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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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Dance Training
Courtesy CalArts

Four years of lectures, exams and classes can feel like a lifetime for college dancers who have their sights set on performing. So when a professional opportunity comes knocking, it can be tempting to step away from your academics. But there are a few things to consider before putting your education on hold.

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Hive by Boston Conservatory student Alyssa Markowitz. Photo by Jim Coleman

The way we create and consume dance is changing every day. Now more than ever, the field demands that dancers not only be able to perform at the highest level, but also collaborate with choreographers to bring their artistic visions to life. Dancers who miss out on choreographic training may very well find themselves at a disadvantage as they try to launch their careers.

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Career Advice
LA Dance Project. Photo by Jonathan Potter, courtesy LADP

We've all been there: You see the craziest/most beautiful/oddest/wildest clip of a dance on Facebook and you simply have to see more.

But do you actually get yourself to the theater and sit through a 90-minute performance? The consensus, at this point, typically seems to be: No.

There is no clear correlation between a company's social media campaigns and how many seats they fill in the theater. That doesn't mean social media isn't, of course, vital. It simply means that "social media campaigns operating without other marketing campaigns don't cut it," says Rob Bailis, associate director of Cal Performances at UC Berkeley. "But campaigns without social media are far worse off."

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Dance in Pop Culture
Carlos Acosta in a still from Yuli. Photo by Denise Guerra, Courtesy Janet Stapleton

Since the project was first announced toward the end of 2017, we've been extremely curious about Yuli. The film, based on Carlos Acosta's memoir No Way Home, promised as much dancing as biography, with Acosta appearing as himself and dance sequences featuring his eponymous Cuba-based company Acosta Danza. Add in filmmaking power couple Icíar Bollaín (director) and Paul Laverty (screenwriter), and you have a recipe for a dance film unlike anything else we've seen recently.

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Sponsored by McCallum Theatre
Last year's winner: Manuel Vignoulle's EARTH. Jack Hartin Photography, Courtesy McCallum Theatre

It's not often that a promising choreographer gets to stage work in a world-class theater, on a skillfully-curated program with professional dancers, and with the possibility of winning a substantial cash prize. But at the McCallum Theatre's Palm Desert Choreography Festival, that's been the status quo for over twenty years.

Since Shea New, the festival's artistic director, founded the festival in 1998, she's worked tirelessly with McCallum's director of education and festival producer, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, and stage manager and festival production manager Joanna Fookes to build a festival that nurtures choreographers, highlights high quality work, powerfully engages the local community and cultivates an audience base for dance in the Coachella Valley. The trio is backed by a strong team of professionals at McCallum and the brilliant volunteers from the local and national level who serve as adjudicators.

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News
Ramasar and Catazaro, photos via Instagram

One of the country's top arbitrators has decided to reinstate Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro to New York City Ballet. The former principals were fired last fall for "inappropriate communications," namely graphic text messages.

The dancers' union, American Guild of Musical Artists, fought the termination, arguing that the firings were unjust since they related entirely to non-work activity. After a careful review of the facts, an independent arbitrator determined that while the company was justified in disciplining the two men, suspension was the appropriate action and termination took it too far.

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Rant & Rave
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in Fancy Free. Photo via pbt.org

A woman passes three men in the street. The men pursue her. They thrust their pelvises at her. They continue to pursue her after she slaps one's hand and walks away. They surround her. She glances around at them in alarm. One snatches her purse (to review the Freudian significance of purses, click here) and saunters off with it, mocking her. She tries to take the purse back, and the three men toss it over her head among each other. They make her dance with them. Each time she indicates "No," the men try harder to force her submission to their advances.

This is all within the first 10 minutes of Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free, a 1944 ballet about three sailors frolicking on shore leave during World War II, beloved by many and still regularly performed (especially during the last year, since 2018 was the centennial celebration of Robbins's birth). Critic Edwin Denby, after the premiere with Ballet Theatre, called it "a remarkable comedy piece" and "a direct, manly piece."

