know if a dancer has worked with a respected leader in the industry, and if there's a colleague I can call as a reference. I'm also more inclined to take a second look at a student if I recognize a particular school or teacher," she says.

Your resumé should be no longer than one side of one page. "When I've got 600 resumés sitting here, a three-page resumé is a disincentive to me," says Kansas City Ballet artistic director Devon Carney. "It comes down to time—how quickly can you present your information to an unknown pair of eyes?"

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Dissonance Dance Theatre: Contemporary Ballet in Washington, DC

"ONE OF THE 11 SMALL-BUT-MIGHTY DANCE COMPANIES OUTSIDE OF LA AND NYC" - DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE

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/

Dances Patrelle Announces Student Auditions for "The Yorkville Nutcracker"

Dances Patrelle announces young dancer auditions for The Yorkville Nutcracker on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, NYC. Courtesy of New York City Ballet, Abi Stafford will return as the Sugar Plum Fairy and partnering her will be Ask La Cour.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 beginning at 2pm for ages 13 and up.* (Registration starts at 1pm)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:30-1:30pm for 6-9 year olds. (Registration starts at 11:30am)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2pm-3:30pm for 10-12 year olds. (Registration starts at 1:15pm)


Dancers should arrive in appropriate dance attire.* (Soloist Roles - Ladies should be prepared to dance en pointe).

Parents of children ages 6 - 12 must attend a parent information briefing, which will be held during the first half hour of each audition. Production Fee: $275. Limited scholarships are available. Download, Complete, Print and Bring the Registration Form to Audition, available at https://www.dancespatrelle.org/. Comprehensive rehearsal schedule will be available at audition. All students must be currently enrolled in a ballet school. Weekly rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 21st for older dancers, rehearsals for younger dancers will begin in October. Dances Patrelle will present The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 12-15, 2019 at the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.

For questions, email nutcracker@dancespatrelle.org.

Nimbus Dance 2019/ 2020 Men's Audition

Nimbus Dance seeks several male dancers for the company's 2019/20 Season September 16, 2019 - June 7, 2020, including performances in NYC, Jersey City, NJPAC and touring. World premieres by Artistic Director Samuel Pott, new commissions by guest choreographers, repertory by Darshan Singh Bhuller (former AD Phoenix Dance Theater), Vernard Gilmore (lead dancer Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Dawn Marie Bazemore (Philadanco alum) and many others. Dancers should have professional experience, excellent modern and ballet technique, and strong partnering skills. Dancers should be prepared to work at a high technical level; collaborate creatively; be a responsible group member; and work towards community impact through the arts.

Company contracts consists of approximately 35 weeks of work: September 16 - June 7, 2020 followed by possible 3-5 week summer extension with additional touring. period, late- June through early- August.

All rehearsals, performances and teaching are paid at competitive rates. Dancers of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

Audition: Thursday, August 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Studio 3)

Location: Gina Gibney Dance Inc. 890 Broadway Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Named among "Best performances of 2016" (Huffington Post), Nimbus Dance maintains a home studio and facility in Downtown Jersey City, performs two annual seasons in Jersey City, annually in New York City and on tour. The company also does extensive community and educational work weaving together high level concert dance and community involvement. The company rehearses Monday-Thursday in Jersey City. For more information, please visit: www.nimbusdanceworks.org

To Register for Audition: Complete Google Form: (https://forme/TtUHMd5LiKtHjdBo7s.gl) AND send resume + current headshot to justin@nimbusdanceworks.org

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

YOUNG DANCERS AND THEATRICAL PERFORMERS FROM CHICAGO AND BEYOND INVITED TO AUDITION FOR A ROLE IN THE JOFFREY BALLET'S THE NUTCRACKER

The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children's Cast of Christopher Wheeldon's TheNutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Thursday, September 12 and Sunday, September 15. All students in the Chicagoland area with dance experience that meet casting criteria are welcome to audition on their respective dates.

This annual audition is for all young dancers, from any studio or school, interested in auditioning for Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker, whether they have participated in the Joffrey's Nutcracker in the past or not. The audition will be directed by artistic staff from The Joffrey Ballet.

