Alexander Whitley Dance Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 28, 2017 - published on Monday, 14 August, 2017

Alexander Whitley Dance Company is looking for experienced male and female dancers. Candidates are required to be highly trained in both ballet and contemporary techniques and have professional experience. 

Audition on 9/10 September 2017

To apply please send CV's including photos and video links to

Deadline for applications is Monday 28th August.

The audition will be by invitation only. 

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Jasmin Vardimon Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: September 23, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 1 August, 2017

Jasmin Vardimon Company is looking for dancers to join the company for a new creation and tour in 2018. We are looking for mature, versatile performers who have strong technique and are able to push themselves physically and theatrically.


When: Saturday 26th August 2017 (OPEN)
Sunday 27th August 2017 (selected candidates only)
Where: Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1PL


When: Saturday 23rd September 2017 (OPEN)
Sunday 24th September 2017 (selected candidates only)
Where: Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Calle Ramon Dalmases 18 Sitges 08870
Registration 09.00am
Audition from 10.00am

The new creation will take place in both Barcelona (Sitges) and the UK with the tour throughout 2018-19. Please bring comfortable shoes, kneepads, and a non-returnable copy of your C.V which includes your photo.

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Umanoove/Didy Veldman (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 22, 2017 - published on Wednesday, 12 July, 2017

Umanoove/Didy Veldman is excited to announce that she is looking for experienced female and male dancers for her second independent creation with 5 professional dancers and some apprentices.

The audition will be held on Tuesday 22 August 2017 with a deadline for applicants on 17 August 2017. Requirements: Extensive body awareness, openness, strength, flexibility in body and mind, ability to apply various movement techniques, improvisation, collaborating and generosity.

Interested applicants should email a CV plus head-shot and a maximum of two video links to Please note that the audition will be by invitation only.

Working period in London UK: Either w/c 30 Oct. or w/c 6 Nov until 8 Dec.'17 and 22 Jan. until 9 Feb. '18 with performances in Feb '18 and Nov. '18 throughout the UK and Scotland. Please, if you do not have availability during the stated project period do not apply to audition.

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Keneish Dance (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: July 20, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

Keneish Dance are looking for strong male and female dancers that are professionally trained in Contemporary and African-Caribbean derived dance styles (traditional-street) to take part in an R&D phase and performances of our new piece High between 31st July - 20th September (3 - 4 weeks in total). We are also looking for dancers for Keneish Dance's up-coming production in the Spring and Summer of 2018.

Audition Dates

Saturday 22 July 2017, 1pm - 6pm
Sunday 23 July 2017, 11am - 6pm

Dancers must be available for both days.

Where: Studio 1, Birmingham City University, Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead Lane
Birmingham, B42 2SY.

With a repertoire that includes traditional African dance, contemporary, ballet and jazz,
Keneish Dance has developed a style that speaks to and reflects the contemporary artistic
practice of our divers British communities.

African Sanctus will be developed to be performed alongside Sheffield Oratorio Chorus in
June 2018 with tour dates in August - October.

Production Dates

High Rehearsals 31 July - 18 August
High Performance 20 August
High Rehearsals 14-19 September
High Performance 20 September

African Sanctus rehearsal and performances (TBC) June-October 2018

Casting for performances will be confirmed following the audition. This is a PAID job (Rehearsals & performances).

• Performers with strong technique and performance skills
• Must be able to learn choreography
• Be willing to explore creative tasks set by Choreographer
• Strong in improvisation/freestyle

The Audition

This is an open audition but please let us know that you are coming by emailing by 20 July. Ensure that you bring a CV and head shot with you on the day and it is essential that you arrive on time.

Dancers must be available for all dates stated to attend the audition.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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Gary Clarke (UK)

Male, Closes: August 4, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Choreographer Gary Clarke requires 2 highly skilled male dancers to join Gary Clarke Company for an Autumn Scottish tour of the critically acclaimed mid-scale dance theatre production COAL.

Winner of a UK Theatre Award and a Critics Circle National Dance Award, COAL is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. Described by The Times as 'Outstanding' the production involves a company of professional dancers, live brass bands, community participants and a strong design and production team. For more information on the production please visit 

COAL is funded through a Creative Scotland Grant and is co-commissioned and supported by: DanceXchange, Dance City, CAST Doncaster, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, The Barnsley Civic, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The National Union of Mineworkers and The National Coal Mining Museum of England

The successful artists will be required to: Successfully learn the repertoire from COAL from an existing role. Perform COAL at various mid-scale theatre venues in Autumn 2017 (6 shows in total). Perform certain sections of COAL at site-specific locations linked to each venue and area. Deliver COAL workshops at schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Work with and  alongside groups of women from Scottish working class communities.

Project Dates - 2017 
3rd to 8th September 2017 - Rehearsals in London 
9th to 30th September 2017 - Scottish Tour to Edinburgh, Greenock and Sterling 

Further tour dates in Spring 2018 (UK and International) will be added with the offer of extended contracts

Fee: £500 per week x 4 weeks engagement (£2000) plus holiday pay, additional travel, accommodation and per diems covered. 

