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The Australian Ballet is Australia’s flagship ballet company and one of the world’s leading ballet companies. Founded in 1962 and comprising 80 dancers, its diverse repertoire is built on the tradition of classical ballet and the best of contemporary ballet. Based in Melbourne, the company delivers over 240 performances annually in Australia and on regular international tours and has established a national and international reputation for outstanding performance excellence through its vision of “caring for tradition and daring to be different”.



With the retirement of David McAllister AM in December 2020, the Board of The Australian Ballet is now seeking to appoint an inspirational, internationally- recognised person with outstanding artistic and leadership qualities to serve as Artistic Director and to guide the company’s continued growth and success.

The ideal candidate is a confident, articulate and empathetic leader who can deliver a bold, innovative and compelling artistic vision to advance the company and its dancers consistent with the company’s mission and goals.

The person will be able to demonstrate an affinity for Australian culture, identify and nurture talent, have a keen results focus and excellent stakeholder management skills.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a range of skills and attributes which include the ability to:
  Be the public face of The Australian Ballet and uphold the artistic reputation and standards of the company
   Leverage strong international contacts to secure premium productions and artistic talent
Select, engage and develop outstanding dance and artistic talent
Attract both new and loyal audiences to the art form
Work in close partnership with the Executive Director to deliver exceptional programs and financial sustainability
Collaborate with The Australian Ballet School to ensure a pipeline of future talent


The Artistic Director role will be based in Melbourne and will regularly spend significant time in Sydney and other national and international touring locations. For further information visit 

Confidential enquiries should be directed to Egon Zehnder on +61 3 9678 9600 or email:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and a detailed resume via the above email address on or before 25 October 2019.

p) 03 9678 9600

The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: New Full Time Teaching Position


The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is seeking full-time skilled ballet faculty with an emphasis on early childhood development (ages 3-10).

Qualified candidates must:

  • Hold a terminal degree or have equivalent professional experience in ballet
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach all ages 3 years to adult
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach all levels of ballet technique, including pre ballet, pointe and variations
  • Have at least two years of experience teaching technique and choreography to children and teens
  • Have good, clear communication skills both in person and via email.

As a full-time faculty member, successful candidates must be interested in learning, growing and continued engagement in practices that serve a variety of community needs. Candidates will embrace a vigorous teaching schedule that may include teaching 6 days per week and weekend rehearsals and should be available to commute between the four Aspen area locations. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To be considered for an interview, please send the following materials by email to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Reference Contacts


Full details available here:

Associate Artistic Director

Styles: Ballet, Pas De Deux, Contemporary


New Ballet Ensemble & School (NBE) is a nationally acclaimed Community Arts Education organization founded in 2001 to provide quality training and opportunities to all youth, regardless of their ability to pay. NBE is seeking a full-time Associate Artistic Director to teach and coordinate the training of NBE Ensemble artists, trainees, and advanced ballet students. Likewise, this position will work in partnership with the Artistic Director to engage guest artists and choreographers. Specifically, the Associate Artistic Director will be responsible for the logistics surrounding education and outreach performances and programs, and will schedule all rehearsals for the core program students as they relate to main stage and community performances. Lastly, the position requires the ability to be adept at working with diverse personality types in order to forge meaningful relationships with current and potential constituents, and help advance an environment of inclusion and professionalism in all NBE programs. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Carrie Vaughan, Managing Director. Email: Mail: 2157 York Avenue |Memphis, TN 38104 Fax: 901-274-5370

Location: Memphis

State: Tennessee


Company Dancer

Styles: Ballet, Modern


Female dancer needed for '19-'20 season of dance. Contact for audition/company information.

