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2016 Auditions Guide


Whether you're a bunhead or a hip-hopper, our guide has just the audition for you. Choose from dozens of upcoming tryouts for the professional company or training program of your dreams.


Ad Deum Dance Company (P/T)

Houston, TX

Contact: Randall Flinn

713.626.5050

addeumdance@gmail.com

danceaddeum.com

Audition dates: TBD (Houston, TX)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Akhmedova Ballet Academy (T)

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Jacqueline Akhmedova

301.602.8222

akhmedovaballet@gmail.com

akhmedovaballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 12 (Silver Spring, MD)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $40

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (P)

New York, NY

212.405.9000

alvinailey.org

Audition date: Apr 25 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

American Contemporary Ballet (P/T)

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Catalina Sis

310.929.5703

acb@acbdances.com

acbdances.com

Audition dates: Mar 6 (New York, NY), Mar 13 (Los Angeles, CA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, interview, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

American Repertory Ballet (P/T)

New Brunswick, NJ

Contact: Douglas Martin

732.249.1254

dmartin@arballet.org

arballet.org

Audition date: Feb 21 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, fee TBD

Arch Contemporary Ballet (P/T)

New York, NY

Contact: Felicity D'Ambrough

408.835.0282

arch.ensemble@live.com

archballet.com

Audition dates: Jan 15–18 & May 13–17 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, contemporary ballet

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $10

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Artifact Dance Project, Inc. (P/T)

Tucson, AZ

Contact: Ashley Bowman

520.235.7638

info@artifactdanceproject.com

artifactdanceproject.org

Audition date: Apr 24 (Tucson, AZ)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, contemporary

Bring: dance photo, resumé

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida (P)

North Miami Beach, FL

Contact: Ruby Issaev

305.948.4777

auditions@artsballettheatre.org

artsballettheatre.org

Audition dates: Jan 23 (Philadelphia, PA), Jan 24 (Washington, DC), Jan 25 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

AS Ballet New York Ltd. (P/T)

ASBCompaNY

New York, NY

Contact: Sônia Melo

646.580.7311

asbnycompany@gmail.com

asballetny.com

Audition dates: by appointment (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, interview, modern, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education (P/T)

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta, GA

Contact: Nicole Kedaroe

404.873.5811

education@atlantaballet.com

atlantaballet.com

Audition dates: Jan 17 (San Francisco, CA), Jan 24 (Houston, TX), Jan 31 (Chicago, IL), Feb 7 & Mar 20 (Atlanta, GA), Feb 20 (New York, NY), Feb 28 (Miami, FL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, contemporary, improvisation, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Videos accepted

Atlantic City Ballet (P)

AC Ballet's International Trainee/Apprentice Program (T)

Atlantic City, NJ

Contact: Alexandria Pieroni

609.348.7201

info@acballet.org

acballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (London, UK; New York, NY; Rome, Italy)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe, (P) partnering

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Videos accepted

BalaSole Dance Company (P)

New York, NY

Contact: Roberto Villanueva

212.252.2462

info@balasoledance.org

balasoledance.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Styles: all genres, including ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern, musical theater, tap

Audition includes: all genres, including ballet, jazz, modern, pointe, tap; prepared solo

Pre-apply

Ballet 5:8 (P/T)

Frankfort, IL

Contact: Amy Sanderson

312.725.4752

info@ballet58.org

ballet58.org

Audition dates: by appointment (Frankfort, IL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview

Bring: completed application, dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Ballet 180 (P/T)

Paoli, PA

Contact: Kelly Murray Farrell

484.639.9571

info@ballet180.org

ballet180.org

Audition date: May 7 (Paoli, PA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, pointe

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Ballet Academy East (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Julia Dubno

212.410.9140

info@baenyc.com

balletacademyeast.com

Audition date: May 14 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Ballet Arizona (P/T)

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Laura Cadieux

602.343.6518

lcadieux@balletaz.org

balletaz.org

Audition dates: TBD (Phoenix, AZ)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

Ballet Arkansas (P)

Little Rock, AR

Contact: Erin Anson Ellis

501.223.5150

info@balletarkansas.org

balletarkansas.org

Audition date: Mar 19 (Little Rock, AR)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Videos accepted

Ballet Austin (P)

Austin, TX

Contact: Eugene Alvarez

512.476.9151 x128

eugene.alvarez@balletaustin.org

balletaustin.org

Audition dates: Feb 13 & Apr 2 (Austin, TX), Mar 5 (San Francisco, CA), Mar 13 (Chicago, IL), Mar 20 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, resumé, $25

Ballet Fantastique (P/T)

Eugene, OR

Contact: Hannah Bontrager

541.342.4611

info@balletfantastique.org

balletfantastique.org

Audition dates: ongoing (Eugene, OR)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, modern, partnering, pointe, prepared solo

Bring: audition form, dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Ballet Long Island (P/T)

Ronkonkoma, NY

Contact: Mary Elken Ransom

631.737.1964

balletlongisland@aol.com

balletlongisland.com

Audition dates: Mar 2 & Oct 5 (Ronkonkoma, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Ballet Memphis (P)

Memphis, TN

Contact: Tamara Hoffmann

901.737.7322

auditions@balletmemphis.org

balletmemphis.org

Audition dates: Feb 29 (San Francisco, CA), by appointment (Memphis, TN)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, class, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Ballet Nebraska (P)

Omaha, NE

Contact: Matthew Carter

402.905.0831

audition@balletnebraska.org

balletnebraska.org

Audition dates: Mar 11 & Apr 5 (Omaha, NE)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe, repertoire

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Ballet Quad Cities (P)

Rock Island, IL

Contact: Courtney Lyon

309.786.3779

clyonballetqc@mediacombb.net

balletquadcities.com

Audition dates: Mar 12 (Chicago, IL), ongoing (Rock Island, IL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, Ballet Quad Cities' repertoire, interview, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Ballet San Antonio (P/T)

San Antonio, TX

Contact: Danielle Campbell Steans

210.404.9641

auditions@balletsanantonio.org

balletsanantonio.org

Audition dates: TBD (San Antonio, TX)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Ballet Theatre of Maryland (P/T)

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Dianna Cuatto

410.224.5644

dckessler@comcast.net, btmmgr@balletmaryland.org

balletmaryland.org

Audition dates: Mar 6 & 13; or by appointment, Jan 18–Apr 10 (all Annapolis, MD)

Styles: ballet, character dance, jazz, modern, musical theater, tap

Audition includes: ballet, BTM repertoire (including character dance, jazz, modern, musical theater), interview, partnering, pointe

