Richard Alston Dance Company (UK)

Female, Closes: May 19, 2017 - published on Monday, 24 April, 2017

Richard Alston Dance Company is looking for a female dancer for their next season - contract length 33 weeks commencing on Monday 7 August 2017. Applicants must have strong technique (classes are contemporary and classical) and preferably at least 3 years experience in a professional dance company.

RADC is a ten-strong company, a chamber ensemble with each dancer taking on the responsibility of a soloist. The work is lyrical, articulate and often speedy, with a strong emphasis on musicality.

Next season includes includes new works by Richard Alston and Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance, two UK tours and a London season at Sadler's Wells celebrating Richard Alston's 50 years as a choreographer.

To apply: Please send one headshot and one full body dance photograph along with CV (maximum of two sides of A4) to: Emily Crouch, Company Administrator, [email protected]

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 19 May 2017.

The audition is by invitation only and will be held at The Place, London on Thursday 8 June. With a recall on Friday 9 June 2017.

Applicants selected will be notified by Monday 22 May 2017.

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Tavaziva Dance (UK)

Male, Closes: April 27, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Tavaziva is seeking two male dancers for the creation and touring of its new production. The audition takes place in London on Thurs 4 May with recalls on Fri 5 May 2017 and the deadline to apply is Thursday 27 April 2017 (12 noon).

Tavaziva is looking for two experienced male dance artists with strong ballet and contemporary techniques for the creation and touring of Bawren's new production IZINDAVA.

Applicants must be available for rehearsals in London and to tour throughout autumn 2017 and spring 2018 (see dates below). Tavaziva is an acclaimed contemporary-African touring dance company established in 2004 and led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique style is a choreographic synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance.

The contract will be offered on a freelance basis with a weekly fee for rehearsals and a per performance fee during touring.

Creation period: 24 July- 22 September 2017

Provisional performance dates

28 September 2017

2, 5, 12-13, 20-21 October 2017

1 or 2, 23 November 2017

24 or 31 January 2018

1, 6 February 2018

19-20 March 2018

12, 14 April 2018

Additional performance dates, rehearsals and travel days will be added.

To apply: please send your CV and any show reel links to [email protected] by 12 noon Thursday 27 April. You will be contacted on Friday 28 April if you have been selected to attend the audition.

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for these dates. Please note the company is unable to cover travel or accommodation costs to attend the audition.

If you have any questions please email or call 020 8237 7010.

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Johann Strauss Gala Tour (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: May 1, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Raymond Gubbay Limited is currently seeking 6 dancers (3 male, 3 female) to perform in the Johann Strauss Gala tour 2017/2018. This is a semi-staged show featuring orchestra, dancers and soprano and tenor soloists performing a programme of primarily Viennese music conducted and presented by John Rigby, and choreographed/directed by Alexandra Worrall.

Rehearsals and Performances

Rehearsals in London will begin on Tuesday 12 December 2017 and run until Saturday 23 December 2017 and then after Christmas, from Tuesday 26 December 2017 to Saturday 30 December 2017. Rehearsals will be from 10am-6pm each day (except Sundays). The first performance is at the Barbican on Saturday 31 December 2017 and the tour finishes on Sunday 28 January 2018 in Belfast. There will be between 2 and 4 performances a week in concert halls across the UK, as well as in Dublin. The draft performance schedule is below: 

Barbican Hall, London, Saturday 31 January 2017, 7.30pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Sunday 1 January 2018, 2.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, Monday 2 January 2018, 3pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Saturday 6 January 2018, 3pm
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sunday 7 January 2018, 3pm 
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Saturday 13 January 2018, 3pm 
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Sunday 14 January 2018, 3pm
Royal Festival Hall, London, Saturday 20 January 2018, 2.30pm 
New Theatre, Oxford, Sunday 21 January 2018, 3pm 
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Saturday 27 January 2018, 3.15pm and 8pm
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Sunday 28 January 2018, 3pm

(Please note that this is provisional and subject to change and there will be up to a three-hour rehearsal on the morning or afternoon of each performance as appropriate). 

Publicity Shoot

A publicity shoot is also scheduled for Sunday 4 June 2017 in London. Dancers' participation in this would be required as part of the contract.


We will be holding some auditions during the day on Monday 1 May 2017 in London (with recalls on Tuesday 2 May) and would be interested to receive details of dancers fully available for the rehearsal and performance period with strong classical technique. For ladies, some pointe work may be required and male dancers should have experience in double work. Both would need to be demonstrated at audition.  

