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Dance Magazine 2018 Jobs Guide

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Dancer Positions

Ad Deum Dance Co.

Houston, TX

Contact: Randall Flinn

713.501.2857

addeumdance@gmail.com

danceaddeum.com

Currently hiring: 3 women, 3 men

Starting pay: TBD


Ajkun Ballet Theatre

New York, NY

Contact: Natalie Young

646.202.1852

ajkun@aol.com

ajkunbt.org

Currently hiring: 4 women, 2 men

American Contemporary Ballet

Los Angeles, CA

213.878.9020

acb@acbdances.com

acbdances.com

Currently hiring: 4 women, 2 men

Starting pay: $250–$700 per week

Arch Contemporary Ballet

New York, NY

Contact: Annie Yang

408.835.0282

admin@archballet.com

archballet.com

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 3 men

Starting pay: DOE/hourly pay

BalaSole Dance Company

New York, NY

Contact: Roberto Villanueva

info@balasoledance.org

balasoledance.org

Currently hiring: 4 women, 4 men

Starting pay: please inquire

Ballet Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Laura Cadieux

602.343.6518

lcadieux@balletaz.org

balletaz.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Ballet Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

Contact: Catherine Fothergill

515.344.0880

catherine@balletarkansas.org

balletarkansas.org

Currently hiring: 1–2 women, 2 men

Starting pay: varies per week

Ballet Austin

Austin, TX

Contact: Eugene Alvarez

512.476.9151

eugene.alvarez@balletaustin.org

balletaustin.org

Currently hiring: 1–2 women, 1–2 men

Starting pay: DOE

Ballet des Amériques

Port Chester, NY

Contact: Shirley Rodriguez

646.753.0457

admin@balletdesameriques.com

balletdesameriques.com

Currently hiring: 2 women, 2 men

Starting pay: dancers are paid biweekly

Ballet Fantastique

Eugene, OR

Contact: Emily Rizo, company manager

541.342.4611

hbontrager@balletfantastique.org

balletfantastique.org

Currently hiring: 1–3 women, 1–2 men

Starting pay: DOE

Ballet Long Island

Ronkonkoma, NY

Contact: Jen Densing

631.737.1964

balletlongisland@aol.com

balletlongisland.com

Currently hiring: 2 women, 2 men

Starting pay: $12 per hour

Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Inc.

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Dianna Cuatto

410.224.5644

dianna.cuatto@balletmaryland.org

balletmaryland.org

Currently hiring: 2–4 women, 2–4 men

Starting pay: $345

BalletMet

Columbus, OH

Contact: sramey@balletmet.org

614.229.4848

lshy@balletmet.org

balletmet.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Ballets with a Twist

New York, NY

212.732.1183

info@balletswithatwist.com

balletswithatwist.com

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

New York, NY

Contact: Teresa Fellion

646.662.5128

teresa@bodystoriesfellion.org

bodystoriesfellion.org

Currently hiring: 1–2 women, 1–2 men

Starting pay: per month

BODYTRAFFIC

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Lillian Barbeito

310.923.2766

lillian@bodytraffic.com

bodytraffic.com

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

Starting pay: $600 per week

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Caitlin Lennon

434.973.2555

clennon@charlottesvilleballet.org

charlottesvilleballet.org

Currently hiring: 1–3 men

City Ballet of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Contact: Jo Anne Emery

858.274.6058

info@cityballet.org

cityballet.org

Currently hiring: 1–2 women, 1–2 men

Starting pay: $250–$500

ClancyWorks Dance Co.

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Dr. Adrienne Clancy

301.717.9271

info@clancyworks.org

clancyworks.org

Currently hiring: 2–3 women, 2–3 men

Starting pay: ~$2,000–$2,500 per month

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland, OH

Contact: Michael Krasnyansky

216.320.9000 x101

michael@clevelandballet.org

clevelandballet.org

Currently hiring: 4 women, 6 men

Dance Visions NY

Great Neck, NY

Contact: Beth Jucovy

516.482.2621

dancevisions.ny@gmail.com

dancevisionsny.org

Currently hiring: 1–3 women, 1 man

Starting pay: TBD

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Dallas, TX

Contact: Chadi El-Khoury

972.755.9169

ed@dccdusa.com

darkcirclescontemporarydance.com

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton, OH

Contact: Crystal Michelle, associate artistic director

937.228.3232 x109

crystal@dcdc.org

dcdc.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: varies

DIAVOLO, Architecture in Motion

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Amy Tuley, rehearsal director

323.225.4290

auditions@diavolo.org

diavolo.org/auditions

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: TBD, DOE

Felice Lesser Dance Theater

New York, NY

Contact: Felice Lesser

fldtny@aol.com

fldt.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: TBD

The Florida Ballet at Jacksonville, Inc.