Bring: 3 references, dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Pre-apply

Ballet West (P)

Salt Lake City, UT

Contact: Heather Thackeray

hthackeray@balletwest.org

balletwest.org

Audition dates: TBD (Salt Lake City, UT)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

BalletMet (T)

Columbus, OH

Contact: Lynette Shy

614.586.8660

lshy@balletmet.org

balletmet.org

Audition dates: Feb 6 (Richmond, VA), Feb 13 (Detroit, MI), Feb 14 (Chicago, IL; Grand Rapids, MI), Feb 21 (Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN), Feb 28 (New York, NY), Mar 5 (Cincinnati, OH; Pittsburgh, PA)

Style: ballet

Bring: $25

Videos accepted

Ballets with a Twist (P)

New York, NY

212.732.1813

info@balletswithatwist.com

balletswithatwist.com

Audition dates: submit materials, by invitation (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video if available

Pre-apply

BalletX (P)

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Tara Keating

215.893.9456

info@balletx.org

balletx.org

Audition dates: Feb 28 (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 13 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $15

Pre-apply

BANDALOOP (P)

Oakland, CA

Contact: Krystal Harfert

415.421.5667

info@bandaloop.org

bandaloop.org

Audition date: Feb 20 (Oakland, CA)

Style: modern

Audition includes: modern

Pre-apply

Boca Ballet Theatre (P)

Boca Raton, FL

Contact: Dan Guin

561.995.0709

dan@bocaballet.org

bocaballet.org

Audition dates: by appointment (Boca Raton, FL)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

BODYTRAFFIC (P/T)

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Lillian Barbeito

310.923.2766

lillian@bodytraffic.com

bodytraffic.com

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video links

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Bossov Ballet Theatre (T)

Pittsfield, ME

Contact: Jennifer Beane

207.487.5915

bossovballet@mci-school.org

mci-school.org/ballet

Audition dates: TBD (Pittsfield, ME; Syracuse, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Videos accepted

Boston Ballet School Pre-Professional Program (T)

Boston Ballet

Boston, MA

Contact: Kelly Kerrigan

617.456.6260

kkerrigan@bostonballet.org

bostonballet.org/school

Audition dates: Feb 20 & Apr 23 (Boston, MA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: $30

Pre-apply

Broadway Dance Center (T)

Professional Semester

New York, NY

Contact: Bonnie Erickson

212.582.9304 x80

prosemester@bwydance.com

broadwaydancecenter.com

Audition dates: Apr 17 (New York, NY), TBD (Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA)

Styles: ballet, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, tap

Audition includes: ballet, hip hop, jazz

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

BrockusRED (P)

Brockus Project Dance

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Charlotte Smith

562.412.7429

db@brockusred.org

brockusred.org

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Brockus—Bridges (T)

Contact: Kia Hazelwood

562.412.7429

brockus@earthlink.net

bridgesla.org

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Carolina Ballet, Inc. (P)

Raleigh, NC

Contact: Elizabeth Parker

919.719.0800

elizabethparker@carolinaballet.com

carolinaballet.com

Audition dates: by invitation (Raleigh, SC)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video of performance

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Cary Ballet Conservatory (T)

Cary Ballet Company

Cary, NC

Contact: Mariaelena Ruiz

919.481.6509

director@caryballet.com

caryballet.com

Audition dates: TBD (Cary, NC)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education (P/T)

Coastal Ballet USA

Mount Pleasant, SC

Contact: Jill Eathorne Bahr

843.469.2080

j.eathorne.bahr@gmail.com

charlestonballet.com

Audition dates: TBD (Mount Pleasant, SC)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

Charlotte Ballet (P/T)

Charlotte, NC

Contact: Ruth Gibbs

704.414.2770

rgibbs@charlotteballet.org

charlotteballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 16 (Buffalo, NY), Jan 23 (Chicago, IL; New York, NY), Jan 24 (Washington, DC), Jan 30 (Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA), Jan 31 (Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Pittsburgh, PA), Feb 7 (Raleigh, NC)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, $35

Videos accepted

Charlottesville Ballet (P/T)

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Caitlin Lennon

434.973.2555

clennon@charlottesvilleballet.org

charlottesvilleballet.org

Audition date: Feb 21 (Charlottesville, VA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

ChrisMastersDance (P)

Brooklyn, NY

516.986.8839

contact@chrismastersdance.org

chrismastersdance.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, modern, partnering

Bring: resumé

Pre-apply

Cincinnati Ballet (P/T)

Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Beth Snyder

513.562.1139

bsnyder@cballet.org

cballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 7 (Houston, TX), Feb 22 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 27 (Boston, MA), Feb 28 (New York, NY), Mar 6 (Cincinnati, OH)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video highly recommended, $25 or $35 by video

Videos accepted

City Ballet of San Diego (P)

San Diego, CA

Contact: Jo Anne Emery

858.274.6058

info@cityballet.org

cityballet.org

Audition dates: Jan–Apr (San Diego, CA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, letter of recommendation from current director, resumé

Videos accepted

ClancyWorks Dance Company (P/T)

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Dr. Adrienne Clancy

301.717.9271

info@clancyworks.org

clancyworks.org

Audition dates: Jun 6–10 (Washington, DC)

Style: modern

Audition includes: modern

Bring: cover letter, resumé

Pre-apply

Cleveland Ballet (P)

School of Cleveland Ballet (T)

Bedford Heights, OH

Contact: Grace Day

216.320.9000

grace@clevelandballet.org

clevelandballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 6 (Pittsburgh, PA), Feb 27 (Cleveland, OH), Mar 13 (Grand Rapids, MI), TBD (Chicago, IL)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

Colorado Ballet (P/T)

Denver, CO

Contact: Brandi Glass

303.339.1631

brandi.glass@coloradoballet.org

coloradoballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 31 (New York, NY), Feb 7 (Denver, CO)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $35

Videos accepted

CoreDance Contemporary (P)

New York, NY

Contact: Rebecca McCormac

347.545.2813

coredancecontemporary@yahoo.com

coredancecontemp.wix.com/dance-company

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, partnering

Bring: headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (P)

Dallas, TX

Contact: Melissa M. Young

214.871.2376

m.young@dbdt.com

dbdt.com

Audition date: Jul 9 (Dallas, TX)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, repertoire

Bring: application, dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

The Dance Institute of Washington (T)

