2011 Company & Audition Guide

Published in the February/March 2011 issue.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre
New York, NY
646-202-1852
ajkun@aol.com
www.ajkunbt.org
Artistic directors: Leonard &
Dr. Chiara Ajkun
Contact: Ichiko Nakajima
Audition dates: Feb 11 (Oklahoma City, OK), Feb 12 (Rome, Italy), Feb 12 (Houston, TX), Feb 13 (Austin, TX), Feb 18 (Dallas, TX), Feb 20 (Shreveport, LA), Feb 26 (Boston, MA), Feb 26 (London, England), Feb 27 (Amsterdam, Netherlands),
Mar 5 (New York, NY)
Bring: $25, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, modern, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Alabama Ballet
Birmingham, AL
205-322-4300
information@alabamaballet.org
www.alabamaballet.org
Artistic director: Tracey Alvey

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
San Francisco, CA
415-863-3040
arturo@linesballet.org
www.linesballet.org
Artistic director: Alonzo King
Contact: Arturo Fernandez
Audition dates: TBD (San Francisco, CA)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

American Ballet Theatre
New York, NY
212-419-1045
fhoworth@abt.org
www.abt.org
Artistic director: Kevin McKenzie
Contact: Frances Howorth

American Contemporary Ballet
Los Angeles, CA
310-929-5703
www.acbdances.com
Artistic director: Lincoln Jones
Contact: Theresa Farrell
Audition dates: Feb 26 (New York, NY), Apr 2 (Los Angeles, CA), Apr 10 (New York, NY)
Audition includes: ballet

Arc Dance Company
Seattle, WA
206-352-0798
info@arcdance.org
www.arcdance.org
Artistic director: Marie Chong

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
North Miami Beach, FL
305-948-4777
artsballet@bellsouth.net
www.artsballettheatre.org
Artistic director: Vladimir Issaev
Contact: Ruby Issaev
Audition dates: open (Miami, FL)
Bring: resumé
Audition includes: ballet
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen, CO
970-925-7175
jennica@aspensantafeballet.com
www.aspensantafeballet.com
Artistic director/contact: Tom Mossbrucker
Audition date: Feb 27 (New York, NY)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, modern, pointe
Videos accepted

Atlanta Festival Ballet
Stockbridge, GA
770-507-2775
atlantafb@aol.com
www.atlantafestivalballet.com
Artistic directors: Gregory Aaron & Nicolas Pacaña

Atlantic City Ballet
Egg Harbor City, NJ
609-804-1995
info@acballet.org
www.acballet.org
Artistic director: Phyllis Papa
Contact: John Lysaght
Bring: $25, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe
Videos accepted

Ballet Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
602-381-0184
questions@balletaz.org
www.balletaz.org
Artistic director: Ib Anderson
Audition includes: ballet

Ballet Austin
Austin, TX
512-476-9151
eugene.alvarez@balletaustin.org
www.balletaustin.org
Artistic director: Stephen Mills
Contact: Eugene Alvarez
Audition dates: Feb 12, Apr 2 (Austin, TX); Feb 26 (San Francisco, CA); Mar 12 (New York, NY); Mar 13 (Chicago, IL)
Bring: $25, dance photo, resumé

Ballet Fantastique Chamber Company
Eugene, OR
541-342-4611
balletfantastique@gmail.com
www.balletfantastique.org
Artistic director: Donna Maris Bontrager
Contact: Hannah Bontrager
Audition dates: by appointment (Eugene, OR)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe, prepared solo
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Ballet Long Island
Ronkonkoma, NY
631-737-1964
balletlongisland@aol.com
www.theballetcenter.org
Artistic director: Debra Punzi
Contact: Laurie Solomon
Audition dates: TBD (Ronkonkoma, NY)
Bring: dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted

Ballet Nouveau Colorado
Broomfield, CO
303-466-5685
company@bncdance.com
www.bncdance.com/school
Artistic director: Garrett Ammon

Ballet Quad Cities
Rock Island, IL
309-786-3779
www.balletquadcities.com
Artistic director: Courtney Lyon

