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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




Mark DeGarmo Dance, a leading nonprofit organization with a dance education program deemed “a national model” by The National Endowment for the Arts, was founded in 1987 as Dynamic Forms, Inc. President Barack Obama commended Dr. Mark DeGarmo and Mark DeGarmo Dance for “your service to your communities and the nation.” Dance/USA called MDD’s 50-year-old dance archive “historically significant.” MDD’s tripart mission includes Educate NYC communities, especially children; Create, Perform and Disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and Build intercultural community through dance. DeGarmo has created, and MDD has produced, over 100 dances and multiple international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange with 12 countries across Latin America and Europe, including Russia.


MDD’s evidence-based and scientifically researched education programs benefit under-resourced and disenfranchised BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) New York City prekindergarten to grade 5 Title I public school students and communities without access to highest quality dance education. In 2020-21, the organization served 5 public elementary schools with up to 3,000 students total in 4 NYC boroughs. MDD’s total global outreach included approximately 2.2 mm individuals across all programs. 


We seek an Operations, Marketing, and Archival Analyst to start immediately to work directly with Mark DeGarmo, PhD, BFA, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director (FEAD). The position is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable practical professional experience in sustaining, developing, and growing a leading nonprofit dance organization. The 28-hours per week part-time position occurs on-site in the organization’s Lower East Side NYC studio theater and office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (8 hours each—8am-4pm) at The Clemente Soto Velez Center and Mondays and Fridays (2 hours each—10-12 noon) remotely. Additional hours required, as needed, for production of performance programs. We can discuss other hours and scheduling options.


Application Instructions:  

Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, résumé, and 3 professional references of previous supervisors noting candidate’s relationship to each to: 


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


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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