Washington Reflections

Washington, DC

Contact: Ashante Green

202.371.9656

info@danceinstitute.org

danceinstitute.org

Audition dates: Jul 23 & 24 (Washington, DC)

Styles: ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: headshot

Videos accepted

Dance Kaleidoscope (T)

Indianapolis, IN

Contact: David Hochoy

317.345.3543

davidhochoy@aol.com

dancekal.org

Audition dates: TBD (Indianapolis, IN)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Dance Theatre of Harlem School (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Kenya Massey-Rodriguez

212.690.2800

krodriguez@dancetheatreofharlem.org

dancetheatreofharlem.org

Audition dates: Mar 6, Jun 4, Aug 20 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, ethnic, hip hop, jazz, modern, musical theater, tap, West African

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: $10

Videos accepted

Dance Visions NY (P/T)

Great Neck, NY

Contact: Beth Jucovy

516.482.2621

dancevisions.ny@gmail.com

dancevisionsny.org

Audition dates: TBD (Great Neck, NY)

Styles: ballet, Duncan dance, modern

Audition includes: ballet, Duncan dance, improvisation, interview, modern, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (P)

Dallas, TX

info@darkcirclesdanceusa.com

darkcirclescontemporarydance.com

Audition date: Mar 13 (Dallas, TX)

Styles: ballet, b-boying, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, repertoire

Bring: headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (P/T)

Dayton, OH

Contact: Ayn Wood

937.228.3232 x115

ayn@dcdc.org

dcdc.org

Audition date: Apr 29 (Dayton, OH)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, repertory

Bring: ballet & jazz shoes, dance photo, full-body shot, headshot, resumé, $20 (nonrefundable)

DDCdances (P)

Farmington Hills, MI

Contact: Barbara Selinger

810.444.4553

barb@ddcdances.org

ddcdances.org

Audition dates: Jun (Detroit, MI)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, partnering

Bring: dance photo, headshot, letter of recommendation, resumé

Pre-apply

DIAVOLO Architecture In Motion (P)

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Dusty Alvarado

323.225.4290

dusty@diavolo.org

diavolo.org

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA; company tour cities)

Styles: acrobatics, modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, partnering, strength test

Bring: headshot, knee pads, resumé

Pre-apply

Donna Sternberg & Dancers (P)

Santa Monica, CA

Contact: Donna Sternberg

310.260.1198

contact@dsdancers.com

dsdancers.com

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

Ellison Ballet (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Diane di Stasio

646.385.8485

info@ellisonballet.org

ellisonballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 24 (Boca Raton, FL), Jan 30 (Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL), Jan 31 (Indianapolis, IN; Washington, DC), Feb 6 (Oklahoma City, OK), Feb 7 (Boston, MA; Dallas & Houston, TX), Feb 14 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, men's technique, pointe

Bring: dance photo, $35

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Eugene Ballet Company (P/T)

Eugene, OR

Contact: Jennifer Martin

541.485.3992

jennifer@eugeneballet.org

eugeneballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 28 (Eugene, OR), Mar 5 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: headshot, resumé, $20

Felice Lesser Dance Theater (P)

New York, NY

Contact: Felice Lesser

fldtny@aol.com

fldt.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: acting (if role demands it), ballet, improvisation, interview, modern, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Festival Ballet Providence (P/T)

Providence, RI

Contact: Marissa Parmenter

401.353.1129

auditions@festivalballetprovidence.org

festivalballetprovidence.org

Audition date: Mar 20 (Providence, RI)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, fee TBD

Videos accepted

Festival Ballet Theatre (P)

Fountain Valley, CA

Contact: Elizabeth Farmen

714.962.5440

info@festivalballet.org

festivalballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Fountain Valley, CA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Fort Wayne Ballet (P/T)

Fort Wayne, IN

Contact: Lauren Slocum

260.484.9646

lslocum@fortwayneballet.org

fortwayneballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 16 (Chicago, IL), Jan 17 (Carmel, IN), Jan 23 (Columbus, OH; Gilbert, AZ), Jan 30 & Feb 15–20 (Fort Wayne, IN)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Videos accepted

Frequent Flyers Productions (T)

Boulder, CO

Contact: Valerie Morris

303.245.8272

valerie@frequentflyers.org

frequentflyers.org

Audition dates: Jan 24, Jun 5, Jul 31 (Boulder, CO)

Audition includes: aerial dance class (horizontal & vertical apparatus), interview, modern, prepared solo, strength & flexibility requirements

Bring: resumé, $75

Pre-apply

The Georgia Ballet (P/T)

Marietta, GA

Contact: Kaitlyn Pack

770.528.0881

kpack@georgiaballet

georgiaballet.org

Audition date: Feb 6 (Marietta, GA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video links, $25

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Giordano Dance Chicago (P/T)

Chicago, IL

Contact: Sarina Combs

312.922.1332

sarinacombs@giordanodance.org

giordanodance.org

Audition dates (P): Jan 18 (New York, NY), Jan 31 (Chicago, IL)

Audition date (T): Jun 12 (Chicago, IL)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, jazz

Bring: ballet & jazz shoes, headshot, references, resumé, $10 cash

Gleich Dances (P)

Norte Maar

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Jason Andrew

646.361.8512

gleichdances@gmail.com

gleichdances.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, partnering, pointe

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre (P/T)

Lawrenceville, GA

Contact: Whitney Snuggs

770.237.0046

gbt78@bellsouth.net

gwinnettballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Atlanta, GA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, partnering

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Yvonne H. Chow

800.697.4698

admissions@hdcny.org

hdcny.org

Audition date: Mar 19 (New York, NY)

Styles: hip hop (popping, locking, boogaloo, breaking, rocking, party dance)

Audition includes: improvisation, interview

Bring: $25

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

The HARID Conservatory (T)

Boca Raton, FL

Contact: Janet Trivino

561.997.2677

info@harid.edu

harid.edu/auditions

Audition dates: Jan 17 (Pittsburgh, PA), Jan 22 (Washington, DC), Jan 23 (New York, NY), Jan 24 (Brookline, MA), Jan 29 (Houston, TX), Jan 30 (Boca Raton, FL; Charlotte, SC; Orlando, FL), Jan 31 (Atlanta, GA; Tampa, FL), Feb 5 (Coppell, TX), Feb 6 (Tulsa, OK), Feb 7 (Denver, CO)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, $25

Videos accepted

Hawaii State Ballet (T)

Honolulu, HI

Contact: Gina Surles

808.947.2755

info@hawaiistateballet.com

hawaiistateballet.com

Audition dates: Jun (Honolulu, HI)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo

