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Auditions/Performance Opportunities


Attack Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA)

Attack Theatre seeks male and female modern dancers beginning September 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. There are full-time contract and project positions available. Full-time contracts are 32-38 week employment with health benefits (health, vision, and dental) and access to the company’s 401k retirement plan. Both positions may include performances, touring, and arts education programs.

More information about this audition here.

Connect The Dots Dance Company (Maryland)

Connect The Dots Dance Company is holding auditions on September 11, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy. Please bring pointe shoes, headshot, resume, and a Nutcracker variation to perform. $15 registration fee.

For more information contact

Dance Institute of Washington (Washington, DC)

Junior Ensemble/Pre-Professional Auditions are year round. Please call 202.371.9656 to set up an audition!

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Call for Applications

Celebrating its 85th Anniversary Season, Jacob’s Pillow, home to America’s longest-running dance festival and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Festival’s Inside/Out free performance series.

Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:15–7pm throughout the annual Festival. Performances take place at the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, a setting that is described by The New Yorker as “a breathtaking outdoor stage overlooking the lush Berkshire hills.”

An essential part of the Pillow’s mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public, featuring family-friendly and diverse dance styles ranging from classical ballet and hip-hop to tap, and folkloric dance. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a casual outdoor setting, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 31, 2016 for the 2017 Festival. To apply and to find out more please click here.

The Trying Times (Washington, DC)

“The Trying Times” is a non-union, largely silent experimental short film that explores marriage in three distinct movements. It will film in the DC Area. Meals and copy of the film will be provided. Dancers welcome to apply. Actors MUST be able to express emotions with their faces and bodies.


  1. She (African-American, 20s-30s)
  2. He (African-American, 20s-30s)

Send headshot, resume and reel (if you have one) to In your cover letter, please include your availability and highlight any improv experience. Qualified potentials will receive instructions on how to submit for the role. This is a paid opportunity.

Arts Management

Part-time Technical Director, BalletNOVA (Arlington, VA)

The part-time Technical Director is responsible for the technical operations of BalletNova’s new performance space, including, but not limited to, lighting, sound and necessary maintenance. Email resume and letter of intent to:


  • 2-4 years experience with technical theatre
  • Knowledge of lighting systems and designs required
  • Knowledge of sound systems and mixing required
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be trustworthy and willing to undergo a background check
  • Dance/Performance production and/or stage management background a plus
  • Ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 30 pounds safely and using appropriate tools

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, and other equipment, and the use and maintenance of facilities.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for performances.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment and requests supplies to be ordered as needed.
  • Attends technical rehearsals, in order to provide the technical aspects of the performance group.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others
  • Hours as needed for performance rentals. Work days/hours typically include Friday nights, Saturday afternoons and evening and Sunday afternoons.

Manager of Institutional Giving, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (New York, NY)

Position Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for preparing grant proposals and reports; maintaining correspondence with program officers; researching funding sources; and collaborating with the Chief Development Officer in designing and implementing fundraising plans. The position requires excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects. The Manager of Institutional Giving plays a critical role in New York Live Arts’ efforts to secure support for general operations and special projects from government agencies, private foundations and corporate constituents. Specifically, the areas of funding the Manager of Institutional Giving writes and researches proposals for include: Artist presentations; residencies; commissions; general operations; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; educational programming; and, our signature Live Ideas Festival.

Download the full job description here

To Apply: Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, example paperwork and references (no phone calls please) to References will not be contacted at this time and all applications will remain strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following SUBJECT: “BTJ/AZ Production Manager Search”

Front Desk Administrator, City Dance (North Bethesda, MD)

CityDance School and Conservatory is looking for friendly, organized individuals to join its front desk staff. The Front Desk Administrator provides part-time administrative support to the daily operations of the CityDance School & Conservatory. This includes front-line customer service and ensuring front desk and education lobby is properly maintained. An ideal applicant is an effective communicator, a good listener, is able to multi-task efficiently, and has an approachable, outgoing demeanor. Experience requirements include the ability to work with computers, familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, and an interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts.

Email resume and cover letter to

Foundation & Government Relations Manager, City Dance (Washington, DC)

The Foundation & Government Relations Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Capital Campaign Consultant to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals.  Successful candidates must have exceptional writing skills; experience in foundation research, prospecting and cultivation; and a demonstrated track-record in writing winning grant proposals.


  • Manage and grow a portfolio of foundations and government grants.
  • Research new prospects, build a pipeline of potential funders, and develop strategies for securing funds.
  • Solicit new funds from institutional sources and write proposals.
  • Strategize midterm and long-term fundraising opportunities with the Board of Directors, Executive Director (ED), and Capital Campaign Consultant (CCC).
  • Manage the relationships and stewardship of foundation and government funders.
  • Manage the grants calendar ensuring that proposal and report deadlines are closely tracked and met.
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of CityDance’s Annual Gala.
  • Provide support to the ED and the CCC in the development of Corporate Sponsor proposals and Major Gifts from Individuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • 5 to 7 years of experience in grant prospecting and writing • A proactive and aggressive approach to identifying, pursuing and winning grant proposals • An interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts.

