DAYTON BALLET AUDITIONS for the 2021–2022 Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Season
Welcome to Dayton Ballet! We are currently seeking professional dancers for our 2021–2022 Season, as follows:
Female Dancers…5’3″ to 5’5″
Male Dancers…5’10” to 6’1″
Due to COVID-19, Dayton Ballet will NOT be holding in-person auditions at this time. Dayton Ballet will be accepting on-line video auditions for the 2021‒2022 season – see below for details. Please contact Artistic Administrator Cory Wilhite at [email protected] with any questions.
For Dayton Ballet auditions, please bring résumé and photo; there is no registration fee. Dayton Ballet holds the right to release dancers from the audition after barre.
ON-LINE VIDEO AUDITIONS
For the 2021‒2022 season, audition materials may be submitted on-line.
Résumés and videos may be sent to [email protected].
Please read carefully and submit the following:
A video, without special editing, consisting of the following, performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men:
- A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants showing turns and jumps. May be in-studio or in-performance.
- A short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation. Females can be in flat slippers.
- 2–3 minutes of barre work, danced in soft shoes.
- 3–5 minutes of centre work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants.
- For male dancers, demonstration of partnering skills and tours.
- Two professional reference contacts.
Note: Dancers who audition by video may be asked to visit Dayton to be evaluated in person.
DAYTON BALLET COMPANY DETAILS
- All performances take place in union theaters.
- The 2021–2022 Season will include The Nutcracker, repertory performances, and a full-length ballet.
- All performances of The Nutcracker will be accompanied by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Dayton Ballet may also perform with the Dayton Opera, as programming allows.
- Contract weeks for 2021–2022: TBD.
- Health insurance offered.
- The Next Step Fund: After one year’s residency, Dayton Ballet dancers may enroll in scholarship-funded online courses at Sinclair Community College. Click here for more details.
For a more complete list of the reasons why Dayton Ballet is a wonderful place to pursue your career in dance, click here.
For more information about the company, please visit daytonperformingarts.org, or join us on Facebook: DaytonBallet