Videos accepted

Honolulu Dance Studio (T)

Honolulu Dance Company

Honolulu, HI

Contact: Catherine Izumi

808.524.8455

honoluludanceproductions@gmail.com

honoluludanceco.com

Audition date: Dec 3 (Honolulu, HI)

Styles: ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, tumbling

Audition includes: ballet, hip hop, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Houston Ballet (P)

Houston, TX

companyauditions@houstonballet.org

houstonballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 7 (New York, NY), Feb 14 (San Francisco, CA), Mar 13 (Houston, TX)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Academy/Pre-Professional Program (T)

hbacademy@houstonballet.org

Audition date: May 23 (Houston, TX)

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, $35 in advance or $40 on site

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (P)

Chicago, IL

Contact: Marisa Santiago

312.850.9744

msantiago@hubbardstreetdance.com

hubbardstreetdance.com

Audition dates: TBD (Chicago, IL)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, repertoire

Bring: headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Inaside Chicago Dance (P)

Chicago, IL

Contact: Ashley Deran

773.296.4909

info@inaside.org

inaside.org

Audition date: Mar 12 (Chicago, IL)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, jazz

Bring: headshot, resumé, $10

Indianapolis School of Ballet (T)

Indianapolis Ballet, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Kara Hooley

317.955.7525

khooley@indyballet.org

indyballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 18 (Detroit, MI), Jan 30 (Chicago, IL), Feb 7 (Indianapolis, IN), Feb 13 (Miami, FL), Feb 19 (Springboro, OH), Feb 20 (Cincinnati, OH), Feb 21 (Bloomington, IN)

Styles: ballet, tap

Audition includes: ballet, tap

Bring: dance photo, headshot, ladies bring pointe shoes, $30

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Interweave Dance Theatre (T)

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

Boulder, CO

Contact: Lara Branen

707.322.6217

lara@bjdw.net

interweavedancetheatre.org

Audition dates: Jul 22 & 23 (Boulder, CO)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: enrollment in designated classes, improvisation, jazz, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (P/T)

New York, NY

212.691.5040

info@isadoraduncan.org

isadoraduncan.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Style: modern

Audition includes: modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Joffrey Ballet School (T)

New York, NY

888.438.3808

joffrey@joffreyballetschool.com

joffreyballetschool.com

Audition dates: Jan 16 (Interlochen, MI), Jan 16–17 (San Francisco, CA), Jan 17 (Camarillo, CA; New York, NY), Feb 7 & 14, Mar 6 (New York, NY), Feb 27 (Fisher, IN), Feb 28 (Tampa, FL), Mar 5–6 (Folsom, CA)

Styles: ballet, hip hop, jazz, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, jazz, musical theater, prepared solo

Bring: $40

Videos accepted

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience (P/T)

New York Institute of Dance and Education

New York, NY

Contact: Hana Ginsburg Tirosh

hana.ginsburg@gmail.com

kaleidoscopedancetheatre.com

Audition dates: Feb 6 & May 28 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, jazz, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Kansas City Ballet (P/T)

Kansas City, MO

Contact: Victoria Frank

816.931.2232

vfrank@kcballet.org

kcballet.org

Audition dates: Mar 5 (Boston, MA), Mar 13 (New York, NY), TBD (Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; San Francisco, CA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Kim Robards Dance (P)

Aurora, CO

Contact: LaRana Skalicky

303.825.4847

info@kimrobardsdance.org

kimrobardsdance.org

Audition dates: TBD (Denver, CO)

Style: modern

Audition includes: interview, modern, Robards repertoire

Bring: 3 letters of recommendation, dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

Koltun Ballet Academy (T)

Watertown, MA

Contact: Alexandra Koltun

617.901.3792

info@koltunballetacademy.com

koltunballetacademy.com

Audition date: Feb 13 (Watertown, MA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, $30

Videos accepted

Koresh Youth Ensemble (T)

Koresh Dance Company

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Sarah Braviak

215.751.0959

school@koreshdance.org

koreshdance.org

Audition date: Aug 28 (Philadelphia, PA)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: improvisation, jazz, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

The Lively Foundation (P)

Mountain View, CA

Contact: Leslie Friedman

650.969.4110

livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

livelyfoundation.org

Audition dates: by appointment (Mountain View, CA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, modern, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Los Angeles Ballet (P/T)

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Lia Metz

lmetz@losangelesballet.org

losangelesballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 28 (Los Angeles, CA), Mar 5 (New York, NY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Louisville Ballet (P/T)

Louisville, KY

Contact: Sara Wheeldon

502.583.3150

info@louisvilleballet.org

louisvilleballet.org

Audition date: Mar 6 (Louisville, KY)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Pre-apply

Madison Ballet (P/T)

Madison, WI

Contact: Alyssa Gunsolus

608.278.7990

info@madisonballet.org

madisonballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Madison, WI)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

MamLuft&Co. Dance (P)

Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Jeanne Mam-Luft

513.494.6526

dance@mamluftcodance.org

mamluftcodance.org

Audition dates: Jun 6 & 7 (Cincinnati, OH)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, partnering

Bring: headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Martha Graham Dance Company (P)

Martha Graham School (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Tadej Brdnik

212.229.9200 x20

tbrdnik@marthagraham.org

marthagraham.org

Audition dates (P): May 14–15 (New York, NY)

Audition date (T): Jul 16 (New York, NY)

Style: modern

Audition includes: modern, partnering

Bring: headshot, resumé, $25 (P), $20 (T)

METdance (P/T)

METdance Company

Houston, TX

Contact: Marlana Doyle

713.522.6375

info@metdance.org

metdance.org

Audition dates: Jan 18 (New York, NY), Feb 20 (Houston, TX)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, jazz, modern, partnering, repertoire

Bring: headshot, resumé, $10

Videos accepted

Miami City Ballet School (T)

Miami City Ballet

Miami Beach, FL

Contact: Christina Soto

305.929.7007

school@miamicityballet.org

miamicityballet.org/school

Audition dates: spring/summer & ongoing (Miami Beach, FL)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, $25

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Michael Mao Dance (P/T)

New York, NY

Contact: Michael Mao

michael@michaelmaodance.org

michaelmaodance.org

Audition dates: by appointment (New York, NY)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ability to understand/take verbal directions, ballet, interview, modern, partnering

Bring: headshot, proof of working papers, resumé

Pre-apply

Michigan Ballet Academy (T)

