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2012 Jobs Guide Listing

By Jared Smallridge


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DANCER POSITIONS

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
San Francisco, CA
415.863.3040
www.linesballet.org
Style: ballet, contemporary

American Contemporary Ballet
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Theresa Farrell
310.929.5703
theresa@acbdances.com
www.acbdances.com
Style: ballet

Festival Ballet Theatre
Southland Ballet Academy
Fountain Valley, CA
Contact: Elizabeth Chasteler
714.962.5440
info@festivalballet.org
www.festivalballet.org
Style: ballet, modern
Dancers in company: 12; apprentices: 15
Contract dates: Sep–Mar
Weeks of work: 20

State Street Ballet
Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Jennifer Phillips
805.563.3262
contact@statestreetballet.com
www.statestreetballet.com
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 18–22; apprentices: 4
Hiring:  2 women, 4 men
Contract dates: Aug–Apr
Performances per season: 50
Weeks of work: 30
Weeks on tour: 10

COLORADO

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen, CO
970.925.7175
www.aspensantafeballet.com
Style: ballet, modern

Dawson|Wallace Dance Project (formerly David Taylor Dance Theatre)
Edgewater, CO
Contact: James Wallace
303.789.2030
james@dawsonwallace.org
www.dawsonwallace.org
Style: ballet, modern, contemporary ballet
Budget: $300,000
Dancers in company: 12; apprentices: 4
Hiring: 6 women, 4 men
Starting pay: $400 per week
Contract dates: Oct–Mar
Performances per season: 30
Weeks of work: 20
Weeks on tour: 4

Kim Robards Dance, Inc.
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303.825.4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobardsdance.org
Style: modern
Dancers in company: 10–12; apprentices: 1–2
Hiring: 2 women, 3 men
Starting pay: Commensurate with experience
Contract dates: Aug–Jun
Performances per season: 20
Weeks of work: 22–25
Weeks on tour: Varies

FLORIDA

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
North Miami Beach, FL
Contact: Ruby Issaev
305.948.4777
artsballet@bellsouth.net
www.artsballettheatre.org
Style: ballet
Budget: $500
Dancers in company: 14; apprentices: 4
Hiring: 2 women, 4 men
Starting pay: $300 per week
Contract dates: Aug–May
Performances per season: 20
Weeks of work: 34
Weeks on tour: 2

GEORGIA

The Georgia Ballet
Marietta, GA
Contact: Michele Ziemann-DeVos
770.528.0881
mzdevos@georgiaballet.org
www.georgiaballet.org
Style: ballet
Budget: $750,000
Dancers in company: 14; apprentices: 3
Hiring: 2 women, 2 men
Starting pay: varies
Contract dates: Sep–Feb
Performances per season: 25
Weeks of work: 24

SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Charlotte Foster
404.955.7232
charlotte@sidewaysdance.com
www.sidewaysdance.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom
Budget: $60,000
Dancers in company: 10; apprentices: 2
Hiring: 4 women, 4 men
Starting pay: $500 per year
Contract dates: Sep–Jun
Performances per season: 15
Weeks of work: 40
Weeks on tour: 1

IDAHO

Idaho Dance Theatre
Boise State University
Boise, ID
info@idahodancetheatre.org
www.idahodancetheatre.org
208.331.9592
Style: ballet, jazz, modern

ILLINOIS

River North Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL
Contact: Sara Bibik
312.944.2888
sbibik@rivernorthchicago.com
www.rivernorthchicago.com
Style: jazz, modern
Budget: $1.5 million
Dancers in company: 13; apprentices: 2
Hiring: 2–4 women, 1–3 men
Starting pay: $400 per week
Contract dates: Jul–May
Performances per season: 40–60
Weeks of work: 38–42 
Weeks on tour: 10–15

Thodos Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL
Contact: Gail Ford
312.266.6255
info@thodosdance
chicago.org
www.thodosdance
chicago.org
Budget: $511,500
Dancers in company: 12; apprentices: 5
Hiring: 2 women, 1–2 men
Contract dates: Aug–Mar
Performances per season: 18
Weeks of work: 24–32
Weeks on tour: 5

INDIANA

Dance Kaleidoscope
Indianapolis, IN
Contact: David Hochoy
317.940.6555
davidh@dancekal.org
www.dancekal.org
Style: ballet, jazz, Broadway Show, modern
Budget: $1 million
Dancers in company: 10; apprentices: 1
Hiring: 1 woman, 1 man
Starting pay: $200 per week (apprentice)
Contract dates: Aug–Jun
Performances per season: 45
Weeks of work: 40
Weeks on tour: 3

Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
Contact: Anna Ross
260.484.9646
aross@fortwayneballet.org
www.fortwayneballet.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern, tap, character, contemporary
Budget: $900,000
Dancers in company: 7; apprentices: 4
Hiring: 2 women, 2 men
Starting pay: $12,000
Contract dates: Sep 4–May 20
Performances per season: 52+
Weeks of work: 24

KENTUCKY

Louisville Ballet
Louisville, KY
502.583.3150
info@louisvilleballet.org
www.louisvilleballet.org
Style: ballet

MARYLAND

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
Contact: Dianna Cuatto
410.224.5644
btmmgr@balletmaryland.org
www.balletmaryland.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern
Budget: $1.5 Million
Dancers in company: 17; apprentices: 14
Hiring: 2–3 women, 2–3 men
Contract dates: Aug–Apr
Performances per season: 70–80
Weeks of work: 30
Weeks on tour: some in-state touring

CityDance Ensemble, Inc.
North Bethesda, MD
301.581.5204
citydance@strathmore.org
www.citydance.net
Style: ballet

MICHIGAN

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
Southfield, MI
Contact: Manager
248.559.2095
eisenhower@ede-dance.org
www.ede-dance.org
Budget: $600,000
Dancers in company: 6–8; apprentices: 2–6
Starting pay: $400–$500 per week
Contract dates: Aug–Jun
Performances per season: 40–50
Weeks of work: 40
Weeks on tour: 5–10

Grand Rapids Ballet Company
Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: John Ferraro
616.454.4771 x19
johnf@grballet.com
www.grballet.com
Style: ballet
Budget: $1.8 million
Dancers in company: 15; apprentices: 5
Contract dates: Aug–May
Performances per season: 50+
Weeks of work: 35
Weeks on tour: 1–5

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Ballet
Duluth, MN
Contact: Robert Gardner
218.529.3742
balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org
www.minnesotaballet.org
Style: ballet, jazz, contemporary
Budget: $618,000
Dancers in company: 12; apprentices: 2
Hiring: 1 or more women, 1 or more men
Starting pay: $375 per week
Contract dates: Aug–Mar
Performances per season: 20
Weeks of work: 27–29
Weeks on tour: 3

MISSOURI

Saint Louis Ballet
Chesterfield, MO
Contact: Jennifer Warren
636.537.1998
info@stlouisballet.org
www.stlouisballet.org
Style: ballet
Budget: $1.2 million
Dancers in company: 24
Hiring: 1–2 women, 1–2 men
Starting pay: $300
Contract dates: Sep–Jun 
Performances per season: 24
Weeks of work: 26–28 
Weeks on tour: 2

NEVADA

Nevada Ballet Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
702.243.2623
info@nevadaballet.org
www.nevadaballet.com
Style: ballet

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Ballet
Egg Harbor City, NJ
609.804.1995
ballerina@acbt.org
www.acballet.org
Style: ballet

NEW MEXICO

Keshet Dance Company
Albuquerque, NM
Contact: Shira Greenberg
505.224.9808
shira@keshetdance.org
www.keshetdance.org
Style: modern
Dancers in company: 7; apprentices: 3
Hiring: 1 woman, 1 man
Starting pay: contracts start at $250 per week; full time: $22,000 annual
Performances per season: 20–25
Weeks of work: 52
Weeks on tour: 1–3

NEW YORK

Ajkun Ballet Theatre
New York, NY
Contact: N/A
646.202.1852
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org
Style: ballet, modern
Dancers in company: 35
Hiring: 2 women, 2 men
Contract dates: Jul–Jun
Performances per season: 100
Weeks of work: 48
Weeks on tour: 12

Ballet Long Island
Ronkonkoma, NY
631.737.1964
balletlongisland@aol.com
www.balletlongisland.com
Style: ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
New York, NY
Contact: Michael Moore
212.777.7771
mmoore@complexionsdance.org
www.complexions
dance.org
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 12; apprentices: 3
Performances per season: 45
Weeks on tour: 20

Dance Visions NY, Inc.
Great Neck, NY
Contact: Beth Jucovy
516.482.2621
dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
www.newyorkdancing.net
Style: ballet, modern, Isadora Duncan repertory
Dancers in company: 6+; apprentices: 2
Hiring: 1 woman, 1 man
Performances per season: 10

