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AXIS Dance Company

Contract Location: Oakland, CA
Audition Date: Friday and Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016
Audition Location: Oakland, CA

AXIS Dance Company and our Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew are seeking male and female dancers with and without physical disabilities for 40-week contract beginning in August 2016 and/or January 2017. 

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. The company is looking for dancers and movers that are highly motivated, have strong performance, teaching, and communications skills, and are committed to participating fully in our extensive program of ambassadorial work worldwide. Collaboration and teamwork are at the heart of the creation and performance of our repertory and delivery of our extensive dance education and outreach program for people of all ages with and without disabilities.

Those interested in auditioning, should have an impressive natural performance style and/or at least 2 years of professional dance experience with training in contemporary dance, improvisation, or other creative skills. You will need to be very motivated, able to work collaboratively as part of a team, and show that you are able to represent the company well, whenever you are on tour, performing, and teaching. Selected auditionees should plan to attend AXIS Summer Intensive from August 1-10, 2016 in Oakland, CA.. For more information about the audition, click here. The audition will be held at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

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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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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 Dancing Wheels Company

Audition Date: By Appointment
Audition Location: Cleveland, OH

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently holding auditions for qualified male and female dancers.  Dancing Wheels is a national touring company that works with highly acclaimed choreographers each year. Most recent works include full-length pieces from Donald McKayle, Dianne McIntyre, Nai-Ni Chen, Christopher Fleming, Michael Uthoff, Peter Kalivis, and David Rousseve. The preferred candidates should be proficient in ballet, modern and partnering. Experience and training required, must be able to work full‐time and tour throughout the nation. Pay scale is commensurate with experience; paid holidays and vacation time are included. To audition, interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resumé and head shot to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President Founding/Artistic Director.

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Contract Location: Los Angeles, CA
Audition Dates: Various
Audition Locations: Various

DIAVOLO | Architecture In Motion® seeks male and female dancers to join the touring ensemble to perform, choreograph, collaborate, and teach. Dancers must have a strong background in modern dance, partnering, improvisation, and acrobatics. Major commitment in Los Angeles with travels all over the world. Experience in extreme sports, gymnastics, and other movement styles a plus.  

There are two upcoming auditions: Dallas, TX on May 21 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM and in Los Angeles, CA on June 11 from 4:30 - 10:00 PM.

Please bring performance resume, teaching resume/credits, and head shot to check in. Long pants and long sleeves highly suggested. Knee pads and athletic shoes required.

RSVP is required. To do so, email.

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Full Radius Dance

Audition Location: Marietta, GA
Contract Location: Atlanta, GA
Audition Date: May 27, 2016
Audition Time: 11:00 AM

Full Radius Dance is holding auditions at The Atlanta Ballet Powers Ferry Center (located at 2000 Powers Ferry Road, SE Marietta, GA  30067)for dancers with and without physical disabilities. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to: 1) work within a collaborative environment; 2) follow directions and apply corrections; 3) show respect for the rehearsal process, for fellow dancers and the artistic director; and 4) demonstrate good body awareness and, if used, chair control. Dancers who possess an adventurous spirit are particularly suited for the work of Full Radius Dance.                                              

As dance training opportunities for persons with physical disabilities are extremely limited, no previous formal dance training is required. Dancers without physical disabilities should have a professional level of modern dance technique.  

To reserve an audition slot, email your CV. Additional information may be found here on the company's website. 

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Audition Location: 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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Island Moving Company

Audition Location: Newport, RI
Audition Date: Rolling (but between January 1, 2016 – May 9, 2016)

Island Moving Company (IMC) is auditioning for professional contracts available for male and female dancers with strong classical ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary techniques and partnering experience required. 

The contract period would be June 2016 - July 2015 / 30+ weeks annually. 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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Limón Dance Company

Audition Date:  May 23, 2016
Deadline to reserve an audition spot: May 16, 2016
Audition Location: New York, NY 

Colin Connor, incoming Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company, is seeking MALE and FEMALE dancers to join the Company for the 2016/17 Performance and Touring Season. Repertory includes works by José Limón, Kate Weare, and Colin Connor. Company members are cultural ambassadors and, as such, participate in arts education activities and community engagement across the U.S. and around the world.

The ideal dancer must be mature, dedicated, eager to learn, musical, a fantastic mover with strong partnering skills. Experience/familiarity with Limón technique strongly recommended. Paid positions are available as well as unpaid apprenticeship positions. Compensation based on experience.

Auditions are BY INVITATION ONLY and space is limited. Deadline to apply: Monday, May 16, 2016.

To be considered, please email your current resume (with height), dance photos, headshot, and a link to online video (up to 3 minutes) by May 16, 2016. If invited, we will contact you with audition details as well as allocated time slot for May 23, 2016. For more information, click here.

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Milwaukee Ballet

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

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.

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Audition Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Audition Location: New York, NY

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeks male dancers with strong performance background, technique, and diverse training for its National, International touring & NJ/NY season starting in August 2016. Full-Time & Part-Time Positions. Competitive Pay. For more information click here.

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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 May 26, 2016.