Open Auditions

Milwaukee Ballet is seeking male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2022/23 season. It supports the International Pre-Selection Guidelines.

Company AGMA Contract. Year-round Medical and Disability Insurance. 31 Week Contract.

MBII is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. International MBII dancers are eligible for M-1 Student Visas.

Mission: Milwaukee Ballet transforms lives and connects communities through inspiring performance, community engagement, education and training.

It is recognized as one of the leading classical ballet companies in the USA with its commitment to new work and creating a collaborative and enriching work environment.

Milwaukee Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

COMPANY IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

DATE: Sunday, March 6, 2022
TIME: Registration – 3:00-3:30 PM | Audition – 3:30-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Joffrey Ballet | 10 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Pre-registration is not required. No audition fee.

The Joffrey Ballet is currently only permitting fully vaccinated individuals (as outlined by the CDC) to participate in external auditions and events. All persons entering the building must provide proof of vaccination to audition officials and wear a well-fitted face covering over the nose and mouth at all times while in the facility. Attendees may be asked to wait outside until the beginning of the registration period.

VIDEO AUDITION

To be considered for an audition by Company or Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII) class, please send a video link with the IAP Guidelines to [email protected].

Links to performance and studio footage that must include:

  • a video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men
  • a short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants
  • a short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation
  • 3-5 minutes of center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants
  • 3-5 minutes of classical partnering that includes adagio, pirouettes, and presage

Please also include a resume with performance experience, training, height, awards received, citizenship. [Please specify your legal status in the US if applicable] and all contact information, as well as:

  • a headshot
  • 2-3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line

Clearly note your interest in being considered for a Company or MBII position, or both.

Email applicants missing any of these materials will not be considered.

Company Dancers
Maximum height for females: 5’6”
Minimum height for males: 5’9”

MBII Dancers
Maximum height for females: 5’7”
Minimum height for males: 5’7”

All applicants are required to submit the following material:

  • Resume: Please include performance experience, training, height, awards received, citizenship. [Please specify your legal status in the US if applicable] and all contact information.
  • a headshot
  • 2-3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line

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