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American Repertory Ballet

Audition Location: Varies
Audition Dates: Varies
Audition Times: Varies

American Repertory Ballet (ARB), based in New Brunswick, NJ, is holding auditions for its main company as well as its summer intensive.

Click here  for complete details regarding ARB's summer intensive audition tour which starts on January 9 and goes until April 24.

If you are interested in joining the main company, there is an audition scheduled for February 21, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM at New York City Center Studios. Those auditioning should bring their resume, a headshot, a dance photo, and the $20.00 audition fee. The audition fee may be in the form of cash or check, if check, it should be made out to "American Repertory Ballet."

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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Audition Location: Varies
Audition Date: Varies
Audition Time: Varies 

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 Season. Please see below for confirmed audition dates. For more information, click here.

  • February 20, 2016 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM at Ballet Academy East (located at 1651 Third Avenue, Third Floor in New York, NY)
  • February 21, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at Milwaukee Ballet (located at 504 W. National Avenue in Milwaukee, WI) 

All auditions are open to female and male dancers ages 18 to 25 ONLY with a strong classical ballet training in the Vaganova Method. Men must have partnering experience.

Online auditions are also available by emailing a video link (Youtube ONLY please ) of a solo classical variation or work in ballet class. No group videos, please. No need to send modern or contemporary work.

In addition send only 2 photos: a head shot and first arabesque in leotard and tights (ladies should be in pointe shoes; gentlemen should be in tights). No costumes please. 

Send resume including contact information, date of birth, weight, height, nationality, and immigration status if in the US.

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Bandaloop

Audition Location: Oakland, CA
Audition Date: February 20, 2016 (with callbacks on February 21)
Audition Time: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Interested in being a part of Bandaloop? Please email resume, photo, and video link. The audition will be held at 1601 18th Street in  Oakland, CA.

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Charlotte Ballet

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: February 7, 2016
Audition Time: 12:00 -12:20 PM (Sign-in); 12:20 - 3:00 PM (Audition)

Charlotte Ballet is a world class repertory dance ensemble that performs classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge dance with virtuosity, energy, and artistic excellence for local, statewide, and national audiences. Charlotte Ballet’s collective talents provide the opportunity and give us the responsibility to challenge, stimulate, educate, entertain, and thereby enrich our audiences. This audition is intended for classically trained male and female dancers who have performing experience with a professional company. 

On the day of the audition, applicants should bring:

  • Proper ballet attire, including pointe shoes for women
  • $20 audition fee - cash or check made payable to Charlotte Ballet - *Fee is waived with valid AGMA card*
  • Resume, headshot, and dance photos

Please email Gretchen Jax if you have any questions.

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Cincinnati Ballet

Contract Location: Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Ballet (CB), an AGMA company with 26 dancers and 16 (non AGMA) second company dancers that offers a six series season, including Nutcracker, with intermittent touring and a balance of full-length classics and contemporary ballets, is seeking a male senior soloist, or higher rank, who is six feet or taller, for their 2016-17 season. 

CB is offering a competitive salary, a minimum of 35 weeks of work, health insurance, pension, and worker’s comp among other benefits. 

Qualified interested parties should send resume and YouTube links or DVDs to the Associate Artistic Director, Johanna Wilt by email or by mail (1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214).

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The Georgia Ballet

Audition Location: Marietta, GA
Audition Date: February 6, 2016
Audition Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Georgia Ballet, based in Marietta, GA, is a resident professional company with an ever-growing repertoire of classical and contemporary works includes ballets from such masters as George Balanchine and Marius Petipa as well as new choreography. The Ballet is holding company auditions. For more information and instructions on how to register for the audition, click here

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Audition Location: New York, NY and Chicago, IL
Audition Dates:  June 12, 2016

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) is holding auditions.  GDC consists of ten dancers of five men and five women.  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.  Salaried non-union contracts are offered, and contracts will run August through June. The company rehearses in Chicago and tours nationally and internationally.  Giordano II positions are available starting at 22 years of age.

