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7 Stories about 7 very different dancers in the wide world of professional dance from the experienced to the new graduate to the CAT programme.

September 14th, 2015

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Audition Email Updates

Damselfish (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: May 10, 2016 - published on Thursday, 28 April, 2016

Damselfish is a new film by the award-winning director Charlotte Ginsborg commissioned by FLAMIN (Film London Artist's Moving Image network).

The film centers around Tom Sietas, the world record holder for Static Apnea, the ability to hold ones breath under water. He can hold his breath for 22min & 22seconds. The film will combine footage of a new record attempt dive with footage of a contemporary dance performance choreographed by Kirill Burlov, set to a score composed by Gabriel Prokofiev. A narrative voice over will link the worlds of the stage and the diving highlighting the control, physical virtuosity and emotional engagement required by both these phenomenal activities.

The film will be distributed through SODA Pictures. It will screen at festivals, cinemas, and is scheduled for exhibition at various high profile galley spaces.

Dancers required: 1 female dancer & 1 male dancer

Both need a strong track record of contemporary and or ballet practice, preferably having danced, or currently dancing for a leading dance company. Technical virtuosity and innovation is key. Any age and ethnicity considered. We are actively seeking dancers in their 40s & 50s (as well as younger dancers) and from a range of ethnic backgrounds.

Both dancers will be encouraged to input creatively into the choreographic development. They will also be filmed talking about their experiences of dancing, which will potentially be included in the film.


Date: Sunday 15th May 2016, 10am - 3pm

Location: London

By invitation only

To Apply:

Please register interest by sending:

CV, current photo and a video link of recent work to by Tuesday 10th May 2016

Rehearsal and production details:

7-10 rehearsal days in central London; June- July 2016 (exact dates tbc)

1 day shoot - last week of August / first week September 2016- (exact date tbc)

Fee: Paid (tbc)

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Rachel Lines (UK)

Male, Closes: April 30, 2016 - published on Thursday, 28 April, 2016

URGENT - MALE DANCER (ideally between 30 & 42 years old & 5ft 10 & over): I'm looking for a male dancer for our Arts Council Funded 'Happenchance Hospital Tour' (our original dancer has an injury and can no longer do it, so specification is based on his build). "HAPPENCHANCE" is an integrated dance, story-telling and live music performance project that will tour to 5 Staffordshire hospitals in June.

Audition: Saturday 30th April 10:30-1:30 @Stoke-on-Trent
Rehearsals: 16th - 27th May & 13th & 14th June
Performances: 15th - 17th June, 20th - 22nd June & 27th - 30th June

Click on the this link to see HAPPENCHANCE 2014:

Paid work with an additional relocation allowance.

Please get in touch asap if you are interested and for further details:

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Barrowland Ballet (Scotland)

Male and Female, Closes: April 29, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

Barrowland Ballet, Glasgow-based contemporary dance company, led by choreographer Natasha Gilmore, (Tiger, The River, Glasgow Girls), is auditioning for dancers for the upcoming run of Whiteout as part of Made in Scotland 2016 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Whiteout is a heartfelt dance theatre piece that gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships and therefore we are looking for strong, versatile dancers aged 25+- one black female and one white female dancer to join the company for run.

Audition Requirements:

We are looking for dancers to replace members of the original cast. Applicants must have
strong contemporary dance technique and contact work. They must be comfortable in a devising environment as the piece will be re-worked with their own creative input. Both roles include live acapella singing (Ndebele and Traditional Scottish for the black and white dancer respectively) and as such applicants must be confident and competent singers. This is a dance theatre piece and requires strong performance skills and theatricality.


Sunday 8 May 2016 by invitation only.

Auditions will be held in London from 10am to 5pm. If you are Scotland based and would prefer to be seen in Scotland please mention this in your application.

