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Capitol Movement Dance Company (Washington, DC)

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Capitol Movement Studio in Results Gym, 315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

A regularly sought after, versatile and crowd pleasing group, Capitol Movement Dance Company members have toured overseas through several countries, performed for the unveiling of the new Ferrari F12berlinetta, been featured throughout the DC area, and taught a multitude of classes to all ages, levels, and socioeconomic ranges.

We are looking for excellent and driven male and female dancers, ages 18+, to join our company and perform in the 10th Anniversary of the Capitol Movement Project on April 10-11, 2015. Most styles welcome, including jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern, and ballet.

Choreographers Collaboration Project (Alexandria, VA)

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11am-12pm

Location: Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

CCP is looking for dancers with a strong modern background and a desire to work collaboratively on choreography for our 2014-15 season. Performance stipend. Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon rehearsals.

Contact: 703.683.2070 | ccpdance@gmail.com

Momentum Dance Theatre (Washington, DC)

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2-6pm

Location: Results Gym, 315 G St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Momentum Dance Theatre is auditioning for metro DC and Baltimore area professional and preprofessional dancers for our upcoming season. Season includes annual professional production of Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker(c), spring series of performances including site specific, studio and club shows and a tour to New York City in mid Spring.

Seeking committed, talented, versatile, responsible dancers who can work well with others. Professionals need to have professional level training and experience in jazz and hip hop, latin dance or contemporary. Professionals must be at least 19 years old.

Apprentices should have high intermediate to advance level training in jazz and hip hop with a background in either contemporary, theater dance or ballet. Apprentices have potential to perform with the professional company. Apprentices must be at least 16 years old.

Momentum dancers are versatile, trained in jazz, hip hop, modern, Latin jazz and theater dance. Dancers in the professional company are strong performers, comfortable with acting and, at times, speaking on stage and skilled in partnering. Although we do not perform ballet, some of our work is lyrical and requires ballet training. The repertory challenges our dancers as well as encourages individual strengths. Momentum is known for its versatility of styles, high energy, sharp attack, sense of humor, diversity of dancer types and ability to balance individuality and strong Company style in performance.

All Company members get the opportunity to be showcased as an individual. You never disappear into the back line as a Momentum dancer!

All rehearsals take place at at Results Gym in Capitol Hill (310 G Street SE).

Dancers interesting in performing and/or training with Momentum must send a resume, photo, cover letter and video link (if you have them) to : momentumdancetheatre@gmail.com (note this is different from address listed elsewhere on this site). Contact us at 202.785.0035.

Dancers must be professionally trained for Company positions.

Apprentices will be chosen based on technical competence, performance quality and willingness to learn. Apprentice positions are unpaid but receive quality training and extensive experience.

Trajectory Dance Project (Baltimore, MD)

Time: Monday, September 22, 2014, 8-10pm

Location: Coppin State University Physical Education Complex, Room 203, 2500 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Modern dancers aged 18 and up are invited to audition for TRAJECTORY DANCE PROJECT – a Baltimore-based modern dance ensemble. Formed in the 2012, the ensemble brings dance professionals together to perform highly physical, expressive, and socially conscious dance works. TRAJECTORY DANCE PROJECT presents two full-length performances per season as well as participating in several showcases throughout the year.

Dancers receive PERFORMANCE STIPENDS. Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends at Coppin State University – Times TBA.

For more information, please contact Alice Howes, Director, at 571-230-3384 or ahowes@coppin.edu.

Our current calendar includes:

  • AKIMBO D Center, Baltimore, MD / Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-3 pm
  • TRAJECTORY DANCE PROJECT Studio Concert Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD / Tuesday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8 pm
  • TRAJECTORY DANCE PROJECT: In Concert Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD / March 3, 2015, 8:00 pm

Pilobolus (New York, NY)

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (Auditions) | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (Callbacks)

Pilobolus is seeking experienced male dancers with diverse movement and performance experience backgrounds, accomplished in improvisation and able to work well in groups. Hiring for paid contract work.