The Florida Ballet

Jacksonville, FL

Contact: Linda Reifsnyder Jenkins

904.353.7518

ljenkins@floridaballet.org

floridaballet.org

Currently hiring: 2 women, 3 men

Starting pay: negotiable

Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne, IN

Contact: Lauren Ettensohn

260.484.9646

lettensohn@fortwayneballet.org

fortwayneballet.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: TBD

Interweave Dance Theatre

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

Boulder, CO

Contact: Daniel Morimoto

303.492.7945

info@bjdw.net

boulderjazzdanceworkshop.com

Currently hiring: 2–3 women, 2–3 men

Starting pay: class discounts

JKing Dance Company (JKDC)

JKDramatiCreations, LLC

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Joyce King

jking@joycekingdance.com

joycekingdance.com

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Kim Robards Dance

Aurora, CO

Contact: LaRana Skalicky

303.825.4847

info@kimrobardsdance.org

kimrobardsdance.org

Currently hiring: 2 women, 3 men

Starting pay: DOE

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

New York, NY

Contact: Tory Dobrin

646.456.3774

tory@trockadero.org

trockadero.org

Currently hiring: 1–2 men

Starting pay: $600 per week plus travel expenses

MADCO

Resident at Touhill Performing Arts Center

Saint Louis, MO

Contact: Emilee Morton

314.681.4923

emorton@madcodance.com

madcodance.com

Currently hiring: 4 women, 4 men

Starting pay: paid hourly

Madison Ballet

Madison Ballet Westgate Studios

Madison, WI

Contact: Rachelle Butler

608.278.7990

information@madisonballet.org

madisonballet.org

Currently hiring: 1–5 women, 1–5 men

Starting pay: $400 per week

MamLuft&Co. Dance

Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Jeanne Mam-Luft

jeanne@mamluftcodance.org

mamluftcodance.org

Currently hiring: 1–6 women, 1–6 men

Mark Morris Dance Group

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Kelsey Ley

718.624.8400 x203

kelsey.ley@mmdg.org

markmorrisdancegroup.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Minnesota Ballet

