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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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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Audition Date: May 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Audition Location: New York, NY @ The Joan Weill Center for Dance @ 405 W. 55th St.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will be hosting auditions in New York, NY for female dancers, for main company contracts for 2015–16 season.

Individuals interested in a position with HSDC should have at minimum two years of professional experience. The audition will begin with a ballet technique class, after which selected dancers will be asked to stay to learn repertoire, improvisation, and partnering. For more information, click here.

Planning to audition? Here's some important information to know!:
  • There is an audition Fee of $20 cash or check (made payable to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago).
  • HSDC strongly recommends dancers register for these auditions in advance; click here to register now.
  • On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM on May 25 for main company consideration.
  • Please arrive early and bring a copy of your resumé, headshot, and a completed application (application found here).
  • Headshots should represent your appearance in the studio.
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José Mateo Ballet Theatre

Audition Location: May 28: Cambridge, MA, May 30: New York, NY
Audition Date: May 28, 2015 8:00 PM-10:00 PM and May 30, 2015 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

José Mateo Ballet Theater is now hiring company dancers for 2015-2016 with four repertory seasons and The Nutcracker. Contracts are available for male and female ballet dancers, Sept–May, 28 weeks. All rehearsals and performances will take place in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

The audition format is a ballet class. Female dancers should bring pointe shoes. Contact Liz Smith, Studio Programs Manager, with any questions at 617.354.7467.

A resumé, headshot, and pre-registration are all required. To pre-register for the Cambridge audition, please click here. To pre-register for the New York audition, please click here. Email resume and headshot to Liz Smith.

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Keshet Dance Company

Audition Location: Albuquerque, NM
Audition Dates: June 6-7, 2015

Keshet Dance Company is auditioning male and female dancers for the 2015-2016 season. There is one full time position available starting August/September 2015 and two full time positions starting January 2016. Postions are 52-week salaried positions with benefit options. 

For more information, please click here.

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Audition Location: New York, NY @ National Dance Institute: 217 West 147th St.
Audition Dates: June 4, 2015 (Female) and June 5, 2015 (Male and call backs)

NY/NJ-based Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is seeking experienced female and male dancers with diverse training and strong modern/ballet technique for the 2015-2016 national/international touring season. Audition is by appointment only. Please email or call 800.650.0246. Resume and head shot are both required.

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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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Red Clay Dance

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Date: July 17, 2015 2:30PM-4:30PM

Company Auditions for Red Clay Dance (RCD) will be held on July 17, 2015. Headshot and Resume are required. RCD is seeking 2 female dancers for the 2015-2016 performance season. Positions are paid, and previous performance experience is preferred. Paid position.

Audition will be held at American Rhythm Center (410 S. Michigan Ave, 3rd Fl.  Chicago, IL  60605).

For more information about the company, please visit the link above.

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Thodos Dance Chicago Company

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates:  June 13, 2015


Thodos Dance Chicago
(TDC) will be holding open auditions for TDC Company Positions and TDC Intern/Trainee Program for the August 2015 – March 2016 contract season. The audition will consist of ballet technique, company repertoire, improvisation, and partnering with cuts made throughout the audition process. Warm-up will not be provided.

Audition Date 2: June 13, 2015 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Audition Requirements:

  • $15 audition fee
  • Headshot and resume
  • A prepared, self-choreographed solo (3-5 minutes)
  • Strong technique in ballet and modern with performance experience
  • Dancers must be 18 years old to audition

For more information click here or email. Auditions will be held at TDC’s North Studio at the Menomonee Club, Drucker Center (1535 N Dayton Street Chicago, IL 60642).

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* postings updated as of May 21, 2015.