For consideration for audition, please submit CVs and photographs to Madeleine [email protected]

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Adair to Dance (UK)

Male, Closes: April 19, 2017 - published on Monday, 10 April, 2017

One Male Dancer required for Adaire to Dance's regional tour of, Icarus. Adaire to Dance, Derbyshire's premiere contemporary dance company based at Deda is seeking one outstanding male dancer for their Arts Council funded regional tour of Icarus in June 2017.

Icarus is a full length work in collaboration with digital artists Illuminos, based on the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus. The work involves interaction and working with film projection.

We are looking for a strong male dancer proficient in contemporary dance, partnering work and a strong performance quality. You will be required to learn a pre-created role. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

This is a paid role, with weekly fee above the Equity minimum. A contribution to accommodation during rehearsals will also be provided. Dancers will need to be available for the following dates:

Rehearsals: 7 th - 21 st June

(These will be held mainly in Derby at Deda, with the last few days in Burton)

Tour Dates:

Burton Brewhouse - 22 nd June
Guildhall; Grantham - 28 th June
Lincoln Drillhall - 29 th June

We welcome applications from the UK and those that live in the Midlands or Derbyshire region. To apply please send your CV, dance photos (including head shot) and any relevant video links to: Creative Producer, Michael Johnson, [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Midnight, Wednesday 19 th April 2017.

Audition is by invitation and will be held on Tuesday 25 th April, 3pm at Deda.

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Vinicius Salles (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: April 21, 2017 - published on Monday, 10 April, 2017

Vinicius Salles is looking for 2 dancers for the R&D stage of his production of OX, an exciting original immersive piece fusing dance and physical theatre. Choreographer, filmmaker and performer Vinicius Salles has performed with companies such as Punchdrunk, Gecko and Jasmin Vardimon. He currently teaches at Royal Holloway University and works as rehearsal director with Jasmin Vardimon.

We are especially keen to meet with versatile dancers with very strong improvisation and devising skills. You should be a dynamic and charismatic performer with strong contact/partnering skills and an interest in acting and narrative, and ideally with excellent contemporary dance technique. 

We welcome applications from physical performers/dancers, regardless of age, race, sexuality or disability, and will make appointments based solely on the ability to fulfil the requirements of the post.

Full availability from mid-July 2017 to the first week of August 2017 is required. Equity rates. To apply, please send the details below to: [email protected]

Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017

+ Full CV
+ 2 photographs (full body and headshot)
+ Links to any of your work (YouTube/Vimeo)

Successful candidates will be invited to a full day's audition on 28 April 2017 in London.

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Pharmacy Ensemble (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: April 30, 2017 - published on Monday, 10 April, 2017

We are looking to recast three characters. Performers must be able to do an American accent (Portland/Oregon) and be comfortable with performing and devising choreographed movement. Singing/musical skills preferable as sound will be created live onstage. We value performers eager to work collaboratively with the directors through movement and text.

The run will be in the first two weeks of June at The Bunker Theatre in London Bridge (this is not yet announced so cannot be shared). Rehearsals will be in May with a couple of preliminary workshops at the end of April. The fee for the whole thing will be £1000. We understand that this is not a huge amount so we will be as flexible as possible to other work commitments during May if there are some.

The parts we are casting are:

Arden is the protagonist and narrator of the play. He needs to be a very competent mover and actor. He is quite an enigmatic character so can be interpreted in multiple ways. Crucially, he has committed the worst crimes in the prison however we are not aware of this until the end of the play. He is incredibly perceptive of his environment and throughout the play starts to learn what it means to be human though listening to conversations in the prison and, most importantly, through reading. Arden interprets the world around him through a magical realist lense, creating the 'enchanted world' of the prison which he wants to show to the audience.

Multi Role

This is a male multi-role part. The actor must be able to move easily between different distinguishable characters. Troy is a tall, strong man with sloping shoulders and a kind face. He is one of the men The Lady visits in order to uncover information about one of her clients. Dr Hammond is another figure links to The Lady's investigation. He is an old, weasel-like man who is incredibly self-involved. A slimy figure.

The Fallen Priest

A former priest who was sent down to the prison after he was banished from his Church after having sexual relationships with an underage stripper. He is an awkward, bumbling man with a good heart and does really want to learn to understand people, especially those inside the prison. He is initially afraid of The Lady because of the freedom he hears in her voice, however, this fear soon turns into respect. He deeply desires the Lady to be happy and finds in her a person to reveal and accept the darker and sadder parts of his history.

To audition please email interest to [email protected]

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Hiatus (Belgium)

Male of Female, Closes: April 19, 2017 - published on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

The Brussels based American choreographer/performer Daniel Linehan is looking for additional dancers for his new piece which will premiere in June 2018 in Munich with 12 weeks of rehearsals between October 2017 and June 2018. The project is centred around issues of "privacy" vs. "transparency", and will be a collaboration between Linehan and composer Stefan Prins, involving dancers and live musicians.

