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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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PDX Contemporary Ballet 2019 Summer Intensive!

June 10th-21st
Center for Movement Arts
1743 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR

Video Auditions are accepted

Please submit
-dance photo of your choice
-video (ballet and contemporary footage, no more than 10 minutes)
-$15 registration fee

Audition deadline is April 1st

For more info visit our website at

Email with any questions


COMPANY AUDITIONS: Ballet San Antonio is a professional ballet company with 23 dancers including apprentices, corps de ballet, soloists, and principal dancers.


Auditions are by invitation only. If you would like to audition, please submit the requirement to Audition materials cannot be returned.



Must be 18 or older (18+ for Corps and up/17+ for Apprentices)

Resume or CV

Two-three full-body dance photos and a headshot

3-5 minute video | Performance footage (one classical and one contemporary) or center work only

  • Send via email with link to You Tube or Vimeo
  • If available, send an excerpt of a recent performance filmed within the last 3 months. If this is not a solo work, be sure to clearly indicate which one of the dancers is you. If older performance clips are included, please note the month and year.

If selected, please see the audition times below.

AUDITION DATE: March 30 and 31, 2019

REGISTRATION: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

AUDITION TIME: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Mexican Cultural Institute, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205


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


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



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 to register.

Visit for more information



male and female dancers with very strong classical, contemporary technique and improvisation skills for guest contracts in season 2019.2020. Professional experience of at least three years after graduation is mandatory.

Profile: dark skin color / People of Color, women with solid point shoe work, men no less than 172 cm

Only complete applications containing form (download here):, 2 photos (1 portrait, 1 body), 1 link to a showreel will be accepted. Please send only weblinks to videos, no links for download and do not attach video files to your application. If there is more than one dancer on the video, clearly indicate which one you are.

Application deadline: March 11th , 2019

Send application to

Invited applicants will be notified by March 15th , 2019

Audition date: April 1st 2019


USIB Summer Intensive and Sansha Model Search

US International Ballet (sponsored by Sansha) is holding a summer program that offers dancers the opportunity to experience professional company life and model for a major dance brand. Company Artistic Directors, Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini, will set original company choreography on summer participants to be performed at end of program. Elite Sansha experts will teach dance modeling. Dancers will go to the Sansha USA warehouse headquarters for master pointe shoe fitting and receive one pair of pointe shoes. Professional photo shoots will be held in a variety of settings. Daily class, rehearsal, and photo work will be an experience of a lifetime. Held in beautiful Wilmington, NC, voted best waterfront city by USA Today. All dancers will be featured in Sansha marketing. Dancers who attend USIB summer intensive will be given preference for future trainee contracts.

  • NYC - Feb 25 w/ Megan LeCrone (NYC Ballet soloist)
  • LA - April 20th w/ Nader Hamed & USIB Artistic Directors
  • DC - April 7th - w/Megan LeCrone (NYC Ballet Soloist)
  • UNCSA - Winston Salem, NC - March 17
  • Greenville, SC - March 10
  • Atlanta, GA - March 30
  • Salt Lake City, UT - March 9th

Coming soon: Nebraska, Michigan, Florida

See website for more details:

Video Auditions accepted. Registration and further information available at Open auditions held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in company class in Wilmington NC. Must schedule an audition Register at for auditions


US International Ballet, America's most unique ballet company, is seeking dancers for the 2019-2020 season. USIB performs to sold out audiences at five major theaters in multiple cities. All dancers are guaranteed to perform significant amounts of challenging choreography in every production. All trainees/interns are guaranteed a professional contract at completion of trainee/intern period. USIB is a year round company with 44 week contracts. Diversity and healthy body image are valued. USIB is bringing ballet into the twenty-first century with cutting edge choreography that combines original film, visual effects, and various dance styles. Be a part of the future of ballet and join us at US International Ballet!

  • Professional positions available for male and female dancers
  • Trainee positions available with guaranteed professional year at completion of trainee period
  • Intern positions(college graduate or dancer who has completed a trainee program) available with guaranteed professional contract at end of one year intern period

Audition information- online registration prior to audition required:

  1. Joffrey NY - Studio 4 - Feb. 25, 5:30 - 7:00 - Megan LeCrone, 434 6th Ave, NYC, NY 10011
  2. Grand Rapids Ballet School 3/3/2019 - Gina McFadden
  3. Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Lake City Ballet - March 9, Saturday, 4:00 - Connie -director SLC ballet 1116 E 3300 S, Millcreek, UT 84106
  4. UNC School of the Arts - Sun, March 17, 2:00 - 3:30 - Debra
    1433 S. Main St, Winston Salem NC 27127
  5. Greenville, SC - Greenville Ballet School - March 17, 4:00 - 6:00 - Virginia Green
    105 Woodruff Industrial Lane Greenville, SC 29607-4101
  6. Washington Ballet - Coleman Studio, April 7, 5:30 - 6:30 - Megan LeCrone
    3308 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
  7. N. Atlanta Dance Academy - March 30, 4:00 - Stacey Slichter
    10700 State Bridge Rd #13, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  8. Los Angeles, TBA - April 20, Nadar Hamid and Artistic Directors

