Employment & Auditions

Ballet Arizona is the Southwest’s premiere Ballet company offering classical and contemporary ballet performances, and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works.

The Company includes a corps of 31 dancers, under the artistic direction of Ib Andersen. A year-round staff of over 20 provides administrative, production, marketing, communication, and developmental support.

Ballet Arizona’s team environment thrives on placing qualified and dedicated personnel into each team position. We welcome general inquiries and/or submission of resumes. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Current listings for Company dance auditions or staff employment opportunities are listed below, with detailed job descriptions and application procedures when appropriate.

Ballet Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accounting Manager

Supervisor:                CFO
Classification:           Full-Time


The Accounting Manager serves to provide financial accounting and business process operational support to the Finance department of Ballet Arizona (BAZ).

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Completes and coordinates monthly financial closing process for the Company books
  • Prepares all designated account reconciliations on a timely and accurate basis
  • Completes and prepares monthly journal entries to ensure the month-end trial balance represents accurate accounting data, account classifications and departmental classifications
  • Manages and executes all accounting and reconciliation processes within the Company
  • Maintains proactive communication and working relationship with all staff
  • Supervises data entry functions for receipts, deposits and invoices.
  • Completes and coordinates the monthly closing process from a detail viewpoint to prepare financial data for the CFO to develop monthly financial management reports
  • Maintains detail documentation and audit trail back up for all journal entries, reconciliations and financial related transactions.
  • Prepares all designated reconciliations on a timely and accurate basis by the end of the 3rd week of the next month, including bank reconciliations and specific trail balance accounts as designated by the CFO.
  • Prepares and enters all month-end journal entries for closing.
  • Prepares accounts payable invoices in terms of account coding and billing accuracy and submits to CFO for review and approval
  • Manages data entry and prepares all earned and contributed receipts and deposits for the Company and School on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Acts as payroll backup to the HR Manager.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Independent self starter
  • At least 3 years hands on with QuickBooks
  • At least 5 years experience as a full charge bookkeeper responsible for monthly closings and reconciliations. Extremely familiar with internal control and accounting processes.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good analytical and numbers skills
  • At least 5 years Microsoft office software (Excel in particular) experience
  • Not for profit industry background preferred

Accounting/ Financial Operations

  • Monitors current accounting and accounting related processes to enable integration, timeliness and accuracy of financial data
  • Makes recommendations to improving such processes proactively and consistently
  • Works well will all other elated staff members to enable integration of processes, data and working relationships

Summary of Skills Requirements:

  • Accounting and month-end closing skills
  • Effective and efficient process experience
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Team leader and team player.

Reporting to this Position: No direct reports

Principals only – no phone calls will be accepted

To apply:  Submit cover letter and resume to: HR@balletaz.org

Open Auditions – Company

Open Auditions for Company (including trainee, apprentice & company)

Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Location: The School of American Ballet   165 W 65th Street   New York, NY 10023

Located on the NW corner of the Lincoln Center Campus between Amsterdam and Broadway.  The plaza maybe accessed from an elevator, escalator or staircase located on the north side of W. 65th Street just east of Amsterdam.

To view map please click here

Time: Registration 9am- 10am
Ballet Class 10am- 12pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)


Date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Location: California State University: Long Beach- Department of Dance

1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840
Located off of Atherton Street and Palo Verde Ave.  DC on the map.

To view map please click here

Time: Registration 12:30pm- 1:00pm
Ballet Class 1pm- 3pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Location: Ballet Arizona  2835 E. Washington Street   Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: Registration 2:30pm-3pm
Ballet Class 3pm-5pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

On the day of the open audition, the company requires a registration form, $25 registration fee (cash only), resume, and 2 photos.  Click here to fill out a registration form in advance.

Resume:  Include all performing experience with a Professional Ballet Company, training, height, weight, awards received, etc.

Photos: headshot and 1 full body dance photo (i.e. arabesque, etc)

Video Auditions: We encourage dancers to attend the open auditions on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New York City; Sunday, Feb. 26 in Los Angeles; Sunday, Mar. 5 in Phoenix.  If you are unable to attend an open audition, you may submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, and DVD or video link to the address below.  Performance video of classical variation- preferably one adagio and one allegro.  Studio variation will be accepted in lieu of performance  A $25 administration fee must be paid at the time of submission.  Click here to submit video audition

Auditions may be mailed to:
Ballet Arizona Auditions
Attn: Joseph Cavanaugh
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Auditions may be emailed to jscavanaugh@balletaz.org.
For questions please contact Joseph Cavanaugh at jscavanaugh@balletaz.org or 602-343-6550.

Due to the high volume of phone calls and submissions, please track your package in lieu of calling or emailing to see if we have received your materials.  Any materials submitted for audition purposes will not be returned.  You will only be contacted by a representative of Ballet Arizona if Artistic Director Ib Andersen is considering you for a position in the company.

Open Auditions – Studio Company

Ballet Arizona is accepting male and female auditions for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

You can also be considered for Studio Company during our 2017 Summer Intensive audition tour.  Click here for more information.  http://balletaz.org/school/summer-programs/audition-tour/

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Location: Ballet Arizona  2835 E. Washington Street   Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: Registration 4:30 pm-5pm
Ballet Class 5 pm-7 pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

On the day of the open audition, the company requires a registration form, $25 registration fee (cash only), resume, and 2 photos.

To fill out registration before audition click here

Video Auditions: You may submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, DVD, a $25 audition fee, and audition form to the address below.
Studio Company Video Audition Form

Ballet Arizona
Auditions, Attn: School Manager
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Auditions and questions may be emailed to school@balletaz.org.

Summer Intensive Auditions

The School of Ballet Arizona is currently auditioning for the 2017 Summer Intensive Program. For more information about the program or to audition, please click here.

You can be considered for Studio Company during our 2017 Summer Intensive audition tour.

School Assistant


The School of Ballet Arizona is looking for an assistant to join its team.

The School Assistant provides administrative support to staff, teachers, parents, and students of the School of Ballet Arizona (SBAZ). The School Assistant must maintain knowledge of the SBAZ mission, policies, and programs and must be able to effectively communicate such matters when appropriate. The incumbent will provide administrative support, such as reception support and maintenance of registration records. In every situation, the Assistant must project a positive image of the School.

This is a part-time position and includes some evenings and weekends.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administration, Scheduling, Coordination of teaching and musical staff, Registration/Enrollment, and Accounting.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma is required
  • Knowledge of basic administrative and clerical duties (i.e., word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Results oriented and deadline driven
  • High standards of customer service

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to: HR@balletaz.org.  Please note that NO telephone calls will be accepted.