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Company Auditions

Auditions for the 2023/24 company contracts are by invitation only.

Applicants must be dancers with strong, classical ballet technique and have performing experience with a professional company. Auditions are by invitation only.

Application Process

Applications to audition for the 2023/24 Season will be accepted between September 1 – December 31, 2022.

  • Only those who are considered good candidates for the company will be invited to audition in person in Toronto during the month of February 2023
  • Upon receipt, complete applications will be reviewed, and you will be informed as to whether you have been short-listed for consideration withing approximately 7 – 10 business days
  • All formal invitations to audition will be sent by email on or before February 13, 2023
  • Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive an invitation to audition

All applicants MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL BY EMAIL to auditions@national.ballet.ca to be considered. Your application will not be processed unless all the required documents, photos and video links are submitted.

International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines

An applicant would be required to submit the following material only:

  • A video link (YouTube or Vimeo) with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men
    • A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants
    • A short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation
  • A CV (.pdf / .doc / .docx) that includes your email address, postal address, height, date of birth, citizenship, training and performance experience
  • A head shot
  • 2-3 dance photos (.pdf) that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line
  • Ideally, video work should not be filmed too far away. Performance video is acceptable if of good quality and filmed close-up

Contract dates: 2023/24 contracts will begin in July or August 2023, start date TBC, and conclude in June 2024

For more Information about becoming a Company member, please email auditions@national.ballet.ca or call 416 345 9686 ext 352.