Please bring an 8x10 headshot, resume, references, ballet and jazz shoes, and a $10 audition fee (cash only).

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Houston METdance

Audition Location: New York, NY and Houston, TX
Audition Dates: February 20, 2016

Houston METdance is seeking dancers for its 2016-17 season. Dancers must be 21 years old or older and proficient in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. Contracts are available from September 2016-September 2017, with a 32 week guarantee.

Auditions will be held in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

For more information, please click here.

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The School at Jacob’s Pillow

Audition Location: Various
Audition Dates: Various

The School at Jacob's Pillow will hold auditions in New York, NY for two 2016 Professional Advancement Programs: Contemporary and Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz. Led by internationally-acclaimed dance artists in a master class format, no cuts are made during the auditions, providing an excellent opportunity for dancers to take a full professional class, gain audition experience, and learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

Dancers will audition for the opportunity to work closely with renowned artists such as Contemporary Program guest choreographers Ballet BC Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto, Colombo-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Belgian designer and choreographer Stijn Celis. The Improv Traditions & Innovations guest artists will include Harvard University PhD candidate Lizzy Cooper Davis and two-time Fullbright Fellow Award recipient Nia Love, among others. Milton Myers, faculty member of The Ailey School and Juilliard will lead the Contemporary Program in his 30th year; Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz will be led by Urban Bush Women founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. 

The School at Jacob’s Pillow offers an incomparable experience in its immersive Festival environment. Program participants train six days a week with world renowned artists, attend Festival performances and master classes, study in the internationally regarded Archives, and live on the historically significant grounds of Jacob’s Pillow. Alumni of The School appear in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” on Broadway, and in major companies worldwide. Last year, 29 alumni of The School returned as Festival artistic directors, choreographers, and performers.

Contemporary Program auditions are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. Improv Traditions & Innovations Program auditions are open to curious choreographic-minded dance artists, ages 18 and up. No pre-registration is required. Dancers below the age of 18 will require a waiver to be signed by a guardian. 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. Click here to learn more about video auditions.

For specific audition guidelines, a full audition schedule, 2016 Program details, and complete application guidelines, visit The School's website. 

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Milwaukee Ballet

Contract Location: Milwaukee, WI
Audition Date: By Appointment Only and on March 12, 2016

Milwaukee Ballet is seeking an experienced male dancer (minimum height 5'10") for its 2016/17 season. Rehearsals and performances will take place in Milwaukee, WI. 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.

Milwaukee Ballet is also holding auditions on March 12, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Lou Conte Dance Studio at the Hubbard Street Dance Center in Studio A (1147 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607).

Registration begins at 9:30 AM, with the class beginning at 10:00 AM. No pre-registration required. Please bring resume and headshot. There will be a $30 registration fee for non-AGMA members (checks should be made payable to Milwaukee Ballet). Milwaukee Ballet is an AGMA company offering contracts of up to 31 weeks, with health and dental benefits and a 403b retirement contribution. The season runs from September 2016 through June 2017. Click here for more details. 

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Smuin Ballet

Contract Location: San Francisco, CA
Audition Date: March 13, 2013

A staple of the San Francisco dance community for more than 20 years, Smuin Ballet pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly America style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Recent repertoire includes works by: Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert (choreographer in residence), Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Garrett Ammon, Adam Hougland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.

Smuin Ballet offers 35-40 week competitive dancer contracts, presenting approximately 70 performances per season.

The Ballet is offering company audition on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2121 Market Street in San Francisco, CA. The audition is from 1:30 - 4:30 PM with registration at 1:00 PM. 

The audition will including ballet class (women en pointe), partnering, and repertoire. The Ballet seeks women 5’6” and under, men 5’ 8” and over and candidates must be eligible for employment in the U.S. Those interested in auditioning, should email a CV, photo, and video link prior to audition.  Include name/audition in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition)

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Thodos Dance Chicago

Contact Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates: Various

Thodos Dance Chicago is holding a series of auditions of the following:

For more information, click on the desired audition date. 

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* postings updated as of February 5, 2016.