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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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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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Fort Wayne Ballet

Audition Dates: February 14 - 18, 2017

Company & Trainee Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held February 14th-18th. Dancers are encouraged to attend for the entire week if possible, or a portion of the week. Auditions will be held at Fort Wayne Ballet's studios located at 300 E. Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Dancers are asked to bring a resume, head shot and dance photo.

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Hubbard Street Chicago

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Date: March 12, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will be hosting auditions for male and female dancers, for main company contracts for the 2017–18 season. Individuals interested in a position with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago should have a minimum of two years of professional experience. The audition will begin with a ballet technique class, after which some dancers will be asked to stay to learn repertoire, improvisation, and partnering. Please be available Sunday evening until 5:00 PM, callbacks will occur after the completion of all technique classes. To see the full audition schedule and register online, click here.

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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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METdance

Contract Location: Houston, TX

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

Auditions Dates:

April 8, 2017 - Houston
METdance
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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Oklahoma City Ballet

Contract Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Audition Date: Various

Oklahoma City Ballet 
is holding auditions for the 2017 – 2018 performance season. For a full list of dates and locations, click here

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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.  

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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STREB Extreme Action Company

Audition Location: Brooklyn, NY
Audition Dates: March 7 - 9, 2017

STREB is looking for performers for full and part time, paid positions for rehearsal and performance in New York, the US, and abroad. Those auditioning must be comfortable with physical heights, impact, falls, and extreme aerobic activity. Strong modern/ballet technique is encouraged. Tumbling experience is a plus, but not a requirement. For more information, click 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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Washington National Opera

Audition Location: Washington, DC
Audition Date: February 25, 2017

The Washington National Opera is seeking dancers for the upcoming production of Madama Butterfly. For more information and to apply, click here 

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* postings updated as of February 14, 2017.