Location: TBA

State: California


Institutional Advancement Manager


Job Title: Institutional Advancement Manager Reports To: Director Status: Staff, Full-time Salary: $25-$30K + Medical/Dental Benefits Description: Urbanity Dance is looking for an Institutional Advancement Manager to start mid-September. The position is full-time. A pivotal new addition to the growing team, the Institutional Advancement Manager will be focused on communications, marketing and development. The Manager must be an excellent writer, have superb interpersonal skills, ability to multitask, work independently, and to be a self-starter. Candidate must be fully invested in the continued growth of the company, inspired and enthusiastic about the vision of the company. Strong potential for continued growth within the organization. Core Responsibilities: - Thinking creatively to grow Urbanity's three pillars: 1) audience/press for the professional company and performances 2) student population (adults and children) and 3) raise awareness about our community programming. Development: - In collaboration with the Board and Executive Director, build a robust annual fundraising plan that includes individual giving, events, corporate partnerships, and foundation grants - Manage the organizations database to ensure data integrity. This includes, data entry, gift tracking, list and report generation - Create systems for gift processing from gift receipt through to gift acknowledgment - Serve as the organization’s main contact with donors, including communications regarding Urbanity news and events - Foundation research, prospecting, and proposal generation - Serve as the organization’s representative at artistic and cultural events-- - Manage 3-5 fundraising/awareness events throughout year and working with Board of Directors and to organize responsibilities Marketing and Communications: - In collaboration with the Board and Executive Director, create an annual marketing and communications plan that includes a message and communications calendar to track all social media and email communications, press strategies, website updates, as well as a plan for evaluation of communications and marketing efforts - Writing press releases and responding to press inquiries in a friendly, timely, and effective manner - Facilitating (along with graphic designer) a website overhaul & new print materials - Writing blog entries and contributing as a dance writer to news publications - Managing social media and email communications - Managing team of 2-3 arts administration interns Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have/be: - Dance background is not necessary, but a passion for arts and community education is essential - Strong preference for 1 year of work-related experience - Bachelors degree required - Marketing competency and demonstrated experience in marketing, including market strategy, demand generation, market research, and marketing communications - Efficient multi-tasker - Delivering effective presentations - Strong analytical and problem solving skills - Strong attention to detail - Excellent communications, writing and customer service skills - Interest and/or experience in non-profit management and/or arts administration - Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite - Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) not required but is a plus. An aesthetic sense for web design (website, newsletter) is a plus. - Interest and/or experience in photo, video, web editing - Friendly personality, able to represent Urbanity in the press and media - Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team - Flexibility, positive attitude, and good work ethic To apply: Email cover letter and resume to or Urbanity Dance, 280 Shawmut Ave, Boston MA 02118 Urbanity Dance exists to inspire, engage, and empower individuals and communities through the art of dance and movement.

Location: Boston

State: Massachusetts


Open Faculty Positions: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Break, Modern, Musical Theatre, African, Contemporary


The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for several full and part time faculty positions. Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professorship in Dance Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Location: Los Angeles, California Contact: he USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for the Claude and Alfred Mann Professorship in Dance. This is a part-time position for an internationally acclaimed artist with expertise in Choreography, Composition, and/or Concert Dance. Selected artist will succeed multi-dimensional artist William Forsythe as holder of the Mann Professorship and will be expected to spend 6-12 weeks in residence at USC Kaufman each year. Initial appointment is for 3-5 years with possibility of renewal. USC Kaufman seeks a visionary, collaborative, dynamic and innovative thought-partner to provide instruction to students in the BFA in Dance program. Involvement may include but is not limited to teaching dance technique, choreography, repertory and performance, improvisation and composition, colloquium, senior seminar, as well as staging and/or creating work. Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Improvisation and Composition) Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Location: Los Angeles, California Contact: The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Full-time, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Teaching) to provide specialized instruction in the areas of Improvisation and Composition to major, minor, and elective technique courses. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: all levels of improvisation, composition, and dance technique in one or more of the following forms, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, commercial dance, and/or vernacular dance forms. Ideal candidates will stage works of a renowned choreographer and/or possess experience in commercial dance. Ability to teach academic courses such as Colloquiums, Seminars , and/or general education courses a plus. Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Jazz, Tap, and Social Dance Forms) Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Location: Los Angeles, California Contact: The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Full-time, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Teaching) to provide specialized instruction in the areas of jazz, tap, and social dance forms to major, minor, and elective technique courses. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to provide instruction to students in the BFA in Dance program as well as the BFA in Musical Theater program (a collaborative program with the USC School of Dramatic Arts and USC Thornton School of Music that provides a rigorous, cohort-based, conservatory-style undergraduate program featuring comprehensive training in acting, voice, dance, dramaturgy, script-writing, lyrics writing, and composition). Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Jazz and Dance Studies) Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Location: Los Angeles, California Contact: The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Full-time, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance (Teaching) to provide specialized instruction in the areas of jazz dance and dance studies. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to provide instruction to major, minor, and elective technique courses students in the BFA in Dance program as well as the BFA in Musical Theater program (a collaborative program with the USC School of Dramatic Arts and USC Thornton School of Music that provides a rigorous, cohort-based, conservatory-style undergraduate program featuring comprehensive training in acting, voice, dance, dramaturgy, script-writing, lyrics writing, and composition). In addition to teaching practice-based dance instruction at all levels, faculty member will teach academic general education courses such as Introduction to Dance as an Art Form, Origins of Jazz Dance, World Perspectives on Dance, and Dance in Popular Culture. Artist in Residence Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Location: Los Angeles, California Contact: The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for Artists in Residence. USC Kaufman seeks collaborative, dynamic and innovative practicing artists to teach one or more dance techniques and/or dance studies in field(s) of expertise, including the following: Hip Hop and Social Dance, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, Ballroom, Dance Repertory, Dance History, Dance Science, Dance and Media. Teaching will include master classes, lectures, staging of choreographic works and the teaching of repertory. Candidate must currently be professionally active and recognized in the field of dance.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