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What Dancers Eat
Courtesy Bloc Talent Agency

When you're bouncing between hotel rooms without access to a kitchen, eating a pescatarian diet can be challenging. Stephanie Mincone, who most recently traveled the globe with Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour, told Dance Magazine how she does it—while fueling herself with enough energy to perform for thousands of Taylor fans.

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Dancers Trending
Hamrick rehearsing Port Rouge in St. Petersburg. Photo courtesy Hamrick

Choosing music for your first-ever choreography commission can feel daunting enough. But when you're asked to create a ballet using the vast discography of the Rolling Stones—and you happen to be dating Stones frontman Mick Jagger—the stakes are even higher.

So it's understandable that as of Monday, American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, whose Port Rouge will have its U.S. premiere tonight at the Youth America Grand Prix gala, was still torn about which songs to include.

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Advice for Dancers
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What is an acceptable request from a choreographer in terms of nudity? On the first day of shooting All That Jazz in the 1970s, Bob Fosse asked us men to remove everything but our jock straps and the women to remove their tops. His rationale was to shock us in order to build character, and it felt disloyal to refuse. Would this behavior be considered okay today?

—Anonymous

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Career Advice
Stephen Mills' Grimm Tales, which premiered last month, is the first ballet funded by the Butler New Choreography Endowment. Photo by Anne Marie Bloodgood, Courtesy Ballet Austin

As much as audiences might flock to Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, ballet can't only rely on old war horses if it wants to remain relevant. But building new full-lengths from scratch isn't exactly cheap.

So where can companies find the money?

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Dance History
Merce Cunningham in his Changeling (1957). Photo courtesy DM Archives

Today—April 16, 2019—marks what would have been Merce Cunningham's 100th birthday. As dancers from Los Angeles to New York City to London gear up for Night of 100 Solos (the marathon performance event being livestreamed today), and as companies and presenters worldwide continue to celebrate the Cunningham Centennial through their programming, we searched through the Dance Magazine Archives to unearth our favorite images of the groundbreaking dancemaker.

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Dance in Pop Culture
Courtesy MPRM Communications

A bright disposition with a dab of astringent charm is how I remember Brock Hayhoe, a National Ballet School of Canada schoolmate. Because we were a couple years apart, we barely brushed shoulders, except at the odd Toronto dance party where we could dance all night with mutual friends letting our inhibitions subside through the music. Dancing always allows a deeper look.

But, as my late great ballet teacher Pyotr Pestov told me when I interviewed him for Dance Magazine in 2009, "You never know what a flower is going to look like until it opens up."

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Rant & Rave
Social media validates extremes over clean, solid technique. Photo by David Hofmann/Unsplash

The entrancing power of Instagram can't be denied. I've lost hours of my life scrolling the platform looking at other people documenting theirs. What starts as a "quick" fill-the-moment check-in can easily lead to a good 10-15 minute session, especially if I enter the nebulous realm of "suggested videos."

My algorithm usually shows me professional ballet dancers in performances, rehearsals, class, backstage and on tour, which I quite enjoy. But there are the other dance feeds that I find myself simultaneously intrigued and horrified by: the hyper-elastic, hyper-extended, gumby-footed girls always at the barre doing developpés to six o'clock. There are the multiple turners, the avid stretchers and we can't forget the endless balancers.

This parade of tricksters always makes me wonder, What else can they do? Can they actually dance?

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Cover Story
Courtesy Khoreva

The pleasure of watching prodigies perform technical feats on Instagram can be tinged with a sense of trepidation. Impressive tricks, you think, but do they have what it takes for an actual career?

Just look at 18-year-old Maria Khoreva, who has more followers than most seasoned principals; in videos, her lines and attention to detail suggested a precocious talent, and led to a Nike ambassador contract before she even graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Still, when she joined the Mariinsky Ballet last summer, there was no guarantee any of it would translate to stage prowess.

