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Ballet 5:8 is seeking to offer trainee positions to qualified male and female applicants. Applications are being accepted until positions are filled.

The Ballet 5:8 Trainee Program is a dynamic 2-year training program that allows a select group of dancers to put the finishing touches on their training alongside the Ballet 5:8 professional company. Students accepted spend mornings in technique class and rehearsals alongside the Ballet 5:8 professional company and attend a range of supplementary classes in the afternoons five days per week, August - May. Open by audition only to dancers ages 18-24 with a solid background in classical ballet, the Trainee Program prepares promising students for careers with Ballet 5:8 and other professional dance companies. In the three short years of the program, our graduates have already been accepted into the Kirov Academy year-round program, Joffrey Ballet Trainee program and the Ballet 5:8 Company.

Program Content
Trainee Program students attend ballet technique and pointe daily based on Ballet 5:8's unique style grounded in classical Vaganova technique but seasoned with the powerful and athletic demands of today's professional dance world. Students then spend their afternoons in rehearsals along with the professional company and a rotation of classes including variations, repertoire, jazz, modern, improv, PiYo, weights training, stretching, acting and mime, port de bras, and pas de deux. Additional academic classes include dance history, music theory, anatomy, injury prevention and Bible study.

Ballet 5:8 Trainees perform regularly in outreach settings and with Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts. Trainees also have the opportunity to be cast in performance opportunities alongside the Ballet 5:8 Professional Company, including touring opportunities. Trainees have the opportunity to perform new works frequently, and also work with a variety of choreographers throughout the year.

More information:

Please contact Trainee Director, Brette Benedict at with questions and for more information.


Ballet Fantastique accepts Northwest, national and international company audition applications throughout the year for company and apprentice/trainee positions. We seek dancers with strong technical proficiency and powerful artistry. A Vaganova background is a plus, though not required.

Our vision: In today's world, we believe that it is no longer enough to be “simply” a dance company in the mold of generations of dance companies gone before. Instead, Ballet Fantastique operates under the belief that companies must be powerfully energetic and versatile—committed to building new audiences for the arts—just as they are profoundly invested—committed to working together to do what it takes to bring world-class art into being. And so, we are artistically bold and unapologetically tenacious, carving new niches for our art and building passionate new audiences for dance in the process. We are refreshingly humble, recognizing that each of us is an essential and contributing member of the team who makes possible the work that we do. We have fierce artistic integrity, but we are also open. We strive to continuously improve.

Just so, Ballet Fantastique believes that it is no longer enough to be “simply” a dancer. We seek a new company members eager to grow as we grow, contributing to and accelerating the success of the organization we share. We seek new company members with talent, strength, artistic voice, a great work ethic and sense of humor, personality, and an insatiable appetite for what's next.

HIRING: Male and Female Company Dancers + Academy Teachers

Ballet Fantastique Contemporary Chamber Company
is auditioning male dancers for soloist, corps, and apprentice positions for the 15-16 season. Contract includes four contemporary ballet productions plus national/international touring as scheduled. three contemporary ballet productions plus national/international touring as scheduled, with competitive pay and benefits, including shoe allowance, physical therapy and massage. The contract also includes additional opportunities for paid outreach and teaching work.

Competitive applicants will have strong classical and contemporary vocabularies, and confidence with pas de deux work. Applicants must be a US citizen (or hold a green card or work permit), and are preferably 5’9” and up. Additional skills of interest (desired but not requisite): Choreography, arts education, arts administration, dance instruction (ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, pas de deux, and/or hip-hop). Vaganova experience preferred.

Ballet Fantastique Contemporary Chamber Company is also auditioning female dancers for soloist, corps, and apprentice positions for the 15-16 season. Contract includes four contemporary ballet productions plus national/international touring as scheduled. Benefits include shoe allowance, physical therapy and massage. The contract also includes additional opportunities for paid outreach and teaching work for experienced candidates. Though this should not discourage your application—especially for dancers with the other qualities we're seeking—we are ideally hiring a dancer between 5'5" and 5'8". Additional skills of interest (desired but not requisite): Choreography, arts education, arts administration, other dance vocabularies (contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, pas de deux, and/or hip-hop).


Please email for more information.


Owen/Cox Dance Group is seeking both male and female dancers for the 2015-16 season. Must be proficient in ballet, contemporary, and modern.