Grand Rapids, MI

Contact: Joanne Jaglowski

616.710.1666

administrator@michiganballet.org

michiganballet.org

Audition dates: video auditions only, no later than Mar 30

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo

Videos accepted

Minnesota Ballet (P)

Duluth, MN

Contact: Robert Gardner

218.529.3742

balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org

minnesotaballet.org

Audition dates: Apr 9 (Chicago, IL), Apr 16 (Minneapolis, MN)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video if possible, $15

Pre-apply

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (T)

Affiliate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

Contact: Jamie Schwaba

507.453.5500

jschwaba@smumn.edu

mnconservatoryforthearts.org

Audition dates: Aug (Winona, MN)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo

Missouri Contemporary Ballet (P/T)

Columbia, MO

Contact: Monique I. Jones

573.219.7134

info@missouricontemporaryballet.com

missouricontemporaryballet.com

Audition dates: Feb 28 (Kansas City, MO), Apr 3 (Columbia, MO)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, interview, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Videos accepted

Nashville Ballet (T)

Nashville, TN

615.297.2966

summer@nashvilleballet.com

nashvilleballet.com

Audition dates: Feb 6 (Columbus, OH; Tampa, FL), Feb 7 (Carmel, IN; Washington, DC), Feb 20 & Mar 3–6 (Pittsburgh, PA), Feb 21 (Dallas, TX), Feb 28 (Nashville, TN), Mar 6 (Madison, AL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20 online or $30 on site

Videos accepted

Next Generation Ballet (T)

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Tampa, FL

Contact: Claire Florio

813.222.1263

danceprogram@strazcenter.org

nextgenerationballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Tampa, FL)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern, tap

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Videos accepted

Nickerson-Rossi Dance (P/T)

Signal Hill, CA

michael@nickersonrossidance.com

nickersonrossidance.com

Audition dates: Apr (Long Beach, CA; Philadelphia, PA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, modern, partnering

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Nritya Creations Academy of Dance (P/T)

Morganville, NJ

Contact: Meena Basu Nag

732.598.7079

info@nrityacreations.com

nrityacreations.com

Audition dates: by appointment (Cherry Hill, Edison & Marlboro, NJ; New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, bharata natyam, Bollywood, ethnic, fusion, jazz, kathak, modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, prepared solo

Bring: resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

NW Dance Project (P)

Portland, OR

Contact: Caitlin Warren

info@nwdanceproject.org

nwdanceproject.org

Audition dates: Jan 23 (Salt Lake City, UT), Jan 24 (San Francisco, CA), Jan 31 (New York, NY), Feb 6 (Chicago, IL)

Styles: ballet, modern, original creation

Audition includes: ballet, contemporary

Bring: application, dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Odyssey Dance Theatre (P/T)

Highland, UT

801.495.3262

avanalstyne@odysseydance.com

odysseydance.com

Audition dates: TBD (Highland, UT)

Styles: ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap

Audition includes: ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Oklahoma City Ballet (P)

Oklahoma City, OK

Contact: Lynna Schneider

405.843.9898

lschneider@okcballet.com

okcballet.com

Audition dates: Feb 7 (New York, NY), Feb 14 (Chicago, IL), Feb 21 (San Francisco, CA), Mar 20 (Oklahoma City, OK)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Olympic Ballet Theatre & School (T)

Edmonds, WA

Contact: Oleg Gorboulev

425.774.7570

oleg@olympicballet.com

olympicballet.com

Audition dates: TBD (Edmonds, WA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Videos accepted

Orlando Ballet (P/T)

Orlando, FL

Contact: Tamatha Perryman

407.418.9823

tperryman@orlandoballet.org

orlandoballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 14 (New York, NY), Mar 13 (Orlando, FL)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $35 pre-registration or $40 day of audition

Pacifico Dance Company (T)

Culver City, CA

Contact: Adriana Gainey

310.721.5640

bfdpacifico@aol.com

pacificodance.com

Audition dates: TBD (Los Angeles, CA)

Audition includes: ballet, Mexican folk dance, partnering

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society (T)

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet

Narberth, PA

Contact: Melinda Pendleton

610.664.3455

pab29@verizon.net

paacademyofballet.com

Audition dates: call to schedule (Narberth, PA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Pennsylvania Classical Ballet (P/T)

Easton, PA

Contact: Yu Hong

610.440.0958

info@paclassicalballet.org

paclassicalballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Easton, PA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Peridance Capezio Center (T)

New York, NY

212.505.0886

info@peridance.com

peridance.com

Audition dates: Jan 31 (Kansas City, MO), Feb 7 (New York, NY), Feb 19 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 21 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 27 (Seattle, WA), Mar 12 (Denver, CO), Mar 26 (Atlanta, GA), Apr 2 (Miami, FL)

Styles: ballet, composition, improvisation, jazz, modern, musical theater, tap

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $25

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

The PGK Project, Inc. (P/T)

The PGK Dance Project

San Diego, CA

Contact: Peter G. Kalivas

619.886.7924

admin@thepgkproject.org

thepgkdanceproject.org

Audition dates: ongoing (San Diego, CA)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Philadanco (T)

Philadelphia Dance Company

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Joan Myers Brown

215.387.8200

jmb@philadanco.org

philadanco.org

Audition date: Jun 12 (Philadelphia, PA)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, repertory

Bring: headshot, resumé, $20

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (P/T)

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Bob Vickrey

412.281.0360

companyauditions@pittsburghballet.org

pbt.org

Audition date: Mar 19 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Premiere Division (T)

New York, NY

Contact: Nadege Hottier

718.635.1060

info@premieredivision.org

premieredivision.org

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $30

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Rochester City Ballet (P)

Rochester, NY

Contact: Beth Bartholomew

585.461.5850

bbartholomew@rochestercityballet.org

rochestercityballet.org

Audition date: Apr 3 (Rochester, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Roxey Ballet (P/T)

Mill Ballet School

Lambertville, NJ

Contact: Mark Roxey

609.397.7616

info@roxeyballet.org

roxeyballet.org

Audition date: Apr 16 (Lambertville, NJ)

Styles: ballet, ethnic, jazz, modern, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, pointe, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, send video link, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Saint Louis Ballet (P/T)

Chesterfield, MO

Contact: Jennifer Warren

636.537.1998

jenwarren@stlouisballet.org

stlouisballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Chesterfield, MO)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $15

Pre-apply

San Francisco Conservatory of Dance (T)