To apply:

Please register interest with CV, photo and a video link of recent work (with singing if possible) to by 5pm Friday 29 April. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

Whiteout Dates:

Rehearsal period: Monday 25th July to Thursday 4th August 2016 (1 ½ week)*

*Additional rehearsal days required prior to this rehearsal period, dates TBC at the discretion of the successful candidate.

Performance period: Friday 5th to Saturday 27th August 2016 (3 ½ weeks)

Rate: £470 per week pro-rata

Rehearsals will be based in Glasgow; performances will take place in Edinburgh. Return travel from within the UK & accommodation within Glasgow and Edinburgh for the duration of the rehearsal and performance dates will be paid for by the company for non-Scottish based dancers.

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Yorke dance Project (UK)

Male or female, Closes: May 3, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

Yorke Dance Project is looking for dancers to take part in this year's Cohan Collective, a two-week intensive residency directed by Robert Cohan and Eleanor Alberga with mentorship by Kim Brandstrup and Gary Carpenter, held at Middlesex University.

The Cohan Collective is aimed at artists at an early stage in their career who want to develop their creative skills and gain valuable insight into the process of collaboration. The directors are looking for composers and choreographers who are willing to go beyond what they know, try new ways of approaching their work, are keen to be challenged and have a desire to develop their artistry. Additionally, Yorke Dance Project is looking for twelve professional dancers to take part in this two- week residency, working with the four choreographers and composers on daily tasks.

All participants will take part in daily class. Tasks will be given by the directors to the composers and choreographers to respond to and the mentors will guide the artists through the creative process. Dancers will be required to work creatively with the choreographers and composers.

There will be talks by guest speakers during the residency to offer additional insights into the creative process and/or collaboration. The emphasis throughout is on the process and participants' learning, not on the end result.

The Cohan Collective is a unique opportunity for professional development with highly acclaimed mentors and directors who can share their knowledge and nurture your talent.


We are looking for professional dancers who are interested in working creatively with the choreographers. You will be required to attend all morning classes that will be in Cohan and Ballet techniques. If selected, dancers will receive a fee for the residency of £450 per week.

Please note: all participants will be required to attend the whole of the residency which runs from Monday - Saturday. The day will start at 10am and finish at 6pm.
Please submit a letter of interest (maximum one side A4), your CV and links to examples of your work. If short-listed you will be invited to an audition on 15th May 2016. The audition will take place form 1-5pm in studio 8 at The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY.

For more information please go to the company website:

Please email all submissions by 6pm, Tuesday 3rd May 2016 to

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Springs Dance Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: May 18, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

Springs Dance Company is looking for one female and one or two male dancers with outstanding ability in contemporary dance, sound professional training and substantial performance experience for two different projects in 2016 and 2017. Initially contracts will be offered for these projects only, but subsequently further work may be offered.

The Magic Paintbrush Four weeks of rehearsals with choreographer Darren Ellis, Director Nathan Stickley and Sound Artist Randolph Matthews for Springs' new theatre production for ages 3+. We are looking for two exceptional performers with strong contemporary technique and creativity, as well as the desire and ability to engage with children.

London audition: Saturday 21st May 2016
Location: Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London

Call back: Thursday 26th May 2016
Location: Lee Green, London

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 13th May 2016

Journey of the Magi Springs' Christmas production, which will tour to a variety of venues including schools, churches and theatres. This role requires varied character work and strong contemporary technique. The piece expresses and communicates contemporary Christian beliefs and values and therefore knowledge and understanding of these will be an advantage. The role also requires a willingness to tour.

Springs delivers an extensive education programme and the company is also looking for dancers that may be interested in teaching. Please include teaching experience in your application if relevant.

Rehearsals and touring will be part-time and rates of pay will be similar to Equity / ITC rates on a pro-rata basis. Dancers are paid on a self-employed basis.

Interested dancers should email a CV and photo, and any links to video footage, explaining why they would like to work with Springs on one or both of these projects, no later than 5pm on Friday 13th May to For an informal conversation please call the office on 07775 628 442.
Please note that audition will be by invitation only.