Open Audition - Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Ballet class: 10:00-11:30am
Repertoire: 11:30-12:30pm
Registration begins at 9:00am

City in Motion Studios
3925 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Audition Fee: $20
Please bring a headshot and resumé.

For more information visit Questions? Email us at or call (816) 533-5904.


Avant Chamber Ballet is hiring one female dancer and two male dancers for its 2015-2016 season.

The season includes three major productions and monthly smaller
performance opportunities from September 2015-May 2016. Dancers are paid per performance, based on their experience level, from $400-$1000.

The open audition will be April 19 from 2-4pm at Park Cities Dance, 7979 Inwood Rd #201, Dallas, TX, 75209. Registration starts at 1:30pm. The audition will be a full class, followed by choreography. $15 fee. Please bring resume, photo and pointe shoes for women.

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Paradosi Ballet Company is seeking ballet dancers for trainee and apprentice positions for the 2015/2016 Season. Paradosi Ballet Company is the Pacific Northwest's first professional Christian ballet company that was founded in 2007 by directors Joel and Tennille Carver. The Touring Company of Paradosi's primary goal is to share the love of Christ through dance, drama and personal witness while displaying excellence in the arts. The Touring Company primarily tours along the West Coast of the United States, but it also tours across the country and internationally.

The Trainee Company of Paradosi Ballet was established to train, mentor and disciple the next generation of Christian ballet dancers to join Paradosi's Touring Company or to serve in other areas of ministry. The Trainee Program is a two-year ballet vocational program; however, some students graduate in as little as one year or take as long as three years depending on effort and skill level demonstrated. Trainees will dance their own repertoire at programs Tacoma/Seattle region as well as occasionally dance alongside the Touring Company in some of their story ballets.

The application process for trainees and apprentices is the same and placement in the Touring Company or Trainee Company are at the discretion of the directors. For more information and to download an application packet please visit our website today:

Trainee and Apprentice application deadline is May 1, 2015. Mail completed applications to:

Paradosi Ballet Company
4020 S 56th Street Suite 105
Tacoma, WA 98409

Summer Dance Intensive - June 21-27
Paradosi Ballet Company will also be hosting its third annual Summer Dance Intensive June 21-27 in Tacoma, Washington.

For more information please visit our website at: Summer Dance Intensive information and applications. Summer intensive applications are due by May 15, 2015


Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male & female soloist and principal level dancers for the 2015–16 season. Salaried employee contract runs from approximately September 2015 to May 2016. Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Unpaid company trainee/apprentice positions are also available for both males and females. These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

Audition details:
Saturday March 21, 2015, 5:30pm
Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Audition Requirements - please submit:
1) Non-refundable audition fee of $25. Cash or check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."
2) Two photos; a headshot and in first arabesque (on pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and
3) A short résumé.

Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States. For more information, visit

If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition time. Contact: Rick Vogt,


Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding auditions for its upper division level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6 – 31) and its August Summer Intensive program (August 10 – 21), for students ages 11+ (have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls). Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, master teacher Bonnie Mathis (former Principal, ABT and director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

2015 Summer intensive auditions:
1) March 27, 2015, Rochester, MN
1:00pm audition, registration at 12:30pm.
Allegro School of Dance and Music 2342 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901

2)  APRIL 12, 2015, Lakeville, MN
1:00pm audition, registration at 12:30pm.
Ballet Royale Minnesota.

Please submit $25 non-refundable audition fee (cash or check only); AND two photos: head shot and first arabesque (en pointe for girls). Students may also audition via video/DVD; see audition registration form on our website for details.

Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only). For more information, visit:

Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. Free parking.
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN  55044

Contact: Denise Vogt,  


Connect the Dots Dance Company is hiring classically trained ballet dancers to join our company for its Spring 2015 production of Sleeping Beauty. For more information please contact Amber Shriver at

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, under the artistic directon of the legendary Suzanne Farrell, is seeking professional level male and female ballet dancers for the upcomng 2015-2016 season (approximately 6-8 weeks: September-November 2015). Principal, soloist, corps de ballet and apprentice positions are available.


Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm (check in begins at 12:30 in the Hall of States)

Location: The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566


Must be at least 18 years of age and have strong classical ballet technique. Women will audition en pointe. Must be available September-November 2015.


Please register by e-mailing with your name, contact information, resumé and current headshot by Friday, April 10, 2015. For more information about The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, please visit For Kennedy Center visitor parking and parking information, visit Parking is $23. The Kennedy Center is metro-accessible on the Orange and Blue lines via Foggy Bottom.