Email auditions@pilobolus.org for appointment time. You will be contacted with confirmation of date, time, location and audition details.

Motion X Dance DC (Washington, DC)

Time: Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2pm

Location: Greater Washington Dance Center, 12320 Pinecrest Road Suite 100, Reston, VA 20191

Looking for 2 dancers to join our newly formed, DC based modern dance company. Dancers must be available for rehearsals on Friday mornings and have extensive classical technique, paired with a strong ability to adapt to versatile modern styles. We are drawn to dance artists that have a natural ability and skill in developing intricate partnering material in a collaborative space. Most travel expenses and hotel accommodations will be covered based on the event and distance of travel necessary for performances.

DancEthos (Washington, DC)

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6-8pm
Location: Joy of Motion at 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda MD (Studio is in the lower level of the Air Rights Building)

DancEthos is holding an audition for modern dancers to perform with us as guest artists in our summer 2015 performance.  Guest artists will be auditioning for 4 different choreographers. Rehearsals will begin in October. Depending on your availability, desire of commitment and casting, you could be rehearsing one to three times a week. DancEthos rehearses at Joy of Motion Dance Center Bethesda (metro accessible).

Must be available for performances in July 2015 – dates TBD
Must be 21 years of age or older

Please bring:
Headshot or any photo that clearly shows your face (does not have to be professionally shot)
Rehearsal availability for October- July

For more info and to register for the audition, contact Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn at dancethos@gmail.com

Karen Reedy Dance

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1-4pm (Registration begins at 12pm)

Location: BalletNova Center for Dance, 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA 22041

For more information and to register, email info@reedydance.org.

Please bring a headshot & resumé.

More info: Upcoming projects include site specific performances in Alexandria as well as our concert at Dance Place on April 11-12, 2015. We are looking for men and women as company members and apprentices.

ACW Dances

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11am-1pm

Location: 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206

ACW Dances is looking for 2-3 modern dancers to perform as guest artists in our Spring 2015 show. We are looking for dancers with strong modern, improvisation, and weight-sharing backgrounds. Dancers will audition for 2 different choreographers. Rehearsals are Fridays 6-9pm and Saturdays 11-2pm. Depending on your desire and casting choices, rehearsal hours may vary but will always fall in the aforementioned hours. We rehearse in Arlington in two locations.


  • Must be available for our April 2015 performance, the week of 4/13-18
  • Must be over 18 or released by parent/guardian
  • Must be available for both rehearsal times, even if not asked to come each week

Contact: For more information, contact Artistic Director Abigail Wallace at acwdancesco@gmail.com.

Actors and Dancers, Joy of Motion Dance Center‘s “HeART of Hip-Hop” (Washington, DC)

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11am

Joy of Motion Dance Center, in Washington DC, is seeking a Male Actor (African American 20’s-40’s, must be a great mover), a Hip Hop Dance Company/Crew (any ethnicity, 4-8 dancers, breakers/poppers/lockers), and additional Male/Female Hip Hop Dancers (any ethnicity, 20’s-30’s, breakers/poppers/lockers) to perform in its annual “Heart of Hip Hop Concert” on Tuesday, December 9th at 10am. “HeART of Hip-Hop” is an interactive multimedia production that takes the audience on a journey through the history of Hip Hop and its major influences. Dancers should have their own family-friendly material and must be able to commit to a daytime rehearsal and performance 8am – 12pm on Dec 9th. Auditions will be scheduled October 30th, starting at 11am.

For an audition slot, please contact outreach@joyofmotion.org with:

  • Name/Crew Name
  • City/State
  • Email
  • Headshot/Group Shot
  • Resume
  • Links to your work online

Professional Dancer, Gainesville Ballet (Gainesville, VA)

Gainesville Ballet has two spots left for the 2014-15 season (one male and one female dancer).

