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The CityDance School & Conservatory

The CityDance School & Conservatory offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporary dance techniques rounded out by jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. All classes are starting online with a limited number of classes offering a hybrid online/in-person model. Classes begin Monday, September 21.

New students, ages 9 and up, can join the CityDance School & Conservatory by attending a placement audition online October 17 or November 21! Faculty will observe students during the audition to provide them with the best placement and to set them up for a successful year! Every student who auditions will receive an individual class placement for the 2020 - 2021 season.

Email inquiry@citydance.net if you have any questions.

Find out more here: https://www.citydance.net/Training-Classes/School-and-Conservatory/Conservatory

CityDance Conservatory students are accepted into top summer dance programs such as Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, American Ballet Theatre, Batsheva's Summer Course, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Jacobs Pillow, The Royal Ballet, as well as professional companies such as Rubberband Dance, Bruce Wood, San Francisco Ballet, Sibiu Ballet Theater in Romania and The Washington Ballet. Graduates have been accepted to leading dance college and university programs including: Alvin Ailey/Fordham, SUNY Purchase, Point Park University, Princeton University, Alonzo King/LINES Ballet BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, The University of the Arts, and The Juilliard School.

Étoile Ballet Theatre

Contact: Walter Angelini & Ines Albertini

Phone: +393493697851

Étoile Ballet Theatre is looking for Trainees, Apprentice, Company Member, and Soloist dancers for the 2020/2021 season (September 14 to June 12). Paid positions are available. To be considered send your resume, dance pictures, and video presentation to info@etoileballettheatre.com. Immediate opening for a male Soloist with contemporary teaching experience.

For info www.etoileballettheatre.com

Academy at EDGE
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Bill Prudich
323.962.7733
admin@academyedge.com
academyedge.com
Audition dates: Jan 18 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 15 (Los Angeles, CA), Mar 14 (Los Angeles, CA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition fee: $150
Pro Certificate Programs auditions. Submit application and supporting materials in advance.

American Contemporary Ballet
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Elise Filo
213.304.3408
auditions@acbdances.com
americancontemporaryballet.org
Audition dates: Mar 1 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 23 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition fee: $25
ACB offers a 38-week contract with approximately 70 performances. Pay rate is $1,100–$300 per week, plus physical therapy and pointe shoes.

Agon
Choreography by George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust

American Midwest Ballet
Council Bluffs, IA
Contact: Matthew Lovegood
audition@amballet.org
amballet.org
Audition dates: Mar 3 & Mar 20 (Council Bluffs, IA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé Submit a resumé, dance photo, and a short video containing a classical variation and contemporary solo to audition@amballet.org. Approved applicants will be invited to audition. Audition will consist of ballet class work and contemporary repertoire. Audition may include a brief interview.

Ballet Ariel
Highlands Ranch, CO
Contact: Ilena Norton
303.945.4388
balletariel@comcast.net
balletariel.org

Ballet Ariel's Open Audition on April 6th has been POSTPONED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be rescheduling the audition once we have better insight as to when it will be safe to proceed. We make this decision keeping in recommendation with the CDC and government, and for the staff and dancers safety. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. For updates on the audition, please visit http://balletariel.org/auditions/

Ballet BC
Vancouver, BC
Contact: Kate McMillan
604.732.5003 x221
companymanager@balletbc.com
balletbc.com/company/auditions

The audition on March 21, 2020 is cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. Please check the website for the most updated information.

Ballet Fantastique
Eugene, OR
Contact: Jessica Jaye Mackinson
541.342.4611
company@balletfantastique.org
balletfantastique.org

The Eugene audition is cancelled, dancers are invited to audition by video. Video audition guidelines can be found on our website: https://www.balletfantastique.org/auditions

Ballet Fantastique seeks both experienced and emerging dancers with fierce technique and artistry, interested in a diverse environment focused on cross-disciplinary collaboration and the creation of all- new dance theater.