Project dates 2016 and 2017:

The Magic Paintbrush rehearsals 4 weeks starting w/c 29th August
The Magic Paintbrush national tour Part-time touring during September - November 2016 and January - March 2017
Journey of the Magi rehearsals October / November (London)
Journey of the Magi national tour 19th November - 23rd December

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Van Huynh Company (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: April 24, 2016 - published on Monday, 11 April, 2016

Dam Van Huynh is looking for dancers to research on a new work. All rehearsals will take place in London leading to informal sharings spread across the UK. Dancers will be paid at recommended industry rates for the research period.

For this development phase Dam is particularly interested in working with dance artists from a wide range of age groups. Audition in the form of a workshop will be by invitation only.

When: Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Where: London, UK

Deadline for application is Sunday 24 April 2016, 12:00

Rehearsal schedule:

First period: Monday 9 to Friday 27 May
Second period: Monday 1 to Friday 5 August
Third period: Monday 22 to Friday 26 August

Since founding his company in 2008 - Van Huynh Company - Dam has developed a wide range of works demonstrating a constant interest in pushing boundaries. He has
collaborated with major artists across art forms, was Artist-in-Residence in Hong Kong over two years and is regularly commissioned by other companies to create works.

To apply, please send:

A brief CV (no more than one side of A4).
A full body image (one shot only, front facing, standing/natural).
A link to a short video clip if available.

These should be emailed to with 'AUDITION' in the subject

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Limón Dance Company (USA)

Male and Female, Closes: May 23, 2016 - published on Monday, 11 April, 2016

Colin Connor, incoming Artistic Director, is seeking forMALE and FEMALE dancers to join the Company for the 2016/17 Performance and Touring Season. Repertory includes works by José Limón, Kate Weare and Colin Connor. Company members are cultural ambassadors and, as such, participate in arts education activities and community engagement across the U.S. and around the world.

Must be mature, dedicated, eager to learn, musical, a fantastic mover with strong partnering skills.

Experience/familiarity with Limón technique strongly recommended.
Paid position available as well as unpaid apprenticeship positions. Compensation based on experience.

Auditions are BY INVITATION ONLY and space is limited.

Limón Dance Company, Monday, May 23, 2016, MEN in the morning and WOMEN in the afternoon

Call Backs

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for MEN - 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 26 for WOMEN - 10 am to 5 pm

Everett Center for the Performing Arts
466 West 152nd Street
New York, NY 10031

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 16, 2016

To be considered, please email your current CV (with height), dance photos, headshot, and a link to online video (up to 3 minutes) to by May 16, 2016.
If invited, we will contact you with audition details as well as allocated time slot for May 23, 2016.

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Erratica (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: April 17, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

ERRATICA is a London based performing arts company that creates diverse musical spectacles both within the UK and Internationally We are seeking two dancers and/or physical performers for our new show, Remnants. A co-production between ERRATICA and The Print Room, the piece will premiere in spring 2017 with ambitions to tour in 2018 and beyond.

Based on a true story, the piece is about the history and legacy of violence in the Balkans. An electro-folk opera, rearranging traditional Balkan vocal music and combining it with bass-heavy electronics, it will be performed by four singers, two dancers and an electronic

Development Workshop, 18th July - 29th July 2016

Creation and Performance, March to May 2017 (exact dates tbc)

Audition dates and locations:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in auditions on 3rd and 4th May at The Print Room, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 LB


Email a short CV, photograph and a brief letter explaining why you would like participate, to: Application Deadline: 17 April 2016

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Jennifer Essex (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: April 27, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

Jennifer Essex is seeking adventurous professional dancers with excellent performance and partnering skills. Dancers who with an interest/experience in outdoor performance are especially encouraged to apply.

Seeking a total of 4 dancers based in the North East of England (some travel expenses are available).