State: California

San Francisco Ballet - Director of Education and Training

Styles: Ballet


Under the combined leadership of School Director Patrick Armand and Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet School has a dual mission to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of San Francisco Ballet and other world-class companies and to expand the joy of dance for all. Organization Established in 1933 as America’s first professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) has grown to become one of the world’s most cherished and beloved cultural institutions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson who joined in 1985, SF Ballet presents a repertoire of both classical and contemporary ballet, performing at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, as well as on tour at major arts venues across the country and abroad. SF Ballet also operates the San Francisco Ballet School (SF Ballet School), a distinguished school of ballet that provides the highest standard of dance training to its students. As non-distinct entities, both SF Ballet and SF Ballet School jointly form the San Francisco Ballet Association. SF Ballet School and education programs directly serve more than 40,000 people annually through training, learning, and performances. SF Ballet School classes and events serve 6,800 individuals. In-school dance education reaches approximately 9,000 students and youth, family, and community engagement programs impact 4,800 individuals. In addition, adult and audience programs engage approximately 22,600 people throughout the region. In 2019, SF Ballet School served approximately 500 adult students and almost 600 non-adult students, with nearly 300 students taking part in summer sessions and intensives. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and training programs have been offered online, both recorded and live, in order to maintain the connection to students and communities. SF Ballet and SF Ballet School recognize that new and innovative strategies are required for these programs, in a COVID and post-COVID world. Housed at 455 Franklin Street in the same building as SF Ballet and led by SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand, students from all over the world are taught by prestigious faculty members and learn a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes classical technique and athleticism. SF Ballet School’s mission is not only to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of SF Ballet (approximately two-thirds of company dancers trained at the school) and other world-class companies, but also to offer young children and adults in the Bay Area an introduction to ballet and the joy of moving to music. SF Ballet School’s pre-ballet classes allow children ages four through seven years old to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet in an enjoyable, safe, and nurturing environment. Those who join the School Year Program are placed in one of eight levels depending on age, experience, and ability. The training progression starts at ages eight through 11 in Level 1 and increases in difficulty to pre-professional programs for dancers up to 18 years old in Level 8. Each year, selected students from SF Ballet School’s advanced levels and from School Year Program auditions who wish to pursue careers as professional ballet dancers join the Trainee Program, a demanding curriculum in which students have many performance opportunities and can also participate in choreography, teaching, and stagecraft. Through a long-term lease with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF Ballet School is able to offer the trainees housing within three blocks of the SF Ballet building. Rooted in its mission to share the joy of dance with the widest possible audience, SF Ballet provides a variety of educational programming for people of all ages and abilities. The organization offers a range of free dance engagement programs for students in grades K through 12, youth community dance programs, matinees, family workshops, adult classes, lectures, seminars, and social events. Committed to making dance accessible to everyone, SF Ballet offers Dance For Parkinson’s classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers and Sensory Friendly Dance Workshops for individuals with autism, special needs, or other disabilities. In 1979, SF Ballet established Dance in School and Communities (DISC), a residency program that provides arts instruction in public schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This program provides dance education opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and has expanded in recent years to include students of all school ages. As one of the longest-standing dance-in-schools programs in the country, DISC has become a role model for arts education and community programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DISC has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to provide a televised program called SF Loves Learning to break down all barriers to learning remotely. The program has been renewed for a third semester and has been highly successful with educators and students alike. Historically, K through 12 students across San Francisco neighborhoods did not have equitable access to DISC. Over the past five years, SF Ballet identified areas with limited or no DISC programs, recognized barriers to participation, developed new partnerships to build pathways, and implemented DISC pilot