Duluth, MN

Contact: Robert Gardner

218.529.3742

balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org

minnesotaballet.org

Currently hiring: 1 or more women, 1 or more men

Starting pay: $425 per week

New Jersey Ballet

Livingston, NJ

Contact: Paul McRae

973.597.9600

paul@njballet.org

njballet.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: negotiable

NW Dance Project

Portland, OR

Contact: Caitlin Warren

info@nwdanceproject.org

nwdanceproject.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Draper, UT

Contact: Annie Van Alstyne

801.495.3262

avanalstyne@odysseydance.com

odysseydance.com

Currently hiring: 13 women, 9 men

Starting pay: $300–$700

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Portland, OR

Contact: Tracey Sartorio

503.227.0977

tracey.sartorio@obt.org

obt.org

Currently hiring: 1–5 women, 1–5 men

Starting pay: $700 per week

Oyo Dance Company

Inspiration to Movement

Columbus, OH

Contact: Elizabeth Weiss

614.253.6683

president@oyodancecompany.org

oyodancecompany.org

Currently hiring: 3 women, 3 men

Starting pay: varies

Pennsylvania Classical Ballet

Easton, PA

Contact: Yu Hong

610.762.9696

info@paclassicalballet.org

paclassicalballet.org

Currently hiring: 4 women, 2 men

Starting pay: varies

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

New York, NY

Contact: Hannah Newman

212.505.0886

pcdc@peridance.com

peridance.com/pcdc

Currently hiring: 3 women, 3 men

Starting pay: hourly, plus performance payment

Regina Nejman & Company

New York, NY

Contact: Regina Nejman

rnejmancompany@gmail.com

reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

Starting pay: per project

Roxey Ballet

Mill Ballet School

Lambertville, NJ

Contact: Mark Roxey

609.397.7244

auditions@roxeyballet.org

roxeyballet.org

Currently hiring: 8 women, 8 men

Starting pay: $400 per week

The Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota, FL

Contact: Barbara Epperson

941.225.6509

bepperson@sarasotaballet.org

sarasotaballet.org

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarastoa, FL

Contact: Audrey Lehrer

941.345.5755

info@sarasotacontemporarydance.org

sarasotacontemporarydance.org

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 2 men

Starting pay: $10 per hour

SENSEDANCE

New York, NY

Contact: Byron Segal-Jacobs

212.717.6869

sensedance@sensedance.org

sensedance.org

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

Starting pay: TBD

SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance

Roswell, GA

Contact: Charlotte Williamson

404.955.7232

charlotte@sidewaysdance.com

sidewaysdance.org

Currently hiring: 4 women, 4 men

Starting pay: $500 per year

South Carolina Ballet

Columbia City Ballet

Columbia, SC

Contact: Jason Cobb

803.799.7605

jcobb@columbiacityballet.com

columbiacityballet.com

Currently hiring: 5 women, 3 men

Starting pay: TBD

State Street Ballet

Santa Barbara, CA

Contact: Denise Grimm

805.845.1432

contact@statestreetballet.com

statestreetballet.com

Currently hiring: 2 women, 2 men

Starting pay: $450 per week

Verb Ballets

Cleveland, OH

Contact: Richard Dickinson, associate director

216.397.3757

info@verbballets.org

verbballets.org

Currently hiring: 1 man

Starting pay: DOE

Wonderbound

Denver, CO

Contact: Dawn Fay

303.292.4700

dfay@wonderbound.com

wonderbound.com

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

Starting pay: $750 per week

World Dance Movement—The International Festival

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

New York, NY

Contact: Daniela Iorli

212.582.1090

info@worlddancemovement.com

wdmitaly.com

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: TBD

WV Dance Company

Beckley, WV

Contact: Toneta Akers-Toler

304.252.0030

athtoler@msn.com

wvdanceco.com

Currently hiring: 3 women, 3 men

Starting pay: $300 per week

Yellowstone Ballet Company

Livingston, MT

Contact: Kathleen Rakela

406.222.0430

yellowstoneballet@gmail.com

yellowstoneballet.info

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 1 man

Starting pay: DOE

Yellowstone Ballet School

Yellowstone Ballet Company

Livingston, MT

Contact: Kathleen Rakela

406.222.0430

yellowstoneballet@gmail.com

yellowstoneballet.info

Currently hiring: 7 women, 5 men

Starting pay: DOE

ZiRu Dance

Redwood City, CA

Contact: Sarah Bryce Mann

415.857.5089

info@zirudance.com

zirudance.com

Currently hiring: 1 woman, 2 men

Starting pay: $300–$700 per week DOE

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

Shumka

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

Edmonton, AB

780.995.0668

joe.hoffman@shumka.com

shumka.com

Currently hiring: 5 women, 5 men

Starting pay: TBD

Germany

Stuttgart Ballet

State Theater Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany

audition.stuttgartballet@staatstheater-stuttgart.de

stuttgart-ballet.de

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Starting pay: monthly, open to negotiation

Monaco

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Contact: Kathy Plaistowe

+33.492.41.60.10

auditionselection@balletsdemontecarlo.com

balletsdemontecarlo.com

Currently hiring: TBD women & men

Teaching and Administrative Positions

Ad Deum Dance Co.

Houston, TX

Contact: Randall Flinn

713.501.2857

addeumdance@gmail.com

danceaddeum.com

Part-time

Administrator

Ajkun Ballet School

Ajkun Ballet Theatre

New York, NY

Contact: Natalie Young

646.202.1852

ajkun@aol.com

ajkunbt.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Ballet teacher

Ajkun Ballet Theatre

New York, NY

Contact: Natalie Young

646.202.1852

ajkun@aol.com

ajkunbt.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part- and full-time

Art administrators

Ballet Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

Contact: Catherine Fothergill

515.344.0880

catherine@balletarkansas.org

balletarkansas.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Administrative assistant

Ballet Fantastique

Eugene, OR

Contact: Emily Rizo, company manager

541.342.4611

hbontrager@balletfantastique.org

balletfantastique.org

Style: ballet, musical theater, modern

Part-time

Instructor

Ballet Hispánico

New York, NY

212.362.6710 x31

info@ballethispanico.org

ballethispanico.org

Style: ballet, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap

Part-time

Teaching artists and dance faculty

Ballet Long Island

Ronkonkoma, NY

Contact: Jen Densing

631.737.1964

balletlongisland@aol.com

balletlongisland.com

Style: ballet

Part-time

Dance teacher

Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Inc.