Rehearsal period July 4th - August 5th with Performances at Stockton International Festival August 6th and 7th and Billingham International Festival August 15th.

Rehearsal will be three weeks within this timeframe and have some flexibility. Rehearsals will take place at Dance City, Teesside University and Stockton ARC.

Paid at ITC weekly rates + performance fees.

More about the work:

To apply please send an email including a link to showreel and CV to by 27th April 2016.

Auditions at Dance City, Newcastle, May 3rd, 2016

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (Ireland)

Male and Female, Closes: April 11, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 29 March, 2016

Michael Keegan-Dolan - founder and director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (1997- 2015) is looking to meet dancers to work with him on a new creation which will be co-production between his new Dance Theatre Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The dates of creation and performance will be between August 1st - October 9th (IRELAND) and November 23th - November 26th (LONDON).

(more dates to be potentially added)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in one of two short workshops led by Michael Keegan-Dolan. Workshops will take place in London and in Dublin.

Workshop/Audition dates, times and locations;

London: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st of May 2016; (Friday, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am -1pm)

Dublin Liffey Trust Studios, Dublin; Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May; (Friday, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am -1pm)

TO APPLY: please email a short CV, photograph and a brief letter explaining why you would like participate, to: Deadline for applications is Midnight April 11th

All dancers who find this proposition inspiring are welcome to apply. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants and those invited will be notified by Friday 15th of April.

We regret that we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. For any queries regarding the production or the workshop auditions, please email

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BalletBoyz (UK)

Male, Closes: May 13, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 29 March, 2016

BalletBoyz is looking for exceptional male dancers with excellent technique and experience in contemporary, classical, partnering & contact improvisation.To apply, please send a brief CV and ONE headshot only to with 'AUDITION' in the subject header.

Audition: Saturday 4th June 2016, London, UK

The contract in the first instance will run from September 2016 - April 2017. In this time the company will embark on tours of the UK and North America with Life., a new work featuring commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. The company will also be spending time in creation.

The closing date for submissions is 13th May 2016 at Midnight. Successful applicants will be invited to audition on Saturday 4th June with recalls on Sunday 5th June.

Only British passport holders & EU citizens can be considered for selection.

BalletBoyz Ltd is an equal opportunities employer - We welcome applications from all sectors of society and recruit solely on the basis of ability.

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Ballet Lorent (UK)

Female, Closes: April 11, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 23 March, 2016

Newcastle upon Tyne based Contemporary Dance Theatre company balletLORENT are looking for a versatile, generous and hard working professional female dancer to take on the role of Miner/Ensemble in their latest fairytale production, Snow White, which is currently touring the UK at mid-large scale. The successful applicant will also understudy Snow White.

You can view the promotional video for Snow White here:

The role will also involve working and performing with children, with a different cast of 12
children aged 6 - 9 years old join the professional cast at every venue that Snow White tours to. Touring will take place between September 5th 2016 and 30th November 2016 across the UK, with the possibility of ongoing work.

The successful applicant will be paid at Equity rates.

Applicant Requirements:

3 years professional dance experience preferred
Highly skilled as a physical performer
Theatrical ability is essential
Teaching experience and / or experience of working with children
Improvisational skills

We recommend that interested applicants see a performance of Snow White during the remaining Spring tour dates. Tour details can be found here:

To apply, please send a hard copy of your head shots and CV to: Debbi Purtill, Associate
Director, balletLORENT, c/o Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR

Please also send any show reel links you might have to
Deadline for Applications: Monday 11th April 2016
Successful applicants will be notified by: Wednesday 13th April 2016

Auditions will be held on Sunday 24th April 2016 at Sadlers Wells, London. Due to the expected high volume of applicants, we apologise that we will only be able to notify those who have been shortlisted for audition.

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Moonstein (Belgium)

Male, Closes: April 3, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 23 March, 2016

Moonstein is looking for one male actor and/or dancer for the production of 'She is my sister'. Age 18 to 60 years old. Strong identity, unique physicality and high acting skills (use of text). We require a strong ability of improvisation and a great use of imagination.