Gary Clarke contracts performers using ITC / Equity Agreements and has a House Agreement with Equity. 

This is an audition for male dancers only and interested applicants should demonstrate:
A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong floor work technique, a strong physical build, strong physical theatre skills, experience in highly physical work, good contact and partnering skills, very good stamina, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, confidence in text work, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work, a full CRB check 

Please consider that you are appropriate for the role before applying to audition.
Recent graduates are welcome to audition 

Audition Details
Saturday 5th August 2017
Re-call - Sunday 6th August 2017
The Place / London Contemporary Dance School, 17 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY
9.30am to 6pm on both days 

If you wish to audition, please send a current CV, recent head shot and a short clip of relevant footage to 

Deadline for applications - Friday 4th August 2017

Please Note: Individuals that do not apply, will not be allowed to audition

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Tamsyn Russell Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: July 1, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Tamsyn Russell Dance is seeking to two dance artists for their upcoming research and development period of Scene Stealer. Audition: Sunday 9th July in Leeds, UK and the deadline for applications is Saturday July 1st.

Scene Stealer is an exploration into the idea of interruption, as individuals and groups attempt to create different worlds, atmospheres, and scenarios, but are continually interrupted by a new scene. Exploring the characters' different upbringings, values and experiences within a group setting, the company will examine what it means to be individuals as part of a group.

This will be the second stage of research and development for this project and will consist of 4 weeks of creation and 1 production week. Rehearsals will take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland.

Tamsyn Russell Dance is seeking dance artists - 1 male and 1 female - who are confident in delivering high quality contemporary dance technique, and have strong creative skills, musicality and performance.

Tamsyn Russell Dance is a company with a fast-evolving style, so artists with an ability to bring something new and exciting to this production are encouraged to apply. These two opportunities are to replace existing company members, who have participated in previous R+D stages of this work, so the successful candidates will be required to adapt quickly and step into some choreographed sections for this production, while being creatively independent during the development of the work as a finished piece.

Possible touring of this work in Spring 2018, dependent on funding.

Audition (by invitation only) on Sunday 9th July, Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter's Buildings, St Peter's Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH

Period of employment:

Rehearsals and production week, Monday 4th September - Friday 6th October

Fee: £450 PW, Travel and accommodation to artists outside of Scotland will be provided.

To Apply: Send a showreel and CV to by Saturday 1 July by 11.00am

For further information please visit:

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Eleesha Drennan Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: June 26, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Dancers for this workshop phase of Origins must have at least 2 years professional experience working in live performance and have a high level of technical training in ballet, contemporary and/ or musical theatre.

The work will be physically demanding, the dancers need to have experience in contact work - Strong improvisational skills with the ability to respond intelligently to creative tasks that will be directed by the choreographer.

Specific qualities:

- dancers who are theatrically and emotionally expressive in a naturalistic style. They must have the capacity for dramatic physicality that can also be portrayed in a realistic manner through facial expression.
- physically daring and robust, willing to take risks and have good upper body strength.
- strong sense of musicality. The ability to read music and/ or ability to sing would be a valued bonus.
-  the capacity for virtuosic and detailed movement language.
-  strong improvisational skills and experience in contact work
with an ability to respond intelligently to creative tasks.  

CHOREOGRAPHER: Eleesha Drennan
COMPOSER: Gianluca Cucchiara
LYRICIST: Andrew Whelan

In this production the dancers will not be required to sing and the singers will be doing minimal movement.

DANCE AUDITIONS: 26th June 9am - 6pm Pineapple Studio 79

Workshop: 10th July - 15th July 10am - 6pm, 17th July - 22nd July 2pm - 10pm

Performance: Monday 24th July 3pm

PAY: £850GBP buy out per artist.

Please attach a show reel video if one is available and send to

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Léa Tirabasso (LU/UK)

Male and Female, Closes: June 23, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Seeking 1 female and 1 male dancer. The audition will take place on Sunday 25th June in London. Apply before Friday 23rd June. For 'The ephemeral life of an octopus', we are looking for 2 strong performers; with high contemporary dance and acting skills. 

Playful, curious - ready to sing, shout, and nudity or partial nudity may be required (but not at the audition). 'Monstrosity vs. humanity' will be at the centre of the project. Philosophically and physically, 'The ephemeral life of an octopus' will study the notion of beauty and ugliness/disgust.

Only apply if you are over 27 and if you are available on these dates: 

Monday 11st September - Friday 15th September 2017 (R&D Choreodrome and Touch Wood at The Place London)
Monday 19th February 2018 - Sunday 4th March 2018 (R&D in Luxembourg)
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 24th August 2018 (R&D at The Place London and Dance City Newcastle)
Monday 14th January 2019 - Sunday 10th February 2019 (Creation and opening in Luxembourg)

The work will take place between Luxembourg, the U.K and France, so you would need a valid passport to travel. 