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Dianna Cuatto

410.224.5644

dianna.cuatto@balletmaryland.org

balletmaryland.org

Part-time

Office assistant, marketing assistant, faculty

BalletRox

Boston, MA

Contact: Carol Knox

617.224.7386

info@balletrox.info

balletrox.info

Style: ballet, musical theater, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, Latin

Part-time

Dance instructor

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Twin Lake, MI

800.221.3796 x206

employment@bluelake.org

bluelake.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time, seasonal

Dance instructor

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

New York, NY

Contact: Teresa Fellion

646.662.5128

teresa@bodystoriesfellion.org

bodystoriesfellion.org

Style: modern

Part-time

Company manager, development associate, booking associate

BODYTRAFFIC

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Lillian Barbeito

310.923.2766

lillian@bodytraffic.com

bodytraffic.com

Style: modern

Full-time

Development director

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Caitlin Lennon

434.973.2555

clennon@charlottesvilleballet.org

charlottesvilleballet.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Some teaching positions available

ClancyWorks Dance Co.

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Dr. Adrienne Clancy

301.717.9271

info@clancyworks.org

clancyworks.org

Style: ballet, jazz, ethnic, modern

Part- and full-time

Teaching artists

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland, OH

Contact: Michael Krasnyansky

216.320.9000 x101

michael@clevelandballet.org

clevelandballet.org

Style: ballet

Part-time

Ballet teacher

Columbus State University

Columbus Ballet

Columbus, GA

Contact: Kristin Barker

706.507.8327

barker_kristin@columbusstate.edu

columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/3228

Style: ballet

Full-time

Artistic director, executive director, master teacher

Cornish College of the Arts

Higher Ed

Seattle, WA

Contact: Audra Vasquez

206.726.5082

careers@cornish.edu

cornish.edu/jobs

Style: ballet, modern, jazz

Full-time

Assistant professor of dance

The Dance Institute of Washington

Washington, DC

Contact: Carla Camargo

202.371.5696

ccamargo@danceinstitute.org

danceinstituteofwashington.org

Style: ballet, jazz, modern

Part-time

First Position coordinator, First Position teacher

Dance Visions NY

Great Neck, NY

Contact: Beth Jucovy

516.482.2621

dancevisions.ny@gmail.com

dancevisionsny.org

Style: ballet, jazz, modern

Part-time

Administrative intern

Dancewave

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Lusheena Warner

718.522.4696

jobs@dancewave.org

dancewave.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Arts administration intern

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton, OH

Contact: Crystal Michelle, associate artistic director

937.228.3232 x109

crystal@dcdc.org

dcdc.org

Style: modern

Part-time

Teaching artist

Dean College: Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance

Franklin, MA

Contact: Marc M. Arentsen, dean

508.541.1606

marentsen@dean.edu

dean.edu

Style: ballet, musical theater, modern, jazz, tap, dance studies

Part-time and adjunct

Faculty in dance techniques and dance studies

Doug Varone and Dancers

New York, NY

Contact: Elizabeth Fort

212.279.3344

efort@dougvaroneanddancers.org

dougvaroneanddancers.org

Style: modern

Part-time

Volunteers (social media, development, company management)

Felice Lesser Dance Theater

New York, NY

Contact: Felice Lesser

fldtny@aol.com

fldt.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Executive assistant

Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne, IN

Contact: Lauren Ettensohn

260.484.9646

lettensohn@fortwayneballet.org

fortwayneballet.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part- and full-time

Teaching faculty

Island Moving Company

Newport, RI

Contact: Charles Kehres

401.847.4470

charles@islandmovingco.org

islandmovingco.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part- and full-time

Professional contemporary ballet dancer and teacher

JKing Dance Company (JKDC)

JKDramatiCreations, LLC

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Joyce King

jking@joycekingdance.com

joycekingdance.com

Style: ballet, jazz, modern

Part-time

apprentice and/or intern/possible company member slot (send photo/resumé)

Kim Robards Dance

Aurora, CO

Contact: LaRana Skalicky

303.825.4847

info@kimrobardsdance.org

kimrobardsdance.org

Style: modern

Contractual

Faculty member, administrative assistant/academy coordinator

Koin & Co Dancers

New York, NY

Contact: Ali Koinoglou & Stephanie Noble

631.834.8055

koinandcodancers@gmail.com

koinandcodancers.com

Style: ballet, jazz, musical theater, ethnic, modern, tap

Part-time

Guest teacher

MADCO

Resident at Touhill Performing Arts Center

Saint Louis, MO

Contact: Emilee Morton

314.681.4923

emorton@madcodance.com

madcodance.com

Style: modern

Internship

Assistant manager

MamLuft&Co. Dance

Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Jeanne Mam-Luft

jeanne@mamluftcodance.org

mamluftcodance.org

Style: modern

Part-time, contract

Education and outreach director, dance instructors

Mark Morris Dance Group

Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Kelsey Ley

718.624.8400 x203

kelsey.ley@mmdg.org

markmorrisdancegroup.org

Style: ballet, musical theater, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop

Part-time

Teaching artist

Minnesota Ballet

Duluth, MN

Contact: Robert Gardner

218.529.3742

balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org

minnesotaballet.org

Style: ballet, jazz, modern

Part-time

Dance instructor

Northern Plains Dance

Bismarck, ND

Contact: Hollis Mackintosh Heid

701.530.0986

dance@northernplainsdance.org

northernplainsdance.org

Style: ballet, modern, jazz, tap

Part- and full-time

Instructor

NW Dance Project

Portland, OR

Contact: Caitlin Warren

info@nwdanceproject.org

nwdanceproject.org

Part-time

Administrative

NYC Dance Arts

New York, NY

Contact: NYC Dance Arts

347.634.6539

nycdancearts@gmail.com

nycdancearts.com

Style: modern

Part-time

Dance instructor

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City, OK

Contact: Ronnie Underwood

405.843.9898

runderwood@okcballet.org

okcballet.org

Style: ballet

Full-time

Director of finance

Oyo Dance Company

Inspiration to Movement

Columbus, OH

Contact: Elizabeth Weiss

614.253.6683

president@oyodancecompany.org

oyodancecompany.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Children's ballet instructor, office assistant

Peninsula Ballet Theatre

San Mateo, CA

Contact: Mimi Lonsdorf

650.342.3262

mlonsdorf@peninsulaballet.org

peninsulaballet.org

Style: ballet, jazz, modern

Part-time

Faculty

Pennsylvania Classical Ballet

Easton, PA

Contact: Yu Hong

610.762.9696

info@paclassicalballet.org

paclassicalballet.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

PUSH Dance Company

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Karla Quintero

415.800.7943

info@pushdance.org

pushdance.org

Style: modern

Teaching artist

Regina Nejman & Company

New York, NY

Contact: Regina Nejman

rnejmancompany@gmail.com

reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com

Style: modern

Part-time

Intern (project-based)

Roxey Ballet

Mill Ballet School

Lambertville, NJ

Contact: Mark Roxey

609.397.7244

auditions@roxeyballet.org

roxeyballet.org

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

Part- and full-time

Workshops/faculty member

Russian American Foundation

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive

New York & Connecticut

rusamfoundation@aol.com

bolshoiballetacademy.com

Style: ballet

Full-time, seasonal (6 weeks, June–August)

Sr. staff/Russian interpreter (will be responsible for interpreting ballet classes from Russian to English as part of a prominent summer youth program; ability to conduct a stretch class for dancers is a plus)

SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance

Roswell, GA

Contact: Charlotte Williamson

404.955.7232

charlotte@sidewaysdance.com

sidewaysdance.org

Style: jazz, modern

Part-time

Dance faculty and/or administrative assistant

SpectorDance

Marina, CA

Contact: Fran Spector Atkins

831.601.8510

franspector5@gmail.com

soectordance.org

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Teacher, administrator

Step Afrika!

Washington, DC

Contact: LaDraveous Lee

202.399.7993 x110

companymanager@stepafrika.org

stepafrika.org

Style: ballet, musical theater, modern, tap

Part-time

Teaching artist

Treehouse Shakers

Dance-Theater for Young Audiences

New York, NY

Contact: Emily Bunning

212.715.1914

contactus@treehouseshakers.com

treehouseshakers.com

Style: modern

Part-time, seasonal

Teaching artist, company manager

University of Arizona

School of Dance

Tucson, AZ

Contact: Patricia Choate

520.626.4106

pchoate@email.arizona.edu

uacareers.com/postings/23065

Style: ballet, modern, jazz

Full-time

Associate professor/professor of ballet

University of Hawaii at Manoa—Department of Theatre and Dance

Honolulu, HI

theagrad@hawaii.edu

manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage

Style: ballet, musical theater, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap

Part-time

Graduate assistantships

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Contact: Andrew Carlson

512.471.5793

theatreanddance@austin.utexas.edu

apply.interfolio.com/46258

Style: ballet, musical theater, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap

Full-time

Dance faculty positions (1 junior rank, 1 senior rank)

Urbanity Dance

Boston, MA

Contact: Lea D'Arminio

617.572.3727

community@urbanitydance.org

urbanitydance.org

Style: ballet, ethnic, modern, jazz, tap

Part-time

Teaching artists (multiple positions)

