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American Repertory Ballet 

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: March 28, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 3:00pm

The American Repertory Ballet professional company auditions will be held at New York City Center, Studio 4. Please bring your resume, head shot, and $15 audition fee with you to the audition. Men must be at least 5'8" and be prepared to do partnering work. Ladies must be prepared to do pointe work.

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Ballet des Amériques 

Audition Location: Port Chester, NY
Audition Date: By appointment

Ballet des Amériques is looking for classically trained male dancers 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.

To be considered for an audition, please send your resume and a photograph to the Assistant to the Director, Shirley Rodriguez via email. Please include “Seeking classically trained male dancers” in the subject line. 

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BalletX

Audition Location: Various
Audition Dates: March 8 and 15, 2015 

BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, is holding auditions for male and female dancers for the 2015-2016 Season. 

Audition Date #1
March 8, 2015
10:00am-12:30pm
University of the Arts, Terra Hall, 201 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Audition Date #2
March 15, 2015
10:00am-12:30pm
Alvin Ailey Studios, 405 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Click here for more information and registration materials.

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Diavolo

Audition Location: Dallas, TX
Audition Date: March 28, 2015 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Diavolo is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the new season. Seeking performers with strong background in dance, partnering and acrobatics. Diavolo offers approximately 25-30 weeks of work for the season, including 6-10 weeks of rehearsal at our Los Angeles studio. Competitive pay rates for touring engagements, performers receive per diem plus transportation and hotels. Working environment is physically demanding and team-oriented. Opportunity to collaboratively choreograph new works in Diavolo’s style of Architecture in Motion under the direction of founding Artistic Director Jacques Heim (choreography credits include Cirque du Soleil and other special events worldwide). Recent artistic highlights include touring engagements to 25 cities during recent U.S. tour plus international shows at the Melbourne Arts Center in Melbourne, Australia and the Movimentos Festival in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Please bring:

  • Clothes you find comfortable and easy to move in.
  • Professional resume, recent photo or headshot.

Please direct all inquiries to Diavolo via email. Click here for more information. 

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Freckled Sky

Auditions: immediately and by video submission only

Freckled Sky is seeking versatile dancers (male and female, aged 18+) for an innovative nationwide TV show act with water screen projection. Candidates should have solid ballet skills and contemporary dance training.

Rehearsals will be March 10-20 in USA and March 20-25 in Europe, with performances April 6-10 in Los Angeles, CA. All travel expenses are covered; this is an equity-level compensation.

For the 1st round, Freckled Sky will only accept videos of solo performances (phone quality videos accepted). Concert videos and group dance videos are not accepted. Eligible candidates will be invited for casting (2nd round).

Seeking submissions nationwide. Email your solo performance video and resume.

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GroundWorks DanceTheater

Audition Dates: March 14, 2015 and March 30, 2014
Audition Locations: Chicago, IL and New York, NY


GroundWorks DanceTheater (GWDT) seeks versatile male and female dancers proficient in ballet, contemporary, and modern techniques. The company will also be hold 2 in-person auditions in Chicago, IL and New York, NY.

  • In Chicago, IL on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM @ the Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (1147 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL  60607).
  • In New York, NY on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM @ Gina Gibney Dance Center (890 Broadway New York, NY 10003 on the 5th Floor in Studio 1).

To the in-person auditions, please bring photo and resume. If you are unable to attend GWDT's audition at either of these locations, please email your photo, resume, and a video performance work sample by March 30, 2015.

GroundWorks is based in Cleveland, OH dedicated to the creation of new work in dance. The company is entering its 17th acclaimed season.  Artists will work closely with Artistic Director David Shimotakahara, as well as nationally and internationally recognized  choreographers and composers.

There is annual contract with benefits. Applicant must be a United States citizen or hold a valid Green Card.