Interested parties please send a cover letter, resume, photos, and video links to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org for more details.


Arts Management

Individual Giving Manager, Dance Place (Washington, DC)

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Individual Giving Manager to lead the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy focused on identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, in consultation with the Co-Director. This position reports directly to Dance Place’s Co-Director, Deborah Riley and works in association with Founding Director, Carla Perlo.

Basic Job Functions:

  • This position is responsible for creating, continuing and advancing relationships with a growing portfolio of individual donors.
  • This position works closely with the Development team to meet fundraising goals for annual programs as well as Dance Place’s Capital Campaign.
  • This position provides oversight of the Individual Giving Intern with the Co-Director.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Design, implement and evaluate integrated fundraising campaigns to meet annual revenue goals and the final stages of Dance Place’s Capital Campaign
  • Write and execute all aspects of Dance Place’s individual fundraising appeals including four annual appeals, eight electronic appeals and capital campaign appeals, as needed
  • Track and analyze appeal performance and make recommendations for increasing results
  • Manage logistics for bi-monthly Board of Directors and monthly Campaign Steering Committee meetings
  • Schedule, organize and execute a wide range of fundraising and stewardship events throughout the year including an annual fundraising gala
  • Develop and manage Individual Giving Budget, including budget to actual tracking throughout the year
  • Manage donor records in CRM database and create extensive narrative and statistical reports

Required Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Ability to create powerful, compelling written and oral communications and to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials
  • Skill at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers across different levels of the organization, internally and externally
  • Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled demeanor
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities, complex situations, and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to think creatively about new avenues for funding
  • Previous database is required
  • Flexible schedule − this position requires working occasional evening and weekend performances as well as special events

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2 + years in fundraising/development experience preferred

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary will be low $30’s.
  • Dance Place offers a flexible work schedule as well as medical, dental and vision insurance package, plus (401) K plan.
  • Employees are able to take class and attend Dance Place performances for free.

How to apply:

To apply, send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to employment@danceplace.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 3, 2014 by 5pm

Executive Director, Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington, DC)

The Organization
Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization, is committed to building communities that dance. Over 1400 youth students per semester and 800 adult students per week participate in classes, workshops and festivals. We operate two studio locations in Washington DC and one in Bethesda, MD. In addition, our outreach program involves 500 youth per semester at 10 schools in the DC area, with additional programs at 7 senior and wellness sites.
We offer 5 major categories of dance education and performance: Adult Dance Education, Youth Dance Education, Resident Companies and Resident Arts Partners, Dance Production, and Project Motion Community Outreach. JOMDC is also home to the Jack Guidone Theater and the award-winning Youth Dance Ensemble Program. Every day, through our classes, companies, concerts and outreach, we are guided by the philosophy and core value that Dance is for Everyone!

Founded on the principle that dance is for everyone, JOMDC inspires personal growth, good health and strong community through high quality dance education and performance opportunities.

Emerging Vision for the Next Decade
JOMDC is looking for the next Executive Director to further refine its vision with the Board of Directors:

  • Inspiring at least 10,000 more adults and children to stretch themselves with dance education and develop a love of dance.
  • Using dance education to create democratic, grassroots art that highly values personal expression among people of all ages and skill levels
  • Broadening the “art of dance” component in our education and performance approaches
  • Developing audience appreciation for and understanding of dance
  • Growing a vibrant, thriving, quality education and performance business
  • Expanding our philanthropic community outreach program to bring dance to more adults and children who would otherwise not be able to participate

Because JOMDC’s culture is guided by the deeply held core value that dance is for everyone, we believe that shared experiences though dance are community building and life affirming, and that dance offers personal social, emotional and creative growth. A 9-member community-based volunteer board of directors governs the organization. Currently, JOMDC employs 17 staff and contracts with about 100 teachers, and operates with an annual budget in the range of $2.5 million.