programs to eliminate some of the barriers that have historically prevented the participation of some groups. SF Ballet’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts aim to serve underrepresented communities by addressing structural inequalities, creating new programs, and fostering cultures that minimize bias through the implementation of culturally responsive content and anti-racist teaching. Over the past five years, SF Ballet intentionally expanded its DISC education programs, reaching an increasingly more diverse audience by geography, age, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation. Its pathway to diversity relied on deepening partnerships with SFUSD, which has an 85 percent BIPOC student body, and with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, which has an 87 percent BIPOC constituency. SF Ballet also engages in partnerships with the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, College of Adaptive Arts, LYRIC Center for LGBTQ Youth, Oakland School of the Arts, and other organizations that serve underrepresented communities. SF Ballet is governed by a 51-member board of directors, jointly led by Co-Chairs Sunnie Evers and Robert G. Shaw and President Carl F. Pascarella. Kelly Tweeddale joined as Executive Director in September 2019 and directly supervises the Director of Education and Training. In a normal year of operations, the annual overall operating budget is $52 million, with the SF Ballet School budget at $3.2 million and other education programs at $800,000. The Director of Education and Training is a member of SF Ballet’s executive leadership team. Position Summary The Director of Education and Training will provide strategic leadership and financial oversight of all parts of the education and training programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will partner with the SF Ballet School Director to implement the artistic vision and educational mission. Supervising and mentoring an experienced team of administrative staff, the Director of Education and Training will collaborate regularly with other departments, particularly Marketing & Communications and Development, to support the overall goals and objectives of the SF Ballet School and education programs. A member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Education and Training will also serve as the Education and Training Department liaison to the board finance committees in advocating strongly for the SF Ballet School and overall education programs. This individual will demonstrate a staunch commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the organization, as well as in and with the communities and constituents that SF Ballet serves. Role and Responsibilities Leadership and Strategic Planning  Assess, develop, and oversee education program goals and outcomes in alignment with broader SF Ballet strategic objectives.  Perform ongoing curriculum assessment, development, and implementation in response to program needs, educational policies, and industry changes.  Design effective and impactful school support programs in alignment with the artistic vision of the SF Ballet School Director that enhance professional training.  Guide and develop education policies, systems, and initiatives that support the delivery of high-caliber programs.  Maintain a constant view for the educational continuum that exists in providing opportunities for student growth and advancement.  Strategically develop, plan, and implement necessary program delivery model changes during the pandemic, including those that could create broader opportunities for access thereafter. Community Engagement and Partnerships  Advocate passionately and regularly for the value and benefit of the SF Ballet School’s education, community, and professional training programs in all interactions with board members, senior staff, and numerous external stakeholders.  Establish and maintain strong external partnerships that reflect the values of SF Ballet and SF Ballet School, including with San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Oakland Ballet, and many others throughout the region.  Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives, including issues around gender, sexuality, and race, that serve the community and promote the values and mission of SF Ballet and SF Ballet School.  Engage with the Development Department to identify funding needs for education and training programs and then mobilize team members to leverage funding opportunities.  Cultivate, maintain, and deepen relationships with Bay Area school principals and arts educators, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other strategic program and educational partners.  Actively network to participate in broad discussions and convenings in national and international dance communities.  Collaborate with the Marketing Department to ensure the preparation and production of written and visual materials that support audience engagement, education and training programs, and associated performances and events.  Create and foster an environment where all students and members of the community feel welcomed, valued, and supported in their endeavors. Managerial Oversight and Departmental Collaboration  Guide, support, and mentor a team of administrative staff members who run daily operations of the education and training programs, delegating where appropriate so that staff feel trusted and empowered.  Set clear financial targets, oversee budgets, and ensure all programs operate within goals.  