The Washington Ballet, an AGMA company, is seeking high level experienced professional male and female ballet dancers with experience dancing soloist and principal roles with established professional ballet companies.
The Washington Ballet Studio Company is seeking talented young dancers entering the field. Studio company members receive continued hands on training while dancing in some of The Washington Ballet’s productions at the Kennedy Center, The Nutcracker at Warner Theatre and starring in their own performance programs.
Candidates should possess a strong classical ballet technique, advanced pointe work for the ladies and highly developed male technique for the men. Candidates should demonstrate a good sense of contemporary movement and style and possess excellent partnering skills. The ability to learn and retain complex choreography is essential.
The 2014- 2015 Season includes a new production of Swan Lake, ALICE (in Wonderland), Balanchine’s Serenade and company premieres from van Manen, Kylian, Wheeldon, Webre and others. The Washington Ballet auditions are intended for classically trained dancers with performance experience with a professional company or school. All dancers must bring a completed registration form, résumé, dance photo and a $20 registration fee* to the audition.
Company and Studio Company auditions will be held in the following locations:
The Washington Ballet Studios
3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
March 30, 2014
1-3:30PM: Women and Men
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For any inquiries, please contact Company Manager, Nick Mullikin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.362.3606 x117.
*Registration fee is waived for AGMA members with proof that they are in good standing with the union.
Reports to: Managing Director (MD), Artistic Director (AD)
Start Date: Immediate
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Scope: As a senior member of The Washington Ballet (TWB) staff, the Director of Marketing and Communications sets the message for and oversees the work of the entire Marketing and Communications Department.
Responsibilities for the supervision of the Marketing Department include: Developing and maintaining annual budgets for department; collaborating with the AD and the MD on design of seasonal collateral (brochures, direct mail and advertising); working with the Patron Services Manager in developing sales goals; planning, directing and managing all single ticket campaigns including direct mail, advertising (print, online, radio and television) and promotions; and managing the design and production of all signage, direct mail and collateral materials, directs institutional and production oriented merchandising, including the annual Sugar Plum Shoppe and promotional events.
Responsibilities for the supervision of the Communications Department include: Overseeing and working with the Public Relations & Publications Manager on developing story ideas and angles to garner traditional and non-traditional media attention; overseeing all public relations and publication campaigns, materials and databases; overseeing and managing the company’s website, including the design of the site; overseeing the development and execution of an e-mail marketing, social media and publication plans.
ED, AD, Marketing Department Staff, Artistic Staff, Finance Department Staff, School Director, and others as needed
Advertising media and agencies, mailhouses, printers, designers, venues, telemarketing, photographers, videographers, website developers, media, TWB Volunteers, retail/publication partners (designers, shippers), Members of the Board
Director of Patron Services, Public Relations and Publications Manager, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Group & Patron Sales Coordinator, Ticket Services Assistant
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Location: The Washington Ballet - TWB@THEARC campus, Washington, DC
Reports to: Director of The Washington Ballet @ THEARC
General Description : The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location, The Washington Ballet @ THEARC (TWB@THEARC). TWB@THEARC is the headquarters of TWB’s education department and the Southeast Campus of The Washington School of Ballet. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet (SE campus) and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB.
The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission.
Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances.
Successful candidates will not only work with students from The Washington School of Ballet but also in the public school setting, DanceDC. The individual’s knowledge of community engagement training, teaching and working with students, parents, and school administration is a plus. Those applying should have previous experience in the non-profit sector. There are also additional duties that include choreography for a variety of school and community performances.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in dance or dance education with ballet teaching, choreography experience required. 5 years professional dance teaching experience may substitute for degree requirement.
The successful candidates must have both classical training and contemporary sensibilities with an appreciation for dance as a total art form. Teaching experience is required, preferably in a nationally recognized conservatory school and/or outreach setting. Reliable transportation is required. Demonstrated experience in a team environment is desirable. Professional dance performance experience is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with work experience in an urban community setting, those with an adaptable attitude, and those who demonstrate cultural sensitivity, social competencies.
TWB is committed to providing a safe and production learning community. To achieve that goal, TWB conducts background screening for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background check may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Department: NW School
Reports to: School Director
Classification: Part-time, Seasonal
Location: Washington, DC
Scope: The Washington School of Ballet seeks an energetic candidate with significant experience teaching ballet technique to children. The person must possess strong classical ballet knowledge, must be a team player, teach the school’s curriculum and have experience in choreography for young children.
School Director, School Manager, Associate School Manager, Faculty
Students, Faculty, Pianists
Qualifications- Education and Experience (min.):
Teaching or professional experience in a nationally recognized company and/or school is preferred. Experience teaching and choreographing for young children is a must.
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Please submit your application by July 30, 2014. All applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.
The application process for Summer Internship 2014 at TWB@THEARC is now closed. Please check back for updates!
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The Washington Ballet is no longer accepting applications for the Summer Public Relations and Marketing Internship. Please check back for updates!