Email resume, cover letter and sample grant proposal to

DREAM Academic Services Coordinator, City Dance (Washington, DC)

CityDance DREAM is looking for an energetic, passionate individual to manage its Academic Services division. DREAM is a nationally recognized arts-for-youth program inspiring the lives of youth in underserved communities throughout DC. The program operates in schools and community sites across the city, providing dance classes and performance opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, and college counseling for students grades 3-12. The Academic Services Coordinator (ASC) is responsible for the overall administration and management of the academic support program, from creating a curriculum that enhances that of the student’s school to cultivating and supervising the tutoring staff on site. Strong organization skills are critical for an ASC candidate since they will be in charge of creating a student case management system, setting a tutoring schedule, and tracking students’ GPAs. An ideal applicant is able to provide continual support and guidance to our students, fostering nurturing relationships and acting as a role model.

This position requires: a minimum four-year bachelor’s degree, a minimum two-years experience working with children in social service, recreation, or an arts organization, and fluency in Spanish.

View the complete job description hereTo apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

DREAM Administrative Manager, City Dance (Washington, DC)

CityDance DREAM is looking for an energetic, passionate addition to its Administrative team. DREAM is a nationally recognized arts-for-youth program inspiring the lives of youth in underserved communities throughout DC. The program operates in schools and community sites across the city, providing dance classes and performance opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, and college counseling for students grades 3-12. The Administrative Manager (AM) is responsible for the back-office management of the DREAM program, assisting the Program Director in the planning and execution of program registration, student enrichment activities and special events throughout the year. Strong organization skills are critical for an AM candidate since they will be in charge of maintaining program files and records, as well as updating student profiles and arranging event logistics. An ideal applicant is an effective communicator, a good listener, has a friendly, outgoing demeanor, and can act as a role model to our young students.

This position requires: a minimum four-year bachelor’s degree, a minimum two-years experience working with children in social service, recreation, or an arts organization, and fluency in Spanish.

View the complete job description hereTo apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

Staff Accountant, Dance/USA (Washington, DC)

Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators, and organizations.

The staff accountant works with the Director of Finance and Operations to make sure that revenue and expenses are correctly entered into the accounting system. The staff accountant will also assist staff in making sure they are compliant with Dance/USA business and accounting policies.

$20/hour for 20 hours/week, no medical or retirement benefits, paid leave and holidays.

For full job description and how to apply click here!

Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator, The Joyce Theater Foundation (New York, NY)

The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York’s leading dance presenting organization, seeks a Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator.

The Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator is responsible for managing The Joyce Theater Foundation’s relationships with its Board of Trustees, and to plan and cultivate the Joyce Theater’s Travel Program. Working in close collaboration with the Executive and Development Directors, this position manages Board, Committee, and Travel Program administration as well as The Joyce’s ongoing relationship-building with individual Trustees.

Full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Rosalyn Black at

Director of Finance, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Director of Finance position requires advanced professional and managerial work for success as chief accounting and financial manager of The Washington Ballet (TWB, the Ballet) and The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB). The work of this position is carried out with broad latitude for professional and managerial judgment and is subject to direction and review of the Executive Director.  Work is evaluated in relation to the timeliness and suitability of services and is subject as well to internal and external audit for the propriety and legality of financial and related transactions.

Specific responsibilities include: the supervision of all of the Ballet’s financial affairs; the preparation, presentation and monitoring of the Ballet’s budget; planning, organizing, and establishing practices in the maintenance of accounting records as well as preparation of regular and special financial analyses and reports pertaining to same; planning and supervising the investment of funds and the administration of indebtedness; receiving, collecting and disbursing funds; directing the procurement of materials, equipment and services for operations; administering all human resources information; and the supervision of the electronic systems operation of the Ballet.

For more information, click here.

Director of Development, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for identifying the means to grow The Washington Ballet’s philanthropic efforts. To that end, the DOD is responsible for securing contributed revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and special events.  In addition, the DOD coordinates special campaigns, on-going planned giving/scholarship endowment campaign for the Ballet and manages the involvement of high-level volunteers and board members and administrative team members. The DOD serves as a key collaborator to the executive director and the artistic director in setting a strategic direction, vision, and management of the Ballet’s overall institutional fundraising efforts.  

For more information, click here.

Lighting Supervisor, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

Under supervision, the LS is primarily responsible for lighting production duties and responsibilities, and serves as a primary contact with guest lighting designers for the creation of new design works, while encompassing production department duties and responsibilities which are critical to the success of The Washington Ballet. The position is one that goes beyond the execution of lighting, and the Lighting Supervisor is expected to become a valued partner in the Production Department, and a collaborator in all respects of the production operations of the company.

For more information, click here.

Dance Teachers

Assistant Dance Manager, Joy of Dance

The most prestigious dance outreach program in the D.C. Metro Area is seeking an Assistant Dance Manager. Applicants must have dynamic, vibrant personality and excel in teaching all ages. Salary commiserate with experience.

For more information, click here.

Dance Instructors, Joy of Dance 

Join the company that experienced teachers love working for! We are the fastest growing extracurricular dance program serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Seeking qualified dancers/dance educators to teach and/or assist in the following locations: Ashburn (VA), Bethesda (MD), Bristow (VA), Burke (VA), Fairfax (VA), Gainesville (VA), and Sterling (VA). For more information, click here.

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 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.

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 In your cover letter, please outline your education, training, and experience working with youth, as well as motivation for working in a community program.

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


Fellowships, Internships & Workshops

Dance Place


Kennedy Center

The Washington Ballet

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Lesole’s Dance Project

The National Endowment for the Arts

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)

Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA)

New York Live Arts (New York, NY)

American Repertory Ballet (New Brunswick, NJ)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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