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Diavolo

Audition Date/Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm 
Audition Location: Streb S.L.A.M. Space, 51 North 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY
Audition Date/Time: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Audition Location: Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Audition Date/Time: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 12noon-4:00pm
Audition Location: Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
Audition Date/Time: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Audition Location: University of California - Irvine, William Gillespie Performance Studios in Building 728 on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus-Studio 1100, Irvine, CA
Audition Date/Time: Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Audition Location: Diavolo Space, 616 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Diavolo is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season. The company is seeking performers with strong background in dance (ballet, contemporary, modern), 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 the 2013-2014 U.S. tour plus international shows at the Melbourne Arts Center in Melbourne, Australia and the Movimentos Festival in Wolfsburg, Germany. 

For the audition, please bring:

  • Comfortable clothes that are easy to move in
  • Professional resume, recent photo, or headshot

Auditions are open call, but it is highly encouraged to RSVP via email here. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to audition start time and be prepared to stay for the duration if needed. Photos should represent the appearance in the studio.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Dates/Times: Monday, April 21, 2014

The internationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will hold auditions for professional dancers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds accomplished in modern, ballet, jazz, Horton and Dunham techniques. The audition for women will be held at 10 am. The audition for men will be held at 11:30 am.

The Company is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).  Employment will commence May 2014.
The address for the audition is as follows:

Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019

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AXIS Dance Company

Audition Location: Oakland, CA
Audition Dates: Monday, April 21, 2014; Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AXIS is a contemporary dance company comprised of dancers with and without physical disabilities that has been active since 1987.  Our award winning repertory includes works by internationally renowned choreographers Bill T Jones, David Dorfman. Ann Carlson, Joe Goode, Alex Ketley, Stephen Petronio, Margaret Jenkins and more.

Seeking highly motivated, open-minded, athletic movers with disabilities interested in joining our team as company dancer and/or dance apprentice.

To be invited to audition, you must apply on our website and submit your resume with YouTube or Vimeo links by March 1, 2014 to Judith Smith, Artistic Director.

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Louise Reichlin & Dancers 

Audition Location: Los Angeles, CA

Audition Dates: April 22, April 24, April 29, 2014, 10:00am

Louise Reichlin & Dancers is having auditions for male and female dancers, with two immediate and other openings for the 2014-2015 season. 

Dancers should have modern and contemporary, strong ballet and jazz background, strong stage presence, expressiveness, musicality, and technique. Floor work important and the ability to improvise helpful. Tap is useful if other areas are strong, but not required.  All ethnic types. 

Rehearsals times are Sundays 10am-1pm, Tuesdays 10am-1pm and Thursdays 10am-1pm, and dancers are given a rehearsal honorarium. Performances next season include local and some touring, with paid performances and associated teaching activities. 

For more information call 213-385-1171 and make sure to e-mail to select an audition date. If you unable to attend, please contact Louise Reichlin & Dancers via email for an appointment.

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Suzanne Farrell Ballet 
Audition Location: Washington, DC

Audition Dates: April 26, 2014; Pre-Registration is required and due April 18, 2014

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, under the Artistic Direction of legendary ballerina Suzanne Farrell, is seeking professional level male and female ballet dancers for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Principal, soloist, corps, and apprentice positions are available. Must be at least 18 years of age and have strong classical ballet technique.  Women should come prepared to audition en pointe. Must be available mid-October through mid-December 2014. Additional dates in February and April 2015 to be determined.  

The audition will be held at the Eisenhower Rehearsal Room in The Kennedy Center from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Registration will begin at 1:00pm with a sign in table at the front of Hall of States.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please email resume and current dance photo or fax to 202.416.8676 (Attn: Farrell Ballet) by Friday, April 18, 2014.

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San Diego Dance Theatre: Scholarship Audition

Audition Location: San Diego, CA
Audition Date: April 27, 2014, 12:00pm-2:00pm 

San Diego Dance Theater is hosting its 42nd Summer Dance Workshop. July 28 - August 9. Faculty: Guest Artist- Monica Bill Barnes, Jean Isaacs, Michael Mizerany, Blythe Barton, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Minaqua McPherson, Matt Carney, Anne Gehman. 

