Auditions

Glorify Dance Theatre is accepting audition applications for our 2020-2021 season.


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Glorify Dance Theatre. GDT is a Christian, professional ballet company in West Chester, PA and we are seeking a diverse group of ballet dancers who are passionate about using the art of ballet to glorify Jesus.  We carefully review all complete applications (see below for application details) and respond regarding open company positions on a rolling basis.

Applicants should have strong classical ballet training and feel confident performing classical and neoclassical ballet choreography.  GDT casts dancers in 4 ranks:

  • 1st Soloists
  • 2nd Soloists
  • Corps de Ballet
  • Apprentices

Contracts run from September-May and consist of 30 weeks of rehearsals/performances. Rehearsals are held in West Chester on T/TR generally between 9:30am-2:30pm. Dancers cast as 1st Soloists, 2nd Soloists, and Corps de Ballet members must be over 18, and will receive a monthly stipend; Apprentice positions are open to dancers age 16+ and are unpaid.

To Audition
Send ALL the following pieces of information to: mstanert@glorifyperformingarts.org with ”GDT Audition” in the subject line.  Incomplete audition inquiries (with just a resume/headshot) will not be considered for company positions.
-Cover letter explaining why you’re applying for a position in GDT; what you hope gain from being part of our company and how you connect to our mission.
-Completed audition application form (
Download GDT Audition Form)
-Performance/Work Resume  
-Headshot & 2-3 Dance Photos (at least one full body)
-Link to Audition Video* AND/OR a request to audition in person by attending Company Class.

*Instructions for audition video:
In the center, demonstrate an adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro.  Then, include a performance of a contemporary ballet piece of choreography. (Please clearly indicate which dancer you are if it is a group piece.)  Post your video on an online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.) to share with us.

Dancers age 16 and under are encouraged to audition for Glorify Dance Theatre – Preparatory Company!  Information about GDT PrepCo will be coming soon.


Questions? Contact Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Melody Stanert: mstanert@glorifyperformingarts.org