Identify innovative ways to find creative alternative solutions that support the school’s artistic vision and overcome potential challenges to the expansion and growth of education programs.  Plan and oversee logistical elements of school events in partnership with the SF Ballet School Director.  Oversee the SF Ballet School’s performances and technical training, collaborating with the production department to ensure all technical requirements are fulfilled.  Resolve major conflicts between students, families, and faculty members if any remain after incremental steps have been undertaken by other team members, being mindful of any potential legal issues while taking actions that achieve equitable outcomes. Traits and Characteristics As a flexible, highly organized, and solutions-driven leader, the Director of Education and Training will have a passion for arts education and a dedication to community engagement. An inspirational collaborator and an excellent communicator with strong time and project management skills, this individual will be able to gain the trust and respect of all artistic and administrative staff, students, families, board members, and donors. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively multi-task and quickly adapt to constantly changing circumstances. The Director of Education and Training will be approachable and compassionate yet firm and grounded in planning and decision making. Other key competencies include:  Diplomacy and Leadership – The fortitude to resolve difficult situations calmly, tactfully, and with a deep understanding of cultural, racial, or social differences while building relationships internally and externally through trust and respect to advance the organization’s values and mission.  Appreciating and Understanding Others – The capacity to demonstrate gratitude and care towards all people, recognizing their feelings, concerns, and motivations while supporting their unique skills to create an inclusive and equitable working environment.  Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – The dexterity to effectively communicate and collaborate with people from all backgrounds, demonstrating respect through active listening, sharing responsibilities, and providing constructive feedback.  Planning and Organizing – The ability to establish logical and practical systems while prioritizing tasks in a busy working environment that is centered on the artistic vision and educational impacts. Qualifications Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in arts education or administration, master’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience. A minimum of eight years of progressive senior management experience is needed. Occasional travel as part of the SF Ballet School’s audition tour may be required. International applicants are welcome and must meet work eligibility, authorization, and visa requirements in the United States if hired. Compensation and Benefits SF Ballet offers competitive compensation, with a salary range between $160,000 and $190,000, and a benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid vacation time, sick leave, and annual holidays. Relocation assistance is negotiable. Applications and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact: Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President Arts Consulting Group 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 406 Los Angeles, CA 90069-4120 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201 Email The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share its joy of dance with the widest possible audience in its community and around the globe and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School. SF Ballet seeks to enhance its position as one of the world's finest dance companies through its vitality, innovations, and diversity and through its uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence based in the classical ballet tradition.

Location: San Francisco, California

State: California


Studio Manager/Teacher

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Musical Theatre


Our dance studio is growing and we want you! We are actively looking for a reliable full-time studio manager/dance teacher to start in June. Our curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and Mom & Me classes. We are an early childhood dance studio with multiple locations in Northern Virginia and offer our full time staff health care, a retirement program, flexibility, a fun work environment and paid vacation. Reliable transportation required. Punctuality is a must! - If you LOVE to work with students from ages 2-12... - And if you LOVE to teach ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and Mom & Me... - And if you are creative, energetic and highly reliable... - And possess excellent customer service skills, as duties will include communication with parents and marketing classes, merchandise and promotions... Then we can't wait to meet you! We're excited about our program and excited to meet the person who will join our team! - We will prepare you to teach the specialized curriculum with a complete training program. - Weekend and evening availability is a must. We are looking for someone with prior administrative and instructional experience and a passion for working with young children. Contact us NOW to find out more!

Location: Northern Virginia

State: Virginia


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