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2020 Auditions Guide.

Mark your calendar. Dozens of companies and training programs are auditioning dancers. Could you be the right fit?

Academy at EDGE

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Bill Prudich


Audition dates: Jan 18 (Los Angeles,

CA), Feb 15 (Los Angeles, CA), Mar 14

(Los Angeles, CA)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $150

Pro Certificate Programs auditions. Submit application and supporting materials in advance.

Akhmedova Ballet Academy

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Jacqueline Akhmedova


Audition dates: please email

Mme. Akhmedova at mme@

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, audition registration forms Audition fee: $40

American Contemporary Ballet

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Elise Filo


Audition dates: Mar 1 (Los Angeles,

CA), Feb 23 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $25

ACB offers a 38-week contract with approximately 70 performances. Pay rate is $1,100-$300 per week, plus physical therapy and pointe shoes.

American Midwest Ballet

Council Bluffs, IA

Contact: Matthew Lovegood

Audition dates: Mar 3 & Mar 20

(Council Bluffs, IA)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Submit a resume, dance photo, and a short video containing a classical variation and contemporary solo to Approved applicants will be invited to audition. Audition will consist of ballet class work and contemporary repertoire. Audition may include a brief interview.

Ballet Academy East

New York, NY

Contact: Rebecca Chaires



Audition dates: Mar 7, Mar 8, May 2,

May 3, June 7, Aug 26, Sep 21 (New

York, NY)

Audition fee: $25

Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check in and warm up. Girls should wear a leotard (any style and color), pink tights, ballet slippers and pointe shoes (if applicable). Boys should wear a white shirt, black tights and ballet slippers.

Ballet Ariel

Highlands Ranch, CO

Contact: llena Norton


Audition date: Apr 6 (Highlands Ranch,


Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, pointe shoes

Ballet Ariel seeks male and female dancers for the 2020-21 season. Audition includes a ballet class, repertoire, and have a classical variation prepared.

Ballet Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Laura Cadieux



Audition dates: Feb 22 (New York,

NY: School of American Ballet), Marl

(Phoenix, AZ), Mar 7 (Los Angeles, CA:

Los Angeles Ballet)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, pointe shoes

Audition fee: $20

Ballet BC

Vancouver, BC

Contact: Kate McMillan

604.732.5003 x221

Audition dates: Feb 15 (New York,

NY) Feb 16 (Toronto, ON), Mar 21

(Vancouver, BC)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume,

pointe shoes for women

Audition fee: $20

Ballet BC is seeking experienced and emerging dancers interested in a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance.

Ballet Fantastique

Eugene, OR

Contact: Jessica Jaye Mackinson


Audition dates: Feb 9 (Chicago, IL:

Ruth Page Center for the Arts), Feb

16 (Portland, OR: Northwest Dance

Project), Mar 15 (New York, NY: New

York City Center), Mar 21 (Eugene, OR: Ballet Fantastique)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, Ballet Fantastique Audition Form (see website)

Audition fee: $25 ($20 with preregistration)

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

Ballet Memphis

Memphis, TIM

Contact: Julie Niekrasz


Audition date: Mar 21 (Memphis, TN)

Bring: headshot, resume

Open audition for 2020-21 Ballet

Memphis company contracts.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Nicole Kelsch


Audition dates: by appointment, open and videos accepted. Please visit website for details.

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Audition fee: $25

Maryland's premier professional company, hosting a 30-week season performing classical and contemporary works. Resident company in Maryland's capital with additional performances across the state.


Columbus, OH

Contact: Mackenzie Douglas


Audition dates: Jan 19 (New York, NY: School of American Ballet), Feb 2 (Chicago, IL: Joffrey Ballet), Feb 16 (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Ballet), Mar 7 (San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Ballet), Mar 22 (Columbus, OH: BalletMet)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, pointe shoes (females)

Audition fee: $30 AGMA ballet company for females 5' 7"

BalletMet Academy

Columbus, OH

Contact: Juliann Ferguson


Audition dates: please visit website for details

Bring: dance photo, headshot

Audition fee: $30

Intensive includes classes in classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, jazz, and flamenco, as well as dance history, music appreciation, and dancer health.

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Winnipeg, MB


Audition dates: Jan 12 (Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Dance Theatre & School), Jan 19 (London, ON: Dance Steps), Jan 20 (Montreal, QC: Ballet Montreal), Jan 20 (Montreal, QC: Les Studios, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal), Jan 24 (Winnipeg, MB: Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet), Jan 26 (Thunder Bay, ON: Art in Motion) Audition fee: $40

Ballet Academic (age 10), Aspirant & Teacher Training Program (postsecondary). Aspirants train, rehearse, perform and often tour with the RWB Company.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

Toronto, ON

Contact: Natasha


Audition dates: Feb 23 & Mar 1

(Toronto, ON)

Audition fee: $30

Each year Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre invites young dancers, ages 8-19, to audition for the upcoming season, beginning in September.

