DANCER AUDITIONS

 

Company Member, Apprentice & Trainee Positions:

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 | 10AM - 1PM

Chapman University Partridge Dance Center
190 North Cypress Street  Orange, CA 92866

  • Paid Performances
  • Rehearsal Stipend
  • Immediate Openings

Backhausdance, Southern California’s critically-acclaimed contemporary dance company, is seeking male and female dancers for its 2018-2019 season. Strong modern technique with a solid ballet background is required. Audition will include a contemporary ballet barre, company repertory and improvisation.

Backhausdance strongly recommends dancers register for the audition in advance. Onsite registration begins at 9:00am. Please arrive early and bring a headshot and resume highlighting prior professional experience.

Please direct all inquiries to amanda@backhausdance.org


VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES

Video auditions will be considered for applicants unable to attend a live audition. Footage should be between 3 and 5 minutes in length and include the following:

  • Brief Self-Introduction: Name, Brief Description of Previous Training
  • Technique Samples: Barre or Center Work (Plies, Tendus, Extensions, Across the Floor Progressions of Turns and/or Jumps, etc)
  • Phrasework Sample(s): Variations, Improvisations and/or Choreography

Video submissions must be received before June 2.


Audition FAQ

What are you looking for in a dancer?
We are looking for strong technical dancers who are well-versed in improvisation, partnering, ballet and modern movement. Dancers should possess sound individual artistry and enjoy a collaborative ensemble environment. Currently, there are open positions for full performing company members of all genders.

What is the audition like?
Audition will include a contemporary ballet barre, company repertory and improvisation. Company repertory and improvisation will be performed in small groups. Callbacks are possible, but not always necessary. Called back dancers may be invited to attend company rehearsal.

Do I have to register for the audition?
You do not have to pre-register for the audition, but it is strongly recommended.

Do you accept video auditions?
Video auditions will be considered for applicants unable to attend a live audition. Video submissions must be received before June 2. Scroll up for details.

What do I need to bring with me?
You should bring a headshot or dance photo, and a current resume with performance and training information. We recommend ballet shoes, socks and/or bare feet for the audition.

What is the contract and rehearsal schedule like?
The upcoming contract with Backhausdance will be from September through May. Paid rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 1:00pm in Orange County.

Questions?
Please contact Amanda, Backhausdance Rehearsal Director, at amanda@backhausdance.org if you have any further questions.

 

 

OTHER POSITIONS

 

2018 Summer Intensive Student Liaison:

POSITION FILLED!

Backhausdance will be seeking a personable and responsible individual to act as a 2018 Student Liaison at its 14th Annual Summer Intensive programs. Held at Chapman University, the three-week summer intensive program runs daily Monday through Friday with a performance on the final Saturday. Applicants should be available for all dates between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm and for the Saturday evening performance.

Rate: $11/hour, plus overtime

job description

  • Serve as the liaison and main contact for the 2018 participants
  • Make phone calls to tardy and absent participants
  • Greet intensive faculty
  • Answer the BD phone line during intensive hours
  • Assist with merchandise and ticket sales
  • Serve as house manager at performance

Submission Materials

  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letter

Send to summerintensive@backhausdance.org