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Boston Ballet

Contract Location: Boston, MA

Boston Ballet
is seeking a Principal Male Dancer with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2016/2017 season. Minimum height requirement is 5’11” or 180 cm.

One of the foremost ballet companies in the world, Boston Ballet’s repertoire includes major classical ballets and works of Balanchine, Robbins, Neumeier, Kylián, Forsythe, Elo, Ekman, McGregor, Wheeldon, among more. For more information visit the Ballet's website. Qualified applicants are asked to email cover letter, resume, photos and video links to Russell Kaiser, Assistant Artistic Director.

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The Dancing Wheels Company

Audition Date: Saturday, January 14 
Audition Location: Cleveland, OH

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently holding an audition. Click here for the details.

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Felice Lesser Dance Theater

Audition Location: New York, NY

Felice Lesser Dance Theater seeks male & female ballet & modern dancers of major company calibre for the World Premiere of LIGHTNING at The New 42nd Street, the week of February 6-12, 2017. LIGHTNING a dance & video work by Felice Lesser, to a score by Slovenian composer Borut Krzisnik, will deal with contemporary issues (inclusion, borders, global warming, terrorism, technology). Rehearsals start mid-to-late December. Diversity welcome. Must be a U.S. citizen or have the appropriate VISA to work in this country. Auditions are by invitation only. Qualified applicants should email cover letter, resume, photos and video links to Felice Lesser, artistic director.

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) is holding auditions.  Male and female dancers for the main company must be at least 22 years of age.  Dancers must have a strong ballet and jazz technique.  GDC consists of ten dancers, five men and five women.  Salaried non-union contracts are offered.  The company tours nationally and internationally.  Giordano II positions are available starting at 22 years of age. For more information, click here

Audition Dates: 

January 8, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Joffrey Ballet School
434 6th Avenue 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

January 29, 2017 @ 11:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University’s Katten-Landau Studio
425 South Wabash Avenue, #413
Chicago, IL 60605

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International Association of Blacks in Dance

Audition Location: Dallas, TX
Audition Date: January 29, 2017

A multi-company audition will be held at the 29th Annual International Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance for professional dance companies in modern contemporary dance and, for the second consecutive year, ballet auditions for women of color who are seeking contracts and professional training opportunities with premier ballet companies. Scholarship auditions for summer programs and college/university dance programs for professional dance companies, are also scheduled.

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Island Moving Company

Audition Location: Newport, RI
Audition Date: Rolling 

Island Moving Company
 (IMC) seeks male dancers with strong classical ballet, modern, contemporary techniques and partnering experience. Five Week Contract to begin October 31 through December 4, with the possibility of it extending into the full season.

IMC's season includes repertory, site-specific, and theatrical-based performances with touring opportunities.

Those interested should email your CV, photos, and videos to Charles Kehres, company manager.

In-person, individual auditions are by invitation only.

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Contract Location: Houston, TX

METdance is looking for dancers for their 2017-2018 season. For more information click here.  

Auditions Dates:

January 8, 2017 - New York City 
Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue
12th Foor  Studio #1204
New York, NY 10018

April 8, 2017 - Houston
2808 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004

April 11, 2017 - New York City
Peridance Capezio Center
126 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Milwaukee Ballet

Contract Location: Milwaukee, WI
Audition Date: By Appointment Only

Milwaukee Ballet is still considering dancers for its 2016-17 season. Milwaukee Ballet is an AGMA company offering contracts of up to 31 weeks, with health and dental benefits and a 403b retirement contribution. Must have at least 4 years consecutive experience in a classical ballet company. Materials submitted will not be returned. Qualified applicants may obtain more information by calling 414.643.7677, options 7, 1. Auditions are by invitation only.

Please email a full resume and photograph with online link or DVD showing recent classical and contemporary work. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes.

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Orlando Ballet

Contract Location: Orlando, FL
Audition Date: By invitation

Orlando Ballet is seeking an experienced male dancer with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2016/2017 season. Minimum height requirement is 5’10”. Orlando Ballet is offering a 32 week contract, with health insurance and workers’ compensation among other benefits. Auditions are by invitation only. Qualified interested parties should send resume and video links to the Assistant to the Artistic Director, Joey Lynn Mann by email.

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The Sarasota Ballet 

Contract Location: Sarasota, FL

The Sarasota Ballet's company auditions are by invitation only. Anyone wishing to audition should email a resume, head shot and dance photos to
Barbara Epperson. The Ballet is also requesting that audition candidates mail a DVD of class work and or rehearsal footage to the following: The Sarasota Ballet, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34243, Attn: Barbara Epperson.  

February 11, 2017 - New York City
3:00 - 6:00 PM
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

March 19, 2017 - Sarasota
1:00 - 4:00 PM
The Sarasota Ballet Studios
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

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The School at Jacob's Pillow

Program Location: Becket, MA
Audition Location: Various
Audition Dates: Various

The 2017 programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow will include Ballet directed by ballet luminary Anna Marie Holmes, Contemporary directed by master teacher Milton Myers, Musical Theatre Dance directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker, and Tap directed by beloved performer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance. More information on each program, and their audition dates, can be found here.  

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Verb Ballets

Contract Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Submissions Accepted: December 2016 to March 2017

Verb Ballets (VB) is a contemporary ballet company located in Shaker Heights, OH (just minutes from downtown Cleveland, OH). VB presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience.

VB is seeking 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. Submissions accepted December 2016 to March 2017 and will be kept on file. More information, click here.

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

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* postings updated as of January 6, 2017.