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Caitlin Lennon

Audition date: Feb 2, 3 pm

(Charlottesville, VA)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Charlottesville Ballet seeks males and females of all shades, shapes, and sizes for our 2020-21 performance season. We are hiring for company, apprentice, and trainee dancers.

Chevalier Ballet

New York, NY

Contact: Sara Knight


Audition date: Mar 12 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $35

Seeking professional dancers, proficient in both classical and contemporary dance with at least two years of professional experience.

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland, OH


Audition dates: Jan 19 (New York, NY: Steps on Broadway), Jan 26 (Chicago, IL: Ruth Page Center for the Arts), Jan 12 & Feb 9 (Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Ballet Training Facility)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $25

National Audition Tour for Summer Intensive, Trainees, Paid Apprentices and Company Artists

Columbia City Ballet

Columbia, SC

Contact: Jason Cobb


Audition date: Feb 22 (Columbia, SC)

Bring: headshot, resume, video South Carolina's largest ballet company Is auditioning for both male and female dancers Feb 22. Interested parties email Jason Cobb, Company Manager, at

Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore!

Dallas, TX

Audition date: Mar 22

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! seek dancers with a strong background in modern and ballet for their professional companies. National and international touring.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

New York, NY



Audition date: Mar 1 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume. Proof of eligibility to work In the United States is required. Audition includes ballet, partnering, pointe. Seeking versatile and accomplished, classically trained dancers for the 2020-21 performance and touring season. Style: ballet.

Eisenhower Dance Detroit

Rochester, MI

Contact: Lindsay Chirio-Humenay

Audition dates: Mar 22 (Chicago, IL: Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 12-3 pm), Mar 29 (Rochester, MI: Eisenhower Dance Detroit, 12-3 pm)

Bring: headshot, resume

Seeking dancers with strong contemporary and classical dance technique. Experience with improvisation, contemporary partnering, and collaboration are a must.

Fort Wayne Ballet Inc.

Fort Wayne, IN

Contact: Justin Amos


Audition dates: Feb 18-22 (Fort Wayne, IN)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Company class: Tues-Fri (9-10:30 am), Sat (12:30-2 pm). Dancers are encouraged to attend two or more days.

Giordano Dance Chicago

Chicago, IL

Contact: Sarina Combs


Audition dates: Feb 2 (Chicago, IL), Feb 9 (Boston, MA), Mar 8 (Atlanta, GA)

Bring: headshot, resume, ballet and jazz shoes

Audition fee: S20-S35

Auditions for Main Company and Giordano II; all positions are paid. Applicants must have a strong background in ballet and jazz. Contracts begin Aug 2020.

Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids, MI

Contact: Dawnell Dryja

616.454.4771 x29

Audition dates: Please visit website

for details.

Bring: headshot, resume

Audition tee: $20

Don't miss your chance to audition for Michigan's only professional ballet company as a company dancer, apprentice, or trainee in our 2020-21 season.

Gus Giordano Dance School

Chicago, IL

Contact: Lauren Giordano Whittington


Audition date: Feb 29 (Chicago, IL)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $25

Audition for: College/Pro Intensive Dancers, 18+; Pre-Professional Intensive Dancers, 7th-12th grades; JAZZ Intensive Dancers, 5th grade-age 25. Scholarships awarded.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen, MI

Contact: Sara Hartley


Audition dates: Jan 10 (Houston, TX: Coomer Ballet), Jan 12 (Miami, FL: Miami City Ballet), Jan 24 (Interlochen, MI: Interlochen Center for the Arts)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume. Headshot or photo in first arabesque recommended but not required.

Audition fee: $25

Auditions take the format of a 1.5-hr dance class with warm-up. Ballet and contemporary. Pointe required.

International Ballet Academy:

Summer Intensive Program

Cary, NC

Contact: Christina Fanney


Audition date: Mar 7 (Cary, NC: IBA)

Bring: dance photo, headshot

Audition fee: $30

For students ages 9+ who dance at an intermediate or advanced level, IBA offers an eight-week summer intensive program. The goal is to provide opportunities for a dancer to grow both technically and artistically.

Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City, MO

Audition dates: Feb 16 (Kansas City, MO), Mar 1 (New York, NY), Mar 15 (Boston, MA), Mar 21 (Houston, TX), TBD (Miami, FL), TBD (San Francisco, CA)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $25

For the latest 2020 audition information, please visit company-auditions/

Koltun Ballet Boston

Boston, MA

Contact: Alexandra Koltun/Alex Lapshin


Audition dates: please email for details

Koltun Ballet Boston offers a Childrens' Program (ages 3-8) and pre-professional ballet training (ages 9-19) to dedicated young people in an inspirational environment. Video audition accepted.