Dancewave
Brooklyn, NY
718.522.4696
info@dancewave.org
www.dancewave.org

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Troy, NY
518.408.1341
info@sinopolidances.org
www.sinopolidances.org
Style: ballet

Morphoses
New York, NY
Contact: Elizabeth Johanningmeier
212.813.9818
audition@morphoses.org
www.morphoses.org
Style: ballet, modern
Dancers in company: 7
Performances per season: 15–20
Weeks on tour: 4–5

Rochester City Ballet
Rochester, NY
585.461.5850
info@rochestercityballet.com
www.rochestercityballet.org
Style: ballet

Sensedance, Inc
New York, NY
Contact: Byron Segal-Jacobs
212.717.6869
sensedance@sensedance.org
www.sensedance.org
Style: ballet, modern
Dancers in company: 9
Hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

OHIO

Dayton Ballet
Dayton, OH
937.449.5060
karen.burke@daytonballet.org
www.daytonballet.org
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 15;  apprentices: 4
Contract dates: Sept – May
Performances per season: 4

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC)
Dayton, OH
Contact: G.D. Harris
937.228.3232 x105
gary@dcdc.org
www.dcdc.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern
Dancers in company: 14; apprentices: 3
Hiring: 1 woman, 1 man
Starting pay: $360 per week
Contract dates: Sep–Jun
Performances per season: 60
Weeks of work: 25–40
Weeks on tour: varies

Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company (DCDC2)
Dayton, OH
Contact: Shonna Hickman-Matlock
937.228.3232 x110
shonna@dcdc.org
www.dcdc.org
Style: modern, contemporary, ballet, ethnic, jazz
Hiring: open women, open men
Starting pay: non-salaried
Contract dates: Aug–May
Weeks of work: 40

Verb Ballets
Shaker Heights, OH
Contact: Katie Gnagy
216.397.3757
info@verbballets.org
www.verbballets.org
Style: ballet, modern
Budget: $400,000
Dancers in company: 10; apprentices: 4 (summer)
Hiring: 1 woman, 2 men
Starting pay: $900/month Contract dates: Jun–Jun 
Performances per season: 31; 73 outreach
Weeks of work: 10.5 months
Weeks on tour: 2–4

OREGON

Northwest Dance Project
Portland, OR
Contact: Scott Lewis
503.421.7434
info@nwdanceproject.org
www.nwdanceproject.org
Style: ballet, contemporary
Dancers in company: 10
Performances per season: 30 – 45
Weeks on tour: 3 – 8

Oregon Ballet Theatre
Portland, OR
Contact: Rebecca Roberts
503.227.0977
rebecca.roberts@obt.org
www.obt.org
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 40; apprentices: 7
Performances per season: 44

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Ballet
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Michael Sheridan
215.551.7000 x1306
msheridan@paballet.org
www.paballet.org
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 38; apprentices: 5
Starting pay: AGMA scale
Contract dates: Sep–Jun
Performances per season: 75+
Weeks of work: 34 min

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO)
IABD (International Association of Blacks in Dance)
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Kim Bears-Bailey
215.387.8200
kbb@philadanco.org
www.philadanco.org
Style: ballet, jazz, ethnic, modern, hip hop
Dancers in company: 16; apprentices: 2
Starting pay: $350 per week
Performances per season: 6
Weeks on tour: 40

TENNESSEE

Dance Theatre of Tennessee (DTT)
Nashville, TN
Contact: Christopher Mohnani
615.391.5500
dance@dancetheatretn.org
www.dancetheatretn.org
Style: ballet, modern
Dancers in company: 16; apprentices: 10
Performances per season: 20
Weeks on tour: 4

Nashville Ballet
Nashville, TN
Contact: Tim Yeager
615.297.2966
tyeager@nashvilleballet.com
www.nashvilleballet.com
Style: ballet, modern
Budget: $3 million
Dancers in company: 22; apprentices: 4
Contract dates: Aug–May
Performances per season: 20–25
Weeks of work: 32
Weeks on tour: 3–5

TEXAS

The Austin City Ballet
Austin, TX
512.989.3363
www.austin-conservatory-arts.com
Style: ballet, modern