Ballet San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
210-404-BSAA
info@balletsanantonio.org
www.balletsanantonio.org
Artistic director: Mayra Worthen
Audition includes: ballet

Ballet San Jose
San Jose, CA
408-288-2820
lreinhardt@balletsj.org
www.balletsj.org
Artistic director: Dennis Nahat
Contact: Les Reinhardt
Audition dates: TBD
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
410-224-5644
btmmgr@balletmaryland.org
www.balletmaryland.org
Artistic director/contact: Dianna Cuatto
Audition dates: Mar 6, Mar 13 (Annapolis, MD)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, interview, jazz, modern, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Ballet Theatre Midwest
Cincinnati, OH
515-520-2334
ballettheatremidwest@fuse.net
www.ballettheatremidwest.com
Artistic director: Daniel R. Simmons

Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Munroe Falls, OH
330-688-6065
www.ballettheatreohio.org
Artistic director: Christine Meneer

Ballet West
Salt Lake City, UT
hthackeray@balletwest.org
www.balletwest.org
Artistic director: Adam Sklute
Contact: Heather Thackeray
Audition date: Mar 27 (Salt Lake City, UT)
Bring: $15, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Pre-application required

BalletMet Columbus
Columbus, OH
614-229-4860
dance@balletmet.org
www.balletmet.org
Artistic director: Gerard Charles
Contact: Rebecca Rodriguez-Hodory
Audition dates: Feb 27 (New York, NY), Mar 6 (Columbus, OH)
Bring: dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe

Boston Ballet
Boston, MA
617-695-6950
audition@bostonballet.org
www.bostonballet.org
Artistic director: Mikko Nissinen

Carolina Ballet
Raleigh, NC
919-719-0800
www.carolinaballet.com
Artistic director: Robert Weiss
Contact: Elizabeth Parker
Audition includes: ballet

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
New York, NY
212-244-0015
info@cedarlakedance.com
www.cedarlakedance.com
Artistic director: Benoit-Swan Pouffer
Audition date: Feb 26 (New York, NY)
Bring: $40
Audition includes: ballet

Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati, OH
513-621-5219
mstormer@cballet.org
www.cballet.org
Artistic director: Victoria Morgan
Contact: Melissa Stormer
Audition dates: Feb 26 (San Francisco, CA), Mar 20 (Cincinnati, OH), Mar 26 (Boston, MA), Mar 27 (New York, NY)
Bring: $20, dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet

City Ballet of San Diego
San Diego, CA
858-274-6058
www.cityballet.org
Artistic director: Steven Wistrich

Colorado Ballet
Denver, CO
303-837-8888
brandi.glass@coloradoballet.org
www.coloradoballet.org
Artistic director: Gil Boggs
Contact: Brandi Glass
Audition date: Feb 6 (Denver, CO)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet
Videos accepted

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
New York, NY
212-777-7771
info@complexionsdance.org
www.complexionsdance.org
Artistic directors: Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson

Dance Kaleidoscope
Indianapolis, IN
317-940-8460
davidh@dancekal.org
www.dancekal.org
Artistic director/contact: David Hochoy
Audition dates: summer (Indianapolis, IN)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet,
modern

Dance Visions
Great Neck, NY
516-482-2621
dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
www.newyorkdancing.net
Artistic director/contact: Beth Jucovy
Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, Duncan dance, improvisation, interview, jazz, modern
Pre-application required

Dances Patrelle
New York, NY
212-722-7933
www.dancespatrelle.org
Artistic director: Frances Patrelle

David Taylor Dance Theatre
Edgewater, CO
303-789-2030
james@dtdt.org
www.dtdt.org
Artistic director/contact: James Wallace
Audition date: Mar 20 (Denver, CO)
Bring: $25, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, modern, partnering, pointe

Dayton Ballet Association
Dayton, OH
937-449-5060
contact_us@daytonballet.org
www.daytonballet.org
Artistic director: Dermot Burke
Contact: Kathy Reed
Audition dates: Feb 20 (Chicago, IL), Apr 3 (Dayton, OH)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Dayton, OH
937-228-3232
gary@dcdc.org
www.dcdc.org
Artistic director: Debbie Bluden-Diggs
Contact: Gary Harris
Audition date: Apr 29 (Dayton, OH)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern

Diablo Ballet
Walnut Creek, CA
925-943-1775
diablo@diabloballet.org
www.diabloballet.org
Artistic director: Lauren Jones

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Houston, TX
713-652-3938
lmcburnett@dwdt.org
www.dwdt.org
Artistic director: Dominic Walsh
Contact: Leigh McBurnett
Audition date: Jan 30 (Houston, TX)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, pointe
Pre-application required

Eidolon Ballet
New York, NY
212-946-1275
eidolonballet@gmail.com
www.eidolonballet.org
Artistic director: Melanie Cortier

Festival Ballet Theatre
Fountain Valley, CA
714-962-5440
info@festivalballet.org
www.festivalballet.org
Artistic director: Salwa Rizkalla
Audition includes: ballet

Fort Wayne Ballet
Fort Wayne, IN
260-484-9646
aross@fortwayneballet.org
www.fortwayneballet.org
Artistic director: Karen Gibbons-Brown
Contact: Anna Ross
Audition dates: Feb 4 (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Feb 12
(Kansas City, KS), Feb 13 (W Des Moines, IA)
Bring: $20, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet
Videos accepted

The Georgia Ballet
Marietta, GA
770-528-0881
mzdevos@georgiaballet.org
www.georgiaballet.org
Artistic director: Gina Hyatt-Mazon
Contact: Michele Ziemann-DeVos
Audition date: Apr 16 (Marietta, GA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Grand Rapids Ballet Company
Grand Rapids, MI
616-454-4771 x28
mellissas@grballet.com
www.grballet.com
Artistic director: Patricia Barker
Contact: Mellissa Slack
Audition date: Feb 4 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet,
partnering, pointe, prepared solo
Videos accepted

Houston Ballet
Houston, TX
713-535-3217
cstonemartin@houstonballet.org
www.houstonballet.org
Artistic director: Stanton Welch
Contact: Christine Stone Martin
Audition date: Feb 13 (Houston, TX)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Idaho Dance Theatre
Boise, ID
208-331-9592
info@idahodancetheatre.org
www.idahodancetheatre.org
Artistic directors: Marla Hansen & Carl Rowe
Contact: Becky Breshears
Audition dates: TBD (Boise, ID)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern, partnering, pointe
Videos accepted

The Joffrey Ballet
Chicago, IL
312-739-0120
auditions@joffrey.org
www.joffrey.org
Artistic director: Ashley Wheater

The JohnC Art Ballet
Orange, CA
714-925-9806
audition@johncartballet.org
www.johncartballet.org
Artistic director: John Welch
Contact: Katie Bonomini
Audition dates: TBD (Orange, CA)
Bring: $15, dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, interview
Pre-application required

Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City, MO
816-931-2232
kcbauditions@kcballet.org
www.kcballet.org
Artistic director: William Whitener
Contact: Karen P. Brown
Audition dates: Feb 20 (New York City, NY), Mar 12 (Kansas City, MO)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Light of the World Ballet Company
Syracuse, NY
315-396-1886
info@lightoftheworldballet.com
www.lightoftheworldballet.com
Artistic director/contact: Ashley Rollinson
Audition date: Apr 30 (Syracuse, NY)

Louisville Ballet
Louisville, KY
502-583-3150
ukern@louisvilleballet.org
www.louisvilleballet.org
Artistic director: Bruce Simpson
Contact: Harald Uwe Kern
Audition dates: Feb 6–11 (Louisville, KY)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Pre-application required

Miami City Ballet
Miami Beach, FL
305-929-7000
www.miamicityballet.org
Artistic director: Edward Villella
Audition includes: ballet

Minnesota Ballet
Duluth, MN
218-529-3742
balletmaster@minnesotaballet.org
www.minnesotaballet.org
Artistic director/contact: Robert Gardner
Audition dates: Apr 2 (Minneapolis, MN), Apr 9 (Chicago, IL)
Bring: dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required

