Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee Ballet is seeking male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2020-21 season.

Milwaukee Ballet supports the International Pre-Selection Guidelines.

To be considered for an audition by Company or Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII) class, please send a video link with the IAP Guidelines to auditions@milwaukeeballet.org.

VIDEO AUDITION
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”

OPEN AUDITION
March 22 to be held at Joffrey Ballet Studios (10 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601)

10:30am – Registration
11:30am – Class
1:30pm  – Repertoire work for selected dancers.
2:30pm – Finish

Open Audition Fee: $40 USD (The fee is waived when current AGMA card is presented.)
Cash or check only made payable to Milwaukee Ballet

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

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.

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Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.

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