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Alberta Ballet

Audition Location: Various

Audition Dates: February 22, 2015

Alberta Ballet will be holding general auditions at the following locations: 

Calgary, Canada: Sunday February 22, 2015  

42+ week season, company of 34 dancers, full benefits, union, health care, touring, classical and contemporary repertoire. Pre-registration is required. Send headshot and resume to Samantha Jobin via email.  Click here  to view the audition flyer. 

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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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Charlotte Ballet

Audition Location: New York, NY 
Audition Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 

Charlotte Ballet is a world class repertory dance ensemble. We perform 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 dancers who have performing experience with a professional company. 

On the day of the audition, applicants should bring: 
•A $20 audition fee (cash or check made payable to Charlotte Ballet) 
•Resume 
•Headshot and full body dance photo 
•Proper ballet attire required, including pointe shoes for women 

Please contact Gretchen Jax via email if you have any questions.

Click here for more information. 

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates: February 1, 2015 11:15am - 3pm 

Giordano Dance Chicago 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 20 years of age.  Though unpaid, Giordano II rehearses with the Company daily, and learns the Giordano repertoire. 

New York Location:
Alvin Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street 
New York, NY    10019

Chicago Location: 
Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University’s Katten-Landau Studio
425 South Wabash Avenue, #413
Chicago, IL    60605
* The Chicago Audition includes and optional class with Nan Giordano 10-11AM for $15.  

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

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Island Moving Company

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: March 1, 2015

Island Moving Company has professional contracts available for male & female dancers. Strong ballet, modern & contemporary technique and partnering experience required. Positions immediately available. Season includes repertory, site specific & theatrical-based performances with touring opportunities.

Island Moving Co. is a classically trained contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI, which produces new dance works through a collaborative creative process. For 30 years, under the leadership of Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, the Company has produced and presented dances by a diverse group of choreographers, working with musicians, poets, and visual artists.

Island Moving Company resides in beautiful Newport, RI, with its bustling waterfront, year-round festivals and events, historical mansion and lively eateries. The IMC dancers work in spacious studios in the heart of this famed home of musicians, artists and dancers, creating new and innovative nationally recognized work.  

Click here for more information. 

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Keshet Dance Company

Audition Location: Albuquerque, NM
Audition Dates: February 21 – February 22, 2015

Keshet Dance Company is auditioning male and female dancers for the 2015-2016 season.  52-week salaried positions, includes benefits.

Repertory and Apprentice positions include daily company classes, rehearsals, performances, teaching/mentoring, outreach programming and publicity work related to productions and overall organizational activities.  Strong foundation in ballet and contemporary required.  Additional skills in improvisation, dance education and/or social service/mentorship a plus, but not a requirement.  

Qualified candidates must have strong team and leadership skills; must be critical thinkers with adventurous personalities; must have strong wills, thick skins, kind hearts, passion for Keshet’s mission and disciplined work ethic.  No settling for mediocrity in both the execution of art and the operations of programming on all levels.  

Founded in 1996, Keshet is a contemporary dance company with a high level of social service and community outreach programming.  The repertory company resides in the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

Please click here for more information. 

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Malashock Dance

Audition Locations: New York, NY, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA
Audition Dates: March-April, 2015

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.
• 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
Audition Dates: February 21, 2015 

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

Looking for:
Dancers Age 21 and Older
Proficient in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Jazz

Benefits/requirements: 
Contracts Available from September- September
Competitive Salaries
Training Included
Private/Video Requirements

Required Material: 
$10 Audition Fee
Provide us with 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 Date: 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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Nashville Ballet

Audition Location: New York, NY and Nashville, TN
Audition Date: February 22, 2015 and March 1, 2015 

Nashville Ballet, Tennessee’s largest professional ballet company, presents a varied repertoire of classical and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling.  The company is comprised of 22 professional dancers from around the world who perform in all main stage productions during the 34 week performance season.  The pre-professional second company, NB2, offers more than 30 young dancers the chance to hone their technique and artistry in preparation for a dance career with intensive training and performance opportunities. 

Please bring the following to the audition:
•$25 audition fee (cash or check payable to Nashville Ballet) 
•1 photo in 1st arabesque 
•1 head shot 
•Pointe shoes for center work
•Online confirmation (if pre-registered)

Click here for additional information. 

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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 Dates: February and 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: February 14-15, and 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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Todd Rosenlieb Dance & Virginia Ballet Theatre 

Audition Location: Norfolk, VA 
Audition Date: March 21, 2015 1:30pm Registration -2pm Audition

Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre are seeking male dancers for our 2015-16 Season. Dancers must have experience in both ballet and modern techniques.  

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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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 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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* postings updated as of January 28, 2015.