Mystic Ballet
Mystic, CT
860-536-3671
info@mysticballet.org
www.mysticballet.org
Artistic director: Gregor Thieler

Nashville Ballet
Nashville, TN
615-297-2966
tyeager@nashvilleballet.com
www.nashvilleballet.com
Artistic director: Paul Vasterling
Contact: Tim Yeager
Audition date: Feb 20 (New York, NY)
Bring: $30, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted




Nevada Ballet Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
702-243-2623
info@nevadaballet.org
www.nevadaballet.org
Artistic director: James Canfield
Contact: Jenn Kratochwill
Audition dates: TBD (Las Vegas, NV)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Pre-application required

New York City Ballet
New York, NY
212-870-5649
webmaster@nycballet.com
www.nycballet.com
Ballet master in chief: Peter Martins
Audition includes: ballet

North Carolina Dance Theatre
Charlotte, NC
704-372-0101
gjax@ncdance.org
www.ncdance.org
Artistic director: Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux
Contact: Gretchen Jax
Audition dates: Feb 12, Apr 16 (New York, NY); Mar 12 (Charlotte, NC); Mar 26 (Miami Beach, FL)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted

Northwest Dance Project
Portland, OR
503-421-7434
info@nwdanceproject.org
www.nwdanceproject.org
Artistic director: Sarah Slipper
Contact: Scott Lewis
Audition dates: TBD (Portland, OR)
Bring: dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, contemporary, improvisation
Pre-application required

Odyssey Dance Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT
801-495-3262
avanalstyne@odysseydance.com
www.odysseydance.com
Artistic director: Derryl Yeager
Contact: Annie Van Alstyne
Audition dates: May (Salt Lake City, UT); Jul, Aug (New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap

Oklahoma City Ballet
Oklahoma City, OK
405-843-9898
jsparso@okcballet.com
www.okcballet.com
Artistic director: Robert Mills
Contact: Jacob Sparso
Audition dates: Feb 19 (Chicago, IL), Mar 6 (Oklahoma City, OK)
Bring: dance photo, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Oregon Ballet Theatre
Portland, OR
503-227-0977
rebecca.roberts@obt.org
www.obt.org
Artistic director: Christopher Stowell
Contact: Rebecca Roberts
Audition dates: Feb 6 (Houston, TX; Miami, FL), Feb 13 (New York, NY), Feb 14 (Chicago, IL), Feb 20 (Los Angeles, CA), Mar 27 (Portland, OR), Mar 6 (San Francisco, CA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seattle, WA
206-441-9411
www.pnb.org
Artistic director: Peter Boal

Pennsylvania Ballet
Philadelphia, PA
215-551-7000
msheridan@paballet.org
www.paballet.org
Artistic director: Roy Kaiser
Contact: Michael Sheridan
Audition date: Mar 19 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe

Philadanco
Philadelphia, PA
215-387-8200
jmb@philadanco.org
www.philadanco.org
Artistic director: Joan Myers Brown
Contact: Kim Bears-Bailey
Audition date: Jun 12 (Philadelphia, PA)
Bring: $10, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, jazz, modern, repertoire

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA
412-454-9116
bvickrey@pittsburghballet.org
www.pbt.org
Artistic director: Terrence S. Orr
Contact: Bob Vickrey
Audition date: Mar 12 (Pittsburgh, PA)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
New York, NY
www.radiocityauditions.com
Artistic director: Linda Haberman
Audition dates: spring (New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, jazz, partnering, tap

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co.
Salt Lake City, UT
801-297-4235
info@ririewoodbury.com
www.ririewoodbury.com
Artistic director: Charlotte Boye-Christensen
Audition includes: ballet

Rochester City Ballet
Rochester, NY
585-461-5850
dtretter@rochestercityballet.com
www.rochestercityballet.com
Artistic director: Jamey Leverett
Contact: Deborah Tretter
Audition date: Feb 13 (Rochester, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, company repertoire, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Saint Louis Ballet Company
Chesterfield, MO
636-537-1998
jneal@stlouisballet.org
www.stlouisballet.org
Artistic director: Gen Horiuchi
Contact: Joey Neal
Audition dates: Feb–May (St. Louis, MO)
Bring: $15, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe