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Lanny Berenson

415.602.0845

lanny@sfconservatoryofdance.org

sfconservatoryofdance.org

Audition dates: Jan 29 (Miami, FL), Jan 31 & Feb 20 (New York, NY), Feb 6 (Minneapolis, MN; Saint Paul, MN), Feb 8 & 27, Mar 26 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 13 (Dallas, TX), Feb 17 (Pittsburgh, PA), Feb 23 (Long Beach, CA)

Styles: ballet, Gaga, modern, William Forsythe's Improvisational Technologies

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: $35

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

San Jose Dance Theatre (T)

Santa Clara, CA

Contact: Linda Hurkmans

408.286.9905

godance@sjdt.org

sjdt.org

Audition dates: TBD (San Jose, CA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

The Sarasota Ballet (P)

Sarasota, FL

Contact: Barbara Epperson

941.225.6509

bepperson@sarasotaballet.org

sarasotaballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 13 (New York, NY), Mar 13 (Sarasota, FL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, interview, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Sarasota Contemporary Dance (P/T)

Sarasota, FL

Contact: Leymis Bolaños Wilmott

941.345.5755

info@sarasotacontemporarydance.org

sarasotacontemporarydance.org

Audition date: Mar 19 (Sarasota, FL)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

The School of Russian American Ballet (T)

Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc.

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Vladimir Lepisko

718.769.9161

info@brightonballet.org

brightonballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (Brooklyn, NY)

Styles: ballet, character dance, ethnic, jazz, modern, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, pointe, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company (P)

Roswell, GA

Contact: Charlotte Foster Williamson

404.955.7232

charlotte@sidewaysdance.com

sidewaysdance.org

Audition dates: TBD (Roswell, GA)

Styles: jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, modern, prepared solo

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Silicon Valley Ballet School (T)

Silicon Valley Ballet

San Jose, CA

408.288.2820 x223

school@siliconvalleyballet.org

siliconvalleyballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (San Jose, CA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $35

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

South Carolina Ballet (P)

Columbia, SC

Contact: Jason Cobb

803.799.7605

jcobb@columbiacityballet.com

columbiacityballet.com

Audition date: Mar 12 (Columbia, SC)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, interview, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

South Shore Ballet Theatre (T)

Hanover, MA

Contact: Shannon Quinn

781.312.7224

ballet@southshoreballettheatre.com

southshoreballettheatre.com

Audition dates: TBD (Hanover, MA)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo

Videos accepted

SpectorDance (P)

Marina, CA

Contact: Fran Spector Atkins

831.601.8510

spectordance@earthlink.net

spectordance.org

Audition dates: until Mar 31 (Marina, CA)

Styles: ballet, fusion, modern, musical theater, physical theater, tap

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Spectrum Dance Theater (P)

Seattle, WA

Contact: Shirley Wong

206.325.4161

staff@spectrumdance.org

spectrumdance.org

Audition date: Jul 30 (Seattle, WA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

St. Paul Ballet (P/T)

Saint Paul, MN

Contact: Zoé Henrot

651.690.1588

info@spballet.org

spballet.org

Audition date: Feb 19 (Saint Paul, MN)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, contemporary, interview, modern, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

State Street Ballet (P/T)

Santa Barbara, CA

Contact: Denise Grimm

805.845.1432

contact@statestreetballet.com

statestreetballet.com

Audition dates: Jan 16 (Albuquerque, NM), Jan 17 (Denver, CO), Jan 18 (Phoenix, AZ), Jan 23 (Los Angeles, CA), Jan 30 (Seattle, WA), Jan 31 (Portland, OR), Feb 13 (Santa Barbara & San Diego, CA), Feb 28 (New York, NY), Mar 5 (San Francisco, CA)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Videos accepted

Steps on Broadway (T)

Steps Conservatory Program

New York, NY

Contact: Mindy Upin Jackson

212.874.2410

mindy@stepsnyc.com

stepsnyc.com

Audition dates: Mar 19 & Jun 19 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater

Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern, prepared solo, theater dance

Bring: $50 domestic, $250 international students

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Steps Repertory Ensemble (P)

Steps Beyond Foundation

Contact: Bradley Shelver

212.874.2410 x126

bradley@stepsnyc.com

Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, partnering, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $15

Pre-apply

The School at Steps (T)

Pre-Professional Program

Contact: Amanda Gomez

212.874.3678

amandag@stepsnyc.com

stepsnyc.com/school

Audition dates: Apr 4–8 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern, musical theater, Pilates, stretch, tap

Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, $35

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Störling Dance Theater (P/T)

Olathe, KS

Contact: Mona Störling-Enna

913.393.3141

mona@culturehouse.com

storlingdance.org

Audition date: Mar 12 (Olathe, KS)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Tapestry Dance Company (P/T)

Austin, TX

Contact: Etta Sanders

512.474.9846

dance@tapestry.org

tapestry.org

Audition date: Jun 9 (Austin, TX)

Style: tap

Audition includes: improvisation, tap

Bring: headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

Thodos Dance Chicago (P)

Chicago, IL

Contact: Kate Weatherly

312.266.6255

kate.weatherly@thodosdancechicago.org

thodosdancechicago.org

Audition dates: Mar 12 & Jun 11 (Chicago, IL)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, partnering, prepared solo, repertory

Bring: headshot, resumé, $15

TU Dance (P/T)

Saint Paul, MN

Contact: Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

612.605.1925

info@tudance.org

tudance.org

Audition date: Apr 10 (Saint Paul, MN)

Style: modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Tulsa Ballet (P)

Tulsa, OK

Contact: Dallas Blagg

918.749.6030

companymanager@tulsaballet.org

tulsaballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 25 (Tel Aviv, Israel), Feb 27 (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Feb 28 (London, UK), Feb 29 (Rome, Italy), Mar 2 (Bucharest, Romania), Mar 6 (New York, NY)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $20

Pre-apply

Tulsa Ballet II (T)

Contact: Colleen Lahti

918.749.6030

colleen.lahti@tulsaballet.org

Audition dates: Jan 16 & Feb 27 (Tulsa, OK), Jan 17 (Houston, TX), Jan 24 (Deerpark, IL), Jan 31 (Fort Worth, TX), Feb 6 (Philadelphia, PA), Feb 7 (Kansas City, MO), Feb 14 (Columbus, OH)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, TBII audition form, $20

Videos accepted

Verb Ballets (P)

Shaker Heights, OH

Contact: Richard Dickinson

216.397.3757

rdickinson@verbballets.org

verbballets.org

Audition dates: TBD (Cleveland, OH)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, modern, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, YouTube/Vimeo link or DVD