The Executive Director Position
The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and manages the day-to-day operations of JOMDC. Specific key responsibilities include:

  • Effectively marketing JOMDC to a wide range of audiences
  • Leading an energetic, dedicated staff in the completion of organizational strategy
  • Engaging and supporting a diverse faculty who are critically important to our mission and to our dancers
  • Engaging volunteers and interns as needed to support the organization’s mission
  • Securing sufficient operating funds and strengthening the organization’s financial position with new and/or expanded sources of revenue
  • Engaging the board of directors in providing leadership and vision and holding the organization accountable
  • Creating awareness and excitement in the community about the work JOMDC is doing to make dance accessible to everyone
  • Delivering an excellent dance education program for beginning to professional level adult and youth students
  • Developing accountability systems for monitoring and tracking organization performance
  • Developing and managing organization and program budgets
  • Operating the organization with a balanced budget, hiring and developing staff, and acting as the voice of JOMDC

The new Executive Director will collaborate with the board to refine our current strategic direction and lead the finalization and implementation of a strategic plan for FY15 – FY17, to include:

  • Continuing the current direction by offering a breadth and depth of dance education, performance and production opportunities
  • Making strategic investments in marketing, student recruitment, and staff development
  • Expanding fund-raising and studying the feasibility of conducting a capital campaign
  • Preparing for long-term sustainability, including looking for a permanent facility in the upper Northwest area of DC
  • Looking for studio space for potential business expansion in the Washington/Maryland/VA area

During the first 12-18 months, the new Executive Director should plan to:

  • Develop connections and contacts within the DC community, including key relationships needed to move the organization forward
  • Develop a full appreciation for operating Joy of Motion Dance Center and understanding of the annual cycle of programs and production activity
  • Develop and begin implementation of a 3-year strategic plan with goals and objectives
  • Cultivate leadership and management talent among studio managers and other organization staff
  • Help expand the board of directors’ membership
  • Build opportunities for contributors, including corporate sponsors and individual contributions

The next Executive Director will succeed long-term Executive Director, Doug Yeuell, who has left to take the helm of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, a partner organization with JOMDC.

Desired Key Leadership Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will align with JOMDC’s core operating values and belief that dance is for everyone and bring a variety of experiences and attributes to JOMDC , with emphasis on the following:

  • Entrepreneurial drive characterized by creative problem solving, ambition, energy for growth and getting things done
  • Business and strategic acumen
  • Visionary approach and style with experience in long-term fund raising
  • Leads by cultivating different views, values and approaches
  • Extroverted style and comfortable acting as the “face” or “identity” of JOMDC with the media and community
  • Self-confident leader who prefers to directly address problems and manage people, with an emphasis on logic and reasoning
  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills for responding to our various constituents in the spirit of the kind, gentle reputation that is important in the Joy of Motion culture
  • Track record of success as an administrator
  • Mindful about sustaining and building on existing strengths
  • Track record of growing another organization or business to its next level of success
  • Arts management experience and a great appreciation for the arts, and dance in particular
  • Personal philosophy about the arts and dance aligns with the Joy of Motion view that dance is for everyone
  • Familiarity and connection in the greater Washington DC area helpful

Required Experience and Attributes

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience with senior responsibility, management and networking, preferably in a customer-focused type of organization
  • Minimum 5 years professional or volunteer experience with a nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated financial management experience
  • Demonstrated positive experience leading and developing a team
  • Experience raising $25,000 or more from a single donor or funder
  • Proficient in use of current social media, technology and electronic communication methods
  • Master’s degree in relevant field or bachelor’s degree with extensive experience

JOMDC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Process
To apply, send vitae/resume, cover letter and salary requirements to edsearch@joyofmotion.org. (E-mail applications are required.)

Joy of Motion Dance Center is an equal opportunity employer.