San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA
415-865-2000
www.sfballet.org
Artistic director: Helgi Tomasson

Sensedance, Inc.
New York, NY
212-717-6869
sensedance@sensedance.org
www.sensedance.org
Artistic director: Henning Rübsam
Contact: Byron Segal-Jacobs
Audition dates: TBD (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, modern, partnering, pointe
Pre-application required

Sideways Contemporary Dance Company
Atlanta, GA
770-992-0170
charlotte@sidewaysdance.com
www.sidewaysdance.org
Artistic director/contact: Charlotte Foster
Audition date: Mar 20 (Roswell, GA)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, interview, modern, partnering, prepared solo
Videos accepted

Sierra Nevada Ballet
Genoa, NV
775-783-3223
info@sierranevadaballet.com
www.sierranevadaballet.com
Artistic director: Rosine Bena

6th Day Dance Company
Seattle, WA
206-229-6019
aschaefer@sixthdaydance.org
www.sixthdaydance.org
Artistic director/contact: Angela Schaefer
Audition date: Aug 28 (Seattle, WA)
Bring: headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, improvisation, modern
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Spotlight on Talent
New York, NY
spotlighttalent@hotmail.com
Contact: Valeria Marrara
Audition date: Jun 4 (New York, NY)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Pre-application required

State Street Ballet
Santa Barbara, CA
805-563-3262
contact@statestreetballet.com
www.statestreetballet.com
Artistic director: Rodney Gustafson
Contact: Jennifer Phillips
Audition dates: Mar 12 (Santa Barbara, CA), Apr 17 (New York, NY)
Bring: $20, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, pointe
Videos accepted

Trey McIntyre Project
Boise, ID
877-867-2320
info@treymcintyre.com
www.treymcintyre.com
Artistic director: Trey McIntyre

USA Ballet Company
Bloomington, IL
309-665-0300
drb.usaballet@hotmail.com
www.usaballet.us
Artistic director: Michelle Holmes-Bello
Contact: Dr. Ken Bello
Audition dates: TBA (New York, NY; Bloomington, IL)
Bring: $10, dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: ballet, interview, partnering, pointe, prepared solo
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

The Wanda Project
Columbia, SC
704-330-1392
webright@jcsu.edu
www.thewandaproject.net
Artistic director/contact: Wanda Ebright
Audition dates: TBD (Charlotte, NC)
Bring: resumé
Audition includes: ballet, modern, pointe
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

The Washington Ballet
Washington, DC
202-362-3606
www.washingtonballet.org
Artistic director: Septime Webre

Verb Ballets
Cleveland Heights, OH
216-397-3757
ktnagy@hotmail.com
www.verbballets.org
Artistic director: Margaret Carlson
Contact: Katie Gnagy


INTERNATIONAL


Cirque du Soleil
Montreal, QC, Canada
casting.dance@cirquedusoleil.com
www.cirquedusoleil.com/jobs
Contact: Sonia Konza
Audition dates: Feb 1 (Las Vegas, NV; New York NY),
Feb (Rome, Italy), Jul (Montreal, QC, Canada), TBD (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Bring: dance photo, headshot, resumé
Audition includes: African, ballet, breakdance, hip hop, improvisation, Indian, jazz, modern, partnering, pointe, prepared solo, tap
Pre-application required
Videos accepted

Hong Kong Ballet
Hong Kong, China
marketing@hkballet.com
www.hkballet.com
Artistic director: Madeleine Onne
Audition includes: ballet

The National Ballet of Canada
Toronto, ON, Canada
416-345-9686
auditions@national.ballet.ca
www.national.ballet.ca
Artistic director: Karen Kain
Contact: Pamela Steele

South African Ballet Theatre
Braamfontein, South Africa
271-187-7690
iain@saballettheatre.co.za
www.saballettheatre.co.za
Artistic director/contact: Iain MacDonald