POINTEBARRE is seeking classically-trained dancers based in London for celebrity-driven event series. Male dancers wanted for ‘art-fusion’ event series fashioned in the best elements of Contemporary Luxury, High Fashion and Performing Arts.

PointeBarre Media Ltd creates “Exotic Ballet with an Urban Twist." Come join a company that redefines the performing stage by using non-traditional venue spaces, an innovative style and movement quality toward the goal of introducing a new aesthetic of ballet to urban audiences worldwide.

Send head-shot, CV and a short video clip to Clip should include work that displays contemporary movement quality and partnering skills showing lifts and assisted turns.



Atlantic City Ballet announces auditions for its 2015/16 Company and 2015/16 International Trainee program. Please see below for specific dates and times. Some audition dates may be combined auditions.

*For all U.S. auditions please bring dance photo, CV and $30 audition fee


AC Ballet’s 2015/2016 Company Audition Dates
April 12, 2015-NYC, NY
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY
Registration 12:30-1:00, Class 1:00-3:00

April 26, 2015-Rome, Italy

Via Cesare Fracassini 60
Rome, Italy
Registration 11:00 Class 11:30
Please bring dance photo, CV and € 25 audition fee

May 2, 2015-London, UK
Pineapple Dance Studios
7 Langley St.
Covent Garden, London
020-7836 4006
Registration 11:00-11:30, Class 11:30-1:30
Please bring dance photo, CV and £16 audition fee

AC Ballet’s International Trainee/Apprentice Program Auditions (dancers ages 16-22)
The Atlantic City Ballet's International Trainee and Apprentice Program (ITAP) is the perfect program for dancers who seek a professional career in dance. This one to two-year, tuition-based program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer, all while offering personal attention in a small, nurturing environment. Limited to only 20 students, ITAP is the training ground for future AC Ballet company members. For those students also interested in continuing their academic education, ITAP offers one on one academic mentoring for high school and college students and the ability to take classes either online or at Richard Stockton College which is minutes away. Trainees will also have the opportunity to perform in AC Ballet's many outreach programs and will be part of Atlantic City Ballet's Corps de ballet.

* For all auditions, please bring dance photo, CV and $30 audition fee.

Sunday March 15th, 2015-Orlando, FL
Central Florida Ballet
3306 Maggie Blvd. Suite B
Orlando, FL
Registration 1:00-1:30 Class 1:30-2:30

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 - Memphis, Tennessee
Ballet Memphis
7950 Trinity Road  
Cordova, TN
Registration 10:30-11:00, Class 11:00-1:00

Sunday, April 26th, 2015-Rome Italy
Via Cesare Fracassini 60
Rome, Italy
Registration 11:00 Class 11:30
Please bring dance photo, CV and € 25 audition fee

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015-London, UK
Pineapple Dance Studios
7 Langley St.
Covent Garden, London
020-7836 4006
Registration 11:00-11:30, Class 11:30-1:30
Please bring dance photo, CV and £ 16 audition fee

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - Birmingham, Alabama
The Pointe Dance Arts
3403 Lorna Lane
Birmingham, AL
Registration 11:30-12:00, Class 12:00-1:30, Pointe 1:30-2:00

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama River Region Ballet
River Plaza
7981 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL
Registration 12:00-12:30, Class 12:30-2:00, Pointe 2:00-2:30


Savannah Ballet Theatre, located in Savannah, Georgia, is seeking professional male and female dancers for it’s 2015-2016 Season. The nine month contract includes shoes for each production, free classes at our school, teaching opportunities, and possible stipends for each performance (will be determined at auditions). Please click here for audition information, or contact the managing director at


The Tallahassee Ballet School is hiring ballet teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. We focus on ballet technique and pointework from ages 3-21. TBS trains dancers under the ABT National Curriculum.  


Experienced and qualified applicants send head shot, cover letter and resumé to


 Mystic Ballet and Mystic Ballet II are seeking versatile male and female dancers with classical and contemporary experience for the 2015-16 season. Contracts are up to 46 weeks starting summer of 2015, with possible national/international touring. Salary based on experience and merit, and includes benefits. Live auditions are by invitation only. Dancers need to complete the online form at least 2 days prior to live audition. Once your application is processed, you will receive a pre-screening response by e-mail. Applicants for Mystic Ballet and Mystic Ballet II complete the online form and send CV and photos to:

Mystic Ballet accepts dancers of any nationality or ethnicity. Visit for audition requirements and info about Mystic Ballet and Mystic Ballet II located in Mystic, Connecticut.