Coming soon: Nebraska, Michigan, Florida

See website for more details:

Video Auditions accepted. Registration and further information available at Open auditions held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in company class in Wilmington NC. Must schedule an audition Register at for auditions


Glorify Dance Theatre is seeking dancers for our 2019-2020 season and is accepting video auditions now through March 31st. We are a Christian contemporary ballet company in West Chester, PA and are looking for dancers who are passionate about our company's vision, have a classical ballet background and are also experienced in contemporary/jazz. We rehearse 1 or 2 mornings a week from September-May and perform throughout Southeastern PA. Dancers will receive a monthly stipend for rehearsals/performances.

Interested dancers can audition by submitting a video; details for video specifications are listed on our website. To fill out our audition form and submit an audition video, see our website: and if you have any questions, please reach out to Artistic Director, Melody Stanert:


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 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.



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:

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.


Bayer Ballet's 2019 SUMMER INTENSIVE

July 1 - August 9
Ages 9 - Pre-Professional

Location: Mountain View, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Refine your technique & artistry, while discovering opportunities to take your dancing to next level.

An artfully-rigorous curriculum, presenting Vaganova technique in its purest form, is delivered by internationally-acclaimed Bayer Ballet Faculty & Guest Instructors.

**Qualified Summer Intensive students are invited to audition for the full-time pre-professional training program.

February 3
Westside School of Ballet
2:30-3pm - Registration (ages 9-12)
3-4:30pm - Audition (ages 9-12)
4-4:30pm - Registration (ages 13+)
4:30-6pm - Audition (ages 13+)
February 10
Pacific Northwest Ballet
10:30-11am - Registration (ages 13+)
11am-12:30pm - Audition (ages 13+)
12-12:30pm - Registration (ages 9-12)
12:30-2pm - Audition (ages 9-12)
February 24
Bayer Ballet
11:30am-12pm - Registration (ages 9-12)
12-1:30pm - Audition (ages 9-12)
12:45-1:30pm - Registration (ages 13+)
1:30-3pm - Audition (ages 13+)
Deadline: March 31, 2019


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:


Savannah Ballet Theatre is seeking professional dancers to fill positions at all levels within the company for the exciting 2019/2020 Season. SBT's repertory includes classical full-length ballets and exciting original productions. Company contracts are for 31 weeks. Company benefits include pointe shoes and performances pay. Apprentices (ages 17-21) pay a nominal tuition fee, receive daily training, and take company class and perform with the full company in all productions. Dancers should bring resume and head shots. Audition spots are limited. Online registration available at

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2019 @10:00 AM

Savannah Ballet Theatre Studios
115 Charlotte Road
Savannah, GA 31410

If you have further questions regarding the open auditions, please contact us at Read more about Savannah Ballet Theatre at



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

For registration or inquiries about the audition please visit or email


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.


Ballet 5:8 seeks male and female applicants for our 2019-2020 Trainee Program. Ballet 5:8's Trainee Program is a dynamic two-year experience that challenges aspiring professional dancers to put the finishing touches on their training while dancing alongside the Ballet 5:8 professional company. As Trainees, dancers take advantage of an intensive schedule of classes, ballet, pointe, variations, men's class, pas de deux, pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique and other. Performances opportunities include casting opportunities within the Trainee Program, with Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts, and alongside the Ballet 5:8 Professional Company, both in Chicago and on tour.

Open by audition only to dancers ages 18-24 with a solid background in classical ballet, the Trainee Program prepares promising students for careers with Ballet 5:8, with other professional dance companies, and in a range of dance-related fields.

Audition Dates:

Brooklyn, NY // January 4, 2019 at 5:30pm

Orland Park, IL (Ballet 5:8 Studios) // January 12, 2019 at 10:30am

Atlanta, GA // March 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

You'll need to bring physical copies of the following along with your pre-registration confirmation to the Master Class:
  • A headshot photograph
  • A first arabesque photograph (en pointe for ladies, en relevé for gentlemen)
  • A current resume
Please follow the link to register in advance:

Please see our website for video audition instructions, if you are unable to attend one of the audition dates.


Magnum Opus Ballet is seeking female dancers for the 2019-2020 season. Apprentice and company positions available. Please visit our website for audition requirements.

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!


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:

For more information, please email 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 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 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 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:

To submit audition video, please email 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

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Virginia National Ballet has openings for a male dancer with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2018-19 season. The company presents three mainstage productions and one tour annually in addition to other performances such as festivals and outreach activities. Contracts are 36 weeks. Please send your information to if interested in auditioning.


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