Dance with Ballet BC

Ballet BC is committed to a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary ballet.

COMPANY AUDITIONS

Ballet BC is looking for the following:

Full-Time Artists

Ballet BC is seeking experienced female and male dancers interested in a diverse, collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance. The artist should display strong classical training, have experience in contemporary dance and a passion for the creative process.

Emerging Artist Positions

Ballet BC is looking for talented, female and male Emerging Arists to join the Ballet BC Emerging Artist Program. The annual program will provide Emerging Artists with a weekly honorarium.

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa in BEGINNING AFTER. Photo by Cindi Wicklund.

Private Auditions in Vancouver

All private auditions in Vancouver are by appointment only. Please email a CV, photos, and video links to auditions (at) balletbc.com.

CV: Including training, performance experience, full name, email address, phone number, and citizenship.

Photos: One head shot and one full-body dance photo.

Video: Link to high-quality stage or studio video, no more than 10 minutes in length, that displays a range of repertoire in contemporary ballet. Women should include use of pointe work.

We welcome and encourage dancers from across Canada.

Auditions take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street.

Stay tuned for more information on our open auditions this winter in New York City, Toronto and Vancouver.

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) is looking for dancers from Vancouver and Lower Mainland dance schools to audition for their 2018 Nutcracker  production!

Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, this uniquely Canadian retelling of the beloved holiday classic follows the wondrous adventures of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Featuring toy soldiers, dancing mice and mischievous bears, this heart-warming ballet is full of surprises, sumptuous costumes and an imaginative set design that will make this classic sparkle!

Auditioning dancers must be between 3′-8″ and 5′-6″ in height, and between the ages of 7-15 year oldRWB regrets that they are unable to allow for any exceptions to the age or height requirements.

They are looking for:

Party GirlsParty Boys

Mounties
(Girls or Boys)

Mice
(Girls or Boys)

Polar Bears
(Girls or Boys)

Angels (Girls)

Reindeer (Girls)

required to act and perform intermediate dancing steps, 9-12 years oldrequired to act and perform intermediate dancing steps, 9-12 years old

required to act and perform basic dancing/blocking actions, 9-12 years old

required to perform basic dancing/blocking actions and wear large head pieces, 7-8 years old

required to perform basic dancing/blocking actions and wear large head pieces, 7-8 years old

required to act and perform intermediate dancing steps, 9-12 years old

required to pull the sleigh and perform simple blocking, 13-15 years old, 5’0″-5’6″


Date:
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Location:
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC

Jandali Studio, 4th Floor (Audition)
Jarislowsky Studio, 3rd Floor (Waiting Area, please check in here)

Schedule:
10:30-12:00   Registration for ALL parents and students
12:15-13:45   Audition Class #1 – Children 7-8 years old
12:15-17:15   Audition Class #2 – Children 9 years and older

* As these times are only a guideline, the RWB recommends that a parent or guardian remain the the waiting room in the event the classes finish earlier than expected.

Audition Requirements:
Attire – Girls: leotard, tights, ballet slippers. Boys: t-shirt, shorts, ballet slippers or jazz shoes.
Fee – $20 per applicant; cash only. Please bring exact change.

Registration:
Please fill out the Registration Form and bring it to the audition. A current photograph will be required to register for the audition – head shot or school photos acceptable. Please note: photographs will not be returned.
More registration information is available here.

All dancers must commit to being present at all rehearsals and performances. Performances take place on December 7-9, 2018.

For more information and any additional inquiries about the audition, please email artisticassistant@balletbc.com.