Applicants must be available from 13th June to 21st August (performance period).

Please send us your CV with a picture to before the 3rd of April 2016.

For further information:

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Ballett Theater Pforzheim (Germany)

Male or Female, Closes: April 20, 2016 - published on Friday, 18 March, 2016

Ballett Theater Pforzheim is looking for for professional male/ female dancers for the season 2016/2017. Strong classical technique as well as urban contemporary technique and improvisation skills required. Professional experience preferred.

Wherе: Theater Pforzheim, Am Waisenhausplatz.5, D - 75172 Pforzheim, Germany

When: 24.04.2016 at 10.00 am

Deadline for application 20.04.2016

Тo apply please send your application by 20.04.2016 including curriculum vitae and photo, video only to: or Theater Pforzheim, Am Waisenhausplatz 5, 75172 Pforzheim. Audition by invitation only!

Contact details or Theater Pforzheim, Am Waisenhausplatz 5, 75172 Pforzheim

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National Dance Company Wales (Wales)

Male and Female, Closes: March 21, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

National Dance Company Wales is seeking professional dancers with 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 Roy Assaf, Alexander Ekman and the company's Artistic Director, Caroline Finn.

Contracts begin August 1st 2016. (NB the female contract will initially be a fixed term contract of 4.5 months with the potential to extend.)

Please send an email including a link to showreel and CV to by 10am Monday 21st March. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 25th March. Due to the high volume of applications we regret that we will only be able to notify those applicants who have been shortlisted.

Male audition 16th & 17th April

Female audition 28th & 29th April

Auditions to be held at the Dance House, Cardiff.

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Hit The Ground Dance (UK)

Male, Closes: March 18, 2016 - published on Friday, 11 March, 2016

Artistic Director Michael Heatley is looking for Contemporary male dancers based in the UK. The project is funded by Arts Council England and will last between 4-6 weeks in which we will be researching the stigma surrounding mens mental health. A full lengh Physical Theatre piece will be created from this research and performed at Dance City in Newcastle Upon Tyne May 2016.

Applicants must have

* Strong contemporary technique
* Experience essential in text/theatre
* Experience in teaching and working creatively with youth groups

Fee: £440 per week

Audition date : Thursday March 24th 2016

Venue: Dance City Newcastle Upon Tyne


9 am Proffessional Class
11am - 5pm Audition workshop

Please send cv and showreel to

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Madeline Shann (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: March 18, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

Dance theatre maker Madeline Shann is auditioning Yorkshire-based performers for an R&D of "Sex In Real Life"; a new devised dance theatre piece about sex and sex education.

This is a position for a two-week R&D period with a view to future development of a full-length production and tour. The fee is £440 per week.

We are looking to recruit a diverse cast of versatile, generous, hard-working performers who are confident with: Dance and movement, Creative and collaborative work, Group, partner and contact work, Voice and text.

Discussions and choreography on the themes of sex and sexuality (You won't be required to share your own personal experience). Quickly learning and retaining a wealth of material


Auditions 30th March and 1st April, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Week 1:   11th-15th April 9am-5pm Huddersfield
Week 2:  18th-22nd April 10am-6pm Doncaster

For more information and to download the application form:!sex-in-real-life-application/c8hfq

Deadline: Friday 18th March 5pm

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Ella Mesma Company (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: March 12, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

Ella Mesma Company seeks highly physical performer for recent work Ladylike.
Spanish/Portuguese speakers with good knowledge of Latin dance styles and Capoeira as well as excellent Contemporary technique and experience working with voice preferred. This is to cover the role of a dancer but could lead to the creation of a personal role for a tour in 2017.