Missouri Contemporary Ballet

Columbia, MO

Contact: Karen Mareck Grundy


Audition dates: Feb 17 (St. Louis, MO: Skystone Conservatory of the Arts), Mar 10 (Kansas City, MO: Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity at the Kansas City Ballet), Mar 24 (Columbia, MO: Missouri Contemporary Ballet) Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume,

pointe shoes

Audition fee: $20

Contracts available for 2020-21 season


Washington, CT

Contact: Paula Burns


Audition date: Mar 22 (New York, NY:

Alvin Ailey Studios)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Next Generation Ballet Tampa, FL

Contact: Aubrey Paffenroth 813.222.1079 conservatory/dance

Audition dates: TBD (Tampa, FL)

Bring: dance photo, headshot

Audition fee: $35 Pre-Professional Trainee

NW Dance Project

Portland, OR

Contact: Maeve Dougal


Audition dates: Jan 5 (Portland, OR), Jan 17 (Pittsburgh, PA), Jan 19 (New York, NY), Jan 25 (Salt Lake City, UT), Jan 26 (Chicago, IL), Feb 1 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 2 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 2 (Houston, TX), Feb 8 (Portland, OR)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $30

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City, OK

Contact: Miki Kawamura Khalfan


Audition dates: Feb 1 (Washington, DC), Feb 2 (New York, NY), Feb 8 (Phoenix, AZ), Feb 9 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 23 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 29 (Miami, FL), Mar 8 (Chicago, IL), Apr 5 (Oklahoma City, OK)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume (Please write name on all photos)

Audition fee: $25

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Portland, OR


Audition date: Mar 8 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Auditions by invitation only. For application details, please visit: about-obt/employment

Oyo Dance Company

Columbus, OH

Contact: Elizabeth Weiss


Audition date: Mar 15 (Columbus, OH)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Oyo is a growing company with a focus on diversity in terms of presentation, styles, and dancers. Paid and scholarship positions available for serious dancers.

Richmond Ballet

Richmond, VA

Contact: Susan Collet


Audition dates: Jan-Mar (Richmond, VA), Feb 2 (Winston-Salem, NC), Feb 9 (Atlanta, GA), Feb 23 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, resume

Audition fee: $35

Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, will hold auditions Jan-Mar for the main company, second company, trainee, and summer intensive program.

Roxey Ballet

Lambertville, NJ

Contact: Mark Roxey


Audition date: May 2 (Lambertville, NJ: 12:15 pm)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume Roxey Ballet is hiring for the 2020-21 season. Submit headshot, body shot, and video links to

Saint Louis Ballet

Chesterfield, MO

Contact: Heather Grahn Howard


Audition dates: Please see website for details.

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume

Audition fee: $20

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

Toronto, ON

Contact: Andrea Roberts


Audition dates: Feb 2 & July 18

(Toronto, ON)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume.

See application for details.

Audition fee: $100 Canadian

Three-year, full-time, postsecondary program with concentration on studio work. Expert faculty and guests, extensive performing experience. Option to complete BFA Dance at York University.

State Street Ballet

Santa Barbara, CA

Contact: Denise Grimm


Audition dates: Jan 19 (Phoenix, AZ), Jan 20 (Denver, CO), Jan 25 (San Francisco, CA), Feb 8 (Seattle, WA), Feb 9 (Los Angeles, CA), Feb 9 (Portland, OR), Feb 29 (San Diego, CA), Mar 8 (Chicago, IL), Mar 15 (Santa Barbara, CA), Mar 22 (New York, NY)

Bring: dance photo, headshot, resume, CV for company

Audition fee: $30

Auditions are for four weeks of Summer Intensive Program, or for the 32 weeks of Professional Track program or for Company (28-30-week contract).

Steps on Broadway--Summer

Study NYC

New York, NY

Contact: Mindy Jackson


Audition dates: Mar 7 & Apr 4 (New York, NY)

Bring: headshot, short solo

Audition fee: $50

For dancers ages 18+; Theater Dance Intensive, June 8-July 3; Contemporary Intensive, July 6-31; video audition accepted. All applicants must register at

Steps on Broadway Youth

Programs--Summer Intensive & Workshop

New York, NY

Contact: Pam Levy


Audition dates: Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 15

(New York, NY)

Bring: dance shot

Audition fee: $40

Workshop ages 7-9, July 6-24;

Intensive ages 10-18, July 6-Aug 14; visit website for tristate auditions--video audition accepted. All applicants must register at stepsyouthprograms

Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa, OK

Contact: Tom Domenici


Audition dates: Feb 20 (Warsaw, Poland: American School of Warsaw), Feb 22 (Stuttgart, Germany: John Cranko Schule), Feb 23 (London, England: Royal Academy of Dance), Feb 24 (Rome, Italy: Art Village), Feb 26 (Budapest, Hungary: Hungarian Dance Academy), Feb 27 (Bucharest, Romania), Feb 28 (Madrid, Spain: Conservatorio Superior de Danza "Maria de Avila"), Mar 1 (New York, NY: The Ailey Studios), Mar 8 (San Francisco, CA: TBD)

Bring: Submit audition video online prior to audition.

Audition fee: $20

Verb Ballets

Shaker Heights, OH

Contact: Richard Dickinson

Audition dates: ongoing, by appointment

Bring: headshot, resume, YouTube or Vimeo link showing dancer's abilities Verb Ballets is seeking dancers for annual contracts. Verb Ballets' Trainee Program is geared for students ages 16 and older who are preparing for a professional dance career.
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