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Lucky Plush Productions

Audition Date: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21
Application Materials Deadline for Invitation: March 17

Lucky Plush Productions, a Chicago-based touring dance-theater company, is seeking one female dancer and one male dancer to join its ensemble for its newest production Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, which will premiere at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in March 2016. Successful candidates will begin as understudies (effective immediately), with the possibility to join the premiere and touring ensemble. These are paid positions.

To apply, please submit:

  • Resumé.
  • 2-5 min video (cell phone is fine) showing: dance work onstage or in a studio in which you can easily be identified; talking directly to the camera about something that happened to you on the street, bus, in a dream, etc. (off the cuff & informal); and singing a few lines of a song.

Please indicate your availability for our auditions on Friday March 20 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and March 21 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

This audition is invitation only. For best consideration, please submit your application materials as soon as possible – ideally no later than Tuesday, March 17 to Julia Rhoads, artistic director.

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Malashock Dance

Audition Locations: New York, NY, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA
Audition Dates: March-April, 2015
Audition Date: March 7, 2015 in New York, NY @ Gibney Dance Center AND March 14 in San Francisco, CA @ Lines Dance Center

Malashock Dance seeks a male dancer for the central role in CHAGALL, a new dance musical. CHAGALL is a full-length dance-based musical about the life, work, and relationships of Russian Jewish painter Marc Chagall. The show will be choreographed by John Malashock (Artistic Director of Malashock Dance in San Diego) and will feature 10 dancers, two actors, eight singer/actors, six musicians and one aerialist. CHAGALL is a production of Malashock Dance, in association with La Jolla Playhouse and the UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance. 13 performances will take place at La Jolla Playhouse, Nov. 28 - Dec. 13, 2015. 

Dancer must be an experienced performer; have strong technique; and be comfortable working in contemporary/modern styles. Musicality is a must. CHAGALL will be performed to live, original music.

Click here for detailed information on the New York City audition on March 7 at Gibney Dance Center. Click here for detailed information on the San Francisco audition on March 14 at Lines Dance Center.

  • Dancer must have strong partnering skills.
  • The dancer should be a charismatic performer, with the ability to convey the character. (No singing or speaking will be required.)
  • The Chagall dancer will need to be present in San Diego from September 27 – December 13.
  • The Chagall character is of Eastern European/Jewish decent. Dancers with this look are strongly encouraged to audition.

This will be a fully professional production. Travel, housing, and compensation will be provided. Interested dancers should submit a current photo, resume, and a link to performance samples (if possible) via email. Click here for updates on audition locations and times.

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METdance

Audition Locations: Houston, TX
Deadline to Submit Audition Materials by mail: May 15, 2015

METdance is looking for Dancers for the 2015-2016 Season! Please come to either audition in person if you can.

Looking for dancers who are age 21 and older and proficient in ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz.

Benefits/requirements: 

  • Contracts Available from September- September
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Training Included
  • Private/Video Requirements

There is a $10 audition fee. In addition, please provide a headshot and resume at the audition.

In lieu of attending an audition you can submit a video or schedule a private audition by email.  All videos need to be in by May 15th, 2015. Please submit a ballet, contemporary portion and a recent performance. The video cannot exceed 5 minutes.

Please click here for more information. 

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Minnesota Ballet                               

Audition Locations: April 11: Chicago, IL, April 18: Minneapolis, MN
Audition Dates: April 11 4:00-6:00 pm and April 18, 2015 3:30-5:30 pm 

Note: In January 2015, the Minnesota Ballet will start accepting résumés and a video/DVD by mail.
Send to:
ATTN: Robert Gardner
Minnesota Ballet
301 West First Street, Suite 800
Duluth, MN 55802

If you are emailing your résumé you may include a YouTube video link. Videos should include a classical variation (en pointe for women) and pas de deux or partnering work. Performance video is preferred if possible. Contemporary work may also be submitted. Videos are accepted as a preliminary audition and do not replace a live audition. You may be asked to attend company class if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. Dancers may also audition in Minnesota Ballet company class in Duluth during the season when the company is not on tour; please schedule in advance.

