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Company Auditions

Auditions for 2019/20 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 2019/20 Season will be accepted between September 15 – December 31, 2018.

  • Only those who are considered good candidates for the company will be invited to audition in person in Toronto on one of the following dates:
    • February 15, 2019
    • February 22, 2019
    • March 15, 2019
  • Upon receipt, complete applications will be reviewed, and you will be informed as to whether you have been short-listed for consideration within approximately 7-10 business days.
  • All formal invitations to attend the audition will be sent by email between December January 14-18, 2019.

*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

*Video work should ideally not filmed too far away. Performance video is acceptable if of good quality and filmed close-up

Contract dates: 2019/20 contracts will begin in July 2019 and conclude in June 2020.

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

Top image credit: Jaclyn Oakley. Photo by Dylan Tedaldi.