Please send C.V and showreel to - More information about the audition will be sent after applying

This is a paid opportunity. 

More information about the work is here 

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Tavaziva Dance (UK)

Female, Closes: June 22, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Tavaziva is looking for one female dancer to join the company for the creation and touring of its new production - July 2017 to April 2018. Audition takes place in London on Wednesday 28th June 2017 Apply by sending biography and show reel by 10am Thursday 22 June 2017

Applicants must be available for rehearsals in London and to tour throughout autumn 2017 and spring 2018 (see dates below).

Tavaziva is a contemporary-African touring company established in 2004 and led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique and powerful style is a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance and demands dancers with strong technique.

Applicants must have attended professional dance training and have strong ballet and contemporary dance techniques. Knowledge of African dance styles would be advantageous.

Tavaziva is unable to sponsor work visas and you must have the legal right to work in the UK. The contract will be offered on a freelance basis.

Confirmed creation period: 24 July- 16 September 2017 Provisional performance/travel/ rehearsal dates 18-21 September 2017 26 September 2017 28- 29 September 2017 1- 3 October 2017 5-6 October 2017 11-13 October 2017 19-22 October 2017 31 Oct- 3 November 2017 15-17 November 2017 22-24 November 2017 5-17 March 2018 22 March 2018 6 April 2018 10-15 April 2018 17-19 April 2018 28 April 2018 30 April 2018

Additional performance dates, rehearsals and travel days may be added.

To apply: please send your biography and show reel links to by 10am Thursday 22 June 2017

You will be contacted following the deadline if you have been selected to attend the audition. (the audition day will start at 11.30 and may run until 6pm)

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for these dates. Please note the company is unable to cover travel or accommodation costs to attend the audition.

If you have any questions please email or call 020 8237 7010.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 25, 2017 - published on Thursday, 8 June, 2017

Phoenix Dance Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Sharon Watson, is holding auditions for experienced male and female dancers to work with the acclaimed company from November 2017 and on their spring 2018 tour.

Where: London / Leeds, UK
When: 16th September / 10 October
Deadline for applications: 5pm on 25 August

Auditions are by invitation only in London on Saturday 16 September, and Leeds on Tuesday 10 October.

As a company that embodies the spirit of a multicultural Britain we encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please send your CV with show reel and photo to by 5pm on 25 August. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September.

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Humanhood (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 21, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

Humanhood is auditioning for outstanding female and male professional dancers as well as apprentice dancers to join the company for the first phase R&D of their new production 'Torus' as well as other company projects. The company creates highly physical and intricate choreography which requires a mature and open approach to the work.

The company is both based in Birmingham and Barcelona, where the research process will be developed. Professional and Apprentice applicants should have a deep understanding of movement quality, with special attention to fluid and articulated movement. Additionally, applicants should be willing to explore new physical terrains and be open and responsive to the propositions and guidance of the company's Co-artistic Directors.

All applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the company and its work before attending the audition.

'Torus' R&D will be developed in 3 separate periods:

- 3 weeks in November 2017
- 4 weeks in February and March 2018.
- Sharing of the work-in-progress: 23rd March at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham.

Creation dates following this initial phase will be discussed with the successful dancers during the R&D. Please note extra dates may be added for additional company projects.

This position is paid for both professional and apprentice dancers.

AUDITION DATE: 21st & 22nd August 2017

AUDITION LOCATION: DanceXchange Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom

AUDITION TIME: 9:30am Registration

If you wish to attend please send an email to with your name as the subject.

NOTE: This is an OPEN audition. There will be periodic cuts throughout the two dates.

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National Dance Company Wales (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: June 29, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

National Dance Company Wales is enlarging the dance company and we are looking for dancers to join the team. Auditions and interviews to be held at the Dance House, Cardiff on 12th & 13th August 2017.

Both posts are open to male and female dancers. Applicants must have significant professional experience, exceptional contemporary and classical technique, as well as strong improvisation and acting skills. Teaching experience and good communication skills are also required for the Company's participation work.

Repertoire will include works by Marcos Morau, Roy Assaf, Mario Bermudez Gil, Lee Johnston and the company's Artistic Director, Caroline Finn.
Company dancer contract. This contract is offered on a permanent basis, starting in December 2017. Contract start date: 11th December 2017
To apply for the position please email CV, a link to your showreel, headshot and cover letter outlining experience to by 9am Thursday 29th June 2017.                                                                                      
Learning Lead Dancer Contract

This is a permanent position, starting in October 2017. As well as being a core dancer of the Company, this new role will support and enhance the Company's participatory and learning activity, helping devise content for the Company's learning programmes in line with the artistic vision. A passion for teaching as well as good organisational and communication skills are essential.

Contract start date: 16th October 2017

For further enquiries and for an application form please email, deadline for applications 9am Thursday 29th June 2017.

Please be aware that due to the nature of both posts, the successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 10th July 2017. Due to the high volume of applications we regret that we will only be able to notify those applicants who have been shortlisted. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are Welsh speakers.

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