The Minnesota Ballet is looking for men with a height of 5′-9″ and up, and women with a height of 5′-7″ and under. 

There is a $10 audition fee for each audition. Please bring résumé and dance shot to audition. For more information, click here

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Orlando Ballet

Audition Locations: New York, NY and Orlando, FL
Audition Date: March 15, 2015

Orlando Ballet will hold auditions for professional dancers for its 2015-16 season on:

Sunday, March 15, 2015
12:30pm Registration, 1:30-3:30pm Class
Orlando Ballet Loch Haven Center
610 N. Lake Formosa Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803

Please click here to pre-register for the audition you plan to attend. Pre-registration will close at midnight the Wednesday before the audition. The audition fee is $30 with pre-registration or $40 at the audition site. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume. No DVD or private class auditions will be accepted.

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Oklahoma City Ballet

Audition Locations: Various
Audition Dates: Various

Oklahoma City Ballet is holding auditions for the 2015-2016 performance season. Auditioning dancers should bring a full body dance shot, headshot, and resume to the audition.  Ladies should be prepared to dance center on pointe.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to audition in person by attending one of the open auditions. However, if your schedule does not permit you to attend one of the scheduled auditions, you may send a DVD.  DVD's should include a minimum of one classical variation (ladies on pointe) and one contemporary variation, in addition to basic classroom center work, and should be mailed with resume, headshot, and full body dance shot to the address below care of Jacob Sparso, Ballet Master.  You will then be notified by Oklahoma City Ballet if we would like to schedule an audition with you during company class. Auditions during company class will be by invitation only. 

OKC Ballet offers 30 week contracts with competitive salaries, company paid health insurance and physical therapy.  Past repertoire includes Balanchine, Arpino, Tudor, Nicolo Fonte, Jessica Lang, Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert, Alan Hineline, Matthew Neenan, Stanton Welch, Twyla Tharp and full length classics.  

Mailing address: Oklahoma City Ballet, 7421 North Classen Blvd. OKC, OK 73116

Click here  for more information and audition locations. 

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Sarasota Ballet

Audition Location: Sarasota, FL 
Auditions Date: March 15, 2015 @ 1:00pm 

The Sarasota Ballet auditions are by invitation only. Sarasota Ballet offers a 34 week contract and has an extremely varied repertoire. There is a $20 audition fee. Ladies please bring pointe shoes. 

The auditions will be held at the FSU Center for Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

Please send a resume, head shot, and performance DVD via email.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow 

Audition Location: Various
Audition Dates: March 21-22

The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the country, will hold auditions in New York, New York for three of four of its 2015 Professional Advancement Programs: Contemporary, Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre Dance. Dancers will audition for the opportunity to work closely with renowned artists such as The Ailey School and Juilliard School faculty member Milton Myers, New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winner Camille A. Brown with artist and scholar E. Moncell Durden, and Broadway director and choreographer Chet Walker. Led by internationally-acclaimed dance artists in a master class format, no cuts are made during the audition. This provides an excellent opportunity for dancers to take a full professional class, gain audition experience, and learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

Auditions are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. No pre-registration is required. A $15 cash fee is required for all audition participants.

If applicants are unable to attend in person auditions, video auditions are highly encouraged as they are given the same consideration as in person auditions. Video auditions must accompany a complete program application. Details can be found by clicking here

For specific audition guidelines, a full audition schedule, 2015 Program details, scholarship information, and complete application guidelines, click here

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Thodos Dance Chicago Company

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates: March 22 and June 13, 2015


Thodos Dance Chicago
(TDC) will be holding open auditions for TDC Company Positions and TDC Intern/Trainee Program for the August 2015 – March 2016 contract season. The audition will consist of ballet technique, company repertoire, improvisation, and partnering with cuts made throughout the audition process. Warm-up will not be provided.