Rehearsal period: 16,17,18th March, 5th April & 16th May (1week) (ITC rates)
Performances: 26th March, 9th April, 17th May
Please do not apply if you cannot commit to these dates
Audition date: March 12th

Please send cv, showreel and letter of interest to

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Livid Events (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: March 31, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 2 March, 2016

We are currently looking for strong physical performers to work with Alex Reynolds, Movement Director and Choreographer (WWZ, Theory of Everything, Danish Girl, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

This project involved working on a feature film. In the first instance please send a brief biography plus photo to

Audition will be by invitation

Equity fees paid.

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Saju Hari (UK)

Male, Closes: April 18, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 2 March, 2016

Choreographer Saju Hari is looking for professional contemporary male dancers based in the UK for a 3 weeks of Arts Council funded research project (18th April to 8th May 2016) with 1 show in London. Please send CV/biog and link to previous work or movement material to to be invited.

Please put audition in the subject.

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Luke Jessop (Belgium)

Female, Closes: April 1, 2016 - published on Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Luke Jessop (Ultima Vez) is seeking one highly skilled female performer for his upcoming creation; "The Red Queen". Applicants should have the following:

- Great contemporary technique
- Good partnering skills
- Comfortable with theatre/text
- Open to improvisation
- Experience with B-Girling and/or a form of couples dancing (Forró, Tango, Salsa) is preferred however not necessary.

The research period of the work will be Summer 2016 (flexible dates), creation period Autumn/Winter 2016 (tbc) and Premiére early 2017 (tbc).

The audition will be held at: Ultima Vez Studios - Brussels, Belgium. (Zwarte Vijversstraat 97, 1080 Brussels)

Please bring trainers or comfortable shoes to the audition.

Audition date: 9th + 10th April 2016

Application Deadline: 1st April 2016

To apply please send a current CV and video link to:

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Company of Others (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: March 18, 2016 - published on Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Company of Others is a dance theatre company committed to creating work which highlights and shares stories of the human experience, drawn from the diverse communities we work with.

We are looking for 3 exceptional, Yorkshire born or based, female performers of varying ages for the research and development of our next production. The company hopes to find one performer aged between aged 21-35, one performer aged 36-55 and one performer aged 56+. We are keen that our performers are reflective of the diverse society we live in.

We are looking for women who are: contemporary dance trained, comfortable in delivering text and use of voice, enjoy a collaborative approach, socially engaged, extensively experienced in performance and confident in improvisation. 

R&D schedule:
w/c 18th April Bradford
w/c 25th April Barnsley - with scratch performance of progress 28th April
w/c 2nd May York
It is expected the same performers will create the work with us in Autumn 2016 and tour in Spring 2017.
Dancers must be available for all rehearsal dates provided.

Fee: £440 per week

To apply:
Please send covering letter, CV, headshot and performance footage (no longer than 5 mins long) to
Deadline: Friday 18th March, 5pm. 
Audition is by invite only.

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Tribe (Ireland)

Male or Female, Closes: February 28, 2016 - published on Saturday, 27 February, 2016

'Tribe', a new production company based in Dublin city centre, in collaboration with The Gonzo Theatre, is looking for experienced professional dancers for a period of development on a new site-specific dance theatre production, 'Epiphany'. We are looking to assemble an eclectic group of versatile performers who should be comfortable with, and have experience of, working with text. Although not essential we're interested in people who have singing experience and also play an instrument, (please state in letter of application).

Auditions will take place on 4 & 5th March in Dublin. Performers need to be available the weeks of March 15-19,April 19-30 and May 2-13 for development period. 'Epiphany' will open May 1st and run throughout the summer. Performers will be asked to commit to a three-month initial run.

This is a paid position and dancers and performers will be required to be available for the whole working period.

Please apply by email attaching a CV, brief statement of interest and relevant experience along with a 3-4 min online video link online to your dancing, to: by 5pm on Sunday 28th February.

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Acrojou (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: February 29, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016

Acrojou are an independent, artist-led company whose mission is to create ambitious physical performance with integrity: work addressing the human condition that is both accessible and challenging.