Online Auditions are only accepted with video link and applicable fee. 

Sun April 19, 2015
Stadttheater Bremerhaven
D-27568 Bremerhaven
Audition 12:00-4:00pm


 Moxie Dance Theatre is seeking technically strong, artistically diverse male and female dancers to fill 20 apprentice positions and 16 company positions for MCB's 2015-16 performance season. Competitive salary, paid 40-42 week touring contracts available.

Apprentice Positions:
Saturday July 12, 2015
Saturday August 8, 2015

Company Positions:
Saturday July 12, 2015
Saturday August 8, 2015

Pre-registration is required and begins March 1, 2015. Please complete the online form to reserve your audition place. Auditions times will be assigned via e-mail beginning June 1, 2015.

Audition Fee: $25
*Dancers attending MCB Summer Intensive receive an audition fee waiver.

Audition will include ballet, pointe, improvisation, partnering, interview. Dancers must be a minimum of 16 years old and a maximum of 30 years old by September 1, 2015. Please bring a current headshot, resume, and $25 audition fee. Dancers must audition in person.

MCB is the Pacific Northwest's new Contemporary Ballet Company created by its artistic director, Gina Candland. The company is set to collaborate with world-renowned choreographers to create an innovative repertoire that will be performed throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Dancers interested in an apprentice or company position are strongly encouraged to attend Moxie Contemporary Ballet's Summer Intensive. MCB artistic director and creative staff welcome the opportunity to get to know and realize each dancers full potential.  

Moxie Dance Company Summer Intensive Auditions:

Train like a professional this summer with the Pacific Northwest's new premiere contemporary ballet company. Learn from an inspiring world renowned faculty, including Drew Jacoby and Paloma Herrera, led by artistic director Gina Candland.

Session One: June 15-July 11
Geared towards dancers seeking a classical ballet focus in partnering and men's class complimented with both classical and contemporary ballet and partnering, modern, Pilates, and conditioning.

Session Two: July 13-August 8
Geared towards dancers seeking a contemporary ballet focus in partnering and men's class complimented with contemporary, modern, and body conditioning.

Both sessions are open to all age groups.
Intermediate Students: 12-15 years
Advanced Pre-Professional: 16-20 years
Professional Dancers: 21-30 years

*Must meet age requirement by June 1, 2015.
*Age is used as a general placement guideline. Each student will be individually evaluated and placed in the level that best matches their maturity and technical level.


Moxie Contemporary Ballet's Summer Intensive program is a rigorous intensive that inspires, nurtures and refines dancers both technically and artistically.  Our renowned and knowledgeable faculty gives individualized guidance to help each dancer learn how to work with their own bodies. While developing and refining a pure technical foundation, dancers are challenged through collaboration to explore their own technical and artistic potential.

Our goal is to give dancers the knowledge and tools to care for their bodies, problem solve, and become the best version of themselves.  With classical ballet as our foundation, dancers are inspired through process based movement.  Methods for injury prevention and longevity are reinforced through a kinesthetic understanding of technique and movement. Our goal is to train independent thinking, artistically innovative, and technical sound dancers capable of effortlessly transitioning into the professional world of dance.

Dancers benefit from a small student-to-teacher ratio and train a minimum of 40 hours per week. And dancers will have the opportunity to take master classes in conditioning and injury prevention with Artistic Director, Gina Candland. Faculty collaborates with the dancers to create innovative new works performed at the end of each session on one of Portland's 5 Theatre stages.

Expert Panel Q&A Discussions
Each week on Saturday afternoons, dancers will have the rare opportunity to attend our Expert Panel Q&A Discussions. Faculty and guest faculty will lead the the conversation on a variety of topics and dancers will be able to openly ask questions in regards to auditioning, taking class, headshots, pointe shoes and more.


Topics Include:
How to become an intelligent class taker.
Are auditions the only way to get a job or position in a company?
Do's and don'ts of headshots and resumes.
Using social media to promote yourself as a dancer.
How body conditioning prevents injuries.
Promoting a healthy body image of yourself.
Finding the perfect pointe shoe.

