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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Contract Location: New York, NY

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. Please bring headshot and resume/CV.  Ballet slippers and jazz shoes are recommended. No pointe, tap or character shoes needed.

Monday, April 17, 2017
10:00 AM for Women, 2:00 PM for men
The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

The Company is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Employment will commence Spring 2017.

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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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Dancing Wheels Company

Contract Location: Cleveland, OH
Audition Date: May 20, 2017

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently seeking to hire qualified male and female dancers for the 2017/18 season. There is an immediate opening for a wheelchair dancer. 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.

Please call 216.432.0306 to register in advance for the audition.

To audition, interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé and head shot to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding 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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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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Marigny Opera Ballet

Contract Location: New Orleans, LA
Audition Date: April 15, 2017

The Marigny Opera House Foundation announces an open call audition to find one male dancer, one male apprentice and one female apprentice dancer for the Marigny Opera Ballet. Selected dancers will be offered a contract for the company’s fourth season (August 21st, 2017 through March 25th, 2018). Dancers are expected to have professional level training in ballet as well as modern/contemporary technique. No audition fees are required. To register for the audition, or for more information, please email before April 8th, 2017.

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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
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 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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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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* postings updated as of March 27, 2017.