School Manager @ THEARC, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

Scope: Under the direction of the School Director (SD), the School Manager (SM) is responsible for administering all school functions with the Washington School of Ballet at THEARC. The SM will possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, be energetic, attentive, with the ability to multi-task, and prioritize workload. Familiarity working in Ward 8 a plus.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage the coordination of activities between instructors and the Director
  • Manage on-site activities related to the school such as open houses, orientations, auditions, parent meetings and rentals
  • Monitor and manage school finances as it relates to school accounts and records
  • Create, update and manage school financial records and statistical data
  • Manage, coordinate, and update school website information; represent TWB @ THEARC in website rebuilding process
  • Collaborate with The Washington Ballet @ THEARC Director in budgeting process and monthly reporting
  • Create class registration system and collaborate with The Washington Ballet @ THEARC Director on updates
  • Serve as the liaison with parents to educate and create understanding, cooperation, participation, and support of programs
  • Manage coordination of communication between the Director, staff, faculty, parents and students
  • Prepare marketing materials and collaborate with marketing team to refine
  • Act as a liaison between Building Bridges Across the River and renter for rental contracts
  • Develop and implement management systems and processes that improve the school’s functionality at TWB @ THEARC and overall in the institution

Internal Contacts: School Director, School Managers of other campuses, Faculty
External Contacts:
Students, Parents, Faculty, Pianists
Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of ballet is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in Excel essential
  • Experience working with financial accounts– payable and receivable
  • Experience with or ability to learn financial management software a must
  • Three or more years experience preferably in a non-profit arts environment
  • Experience working with youth in an urban environment highly desired
  • Effective written and verbal communication required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Familiarity with basic accounting principles

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
  • Must assist the Public Relations Manager in the search to produce new media outlets and contacts for the promotion of The Washington Ballet, The School, and The Ballet’s community engagement activities; the ability to think creatively in efforts to widen the Ballet’s exposure locally, nationally, and perhaps internationally is a definite plus
  • Must be familiar with all social media platforms (search, monitor, post, edit content)
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, good collaborator
  • Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor or company director
  • Work in a detail-oriented manner, is resourceful and flexible, and able to handle tasks simultaneously
  • Work independently and as part of a team

Equipment Knowledge and Use: PC and Software; Standard office equipment

Director of Grants and Development Operations, American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)

Qualifications:  A successful candidate will: have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; be highly organized and detail oriented; be able to consistently meet deadlines, prioritize, and function independently or as active team member; work well in a fast-paced environment; be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and databases (Filemaker Pro preferred); be able to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity; be able to work nights and weekends, especially during the season (June – July).  Must have at least 5 years of development and grant writing experience. Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of the Triangle community preferred.

Job Summary:  Director of Grants and Development Operations is responsible for managing the grants calendar and ensuring that all deadlines are met. The Director will write and gather material for all proposals and complete all reporting requirements for government, foundation, and recurring corporate grants. The Director manages all aspects of the development database.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage departmental grants calendar to meet deadlines and maintain funding relationships in a timely manner
  • Writes proposals, interim reports, and final reports for foundation, government and current corporate grants
  • Maintains all current Corporate, Foundation, Government Development files
  • Organizes development related mailings
  • Maintains and updates all lists of annual Government Officials and Funders
  • Maintains and tracks all records relating to endowment and special fund donations
  • Researches prospective new funders/grants opportunities
  • Assists as needed with the Gala and all events specifically related to donors/development
  • Gathers relevant data/statistics needed for all grant reports
  • Oversees the data collection of all ADF activities and the creation of a season fact sheet
  • Works with the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau to prepare an annual report on the economic impact of ADF
  • In collaboration with ADF Director and ADF Director of Finance, develop budgets and financial materials for proposals and reports
  • Maintain donor lists and other supplementary tracking materials
  • Gathers season playbills, brochures, and articles