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Health & Body
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As more states legalize cannabis, it seems the sales pitch for cannabidiol—or CBD—gets broader and broader. A quick internet search turns up claims that CBD helps with pain, depression, acne, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, heart disease, post-traumatic stress, epilepsy and cancer. But the marketplace is unregulated, which makes it tricky to find out what CBD actually does.

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News
A 1952 photograph of Merce Cunningham in Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three. Photo by Gerda Peterich, Courtesy Blake Zidell & Associates

One night. Three cities. Seventy-five dancers. And three unique sets of 100 solos, all choreographed by Merce Cunningham.

This incredible evening of dance will honor Cunningham's 100th birthday on April 16. The Merce Cunningham Trust has teamed up with The Barbican in London, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City and the Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles for a tri-city celebration.

The best part? You don't have to be in those cities to watch—Night of 100 Solos is being live-streamed in its entirety for free.

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The Creative Process
George Balanchine's Don Quixote. Photo by Martha Swope ©The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

When George Balanchine's full-length Don Quixote premiered in 1965, critics and audiences alike viewed the ballet as a failure. Elaborate scenery and costumes framed mawkish mime passages, like one in which the ballerina washed the Don's feet and dried them with her hair. Its revival in 2005 by Suzanne Farrell, the ballerina on whom it was made and to whom Balanchine left the work, did little to alter its reputation.

Yet at New York City Center's Balanchine festival last fall, some regretted its absence.

"I'd want to see Balanchine's Don Quixote," says Apollinaire Scherr, dance critic for the Financial Times. "It was a labor of love on his part, and a love letter as well. And you want to know what that looks like in his work."

Even great choreographers make mistakes. Sometimes they fail on a grand scale, like Don Quixote; other times it may be a minor misstep. Experiment and risk help choreographers grow, but what happens when a choreographer of stature misfires? Should the work remain in the repertory? And what about a work that fails on some levels but not others?

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News
Sarah Lane will perform in one of the "You Are Us" benefit concerts. Photo by Erin Baiano, Courtesy ABT

After the horrific March 15 terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques, the music and arts community sprang into action to plan a way to help victims and their families. A series of resulting concerts, titled "You Are Us/Aroha Nui," will take place in New Zealand (April 13 and 17), Jersey City, New Jersey (April 17) and Los Angeles (April 18). Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Our People, Our City Fund, which was established by the Christchurch Foundation to aid those affected by the attacks.

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Malpaso Dance Company in Cunningham's Fielding Sixes. Photo by Nir Ariel, Courtesy Richard Kornberg & Associates

Throughout 2019, the Merce Cunningham Trust continues a global celebration that will be one of the largest tributes to a dance artist ever. Under the umbrella of the Merce Cunningham Centennial are classes and workshops, film screenings and festivals, art exhibitions and symposia, and revivals and premieres of original works inspired by the dancemaker's ideas. The fever peaks on April 16, which would have been the pioneering choreographer's 100th birthday, with Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, featuring a total of 75 dancers in three performances live-streamed from London, Los Angeles and New York City.

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Career Advice
Tan Li Min working with Queensland Ballet dancer Lou Spichtig. Photo by Jovian Lim, Courtesy Cloud & Victory

Cloud & Victory gets dancers. The dancewear brand's social media drools over Roberto Bolle's abs, sets classical variations to Beyoncé and moans over Mondays and long adagios. And it all comes from the mind of founder Tan Li Min, the boss lady who takes on everything from designs to inventory to shipping orders.

Known simply (and affectionately) to the brand's 41K Instagram followers as Min, she's used her wry, winking sense of humor to give the Singapore-based C&V international cachet.

She recently spoke with Dance Magazine about building the brand, overcoming insecurity and using pizza as inspiration.

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News
Alia Kache in rehearsal with Ballet Memphis. Photo by Louis Tucker, Courtesy Ballet Memphis

The Ballet Memphis New American Dance Residency, which welcomes selected choreographers for its inaugural iteration next week, goes a step beyond granting space, time and dancers for the development of new work.

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