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Alberta Ballet

Audition Location: Various

Audition Dates: January 17 ,2015; January 18, 2015; February 22, 2015

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

New York, NY: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Toronto, Canada: Sunday January 18, 2015
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 Dance Institute, Ballet ADI

Audition Location: Rockville, MD
Audition Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00pm-2:00pm

Open Audition Call for Dancers

Ballet ADI is auditioning dancers for its performances on May 8 and 9, 2015 of a new work choreographed by Artistic Director Runqiao Du, a former principal dancer with TWB and Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Majority of rehearsals will take place in January 2015. Remaining rehearsal schedule TBD.  Dancers must have extensive professional ballet training. Performance stipend provided.

The performances are double-billed with a new work by Jodi Melnick, and will be presented as part of ADI’s Performance Series in the Solange MacArthur Theater. 

To reserve a time slot, email Cathy Teixeira. Please bring a headshot, resume, and list of references. No phone calls please.

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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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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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Dancing People Company

Audition Location: mandatory final audition in Ashland, OR

Dancing People Company (DPC) seeks male and female dancers for paid work beginning January 2015. This is a paid position for the final 12 weeks of DPC's season, beginning in mid-January and continuing through mid-May with some weeks off during that period. The contract will be renewed for future seasons if mutually desirable.

The ideal candidate has good body lines, coupled with a suppleness of movement and training in various release techniques. Partnering skills of a Contact Improvisation-style are a must. DPC dancers must be able to learn and retain set choreography quickly and accurately, yet also have a desire to explore through improvisation.

Initial audition by DVD or reel, potential candidates must do a final audition in Ashland, OR.

Please contact Robin Stiehm, artistic director, via email with further questions. 

Live auditions will also be scheduled in Seattle, WA and Eugene, OR in mid-November. Details will be available online by the end of September.

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Giordano Dance Chicago

Audition Location: Chicago, IL and New York, NY
Audition Dates: Sunday, January 11, 2015 7 - 10pm (New York), Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:15am - 3pm (Chicago)

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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Keshet Dance Company

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

Keshet Dance Company is auditioning male and female dancers for the 2016-2017 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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METdance

Audition Locations: New York, NY and Houston, TX
Audition Dates: January 12th, 2015 (New York City), February 21st, 2015 (Houston)

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 Audiiton 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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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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Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Audition Location: various
Audition Dates: various; starting October 9, 2014 through January 25, 2015

The 2014/15 International Audition tour holds auditions for all three of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School professional training programs. The full-time Ballet Academic Program combines first rate academic education with the highest quality of dance training for students from grades 6 to 12. Prospective students also have two opportunities to audition at the graduate level: the RWB School Aspirant Program and the RWB School Teacher Training Program. The Aspirant Program is a two year full-time program that provides experienced dancers the opportunity to expand their repertoire, refine their technique and gain valuable performance experience to launch their professional career. The Teacher Training Program is a three year full-time program that offers the finest pedagogical, practical and interpersonal skills for a career as a dance educator.

Pre-registration is recommended and prospective students are encouraged to register now. Pre registrations are accepted in person, by email, or by post. The RWB School also accepts walk up auditions the day-of and auditions by DVD are also accepted. 

Please contact RWB's Public Relations Coordinator Jane Puchniak via email to arrange interviews.

For more information and a listing of audition tour dates and locations, click here.

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The Dancing Wheels Company

Audition Location: Cleveland, OH
Audition Date: By appointment 

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently seeking to hire qualified male and female dancers for immediate positions.  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. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and head shot to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director via email.

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Todd Rosenlieb Dance & Virginia Ballet Theatre 

Audition Location: Norfolk, VA 
Audition Date: During any company class

Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre are seeking male dancers for our 2014-15 Season. Dancers must have experience in both ballet and modern techniques.  Seeking two part-time male dancers with immediate availability to fill contracted position within the company.

Please contact Erin Geary via email for more information/scheduling. 

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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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Washington National Opera

Audition Location: Washington, DC
Audition Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:00am

The Washington National Opera seeks 6 soloist dancers for Cinderella (3-4 men and 2-3 women—divisi tentative and subject to change).

Dancers must have daytime weekday and weekend availability for rehearsals.

Dancers should have strong Contemporary and Ballet training. No pointe work will be required. Acrobatic skills are a plus but not mandatory nor necessary to audition. Some partnering/lifts will be involved and dancers may work with props. Dancers must be able to wear and maneuver large costume pieces.

Please bring soft dance slippers and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing.

For more information, please see the audition flyer here.

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* postings updated as of December 18, 2014