Development Department

  • Execute monthly reports documenting grants submitted, grant proposals due, research of new funding sources and documenting if actual funding source, and grants received.
  • Maintains development section of database, enters donations into database, and runs reports
  • Scans all grant notification letters and related materials for development folder on server
  • Prepare monthly fundraising reports that detail funds raised by foundations, recurring corporations, and government agencies.
  • Responsible for creating Master Contributors List used in the playbill and annual report
  • Develop and implement a short- and long-term strategy for securing financial support from a diversified group foundation and government funders.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples of one grant proposal and one letter, and three work references to:

American Dance Festival
Box 90772
Durham, NC  27708-0772

Email: adf@americandancefestival.org

Deadline to apply: September 19, 2014

Please no phone or email inquiries.

We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions.

Program Assistant, Arts Education, Joe’s Movement Emporium (Mount Rainer, MD)

Position Overview

The Arts Education Department provides visual and performance classes after school as a team of excellent out-of-school time educational professionals. Additionally, we provide a safe place for expression and learning to last a lifetime. Our staff serves elementary school-aged children residing in the local community.

Essential Responsibilities

The Program Assistants are charged with supporting the teaching staff and artists to provide quality, creative and age-appropriate opportunities to learn the arts.

  • Support student participation in all activities
  • Assist children to learn skills, stay on task and further their demonstration of expression
  • Engage in activities with participants (at lunch, during classes, at the park, etc)
  • Observe and assist instructors to ensure the mission and goals of the Arts Education Department are carried out
  • Model techniques and encourage children to participate
  • Lead activities that are developmentally appropriate
  • Document and evaluate attendance, participant satisfaction and outcomes
  • Organize and maintain program spaces to provide a dynamic learning environment
  • Plan with the Arts Education team for regular performances and exhibitions to highlight student achievement
  • Collaborate with the Arts Education team to provide a high-quality learning experience


Minimum: 45 hours of school-age or education curriculum training, 2-3 years’ experience working with children, or Associate Degree with an education emphasis OR equivalent area of study.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Able to stand 90% of the work day
  • Able to perform all activities children perform; run, jump, dance
  • Able to rise from a sitting position quickly in emergency situations
  • Able to sit on the floor


  • August – June, Monday through Friday (1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m)
  • June through mid-August, Monday through Friday (6-8 hours per day)

To Apply

E-mail LaTanya@joesmovement.org your resume and cover letter or fax it to 301-699-1818.

Front Office Administrator, Adagio Ballet and Dance School (Arlington, VA)

Adagio Ballet and Dance School is looking for a driven and reliable Front Office Administrator with a positive, professional work attitude to join our Administrative team long-term.Be part of a hardworking, fun team in a fast-paced, professional, high quality dance education and administrative environment.


  • Demonstrated reliability and eagerness to learn, min. 2 years of relevant experience, excellent communication/written skills, strong customer service inclination, strong Office suite skills
  • Completed college degree is required, unless substituted by equivalent arts administration experience or similar field
  • Must include References and Cover Letter to give us a more rounded picture of candidate
  • Must be able to start immediately and commit for a minimum of 1 calendar year with a contract
  • Must be generally open to some work on weekends and up until 8-9pm on weekdays
  • Experience and interest in dance, education, and work with children is a major plus.

Our Administrator position is dynamic and well-rounded and as part of our team you will have to:

  • Actively lead daily communication and correspondence with current and new students while adhering to external communication policy and tone
  • Function as reliable liaison between customers & management and customers & teachers while adhering to internal communication policy and tone
  • Function as reliable resource to customers across all aspects of their experience: program goals & classes, scheduling, registration, and class changes, policies and philosophy, Student experience and success. Involve management as needed to ensure an all-around positive and successful customer experience.
  • Perform required daily and weekly tasks related to calendar management, mass email correspondence, seasonal offerings and projects, performances, and more.
  • Maintain alert, professional, positive, engaging on-site presence
  • Assist with apparel sales, ordering, and inventory maintenance
  • Assist as needed with email and document drafting, promotional materials and projects, performance and event coordination, and more.