The candidates should be trained dancers with professional performance experience, a strong sense of precision and attention to details, skills in improvisation as well as creating set material, and comfortable with using voice and text in performance. The candidates should be available for the five audition days, the creation period, the performances and for touring in the next seasons.

The week will be treated as a week of research for his new creation, with time to experiment and test performance ideas with the group. A final selection of dancers will be made at the end of the week.

About the audition

>>> Dates: From 01 to 05.05.2017 from 10:00 to 18:00

>>> Location: Studio Ultima Vez - Rue des Etangs Noirs 97 - 1080 Brussels, Belgium

About the creation

>>> Creation period:

16 to 27.10.2017
27.11 to 08.12.2017
29.01 to 16.02.2018
05 to 18.03.2018
03.04 to 13.04.2018
21.05 to 10.06.2018

>>> Rehearsal and Premiere Munchen Biennale:

25.05 to 10.06.2018 (1 week rehearsal + 2 or 3 performances TBC within this period)

To apply please send your CV and statement of motivation to [email protected]

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Katie Green (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: April 13, 2017 - published on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

Opportunity for dancers: promenade performances at Dulwich Picture Gallery From May - July 2017, choreographer Katie Green will be collaborating with curator Helen Hillyard to create a promenade performance piece that will connect the newly commissioned Pavilion in the grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery with the main gallery space.

Responding to the 'Private Made Public' focus for the gallery's bicentenary year, the piece will integrate text and movement, taking the form of a danced 'tour' and exploring work from the gallery's permanent collection as well as stories collected from visitors past and present.

We will be holding an invitation only workshop/audition day on-site at the gallery on the 24th April 2017 (10.30-4pm).

This will be a chance to explore the space and early ideas for the work with Katie and Helen, but will also be a recruitment opportunity to find 4 dancers to take part in the final piece. We hope that dancers would find this an interesting professional development opportunity regardless of whether or not we are able to invite them to participate in the final work Selected dancers would be invited to participate in a 3 week creation and performance process as follows:


23rd , 25 th , 30th May and 1st June
w/c 12th June, Monday-Friday
w/c 19th June, Monday- Friday
23rd June (evening)
14th July rehearsal during the day and performances in the evening

This would be a paid opportunity for selected dancers. Please note that we cannot cover travel and accommodation costs for the project, so you may wish to bear in mind that the rehearsals/performance will take place primarily on-site at Dulwich Picture Gallery or in other spaces local to the gallery.

Application Process

We welcome applications from all dancers for the workshop/audition on the 24th April (including those who would like to attend the workshop, but cannot participate in the later rehearsals/performances), but please note that the dancers selected to participate in the final creation process will ideally be:

Skilled at creating movement material through improvisation, experienced working site-specifically, especially in museums/gallery spaces, comfortable working with text, engaging performers, comfortable working in close proximity to an audience and able to work quickly, with a good movement memory and capacity to change things in response to direction or to the behaviour of the audience for example. You should also be organised, friendly and able to work well as part of a team.

To apply, please send:

A link to video of your previous performance work and a short statement (maximum 1 side of A4) outlining why you are interested in this opportunity, and indicating your availability for the project dates along with a CV (maximum 2 pages) to [email protected] by 13th April 2017 at 5pm.

This project is subject to funding, but the workshop on the 24th April is not dependent on our funding outcome.

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Tom Dale Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: April 11, 2017 - published on Thursday, 9 March, 2017

TDC Audition notice for East Midlands based dancers for Urban Explorers Tom Dale Company are looking for 2 confident and versatile East Midlands based contemporary dancers with excellent floor work and contact skills for the company's new Urban Explorers project happening in Nottinghamshire in 2017. 

Tom is specifically interested in dancers with great musicality and any additional musical skills would be a bonus.

Please send one headshot, a short biography, a maximum of two video links of recent work and a letter of interest [email protected] Sunday 12th March 2017.

Rate of Pay is £500 per week, No relocation allowances are paid.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition in Nottingham on 14th March venue TBC

Specific dates:

1. Urban Explorers: 6 - 7 Week mixed professional/ participatory performance project in

Specific Dates:             

week 1 w/c 10 April
week 2 w/c 17 April
week 3 w/c 1st May


week 4 w/c 5 June
week 5 w/c 19 June
week 6 w/c 26 June

Performance phase 3/4/5 July  

Urban Explorers:

This project will explore the cross pollination of ideas and aesthetics in contemporary urban art with both

professional and non-professional participants culminating in a spectacular public performance at

Nottingham Playhouse.

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