Zaccho Center for Dance and Aerial Arts

Zaccho Dance Theatre

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Sonya Smith

415.822.6744

cdaa@zaccho.org

Style: aerial dance

zaccho.org

Part-time

Aerial arts instructor

ZiRu Dance

Redwood City, CA

Contact: Sarah Bryce Mann

415.857.5089

info@zirudance.com

zirudance.com

Style: ballet, modern

Part-time

Development coordinator

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Winnipeg, MB

Contact: Lindsay McKnight

202.957.3467

school@rwb.org

rwb.org/audition

Part- and full-time

RWB School artistic faculty (teaching)

L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Montreal, QC

Contact: Lise Bernier

514.849.4929

lbernier@esbq.ca

esbq.ca

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Ballet Austin's corps in Snow Scene. Photo by Anne Marie Bloodgood, courtesy Ballet Austin.

Few people who are busier during the holidays than corps members of American ballet companies. December is officially Nutcracker season—a company's chance to earn a huge chunk of their revenue for the year, and a dancer's chance to go a little, ahem, nuts, waltzing and swallowing fake snow night after night for weeks on end.

But Nutcracker can also be an opportunity like no other, and for some corps members, it's the highlight of their year. Five dancers told us what helps them get through it all.

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News
Via Instagram @rambertdance

When Rambert, the United Kingdom's oldest professional dance company, announced Wednesday that Benoit Swan Pouffer had been appointed artistic director, it was hardly surprising news. Since April, two months after Mark Baldwin stepped away from Rambert after a 15-year tenure at its head, Pouffer has served as guest artistic director. That initial appointment was in and of itself a somewhat unexpected move, but the company had already brought the choreographer into the fold with a commission for its newly-formed junior company, Rambert2.

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Style & Beauty
The Radio City Rockettes in their new finale costumes. Photo courtesy of MSG.

Given how regimented the Radio City Rockettes are, from their precise kick lines to their Christmas Spectacular season show schedule (which can include up to four performances a day), it's no surprise they're just as strict with their skincare routines. After all, sweating in stage makeup six days a week can cause dryness and breakouts for even the most easygoing skin types. We caught up with Rockettes Alyssa Lemons and Nina Linhart for all of their tried-and-true skincare picks.

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Dancers Trending
Murphy's pregnancy announcement has us jumping for joy. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy ABT

Congratulations are in order for American Ballet Theatre star Gillian Murphy and her husband, former ABT dancer Ethan Stiefel, who are expecting their first child next June!

Murphy announced her pregnancy today on Instagram:

She will not be dancing in the company's upcoming tour or the 2019 Metropolitan Opera House season, but plans to return to the stage next fall.

We have no doubt that Murphy will be the ultimate cool mom. Here's why:

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The Creative Process
Mana Hashimoto began training as a dancer before going blind in her early 20s. Photo Fred Hatt, courtesy Hashimoto

Since losing her eyesight due to an undiagnosed optic nerve atrophy, choreographer and performer Mana Hashimoto has dedicated her life's work to exploring how the body exists in space with or without sight.

Trained in ballet, jazz and Graham technique, she has performed all over the world, from her native home in Japan to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jacob's Pillow. Hashimoto is also the founder of Dance without Sight, a series of workshops designed to discover movement through touch, sound and smell.

Dance Magazine recently say down with Hashimoto to learn more about her process, and what it's like to be a bridge between the seen and unseen worlds.

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Dance in Pop Culture

Online video game Fortnite is involved in serious controversy over its "emotes" dance feature. Even if you're not a gamer, this is a case choreographers should keep close tabs on. Here's why.

Let us quickly introduce you to Fortnite Battle Royale: The video game sprung up in September 2017 and has grown to insane levels of popularity. It's free to play and features 100 users duking it out to be the last person standing. But here's the catch: If you want to get ahead, you have to make in-game purchases, trading real money for V-Bucks, which you use to redeem things like weapons.

So what's it got to do with dance? A whole lot. One of Fortnite's most popular—and lucrative—features is its emotes, animated dances that users can purchase to perform on the battlefield. Many are taken directly from pop culture, and Fortnite's developer, Epic Games, is in the midst of a heated lawsuit regarding its Swipe It emote. After much public debate, rapper 2 Milly filed a suit last week claiming that Epic Games stole—and is now largely profiting from—the Milly Rock, a dance move he created and popularized, without his permission. Take a look:

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What Wendy's Watching
The Call by Ronald K. Brown marks the choreographer's seventh work for Ailey. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy Ailey

It's the 60th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and their season at New York City Center is going strong with more than 20 works—including world premieres and company premieres.