Both Part Time and Full Time option available. Full Time Position will involve additional project management responsibilities over time and will include benefits package such as health insurance, PTO, and opportunities for career and financial growth. Please email resume to info@adagioballet.com

Telephone Rep, American Ballet Theatre

Be a voice for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)! DCM Inc. invites you on behalf of ABT to join its team of telephone representatives for the exciting 2014 season! Do you want to share your love for the ballet? Do you enjoying talking on the phone? Are you articulate, friendly, and enthusiastic? Do you have sales experience? If this sounds like you, DCM Inc. and ABT would love to meet you!

DCM Inc. is currently hiring approx. 10 representatives for ABT’s 2014 season. Telephone reps would work 20 hours per week (at minimum) with more hours available based on performance. There are afternoon (1:00-5:00PM) and evening 5:00-9:00PM) shifts 7 days a week. The start date is immediate, and you are paid a base salary, commission, and bonuses. This position does not require cold calling; ABT provides all leads.

Interested? Contact Carol at 212.564.5396, and leave a voice mail if unable to answer. She will return your call ASAP!

Administrative Assistant, Maryland Youth Ballet (Silver Spring, MD)

Maryland Youth Ballet seeks a part-time assistant to provide office support for a busy non-profit arts organization.  Successful candidate will possess extensive computer software knowledge and superior customer service skills. Duties include online client check-in, student registrations, database management, coverage of reception including incoming calls, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Individual must be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal communication skills, take direction quickly and efficiently, and be able to work with a complex student database system.

Skills: Must be proficient on a PC with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and other applications.  Experience with database management preferred.

Hours: between 20 and 30 hours/week. MYB is open 7 days/week, year-round; individual must be able to work Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Salary: $15/hour and/or commensurate with experience; complimentary dance classes for self. Start date: ASAP

How to apply: submit your resume and a cover letter to:  info@marylandyouthballet.org and write “IT STAFF POSITION” in the subject line.


Dance Teachers

Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

Our new colleague will contribute:

  • In Teaching: expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area
  • In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects
  • In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large

About the Department

The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field. Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab.

Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track

Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required

Salary: commensurate with experience

Application deadline: Reviewof applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date.

Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015

Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online.

Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair, hadley.4@osu.edu

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

Faculty, Motion Express Outreach Program, Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington, DC)

Individual will report to the Program Manager, Education and OutreachJoy of Motion Dance Center is currently seeking faculty applicants for its Motion Express Outreach Program. Motion Express offers free weekly dance classes, rehearsals, and performance opportunities to over 400 youth, Pre-K to 12th grade in Washington, DC. Faculty for the Motion Express Outreach Program are partnered with area schools, offering in-school and/or after-school dance training for 20 weeks.Dance styles of interest include:
Creative Movement
Dance Basics
Hip Hop


  • Extensive dance training
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Availability during the afternoon
  • An understanding of youth development concepts or the desire to learn
  • Ability to actively engage youth
  • Respect for diversity and differences among youth
  • Work with on-site school activity coordinator to ensure youth needs are met
  • Training and Background check required as condition of employment

Payment: Competitive hourly rate per class
Studio rental space
Discount on workshops
Free dance classes

Joy of Motion Dance Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references.

Send to: Quynn Johnson, Program Manager, Education and Outreach, outreach@joyofmotion.org

Ballet Instructor, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB.

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission.

Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances.

To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website.

Teachers, Gainesville Ballet (Gainesville, VA)

Gainesville Ballet School is currently fully staffed with teachers, but is always looking for substitute teachers and new positions may open.

Interested teachers please send a cover letter and resume to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org after which a teaching audition will be scheduled.