Full and Partial Scholarships available. For more information, click here

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Attack Theatre

Audition Location: Pittsburgh, PA and Minneapolis, MN
Audition Dates: April 27 and May 14; Callbacks: May 15-16, 2014

Attack Theatre seeks one male and one female modern dancer for a 32-38 week full-time contract with health benefits. Seasonal production and artistic internship positions are also available. The male and female dancer positions for the 2014-15 season begin in September 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With a strong cultural community, thriving restaurant scene, accessible greenspace and low cost of living, Pittsburgh has been chosen as one of the most livable cities.

Attack Theatre is seeking dancers with strong modern technique and performance skills, the desire to collaborate within the creative process, the ability to work in a variety of performance styles and venues, and the competence and interest in working in community and educational environments.

Registration is requested.  For more information or to register with a cover letter and resume, please email Lindsey Kaine, production and artistic administrator, or call her at 412.281.3305.

Auditions will be held at the following address:

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 12:30pm
Minneapolis, MN
Cowles Center – Studio 7A
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10am
Pittsburgh, PA
Attack Theatre studios at Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Invited callbacks in Pittsburgh: May 15-16, 2014

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Red Clay Dance

Audition Location: Chicago, IL 
Audition Date: April 28., 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm

Chicago-based, Red Clay Dance, under the artistic direction of Vershawn Sanders-Ward, is seeking one professional female dancer with training in modern (Horton/Dunham techniques), West African, improvisation and ballet technique. Comfort with a collaborative creative process, an interest in community building through dance, and previous performance experience is preferred. Immediate hire.

Red Clay Dance is a professional company that creates and performs a diverse repertoire of contemporary dance infused with the vibrant movement and culture of the African Diaspora. Paid rehearsals and performances.

Must be available to begin rehearsals Monday, May 5, 2014. New choreographic projects are in process. Current season ends May 29, 2014. 

Current rehearsal schedule:

  • Mondays: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00-8:00pm

2014-2015 contract season dates: July 28, 2014 -May 21, 2015. Rehearsal schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10am-1pm

Performance/Touring dates (August-November 2014 and January-March 2015) are secured. Additional dates are in negotiations.

Submit professional head-shot and resume via email by April 25th for an invitation to audition. Audition will consist of a ballet barre, improvisation and company repertory.

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Pilobolus

Audition Location: New York, New York
Audition Dates: Women: May 5, 2014; Men: May 6, 2014; Callbacks: May 7-8,2014

Pilobolus is seeking experienced dancers with diverse movement and performance experience backgrounds, accomplished in improvisation and able to work well in groups. Hiring for full-time, paid contract work, which includes domestic & international touring. Pilobolus is a multi-faceted dance organization whose activities include touring companies; educational programming; consulting and movement services for film, creative communications, advertising, and custom events. The company has appeared on the Oscars, Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and is a 2012 Grammy nominee for the interactive music video it created with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan, “All Is Not Lost”.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

E-mail for appointment time. You will be contacted with confirmation of date, time, location and audition details.

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Dancing People Company

Audition Location: Ashland, OR

Dancing People Company, Based in Ashland, OR is seeking one male and one female dancer for a six week paid contract (January 5 to mid-February in 2014). The ideal candidate is a strong modern dancer, with good knowledge of ballet, comfortable with improvisation, and Contact style partnering.

This contract includes educational outreach work, stage performances of existing rep, and may become a full-time company position if mutually desired. The dancers must relocate to OR for the length of the contract.

Interested? Please email your headshot, resume, and link to online video or call Robin at 541.488.9683.

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Jacob's Pillow

Audition Locations: New York, NY; Chicago IL; Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA

The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious dance training centers in the U.S., will hold auditions in Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and New York City for its 2014 professional advancement programs. Master class auditions, in which no cuts are made, are scheduled for the Contemporary, Tap, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Programs and will be led by internationally-lauded dance artists. Jacob’s Pillow auditions provide an excellent opportunity to take a professional class, gain audition experience, network with fellow dancers in the field, and learn how The School at Jacob's Pillow impacts career opportunities. Ballet Program applicants must audition by video.