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Walnut Hill School for the Arts (T)

Ballet Austin Partnership

Natick, MA

Contact: Lela Paultre

508.650.5020

admissions@walnuthillarts.org

walnuthillarts.org

Audition dates: Apr 15 & May 9 (Natick, MA)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

The Washington Ballet (P)

The Washington School of Ballet (T)

Washington, DC

Contact: Rosie Vergilio

202.362.3606

info@washingtonballet.org

washingtonballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 14 (New York, NY), Feb 21 & Apr 10 (Washington, DC), Mar 13 (Miami, FL)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet

Bring: dance photo, headshot, registration form, resumé, $25

Pre-apply

Whim W'Him (P)

Seattle, WA

Contact: Catherine Bombico

206.399.9511

audition@whimwhim.org

whimwhim.org

Audition dates: Feb 18 (New York, NY), Feb 27 (Seattle, WA)

Style: modern

Audition includes: contemporary, improvisation, interview, partnering

Bring: headshot, resumé, socks, $15

Pre-apply

WV Professional Dance Company (P)

Beckley, WV

Contacts: Toneta Akers-Toler & Donald J. Laney

304.252.0030

athtoler@msn.com or djamesl2002@yahoo.com

wvdanceco.com

Audition dates: TBD (Beckley, WV)

Styles: contemporary styles, modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern, partnering, prepared solo

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

International

Canada

Arts Umbrella Dance (T)

Vancouver, BC

Contact: Sally Hart

604.681.5268 x233

dance@artsumbrella.com

artsumbrella.com/dance

Audition dates: Jan 30–31 & Apr 2–3 (Vancouver, BC), TBD (Montreal, QC; New York, NY; Toronto, ON)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, partnering, pointe, prepared solo

Bring: headshot, $20

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Canada's Ballet Jörgen (P/T)

Toronto, ON

Contact: Clea Iveson

416.415.5000

education@balletjorgen.ca

balletjorgencanada.ca

Audition dates: Feb 28 (Edmonton, AB), Apr 1 (Ottawa, ON), Apr 10 (Halifax, NS), Apr 24 (Toronto, ON)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Goh Ballet Academy (T)

Goh Ballet Youth Company

Vancouver, BC

604.872.4014

admin@gohballet.com

gohballet.com

Audition dates: Mar 11, Apr 15, May 27, Jun 17 (Vancouver, BC)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, prepared solo

Bring: $40

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Quinte Ballet School of Canada (T)

Belleville, ON

Contact: Desiree Porter

613.962.9274 x21

info@quinteballetschool.com

quinteballetschool.com

Audition dates: Jan 17 (Peterborough, ON), Jan 29 (Montreal, QC), Jan 30 & Mar 6 (Ottowa, ON), Feb 19 (London, ON), Feb 21 (Toronto, ON), Feb 27 (Windsor, ON),

Feb 28 (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON), May 19 (Belleville, ON)

Styles: ballet, jazz, modern, tap

Audition includes: ballet, interview

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, $50 CAD

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

RUBBERBANDance Group (P/T)

Montreal, QC

Contact: Sophie Croteau

514.725.7868

communications@rubberbandance.com

rubberbandance.com

Audition dates: TBD (Montreal, QC)

Style: modern

Bring: demo, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

School of Alberta Ballet—Alberta Ballet II (T)

Alberta Ballet

Calgary, AB

Contact: Blair Puente

403.245.2274

calgarystudios@albertaballet.com

schoolofalbertaballet.com

Audition dates: Jan 17 (Toronto, ON), Feb 7 (Calgary, AB), Feb 20 (Vancouver, BC)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Videos accepted

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (T)

Toronto Dance Theatre

Toronto, ON

Contact: Andrea Roberts

416.967.6887

info@schooloftdt.org

schooloftdt.org

Audition dates: Jan 31 & Jul 16 (Toronto, ON)

Style: modern

Audition includes: improvisation, interview, modern

Bring: see application; dance photo, headshot, resumé, $95 CAD

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

France

Centre de Formation Professionnelle et d'Études Supérieures en Danse (T)

Ministry of Culture

Nice, France

Contact: Martine Kaisserlian

+33.493.89.10.10

offjazz@offjazz.com

offjazz.com

Audition dates: by appointment (Nice, France)

Styles: ballet, character dance, jazz, modern, tap

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern

Bring: headshot, resumé, 150 euros

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

OFF JAZZ dance company (P)

Nice, France

Contact: Martine Kaisserlian

+33.642.04.11.13

offjazz@offjazz.com

offjazz.com

Audition dates: by appointment

Styles: jazz, musical theater, tap

Audition includes: ballet, interview, jazz, modern, tap

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Germany

The School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier (T)

The Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier

Hamburg, Germany

Contact: Indrani Delmaine

+49.402.1118.831

indrani.delmaine@hamburgballett.de

hamburgballet.de

Audition date: Apr 2 (Hamburg, Germany)

Style: ballet

Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, 20 euros

Pre-apply

Semperoper Ballett (P)

Dresden, Germany

+49.351.4911.469

info.ballett@semperoper.de

semperoper.de

Audition dates: TBD (Dresden, Germany)

Styles: ballet, modern

Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

Pre-apply

Switzerland

Ballett Zürich (P)

Zürich Opera House

Zürich, Switzerland

ballett-zuerich.ch

Audition date: Jan 17, by invitation only (Zürich, Switzerland)

Styles: ballet, modern

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, video if available

Pre-apply

Videos accepted

Megan Fairchild in Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering. PC Paul Kolnik, Courtesy NYCB

From the minute my journey as a dancer began at age 4, there were no other options of what I might do with my life.

Sure, I tried other "after-school activities." I tried desperately to master The Phantom of the Opera with my squeaky violin rental—a headache for my parents who paid for private Suzuki method lessons at our house. Constantly attempting famous show tunes on my violin, the effort was completely futile. I actually remember thinking, 'Surely this sheet music is wrong, this sounds nothing like the Phantom of the Opera.'

I even tried my hand at gymnastics. But when my mom's brilliant bribery of $100 for my first mastery of a kip or a back handspring didn't produce any results, we quickly threw in the towel.

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Dancers & Companies
Lopez in Circus Polka. PC Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy MCB

When Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez was a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, she missed her opportunity to honor Jerome Robbins onstage. "Every time there was a celebration for Jerry, I was either injured or had just retired," says Lopez. "I was never able to publicly thank him onstage for all that he taught us and the beauty he left us."