Audition Date 1: March 22, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Audition Date 2: June 13, 2015 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Audition Requirements:

  • $15 audition fee
  • Headshot and resume
  • A prepared, self-choreographed solo (3-5 minutes)
  • Strong technique in ballet and modern with performance experience
  • Dancers must be 18 years old to audition

For more information click here or email. Auditions will be held at TDC’s North Studio at the Menomonee Club, Drucker Center (1535 N Dayton Street Chicago, IL 60642).

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Todd Rosenlieb Dance & Virginia Ballet Theatre 

Audition Location: Norfolk, VA 
Audition Date: March 21, 2015 1:30pm (registration); 2:00 pm (audition)

Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre are seeking dancers trained in both modern & ballet techniques. Female dancers will be asked to audition in pointe. Todd Rosenlieb Dance currently offers part-time contracts.

The auditions will take place at: 

TRDance Center 
325 Granby Street 
Norfolk, VA 23510

Please contact Erin Geary via email for more information. 

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Royal Caribbean Production

Audition Dates: March 7 (in Chicago); March 11-12 (N Hollywood, CA)
 
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) is seeking a dancer-aerialist to perform on original apparatus in featured aerial and production shows. Must have a strong dance background.  Prior experience is a plus; however, not required to audition.  Must possess well developed, strong bodies to sustain rigorous demands.  RCCL aerial trainers will guide you through a series of strength training, apparatus/harness work, and a dance combination.  Tumbling skills are a plus.

Audition details for Saturday, March 7, 2015:
Sign In: @ 9:30 AM
Audition Time: @ 10:00 AM
Audition Location: C5 (5066 N. Kimberly Ave, Unit #A in Chicago, IL 60630)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines also is seeking professional, seasoned singers with various vocal styles to include: Pop/Rock, R&B, Contemporary Musical Theatre/Broadway, and Jazz. As well as seasoned dancers with various styles of dance and strong technical training and male and female performers to appear as DreamWorks costumed characters. Dancers should have a basic movement/dance background as you will be performing in many different venues on board as well as meet-and-greets, mask work, and full body puppetry a plus, 4'10" to 6'4”.

Audition Details for Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 15, 2015:
Audition Times:

  • 9:15 AM - Singers on March 11
  • 9:15 AM - Dancers on March 12
  • 2:30 PM - Costumed Character Performers on March 12

Audition Location: Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio (6514 Lankershim Blvd in N. Hollywood , CA 91606)

Click here for a complete listing of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line auditions.

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Verb Ballets

Audition Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Audition Date: Ongoing until May 15, 2015, by appointment  

Verb Ballets is a contemporary ballet company located just minutes from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The company strives to support and foster emerging talent, to present excellence in contemporary and ballet choreographers, and to revive and honor modern dance classics. Verb Ballets is looking for male and female dancers for annual 10-11 month contracts that include fringe benefits and a two week paid vacation. Must have a strong background in ballet and contemporary technique. Submission must include headshot, resume and a You Tube link, Vimeo or DVD showing dancers abilities. Submitted applications will be kept on file. 

Please send submissions to:
Richard Dickinson, Associate Director
Verb Ballets  
3445 Warrensville Center Road 
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Submissions are also accepted via emailClick here for more information. 

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The Washington Ballet

Audition Location: New York City and Washington DC
Audition Date: Various beginning on February 15, 2015

Seeking dancers for The Washington Ballet & The Washington Ballet Studio Company for its 2015-2016 season. Repertoire includes: 19th Century classical works, Balanchine, Tharp, Wheeldon, Duato, McIntyre, Kylián, van Manen, among others.

See this flyer  for more details. 

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West Australian Ballet

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: April 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audition Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015


West Australian Ballet's Artistic Director Aurelien Scannella will be holding USA auditions in April 2015.

The Ballet is seeking male and female soloists and corps de ballet dancers with strong classical technique.

To register your interest, please send your CV – photos and recent video – by email by April 7, 2015. Please specify in your email that you are registering for the NYC audition. Auditions by invitation only.

Applicants considered for an audition will be notified by email and must be available to audition on April 17 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC) located at 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Registration starts 10am.

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* postings updated as of March 4, 2015.