Led by Artistic Director Jeni Barnard, Acrojou's core team is Jeni (designer/director),
Creative Director Barney White (devisor/ performer), and Technical Director Richard
Mowbray (designer/engineer). The company was founded in 2006 at the National Centre
for Circus Arts, London.

About the research:

Designed and directed by Jeni Barnard, devised by the company, Vagabond Matter will
combine physical performance with science, technology and design engineering.
Our research currently comprises:

1. Mankind's scientific evolution. The growth of scientific knowledge and its effect on
how Humans perceive and shape reality, as well as developments in our
understanding of our place in the Cosmos.
2. Scientific and engineering expertise applied to physical performance, exploring the
meeting point of design, engineering, technology, live science and dance-circus.

This will be a workshop audition.We are seeking highly creative performers with unusual physical skills to come and experiment with us. Please see below for information on the physical skills we are seeking. Selected participants will then be invited to take part in the first stage R&D, Autumn 2016.

Applicant requirements:

• Highly creative
• A skilled deviser, experienced in the process of creating work collaboratively
• Highly skilled as a physical performer
• Theatrical and movement/ dance ability are essential
• We are particularly seeking the below skill areas, though we are very open to
applications from people with other skills - particularly performers with very
unusual circus or physical performance skills.

Contortionists, Acrobats/ pair acrobats with unusual choreographic approaches, Cigar box manipulators, Bounce ball jugglers

• Applicants must be based in the UK
• We are a small team - all company members must be team-players and hard workers
• Dates: March 3rd and 4th
• Location: The Point, Eastleigh

How to apply:

To apply, please send the below to The deadline for applications is Monday 29th Feb (end of day). Earlier applications will be considered and responded to prior to this date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you can.

Please check the details carefully - applications missing requested information or received after the deadline will not be considered.

1. A link to a short online show-reel, No videos that require downloading please.
If there is more than one performer in the video, please ensure we will be able to identify
which one is you.
2. A CV, preferably one page only
3. A (max) one-page cover letter, inc':
- Why you would like to be considered for the casting
- Your interest in the subject matter for the research
- Your devising experience and approach to creating work
- A brief summary of your core physical skills
4. A short written reference from a choreographer or director with whom you have worked
recently in a creative capacity.

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2 Faced Dance Company (UK)

Male, Closes: March 1, 2016 - published on Thursday, 11 February, 2016

2Faced Dance Company are seeking two male Dance Artists for the creation and tour of their new indoor triple-bill, RUN, working with Artistic Director Tamsin Fitzgerald, guest choreographer Lenka Vagnerová and a BENCH Fellow (to be announced) for a national and international tour, as well as touring the company's outdoor work KAPOW and Two Old Men.

Applicants must have strong contemporary technique with skills in floor work and partner work. Skilled versatile performers who have strong b-boying foundations and strong acrobatic skill are an advantage. Recent graduates as well as experienced dancers are more than welcome to apply. The company are looking for dancers who have an extraordinary natural performance style, are highly motivated and are consistent. Having strong teaching and communications skills would be desirable as well as a commitment to fully participate in the company's participation and learning programme.

Candidates should possess strong technical and performance skills and a broad experience including ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation and contact work.

12 month, full-time contract from May 2016. Please note the company is based in Hereford.

Application deadline is Tuesday 1 March 2016 with shortlisted applicants being notified by Friday 4 March 2016. Please e-mail your C.V, headshot, up to 2 video links and a covering letter stating why you want the position and what you can bring to the company to: Due to the high volume of applications we regret that we will only be able to notify those applicants who have been shortlisted.

Auditions at DanceWorks, Studio 11, London on 10 & 11 March 2016

Starting Salary: £21,000 upwards

Benefits: Private health care insurance, gym membership, pension contributions, 28 days annual leave, per diems paid whilst on tour.

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