Ronald K. Brown, who just received a Dance Magazine Award, has made his seventh work for Ailey, The Call. It's a gorgeous pastiche of three different types of music: Bach, jazz by singer Mary Lou Williams and Malian music by Asase Yaa Entertainment Group.

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Dance Training
Lauren Sanford teaches contractions to demonstrate the connection between breath and movement. Photo by Jenn Shaw Fleming

If a teacher or choreographer has ever commented that your dancing looks stiff, the problem could be that you aren't breathing effectively. "When dancers aren't breathing, their shoulders are up and there's no length in their movement. They start to look like they're just waiting to get to the next thing," says Maria Bai, artistic director of Central Park Dance in New York.

It may seem like a no-brainer—of course you can't move without breathing. But beginning dancers often hold their breath because they are so focused on picking up choreography, says Sarah Skaggs, director of dance at Dickinson College. Even advanced dancers can benefit from focusing more on their breath. "Sometimes they are paying so much attention to what their limbs are doing that they forget about the lungs, the chest, the trunk. Breath is the last thing they're thinking about, but really it should be the first," says Skaggs. The more integrated your breathing is, the more relaxed and present you will feel.

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The Creative Process
Jordan Isadore with one of his mobiles. Photo via Instagram

I've been a fan of Jordan Isadore's for about a decade. His gorgeous, spine-contorting renditions of Christopher Williams' repertory are legendary, and for many years I had the privilege of making dances with him and producing his works through DanceNOW[NYC].

Over the last year or so, as he began winding down his performance career, Isadore began making odd, phenomenal objects: dribs of Labanotation scores rendered as hung mobiles, gorgeously crafted in stained glass and metal. The designs are stunning, imbued simultaneously with a hipster-nonsense contemporaneousness and reverence for dance history.

I spoke with Isadore about his retirement from the stage, and transition to crafting full time.

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Career Advice
Negotiating a higher salary doesn't diminish your love for dance; it only reinforces your value. Getty Images

There's always that fateful day each year, usually in February or March, when ballet contracts are renewed. Dancers file into an office one by one, grab an envelope and sign their name on a nearby sheet of paper to signify the receipt of their fate. Inside that envelope is a contract for next season or a letter stating that their artistic contribution will no longer be needed. This yearly ritual is filled with anxiety and is usually followed by either celebratory frolicking or resumé writing.

Whenever I received my contract, I would throw up my hands joyfully knowing that I would get to spend one more year dancing. In 14 years at Boston Ballet, I never once looked at my pay rate when signing a contract. The thought of assessing my work through my salary never crossed my mind.

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The Creative Process
Rami Malek performing as Freddie Mercury. Still from Bohemian Rhapsody, via foxmovies.com

Watching Bohemian Rhapsody through the eyes of dancer, there's a certain element of the movie that's impossible to ignore: Rami Malek's physical performance of Freddie Mercury. The way he so completely embodies the nuances of the rock star is simply mind-blowing. We had to learn how he did it, so we called up Polly Bennett, the movement director who coached him through the entire process.

In a bit of serendipitous timing, while we were on the phone, she got a text from Malek that he had just been nominated for a Golden Globe. And during our chat, it became quite clear that she had obviously been a major part of that—more than we could have ever imagined.

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25 to Watch
Photo credits, clockwise from bottom left: Peter Mueller, Courtesy Cincinnati Ballet; Jayme Thornton; Jochen Viehoff, Courtesy Stephanie Troyak; Karolina Kuras, Courtesy National Ballet of Canada; Natasha Razina, Courtesy State Academic Mariinsky Theatre; Kim Kenney, Courtesy Atlanta Ballet; Jim Lafferty; Arian Molina Soca, Courtesy Pennsylvania Ballet; Altin Kaftira, Courtesy Dutch National Ballet; Scott Shaw, Courtesy Shamar Wayne Watt

What's next for the dance world? Our annual list of the dancers, choreographers and companies that are on the verge of skyrocketing has a pretty excellent track record of answering that question.

Here they are: the 25 up-and-coming artists we believe represent the future of our field.

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Spotlight
James Alsop has choreographed for stars from Beyoncé to Janelle Monae. Photo via Facebook

Even if you haven't heard her name, you've almost certainly seen the work of commercial choreographer James Alsop. Though she's made award-winning dances for Beyoncé ("Run the World," anyone?) and worked with stars like Lady GaGa and Janelle Monae, Alsop's most recent project may be her most powerful: A moving music video for Everytown for Gun Safety, directed by Ezra Hurwitz and featuring students from the National Dance Institute.

