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 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
  • Apprentices

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, generally from 9:30am to 2:30pm. 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.

We currently have all our paid positions filled, however, we are still accepting auditions for unpaid dancers to join the company for our season.

At this time, we can only cast dancers who are authorized to work in the United States.

Dancers age 16 and under are encouraged to audition for Glorify Dance Theatre – Preparatory Company! 

You can find information about GDT PrepCo here, including the audition application.

Audition Requirements

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.

The application requires the following materials:

  • Performance/Work Resume  
  • Recent Headshot 
  • 2-3 Dance Photos (at least one full body)
  • Link to Audition Video* 
 
Also, be prepared to answer the following questions:
 
  • 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: mstanert@glorifyperformingarts.org

Fill out the form below to submit your audition application for Glorify Dance Theatre.

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