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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Audition Location: New York, NY
Audition Date: May 2, 2016
Audition Time: Women @ 10:00 AM (ET); Men @ 2:00 PM (ET)

The internationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will hold auditions at The Joan Weill Center for Dance (located at 405 W. 55th Street in New York City) 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.

The Company is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Employment will commence Spring 2016.

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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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Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Contract Location: Union, NJ
Audition Date: May 12, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance is auditioning for female dancers for the company's upcoming season. Click here  for the audition flyer with complete details; to reserve an audition spot email the company before May 12th. 

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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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Eisenhower Dance

Contract Location: Detroit, MI
Audition Dates: Various

Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory dance company based in the Detroit Metropolitan area. The Company boasts a diverse repertory by nationally-known choreographers. Repertory has included works by Edgar Zendejas, David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Ron de Jesus, Ahmad Simmons, Gina Patterson, Jamey Hampton, Harrison McEldowney, David Dorfman, Stephanie Pizzo, and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, among many others. 

Click here for more information /details about the upcoming auditions in Chicago, New York City, and Detroit. 

  • Audition # 1: Saturday, May 7 in Chicago, IL
  • Audition # 2: Saturday, May 14 in New York, NY
  • Audition # 3: Sunday, May 15 in Detroit Metropolitan area

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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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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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Verb Ballets

Contract Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Audition Date: Ongoing in the spring and by appointment only

Verb Ballets is a contemporary ballet company located in Shaker Heights, OH (just minutes from downtown Cleveland, OH). Verb Ballets is proud to present the artistry of cutting edge choreography paired with classic balletic works that have moved audiences for decades. 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 dancer's abilities. For more information about the audition and to submit audition materials, please click here

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* postings updated as of May 3, 2016.