All dancers must bring an audition form, 4x6 headshot (ladies with hair in a bun), and proof of age (ID, passport or copy of birth certificate etc.). The audition form and RSVP links are available online at Joffrey.org/nutauditions.

Audition Dates and Times Based on Dancer Criteria

Thursday, September 12

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition

5:00-6:30 PM | Ladies ages 8 and up, maximum height 4'7" (no minimum height)

Note: Dancers may be asked to return on Sunday for the 1:30-4:30 PM audition.

Sunday, September 15

Registration begins one hour prior to audition

10:45-11:15 AM | Gentlemen ages 10-18, maximum height 5'8" (no minimum height)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Ladies ages 11-18, between 5'0" and 5'5"

Note: Dancers may be asked to return for the 1:30-4:30 PM audition.

1:30-4:30 PM | Ladies ages 9-18, above 4'7" and below 5'0"

Note: Dancers may be released before 4:30 PM.

The age and height parameters are strict and students who do not fall within the parameters will not be admitted into the audition.

Availability

Dancers must be available for rehearsals in September, October, November and December of 2019. All rehearsals are coordinated by Joffrey Ballet Masters and Joffrey staff, and will be held generally on Sundays and weekday evenings. Production week may require daytime rehearsals during the week.

Performances take place November 30-December 29 (no performance on December 25) at the Auditorium Theatre.

Audition Notice: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Dates: Classes held August 5-9, 2019 (M-F) from 10:00-11:30am

Call-backs on August 8 and 9 from 11:45am-1:45pm

Where: KYL/D's CHI MAC- 1316 S. 9th St. Phila, PA 19147

Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers (KYLD) seeks male and female dance artists for company member and apprentice positions for the 2019-2020 season. KYL/D is interested in professional dancers who are: committed to working at a high technical level, adventurous collaborators, responsible group members, and interested in community impact through dance. Dancers of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

KYL/D is a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin. The company works 32-36 weeks per year, 15-17 hours per week (including company class). Dancers are paid at an hourly rehearsal rate, in addition to performance fees. Other benefits include free access to studio space when available, company classes, a platform to share choreographic work at the InHale Performance Series, and opportunities for additional teaching and outreach pay.

The week of the "audition-shops" are open to the public, and while dancers interested in working with the company are encouraged to attend all week for maximum exposure, dancers may also choose to drop in for just one day, or as many days as scheduling allows. All classes will be taught by Kun-Yang Lin and will take place Monday August 5 - Friday August 9th from 10-11:30am. Call-backs will take place Thursday, August 8th from 11:45am-1:45pm and Friday, August 9th from 11:45am-1:45pm.

Dancers interested in auditioning for KYL/D will receive a discounted rate of $10 for each day of the workshops. To complete your registration, you must submit the following registration form on our website at: http://www.kyld.org/open-positions/ There is a $5 audition registration fee. The audition form details contact information, payment options, dates attending audition, as well as uploading the required documents: a one page resume, dance photo, headshot and an optional video link.

Please visit the KYLD website to learn more about the company's work: http://kyld.org

Questions? Please contact Business Director, Katie Moore: katie@kyld.org

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/

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

​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

Ballet Quad Cities

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.

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:

1. VIDEO

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.

2. RESUME/CV

3. HEADSHOT AND DANCE PHOTO

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

Professional Photographer in West Virgina/Loudon County, VA

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

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.).


Audition Advice
Dominic Walsh demonstrates in a DWDT rehearsal. Photo by Gabriella Nissen.

This story originally appeared in the February/March 2013 issue of Pointe.

Many years ago, a director of a company I was auditioning for approached me as I was taking off my pointe shoes and struck up a conversation. I felt nervous and shy, so I let him ask all the questions and nodded my head dutifully. I asked nothing about the company, nor did I try to express why I wanted to dance there. After an awkward pause, he politely shook my hand and walked away. At that moment, I realized I'd let the job slip through my fingers.

At the time, I assumed directors were looking for obvious things like flawless technique and a certain body type. But other factors come into play that can make or break you at an audition—especially if a director is on the fence about whom to choose.

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