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With the impending retirement of Founding Director Carla Perlo and Director Deborah Riley in August 2017, the Dance Place Board of Directors has worked with staff and constituents to craft and perfect our vision of a new leader, following objectives set forth in our recently completed strategic plan. Find out more about our search for the next Dance Place Director.

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Auditions/Performance Opportunities
Arts Management
Dance Teachers
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Auditions/Performance Opportunities


W&L Repertory Dance Company Guest Artist Call (Lexington, VA)

W&L Repertory Dance is the performing dance company within Washington and Lee University in beautiful, rural, Western Virginia. It has been hailed as a company of outstanding artistic merit and has received multiple invitations over the years to perform in the gala concerts of American College Dance Association. We believe that dance is an essential form of human expression that celebrates creative collaboration and critical engagement with our world. Through the dance program, our students become well versed in critical analysis and learn to view the world from multiple perspectives. They become a community of leaders and form a fellowship of integrity grounded in the respect for life-long learning, creativity. Our students are individuals who contribute to the world with a unique and individual voice.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Upload the dance you wish to be considered to vimeo, youtube, etc. We are not commissioning the creation of new work. We will be selecting pieces based on viewing the full work. The work you submit will be the piece set on the company. Work may not exceed twelve minutes.
  • Please send an email to daviesj@wlu.eduwith the subject line Guest Artist 2017-2018. Include a description of the work, your CV, and include the link to the work you’d like to set.
  • Guest Artists will receive a stipend and reimbursement for travel and meals. 

Step Afrika! Auditions (Washington, DC)


Auditions take place at: Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD

The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.
Step Afrika! offers competitive salaries, and extensive national/international touring.  The Company hires FT/PT company members for annual contracts, commencing August 2017.  New hires must be willing to relocate to Washington, DC.

Accomplished performers in stepping, other styles (Tap, West African, Modern, Hip-Hop, etc.) and those with strengths as drummers are encouraged to apply.

Support Staff Comedy Series Casting Call
(Rockville, MD)

A 7-episode comedy web series that focuses on the administrative side of a hospital and the antics they get into.  We are seeking 12 actors for a variety of roles, listed below. Send us your headshot and a short bio of yourself as well as a reel, if you have one. The show is based in Rockville MD and is an unpaid project.


Joe: 20’s male, strong acting required
Dalton: 20’s male, some improv ability required
Director: 40’s Male or Female
Jeff: 25-30’s Male
Dursun: 20’s-30’s Male
Office Worker: 20’s-30’s, Male or Female
2 Nurses: 20’s/30’s
Jacobius: 25+ Male
Esteban: 20’s Male
Agent Matthews: 20’s-30’s Male
Agent Aurora: 20’s-30’s Female
Assorted Extras: 5-10 people

Interested applicants should email


Madama Butterfly Dance Auditions at Washington National Opera (Washington, DC)

Saturday, February 25, 2017, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

4 Corps Dancers Needed; 1 Cover Corps Dancer Needed

Dancers with a background in Suzuki Technique and other Physical Theatre methodologies are encouraged to audition. Experience with Japanese Tea Ceremony and Martial Arts a plus. Dancers should be comfortable sitting seiza (kneeling, sitting on heels) for protracted periods of time. Dancers should be able to maneuver heavy props gracefully.

Please bring ballet slippers or socks and wear comfortable form-fitting clothing.

Rehearsals begin on or about April 10, 2017
Technical rehearsals begin April 28, 2017
Performance dates are May 6, 7m, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14m, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21m, 2017
Rehearsals will take place at the Washington National Opera Studio.

or call 202-416-8744

Princeton Ballet School 2017 Summer Intensive (Princeton, NJ)

Audition Tour in U.S. and Abroad

Washington, D.C.: Saturday, February 11, 2017

(Princeton/New Brunswick, N.J.) –Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, announces its nationwide audition tour schedule for its highly celebrated Summer Intensive program held in Princeton, N.J., from June 26-July 28, 2017. First held in 1981, Princeton Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is one of the oldest in the United States. The Tour will be in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, February 11.

The Summer Intensive program is one of serious study in a warm and companionable atmosphere. The faculty provides caring and careful instruction conducive to technical and artistic progress. In seeking to maintain a feeling of community, Princeton Ballet School purposely limits the number of students in class.

Auditions are conducted by various Princeton Ballet School faculty members throughout the United States and Europe to select 100 students for the program. The audition will give students the opportunity to experience the approach to the classical ballet technique that Princeton Ballet School is famous for, as well as allowing the audition instructor to see who is capable of thriving in that environment. Students must be ages 13 and older. Classes are held at the Princeton Studio location with optional housing at Princeton University. There is an audition fee of $30 (with a pre-registration possible at $25). For those unable to make the in-person audition, a video audition is possible. For complete information on that process please visit:


Dance Institute of Washington (Washington, DC)

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

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.


In the Heights at Round House Theater (Bethesda, MD)

Auditions will be occurring on January 16, 2017, at Olney Theatre Center. To request an audition slot, or for more information, please contact Dani Markowitz at or call 301.­924­.4485 ext. 133

September 6 – October 15, 2017 on the Mainstage
Artistic Directors: Jason Loewith and Ryan Rilette
Director and Choreographer: Marcos Santana
Music Director: Christopher Youstra
Casting Associates: Danielle Markowitz, Philip Kershaw, Gabrielle Hoyt, Jenna Duncan

First Rehearsal: August 7, 2017
Performance Dates: September 6 – October 15, 2017


USNAVI DE LA VEGA: owner of De La Vega Bodega
NINA ROSARIO: a freshman at Stanford University
KEVIN ROSARIO: Nina’s father, owner of Rosario Car Service
CAMILA ROSARIO: Nina’s mother, co-owner of Rosario’s
BENNY: employee of Rosario’s
VANESSA: works at the salon
SONNY: Usnavi’s cousin
ABUELA CLAUDIA: raised Usnavi, though not his blood grandmother
DANIELA: owner of Daniela’s Salon
CARLA: works at the salon
GRAFFITI PETE: an artist
PIRAGÜERO (PIRAGUA GUY): scrapes piraguas from his block of ice
ENSEMBLE: 3 women, 4 men

Rehearsals will usually be 10am-6pm, six days a week until tech week. Performance schedule will likely be seven shows per week. All roles are paid on a two-tiered system based on Equity/Non-Equity contracts.

Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre are both professional theaters under AEA contracts.

Arts Management

Business Administrator,
Kalanidhi Dance (Bethesda, MD)

The Organization:

Kalanidhi Dance is a nationally recognized Indian classical dance school and company committed to the preservation, promotion and education of Kuchipudi – one of India’s eight classical dance forms. A nonprofit organization founded in 1991, Kalanidhi’s mission is to inspire appreciation for Kuchipudi to diverse audiences through artistic excellence, creative performances, high quality educational programs, and innovative collaborations.

Position Summary:

We seek an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated business administrator to play a pivotal role in managing, professionalizing, and expanding the activities of our dynamic and vibrant Indian classical dance organization. This is a part-time, contractor position, with possible full-time potential. Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Coordinating and managing company rehearsal schedules, travel logistics, financial accounting, contact databases, educational contracts with schools and performance logistics
  • Supporting artistic director in cultivating relationships with community groups, businesses, and individuals to expand size of performance audiences.


  • Supporting development officer in occasional proposal writing and grant reporting, calendar management, donor records, and patron event planning.


  • Supporting the development officer with social media content and management, including email newsletter generation, coordinating digital and print materials, assisting with media outreach, and distributing flyers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in arts administration, or minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in the arts/culture/philanthropic sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient at MS Office and Google applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Drive, etc)
  • Strong computer skills and basic bookkeeping and record keeping (knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software a plus).
  • Passion for the performing arts and Kalanidhi’s mission; knowledge of Indian classical dance or the classical Indian arts a plus.
  • Experience with fundraising and grant writing and content relationship management systems preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resumé, cover letter with salary requirements, and two writing samples via e-mail to:

Anuradha Nehru
Artistic Director
Kalanidhi Dance
6816 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda MD 20817

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.

Managing Director, Bowen McCauley Dance Company (Arlington, VA)

Bowen McCauley Dance Company is looking for an experienced, energetic manager. The company is celebrating 21 years of professional performances, including annual Kennedy Center appearances and community events that engage audiences with the originality of contemporary dance. Community activities make up a significant part of both the annual budget fundraising and the work of the dancers with students and seniors.

The Managing Director of BMDC collaborates with and reports to the BMD Board of Directors (“Board”) and its Founding Artistic Director (“AD”), Lucy Bowen McCauley.  This position has responsibility for management of BMDC’s non-profit operations.

The Managing Director is responsible for:

  • Management for achievement of goals, incl. new sources of revenue and developing programs and alliances that increase the Company’s impact on dance, entertainment and education within the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Establishment of annual plans pertaining to performance and community programming.
  • Financial business management
  • Organizational management and governance
  • Development and fundraising
  • Communication and Marketing

The position is an exempt, professional management position; full time work hours are flexible, depending on the needs of the job. The Company is looking for 5 or more years of relevant experience and a college degree. For immediate hire. Please send cover letter and resume to

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


Ballet Instructor, C-Unit Studio
(Chevy Chase, MD)

A progressive studio in Chevy Chase is looking for ballet
instructors with professional dancing and teaching experience
to join our team. Applicants must be available in the evenings.
Send head-shots and resumes to

Youth Ballet Instructor, Sharing Love
(Baltimore City, MD)

Sharing Love Outreach Center, Inc. is a Christian non-profit organization that provides free faith based artistic, educational and recreational activities for underprivileged girls.  We are currently seeking a fun, energetic, Ballet Instructor who has a successful track record of introducing girls the fundamentals of ballet. The Ballet Instructor will be responsible for teaching a 1 ½ hour ballet class to twelve girls ages 6 – 11 years every Saturday morning from April 15th, 2017 – June 17th, 2017.  The class shall include a warm-up, technique, choreography, dance game and cool down.  

Interested candidates are welcome to send a resume and salary requirements to

Location: Elementary School in Baltimore City, Maryland

Compensation:  Negotiable depending on experience

Ballet + Pointe: Lead Instructor,
The Ballet Studio (Alexandria, VA)


Job Description: Lead Instructor for Advanced Beginner Ballet + Pointe class for students age 15+. This is a Contract Position with hours available weekday evenings. Studio located in Alexandria, VA (Delray). Metro accessible.

Education: Qualified applicants will have prior Ballet + pointe teaching experience, a graduate or undergraduate degree in a dance/arts related field or equivalent pre-professional training and performing arts experience. Small group choreography experience highly desired.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to M. Strum, Director at

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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.

Movement Director/Dance Captain, ArtStream

ArtStream seeks part-time Movement Directors to support the artistic, production and acting teams of an ArtStream Inclusive Theater Company. The Movement Director supports the Director’s artistic vision by creating movement that lends itself to the given characters, setting, story, and actors’ abilities. The Movement Director will also serve as the Dance Captain, performing onstage with the actors.

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.

Assistant Professor of Dance, Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) seeks a full time, tenure track position, assistant professor in dance. This is an entry-level position. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date with of August 16, 2017.To apply, simply 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.

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.

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)

Header photo by Chantal Cough-Schulze