But when Lopez was planning MCB's Jerome Robbins Celebration for the 100th anniversary of the legend's birth, she saw an opportunity. She asked the Robbins Trust to allow her to perform the Ringmaster in Robbins' Circus Polka, a role the choreographer originated himself.

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Breaking Stereotypes
Ash in Rochester, NY. PC Thaler Photography by Arleen and Daryl Thaler for the Swan Dreams Project

Growing up in inner city Rochester, NY, Aesha Ash was just one of the neighborhood kids. She'd imagine people driving by, judging her by her black skin.

"They'd never know that I was dreaming of becoming a professional ballet dancer. No one would think, Some day she's going to make it into New York City Ballet," says Ash.

After an inspiring career at NYCB, Béjart's Ballet Lausanne and LINES, the January 2006 Dance Magazine cover star—one of our 25 to Watch that year—is no longer performing. But she's determined to use her dance background to change the stereotypes and misconceptions that people—including black people—have about women of color. "I want to show it's okay to embrace our softer side, and let the world know we're multidimensional," says Ash.

Aesha Ash in Richmond, CA. PC Renee Scott via swandreamsproject.org

In 2011, she launched the Swan Dreams Project to inspire kids in the community she grew up in. The original idea was to post images of herself in a tutu all over Rochester. "I remember growing up and in the bodega you'd see images of girls in bikinis on motorbikes," says Ash. "I wanted to replace those with photos that show women of color in a different light."

She knew the power imagery can have: She still remembers what it felt like as a student at the School of American Ballet to see a photo of black ballet dancer Andrea Long. "That image was everything on days when I was feeling disenchanted. I'd see that picture of her, and know that the struggles I was going through, she went through them, too."

Ash soon realized she didn't have the budget to fund her original plan ("I never realized how expensive a bus stop advertisement is!"). But she's made the images available through an online store, and often simply gives away prints at her own expense to schools and students in need of some inspiration.

Any proceeds she makes from the sales go directly to other organizations that are working to expand ballet in diverse communities. One large donation even led to a pointe shoe fund at dancer Robyn Gardenhire's City Ballet of Los Angeles school—and it helped one dancer who had quit ballet because of the expense come back to class.

Now a mother of two in San Jose, CA, Ash will also start teaching a free after-school ballet class at her daughter's public school next month. "I recently taught at Girls Inc. in Oakland, and one of the little black girls said, 'Are you the ballet teacher?' She just stood there, staring at me with her mouth open, like a unicorn had just walked into the room," Ash says. "You never know the impact you can have just by being a presence."

If you're interested in supporting the project, check out the online shop, or donate directly at swandreamsproject.org.

Training
Sylvie Guillem, via 1843magazine.com

Ever find yourself lusting after that six o'clock penché, or a développé that will reach your nose? You're not alone. The eye is naturally drawn to the end points of a movement, and, in dance, that often translates to the highest extension.

But what if you're born without extreme, Instagram-worthy lines? It's a matter of developing a laser focus on alignment as well as strengthening and stretching with better body mechanics in mind.

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Dance As Activism
Matthew Neenan used images of silencing and control in let mortal tongues awake. Photo by Bill Herbert.

From coast to coast, choreographers have spent the first year of Donald Trump's presidency responding to the impact of his election and what it means for them as artists.

New York City's Dante Brown used rubber Trump masks in his work Package (revamped), which examines the monstrosities of power.

A video titled "Dancers vs. Trump Quotes" went viral last summer, showing dancers taking Trump's "locker-room" talk to task.

Alexis Convento, lead curator of the New York City–based Current Sessions, dedicated a whole program to the concept of resistance, while educator and interdisciplinary artist Jill Sigman has initiated a workshop called "Body Politic, Somatic Selves," as a space for movement research around questions of support, activism and solidarity.

In San Francisco, choreographer Margaret Jenkins facilitated a panel of artists about the role of activism within their work.

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Dancers & Companies
Courtesy of The Beautiful Mind Series

When London-based perfume company The Beautiful Mind Series was looking for a collaborator for their next scent, they skipped the usual celebrity set and brought in prima ballerina Polina Semionova instead. "I was fascinated by what goes on in the mind of a great dancer," perfumer Geza Schoen said in a press release. Semionova's ballet-inspired scent, Precision & Grace, celebrates the intelligence and beauty behind her craft.

Courtesy of The Beautiful Mind Series

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In The Studio
Abraham.In.Motion performing "Drive." Photo by Ian Douglas.

The ever-so-busy Kyle Abraham is back in New York City for a brief visit with his company Abraham.In.Motion as they prepare for an exciting spring season of new endeavors with some surprising guests. The company will be debuting a new program at The Joyce Theater on May 1, that will include two new pieces from Abraham, restaged works by Doug Varone and Bebe Miller, and a world premiere from Andrea Miller. Talk about an exciting line-up!

We caught up with Abraham during a recent rehearsal where he revealed what he is tired of hearing in the dance community.

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News
Tero Saarinen's Morphed. Photo by Darya Popova, Courtesy Helene Davis Public Relations

Choreographer Tero Saarinen has a proclivity for the peculiar—and for epic orchestral music. That he should be commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to create a new dance work to accompany the U.S. premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Cello Concerto en forme de pas de trois only makes sense. Zimmermann's eerie, difficult-to-classify composition falls squarely in Saarinen's wheelhouse. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jan. 19–21. laphil.com.


Rant & Rave
PC Break the Floor

Two competition routines are equal in technical proficiency, artistry and choreography. One consists of all girls, the other includes a boy. Guess which takes home first prize?

If you guessed the one with the boy, you may be privy to an unspoken and much-debated phenomenon in the competition dance world: The Boy Factor. According to The Boy Factor, a competitive piece is more likely to win if there's a boy in it.

"If it's all technically equal and one group is all girls and the other group has a boy, the one with the boy will win," says Rysa Childress, owner of All Star Studios in Forest Hills, New York. "Boy soloists are sometimes scored higher than more technically proficient girls because if a boy has good stage presence, we let him slide," says an anonymous competition judge. "And most of the feedback will be for the boy."

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Dance in Pop Culture
Roberto Bolle and Kenall Jenner on set. Photo via tods.com

I'll never forget something Roberto Bolle once told me when I was interviewing him about his workout regimen: Talking about how much he loved to swim, he said, "I would love to go in the Italian sea, but I am too well-known there to show up in my suit."

It always amused and kinda shocked me that a ballet dancer could reach that level of fame. But it's true: In his native Italy, Bolle is a bonafide celerity.

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