Ballet Austin
Austin, TX
Contact: Eugene Alvarez
512.476.9151 x128
eugene.alvarez@balletaustin.org
www.balletaustin.org
Style: ballet
Budget: $5.8 million
Dancers in company: 22; apprentices: 8
Hiring: 1–2  women, 1–2 men 
Starting pay: $500 per week
Contract dates: Aug–May
Performances per season: 25
Weeks of work: 34
Weeks on tour: 1–2

Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
Houston, TX
713.522.6375
info@houstonmetdance.org
www.houstonmetdance.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern, repertory

MEXICO

Compañia Nacional de Danza
Mexico City
Contact: Monica Montano
52.5.552.834.600 4678
cnd.difusion1@gmail.com
www.compania
nacionaldedanza.com
Style: ballet
Dancers in company: 81; apprentices: 4
Starting pay: 18,000 Mexican pesos/month
Contract dates: 2013–14
Performances per season: 100+
Weeks of work: 46
Weeks on tour: 5

PHILIPPINES

Ballet Manila
Pasay City, Phillipines
Contact: Christopher Mohnani
63.2.400.0292 or 63.2.525.5967
dance@dancetheatretn.org
www.balletmanila.com.ph
Style: ballet, ethnic, modern
Budget: $5 million
Dancers in company: 60; apprentices: 10
Hiring: 2 women
Starting pay: varies
Contract dates: Aug–Jul
Performances per season: 200
Weeks of work: 52
Weeks on tour: varies

TEACHING POSITIONS

UNITED STATES

COLORADO

Interweave Dance Theatre
Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop
Boulder, CO
Contact: Daniel Morimoto
303.449.0399
daniel@bjdw.net
bjdw.net/performance/interweave
dancetheatre.aspx
Style: jazz, modern

Kim Robards Dance, Inc.
Denver, CO
Contact: LaRana Skalicky
303.825.4847
info@kimrobardsdance.org
www.kimrobards
dance.org
Style: modern

FLORIDA

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
North Miami Beach, FL
Contact: Ruby Issaev
305.935.3232
artsballet@bellsouth.net
www.artsballettheatre.org
Style: ballet

GEORGIA

SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Charlotte Foster
404.955.7232
charlotte@sidewaysdance.com
www.sidewaysdance.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern

ILLINOIS

Thodos Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL
Contact: Gail Ford
312.266.6255
info@thodosdance
chicago.org
www.thodosdance
chicago.org

INDIANA

Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
Contact: Anna Ross
260.484.9646
aross@fortwayneballet.org
www.fortwayneballet.org
Style: ballet, jazz, modern, tap, character, contemporary

MARYLAND

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
Contact: Dianna Cuatto
410.224.5644
btmmgr@ballet
maryland.org
www.balletmaryland.org
Style: ballet

MICHIGAN

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
Rochester, MI
248.559.2095
eisenhower@ede-dance.org
www.ede-dance.org

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Ballet
Duluth, MN
Contact: Robert Gardner
218.529.3742
balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org
www.minnesotaballet.org
Style: ballet, contemporary, jazz

NEW MEXICO

Keshet Dance Company
Albuquerque, NM
Contact: Shira Greenberg
505.224.9808
shira@keshetdance.org
www.keshetdance.org
Style: modern

NEW YORK

Ajkun Ballet Theatre
New York, NY
646.202.1852
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org
Style: ballet, modern

Dance Visions NY, Inc.
Great Neck, NY
Contact: Beth Jucovy
516.482.2621
dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
www.newyorkdancing.net
Style: ballet, modern, Isadora Duncan rep

OREGON

Northwest Dance Project
Portland, OR
Contact: Scott Lewis
503.421.7434
info@nwdanceproject.org
www.nwdanceproject.org
Style: ballet, contemporary

TENNESSEE

Dance Theatre of Tennessee (DTT)
Nashville, TN
Contact: Christopher Mohnani
615.391.5500
dance@dancetheatretn.org
www.dancetheatretn.org
Style: ballet, modern

VIRGINIA

National Dance Association
AAHPERD
Reston, VA
Contact: Colleen Dean, manager
703.476.3464
cdean@aahperd.org
www.aahperd.org/nda
Style: ballet, jazz, Broadway Show, ethnic, modern, tap, all styles of dance for all ages and abilities

PHILIPPINES

Ballet Manila
Pasay City, Phillipines
Contact: Christopher Mohnani
63.2.400.0292 or 63.2.525.5967
dance@dancetheatretn.org
www.balletmanila.com.ph
Style: ballet, ethnic, modern

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