Fitness Instructor, 305fitness (Washington, DC)

We are seeking our next badass instructor to teach our lively dance cardio classes. No fitness experience required. Looking for energetic, smart, creative, and fun-loving dancers. We only consider applicants with dance experience who have no full-time work commitments. You must be able to commit 10-15 weekly hours during training.

A position as a ((305)) Instructor is the perfect compliment to your performing career. Our classes are fun and lively to teach. You dance, jump, and bring life to the classroom, inspiring non-dancers to move their bodies. Educationally, our extensive training program — at no cost to you — also offers a unique foot in the door into the world of fitness that costs trainers thousands of dollars to attain on their own. The hours are consistent and part-time. We are highly supportive of artists and traveling schedules.

For more information, click here.

Performing Arts Instructor, Ballet Petite (Bethesda, MD)

Ballet Petite and the Youth Performing Arts School is a performing arts school teaching children ages 2 years through 18 years.  We have a Ballet Department and a Musical Theatre Department.  Classes include classical ballet, musical theatre, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern dance. We hire both teachers and arts administrative staff, we have employment opportunities for part time and full time staff.  Our locations are in Montgomery County and Fairfax County.

Seeking Ballet teachers with possible other technical dance experience. Must be willing to be trained in this program’s pedagogy. Must be available for training beginning this summer and open to additional shadowing once classes commence.

For more information, click here.

Hip Hop Teacher, The Dance Academy of Loudoun (Leesburg, VA)

Experienced Hip Hop teacher for competition choreography and recreational recital classes.

Wednesday evenings, starting this summer. Call (703) 443-1093 or email danceloudoun@verizon.net.

Children’s Dance Instructors for Summer/Fall 2014 Sessions (Greenbelt, MD)

Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of the Greenbelt Department of Recreation, is accepting applications for teaching opportunities during the summer and fall of 2014. We are looking for dedicated, energetic dance instructors who love working with students ages three to twelve. Must be able to teach one or more of the following classes: ballet, jazz, musical theater, tap, hip hop, contemporary and/or creative movement. Multiple positions are available with possible working hours between 8:30am-6:30pm Monday through Friday between June-August 2014 and September-December 2014. All classes take place at the Greenbelt Community Center (15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD).

Preference to candidates with a college degree in dance and/or musical theater with previous teaching experience but will consider students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in dance and/or musical theater. Pay commensurate with experience ($10-$25 per hour).

To apply, email resume to Angella Foster at afoster@greenbeltmd.gov along with the contact information (phone/email) for three professional references. Past or current educators are acceptable references. Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Dance Instructor, Bowen McCauley Dance (Arlington, VA)

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for  “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
  • Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
  • Is organized and resourceful; and
  • Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ricki Marion, Executive Director. Additional opportunities may arise.

Outreach Teachers and Site Managers, City Dance Ensemble (Washington, DC)

As our programs expand and grow we are always looking for qualified, enthusiastic teachers for our Community Programs. If you are a professional youth worker and dance teacher interested in joining our staff, please email your resume with cover letter to Kelli Quinn at kelli@citydance.net. In your cover letter, please outline your education, training, and experience working with youth, as well as motivation for working in a community program.

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Dance Teachers, Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington, DC)

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to:
Heidi Schimpf, Director of Programs and Services
Fax: (202) 399-6761

Part-Time Teacher, The Washington School of Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Washington School of Ballet seeks an energetic candidate with significant experience teaching ballet technique to children ages 4 to 10.  The person must possess strong classical ballet knowledge, must be a team player, teach the school’s curriculum and have experience in choreography for young children.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach ballet classes in level(s) Pre Ballet 1 through Level 2
  • Choreograph for the Pre Ballet 2 & 3 Class Presentations and Spring Performance for Level 1A and up
  • Write evaluations for each student

For more information, click here.


Internships & Workshops

Dance Place


Kennedy Center

City Dance Ensemble

Joy of Motion Dance Center

American Embassy of Dance

Lesole’s Dance Project

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

American Dance Festival

The National Endowment for the Arts