Ballet Memphis
Memphis, TN
Contact: Julie Niekrasz
901.214.2438
jniekrasz@balletmemphis.org
balletmemphis.org/dancers
Audition date: Mar 21 (Memphis, TN)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Open audition for 2020–21 Ballet Memphis company contracts.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
Contact: Nicole Kelsch
410.224.5644
btmmgr@balletmaryland.org
balletmaryland.org
Audition dates: By appointment, open and videos accepted. Please visit website for details.
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition fee: $25
Maryland's premier professional company, hosting a 30-week season performing classical and contemporary works. Resident company in Maryland's capital with additional performances across the state.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
Toronto, ON
Contact: Natasha
416.924.5657
natasha@ccdt.org
ccdt.org
Audition dates: Feb 23 & Mar 1 (Toronto, ON)
Bring: headshot, resume
Audition fee: $30
CCDT invites young dancers, ages 8-19, to audition for the upcoming season, beginning in September. Company members benefit from exceptional training in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance techniques, non-competitive professionally produced performances and tours, and repertoire and new creations by internationally recognized choreographers. Auditions are also held for SunDance, CCDT's summer dance intensive that combines RAD ballet and Limón Modern, July 6 – 24, 2020.

Charlottesville Ballet
Charlottesville, VA
Contact: Caitlin Lennon
clennon@charlottesvilleballet.org
charlottesvilleballet.org
Audition date: Feb 2, 3 pm (Charlottesville, VA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé Charlottesville Ballet seeks males and females of all shades, shapes, and sizes for our 2020–21 performance season. We are hiring for company, apprentice, and trainee dancers.

Cleveland Ballet
Cleveland, OH
216.320.9000
info@clevelandballet.org
clevelandballet.org
Audition dates: Jan 19 (New York, NY: Steps on Broadway), Jan 26 (Chicago, IL: Ruth Page Center for the Arts), Jan 12 & Feb 9 (Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Ballet Training Facility)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition fee: $25
National Audition Tour for Summer Intensive, Trainees, Paid Apprentices and Company Artists

Columbia City Ballet
Columbia, SC
Contact: Jason Cobb
803-799-7605
jcobb@columbiacityballet.com
columbiacityballet.com
Audition dates: Feb 22 (Columbia, SC)
Bring: headshot, resumé, video
South Carolina's largest ballet company is auditioning for both male and female dancers February 22. Interested parties email Jason Cobb, Company Manager at jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York, NY
212.690.2800
info@dancetheatreofharlem.org
dancetheatreofharlem.org/events/company-audition
Audition date: Mar 1 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required.
Audition includes ballet, partnering, pointe. Seeking versatile and accomplished, classically trained dancers for the 2020–21 performance and touring season. Style: ballet.

Giordano Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL
Contact: Sarina Combs
312.922.1332
info@giordanodance.org
giordanodance.org/audition
Audition dates: Feb 2 (Chicago, IL), Feb 9 (Boston, MA), Mar 8 (Atlanta, GA)
Bring: headshot, resumé, ballet and jazz shoes
Audition fee: $20–$35
Auditions for Main Company and Giordano II; all positions are paid. Applicants must have a strong background in ballet and jazz. Contracts begin Aug 2020.

Gus Giordano Dance School
Chicago, IL
Contact: Lauren Giordano Whittington
773.275.5230
lauren@guslegacy.org
guslegacy.org
Audition date: Feb 29 (Chicago, IL) Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition fee: $25
Audition for: College/Pro Intensive Dancers, 18+; Pre-Professional Intensive Dancers, 7th–12th grades; JAZZ Intensive Dancers, 5th grade–age 25. Scholarships awarded.

Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City, MO
auditions@kcballet.org
kcballet.org

All remaining Kansas City Ballet auditions have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Additional information can be found at

https://kcballet.org/company-auditions/

Koltun Ballet Boston
Boston, MA
Contact: Alexandra Koltun/Alex Lapshin
617.901.3792
info@koltunballetboston.com
koltunballetboston.com
Audition dates: please email for details Koltun Ballet Boston offers a Childrens' Program (ages 3–8) and pre-professional ballet training (ages 9–19) to dedicated young people in an inspirational environment. Video audition accepted.