Please e-mail all questions regarding the Summer Intensive 2015 to:


Ballet San Antonio is holding company class auditions for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. Interested applicants please submit your resumé, head shot, dance photos and video footage (including class, one classical variation and one contemporary variation) to or P.O. Box 460070, San Antonio, TX 78246.

To be invited to company class, interested applicants should submit their resumé, head shot, dance photos and video footage (including class, one classical variation and one contemporary variation) to or P.O. Box 460070, San Antonio, TX 78246.


Experienced professional photographer located in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area is looking to create a series of artistic images of male ballet dancers. The dancers should be 18 years of age or older, but only to ensure there are no issues with the commercial use of his image.
The male ballet dancer will receive finished images electronically for use as he pleases. This is a great opportunity to have action and headshots done at no cost.

My work can be viewed on my website, which is Interested male ballet dancers can contact me through the site, as well. Shoot will be conducted in a studio in Alexandria, VA.


Roxey Ballet professional company is holding open auditions. Three to four male part/full-time positions and one to two female part/full-time positions are available. Paid contracts for 2015 season. Auditions will be held by appointment only.

Please send headshot, resumé and a brief introduction, along with two recommendations from recent employers to Plan to show a classical variation, contemporary solo and take part in a brief interview process.

Artist skills must range from classical to contemporary ballet to modern with a strong dramatic range.

Roxey Ballet is the premier contemporary ballet company in New Jersey and located one and a half hours from New York City and three-quarters hour from Philadelphia. Please send all application materials and RSVPs to: Roxey Ballet Auditions, 243 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. For more information call 609.397.7616 or e-mail This year's contract is 10-28 weeks.

Repertory includes: Dracula, Nutcracker, Othello, Carmen, Cinderella, Hamlet and over 30 repertory selections in styles ranging from classical to modern.




 Experienced professional photographer located in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area is looking to create a series of artistic images of ballerinas. Ballerinas should be 18 years of age or older, but only to ensure there are no issues with the commercial use of the ballerina's image.


The ballerina will receive finished images electronically for use as she pleases. This is a great opportunity for ballerinas to have action and headshots done at no cost.

My work can be viewed on my website, which is Interested ballerinas can contact me through the site, as well.



Barre Fitness Instructor- NYLA Method (Dubai)
Interested in an opportunity teaching fitness in one of the world's most fascinating global cities? NYLA Method is looking for the right candidates to join our dynamic team of talented instructors in Dubai!

Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Our luxurious 9,000 sqf wellness space, NYLA House is the home studio of NYLA Method. NYLA House has our very own juice bar and healthy cafe, NYLA Kitchen, 'Blow Dry Barre', Pool and 3 state of the art studios. We aim to motivate and empower our guests through our excellent classes, fantastic American-style customer service and exciting amenities. We are looking for like-minded and talented instructors to help us continue to create an excellent experience!

Desired skills and background:
- Background in dance (ballet/jazz/modern)
- Competence in anatomy and physiology
- Strong communication skills
- Experience living or studying abroad
- Fitness or dance teaching experience
- Motivational and energetic teaching style
- Great client relations
- Positive, team player mentality
- Desire to live abroad in an exciting environment in one the fastest growing cities in the world!

If interested, please send resumé and cover letter with headshot and full body shot to


Physique 57 is offering high-energy, dynamic instructors the opportunity to bring the most effective fitness program in NYC and LA to Dubai, UAE. Physique 57 is a growing, internationally renowned fitness company that operates five upscale, full-service exercise studios nationally. The company offers a unique, specialized exercise experience that has captured the attention of women worldwide.

• 1 year teaching experience in ballet-barre technique
• Background in dance- ballet, jazz or modern preferred
• Knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology (or proper body mechanics)
• Articulate with strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Charismatic, motivational and professional
• Upbeat and energetic teaching style with the ability to teach all levels of clients from beginners to advanced levels in a group exercise setting
• Adventurous spirit
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Possess superior client relations and retention skills
• International work or touring experience or study abroad a plus

• Competitive pay
• Excellent benefits
• Assistance with housing and all relocation matters including work authorizations, travel arrangements and concierge services
• Be part of an emerging global fitness brand
• Chance to experience life abroad in one of the world's truly global cities

Contact: If seriously interested, kindly send the following to
• Resume
• Headshot
• Cover letter describing your qualifications and commitment to a posting overseas