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We caught up with Alsop for our "Spotlight" series:

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Health & Body
Dance classes will be a part of a movement towards "social prescribing." Photo by Leon Liu via Unsplash

It's become a colloquialism—or, we admit, a cliche—to say that dance can heal.

But with a new initiative launched by British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, doctors in the U.K. will soon be able to prescribe dance classes—along with art, music, sports, gardening and more—for patients suffering from conditions as various as dementia, lung problems and mental health issues.

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Dance in Pop Culture
The 2016 Broadway revival of CATS. Photo by Matthew Murphy

If the news about the upcoming CATS movie has your head spinning, we're right there with you. It seems like every week we have a bit more to share about the new film adaptation, which is set to release in December 2019. So, in order to keep it all straight, we present you with our master list of everything we know—our version of "The Naming of Cats," if you will. We'll add updates as they emerge.

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Rant & Rave
How many times have you been questioned for not pursuing something "more serious"? Photo by Nadim Merrikh/Unsplash

People have a tendency to think of dance as purely physical and not intellectual. But when we separate movement from intellect, we limit what dance can do for the world.

It's not hard to see that dance is thought of as less than other so-called "intellectual pursuits." How many dancers have been told they should pursue something "more serious"? How many college dance departments don't receive funding on par with theater or music departments, much less science departments?

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Dance in Pop Culture
Albert Watson, courtesy of Pirelli Calendar

We were beyond excited to see the annual Pirelli Calendar when it was announced last summer that Misty Copeland was to be one of four women featured in the 2019 edition. And now, the wait is finally over.

Albert Watson, courtesy of Pirelli Calendar.

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Dance Magazine Awards
Clockwise from top left: Crystal Pite, photo by Michael Slobodian; Lourdes Lopez, photo by Alexander Iziliaev; Michael Trusnovec, photo via Instagram; Ronald K. Brown, photo by Julieta Cervantes

Today, we are thrilled to announce the honorees of the 2018 Dance Magazine Awards. A tradition dating back to 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards celebrate the living legends who have made a lasting impact on dance. This year's honorees include:

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Dance in Pop Culture
Julia Roberts is one of 12 celebs Justin Peck choreographed on. Photo by Philip Montgomery, Courtesy NYT Mag.

Each year, The New York Times Magazine shines a spotlight on who they deem to be the best actors of the year in its Great Performers series. But, what we're wondering is, can they dance? Thankfully, the NYT Mag recruited none other than Justin Peck to put them to the test.

Peck choreographed and directed a series of 10 short dance films, placing megastars in everyday situations: riding the subway, getting out of bed in the morning, waiting at a doctor's office.

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Health & Body
Even a 10-minute nap can give you a performance boost. Photo by Getty Images

On busy performance days, international guest artist Joy Womack always makes time for one activity after class and rehearsals: a nap. "I like to feel well-rested when I need to be in the spotlight at night, not dragging at the end of the day," she says. "It helps me recover and refocus."

With her earbuds tuned to a guided medi­tation app, she can squeeze in a nap wherever she needs to. "One time I even took a nap on the floor of the tour bus in Siberia," she says. "Dancers can sleep anywhere."

Joy Womack prioritizes napping before a show. Photo by Quinn Wharton for Pointe magazine.

As research has revealed the benefits of short daytime naps, power-napping advice has proliferated, and more dancers are choos­ing to include a nap in their pre-performance routines. Approaching napping strategically will help you get the most out of an afternoon snooze.

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In Memoriam

On Monday night, a memorial was held at Riverside Church to honor the life and achievements of Dance Theatre of Harlem co-founder Arthur Mitchell. With nearly three months to process and grieve (Mitchell passed away on September 19) the atmosphere was not that of mourning as much as reflection, reverence and admiration for who he was, what he built and what remains. (Watch the full livestream here.)

The church filled with family, artistic friends, fans and admirers. What was most gratifying was the volume of DTH alumni from the school, company and organization who traveled across the globe to pay their respects, from founding members to present dancers and students. The house of worship was filled with the sentiment of a family reunion. As Mitchell was sent home, it was a homecoming for many who have not shared air together in decades. What was palpable was the authentic bonds that Dance Theatre of Harlem and Mitchell fostered in all.

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Rant & Rave
Precious Adams is not cast as Odette/Odile, but is the face of ENB's marketing campaign. Screenshot via English National Ballet's website

Fans of the sublime English National Ballet first artist Precious Adams were probably excited to see her image splashed across the company's website in a promotional image for an upcoming production of Swan Lake.

But those who took a closer look were met with a disappointing reality: Adams, who is the only black woman in the company, is not listed on the principal casting sheet for the production.

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