Auditions are part one of a two-step process leading to the selection of 24 dancers for each of the four programs. Dancers of The School learn to work as an ensemble during their time at the Pillow and experience the artistic rigor demanded in the field today. Auditions are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. No pre-registration required. There is a $15, cash only, audition fee.

If dancers are unable to attend in person auditions, video auditions are highly encouraged and given the same consideration as in-person auditions. Digital video audition details can be found by visiting the website.

Scholarships are available to dancers who are able to prove financial need, including the prestigious Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence established in 2004 by Pillow Board member Lorna Strassler and her husband. This annual award, which offers young artists with professional encouragement backed by material support, provides a full scholarship and $2,500 cash to a young artist demonstrating excellence in performance, combined with exemplary dedication to the field. To learn how to apply for this scholarship, which requires a video audition, and others, visit us on our scholarship page.

Programs and Audition Times are listed below.
2014 Programs: 
Ballet: Anna-Marie Holmes, Program Director, June 9-22
Tap: Michelle Dorrance, Program Director, June 23-July 6
Contemporary: Milton Myers, Program Director, July 7-27
Jazz/Musical Theatre
Dance: Chet Walker, Program Director, July 28-August 18

When & Where in the U.S.:

Saturday, February 15- New York, NY - Contemporary
Sunday, February 16- New York, NY- Tap

Sunday, February 16- New York, NY-  Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance
Saturday, February 22- Chicago, IL-  Contemporary
Sunday, February 23 - Chicago, IL - Tap
Sunday, February 23 - Chicago, IL - Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance
Saturday, March 8 - Long Beach, CA- Contemporary
Sunday, March 9 - Los Angeles, CA- Tap
Sunday, March 9- Los Angeles, CA- Jazz Musical Theatre Dance
Saturday, March 22- New York, NY- Tap
Sunday, March 23- New York, NY- Contemporary
Sunday, March 23- New York, NY- Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance


For audition details, class times, and specific locations, visit Jacob's Pillow online.

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Minnesota Dance Theatre

Minnesota Dance Theatre is looking to hire a male soloist/principal company dancer AND a male apprentice dancer for its current 2013-14 season (August 5, 2013 to May 9, 2014).

Applicants should have strong classical ballet and contemporary training. Applicants must be a US citizen (or hold a green card or work permit) and be a minimum 6'. Annual contracts are 30 weeks of paid work, which includes a fall, winter, and spring season and the annual performance of Lise Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy at the Historic State Theatre.

Qualified dancers should email their headshot, CV, and method of auditioning (auditions are by DVD, YouTube, or in person).

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Thodos Dance Chicago

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates: March 15, May 17,  May 25, and June 14

Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC) is seeking male and female dancers for the main company. Dancers must be at least 18 years old and have strong ballet and modern dance technique with performance experience.  Partnering skills will be part of the audition process.

Click here for complete details and audition information.

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: June 17, 2014 - Female: 12:00pm; Male: 3:30pm

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
seeks Male and Female dancers with strong ballet and modern technique for 2014-15 season.  National and International touring opportunities available. 

Resume & Headshot are required. For more information, click here. If you have further questions, call 800.650.0246 or send an email

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Verbs Ballet

Audition Location: Shaker Hts, OH

Verb Ballets a contemporary dance company located in Shaker Heights, OH seeks male and female dancers for a 10 month contract. Dancers must be available to start in June 2014. Audition submissions may be in the form of You Tube links or DVDs. Dancers must have a strong background in ballet and modern technique; pointe work also required for women.

Please send audition materials to Richard Dickinson, associate director. Submitted resumes will be kept on file.

The address for the audition is a follows:

3445 Warrensville Center Rd.
Shaker Hts, OH 44122 

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* postings updated as of April 14, 2014.