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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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Giordano Dance Chicago

Audition Location: Chicago, IL
Audition Dates:  June 12, 2016

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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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Audition Location: Philadelphia, PA
Audition Date: Monday-Friday July 18-22, 2016
Audition Time: 10:15 - 11:45 AM

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) seeks both male and female dancers with a strong technical base and creative appetite. KYL/D's is holding an "audition-shop" from July 18-22, 2016. The class will take place from 10:15 - 11:45 AM, Monday-Friday. These “audition-shops” are open to the public, and while dancers interested in working with the company are encouraged to attend all week for maximum exposure, dancers may also choose to drop in for just one day, as scheduling allows. Please click here to register.

KYL/D is a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin. In addition to its Philadelphia season/s, the company tours internationally and nationally. The company works 32-38 weeks per year, 15-20 hours per week (including company class). Dancers are paid at a competitive hourly rehearsal rate, in addition to performance fees. Other benefits include free access to studio space when available, company classes, a platform to share choreographic work at the InHale Performance Series, and opportunities for additional teaching and outreach pay. KYL/D is a small company of diverse, compelling dance artists, capable of both complementing each other as a cohesive unit, and emerging as strong solo artists. Kun-Yang’s work demands a heightened physical capacity and a mature artistic expression.

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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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Red Clay Dance Company

Audition Location: Chicago, IL

Audition Date: Friday, July 15th 10am-1:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, July 16th  10am-1:00pm


Chicago-based Red Clay Dance Company is seeking female dancers with professional performance experience for a 9-month contract (includes rehearsal and performance pay). Dancers 21 and older are welcome with training in Contemporary, Modern, West-African, and ballet technique. Preference for athletic movers that are comfortable speaking on stage. Daytime rehearsals are required. Auditions are for our 2016-2017 contract season. RSVP by email with your resume and recent headshot. 

* postings updated as of June 23, 2016.