Glorify Dance Theatre is casting our 2021-2022 season!
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Glorify Dance Theatre! GDT is a Christian, professional contemporary 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:
- First Soloists
- Second Soloists
- Corps de Ballet
Contracts run from September to May and consist of 30 weeks of rehearsals/performances. Rehearsals are held in at Time To Leap in West Chester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm. Dancers cast as First Soloists, Second 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.
At this time, we can only cast dancers who are authorized to work in the United States.
Submit ALL the following pieces of information in the form below. Incomplete audition inquiries (with just a resume/headshot) will not be considered for company positions. Dancers ages 16-18 who are interested in apprenticing with the company, may attend our Summer Intensive in lieu of submitting an audition video. After submitting your registration for the intensive, please email us with your intent to use the summer program as an audition.
The application requires the following materials:
- Performance/Work Resume
- Recent Headshot
- 2-3 Dance Photos (at least one full body)
- Link to Audition Video*
- Why are you applying for a position in Glorify Dance Theatre?
- What do you hope to gain by being part of our company?
- How do you connect to our mission?
- Describe your faith background and current walk with Christ.
*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.
Questions? Contact Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Melody Stanert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out the form below to submit your audition application for Glorify Dance Theatre.
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