Momix
Washington, CT
Contact: Paula Burns
860.868.7454
info@momix.com
momix.com
Audition date: April 19 (New York, NY: Dance Theatre of Harlem Studios) Postponed. New date TBA.
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER by submitting registration form, resume, headshot and body shot by email to info@momix.com with subject line: AUDITION 2020 followed by your first and last name.

Next Generation Ballet
Tampa, FL
Contact: Aubrey Paffenroth
813-222-1079
danceprogram@strazcenter.org
strazcenter.org/arts-education/patel-conservatory/dance
Audition dates: TBD (Tampa, FL)
Bring: dance photo, headshot
Audition fee: $35
Pre-Professional Trainee

Oregon Ballet Theatre
Portland, OR
503.227.0977
auditions@obt.org
obt.org
Audition date: Mar 8 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Auditions by invitation only. For application details, please visit: obt.org/about-obt/employment

School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier
Hamburg, Germany
Contact: Director John Neumeier & Pedagogical Director Gigi Hyatt
www.hamburgballet.de
Audition date: Sunday, March 22 2020
Audition fee: €25
Description: The School of the Hamburg Ballet, established in 1978, trains young international students for a professional career in dance. The basis of the curriculum is the classical ballet technique. Modern dance, variations, repertoire, and composition are also essential parts of the syllabus. Advanced students take part in performances with The Hamburg Ballet. Our audition is by invitation only. We support the International Audition Pre-selection Guidelines.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
Toronto, ON
Contact: Andrea Roberts
416.967.6887
info@schooloftdt.org
schooloftdt.org
Audition dates: Feb 2 & July 18 (Toronto, ON)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé. See application for details.
Audition fee: $100 Canadian Three-year, full-time, postsecondary program with concentration on studio work. Expert faculty and guests, extensive performing experience. Option to complete BFA Dance at York University.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Amy London
415.556.5000
audition@smuinballet.org
smuinballet.org
Please send CV, photo, and video link to audition@smuinballet.org prior to audition. Include name/audition in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition).
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Smuin Center for Dance. Ballet class (women en! pointe), partnering & repertoire. Candidates may be invited for callbacks at Company Class on Feb. 23. Women 5'2"- 5'6" ; Men 5'8" and over. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the US. 35-40wk contracts.

State Street Ballet
Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Denise Grimm
805.845.1432
contact@statestreetballet.com
statestreetballet.com
Audition dates: Jan 19 (Phoenix, AZ), Jan 20 (Denver, CO), Jan 25 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 8 (Seattle, WA), Feb 9 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 9 (Portland, OR), Feb 29 (San Diego, CA), Mar 8 (Chicago, IL), Mar 15 (Santa Barbara, CA), Mar 22 (New York, NY)
|Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé, CV for company
Audition fee: $30
Auditions are for four weeks of Summer Intensive Program, or for the 32 weeks of Professional Track program or for Company (28–30-week contract).

Steps on Broadway – Summer Study NYC
New York, NY
Contact: Mindy Jackson
212.874.2410 x118
mindy@stepsnyc.com
stepsnyc.com
Audition Dates: March 7 & April 4 (New York, NY)
Bring: headshot, short solo
Audition fee: $50
25 word description: For dancers ages 18+; Theater Dance Intensive June 8 – July 3, Contemporary Intensive July 6-July 31; video audition accepted. All applicants must register at get.accepted.com/stepsonbroadway

Steps on Broadway Youth Programs – Summer Intensive & Workshop
New York, NY
Contact: Pam Levy
212-874-3678
pamela@stepsnyc.com
stepsnyc.com/youth--programs
Audition Dates: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 15 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance shot
Audition fee: $40

Verb Ballets
Shaker Heights, OH
Contact: Richard Dickinson
rdickinson@verbballets.org
verbballets.org
Audition dates: ongoing, by appointment
Bring: headshot, resumé, YouTube or Vimeo link showing dancer's abilities Verb Ballets is seeking dancers for annual contracts. Verb Ballets' Trainee Program is geared for students ages 16 and older who are preparing for a professional dance career.




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