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.



Ballet Arizona is seeking a School Director to be responsible for the leadership and management of the School of Ballet Arizona.  The School Director is accountable to Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director with areas of oversight including the Children’s Lower and Upper Divisions, Pre-Professional programs, Summer Intensive, and Studio Company.

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:


  • Ensure the Artistic Excellence of the School at a national level standard in training dancers for the Company, for other dance companies, and in providing quality dance instruction
  • Supervise the Studio Company including rehearsals, hiring, auditions, counseling and mentoring
  • Monitor the dance curriculum
  • Teach and rehearse in the school as necessary
  • Create schedules and design curriculum for upcoming seasons
  • Ensure that all programs support the mandate of the school including
  • Artistic programs
  • Performances
  • Academic programs
  • Career counseling
  • Assist with the staging, rehearsals and performances of School of Ballet Arizona students in School productions and Ballet Arizona productions including
  • In conjunction with the Artistic Director, Executive Director, School Manager and other senior staff, create and maintain a long range planning program for the school including development and school programs


  • Effectively communicate with the students, parents, artistic and administrative staff
  • Engage with the Ballet Arizona Board of Directors and subcommittee related to the School of Ballet Arizona

Budgeting and Revenue Generation

  • Assist and advise on grant applications and budgets as necessary
  • Continually seek opportunities for increased revenue generation
  • Continually seek to achieve the greatest possible cost efficiency and the most effective use of expense budget
  • Work with Finance and Administration to successfully develop and achieve budget goals.

Brand Protection

  • Ensure that all communications, strategies and actions support, protect and nurture the brand of Ballet Arizona

 Service and Relationships

  • Support, at the direction of the Artistic Director and staff, the Company with young artists when required and whenever possible
  • Work cooperatively and communicate with artistic staff, production, development, accounting, and marketing. Ensure that highly effective service is delivered.

Human Resources

  • Set objectives and provide feedback to staff regularly and through annual performance evaluations
  • Continually develop, maintain and evaluate best operational policies of the School of Ballet Arizona through example and communication

Other Duties

  • Participate as a member of the senior management team
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned by the Artistic Director

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced ballet teacher with experience in a professional ballet company
  • Staff Management skills
  • Project management and program planning skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Team leader and team player

Reporting to this Position are the School Manager, School Registrar, School Teachers, School Pianists, and the ASA Dance Program Manager


Applications are being accepted through September 15, 2017.  Send cover letter, CV, and any other support desired for consideration to:  hr@balletaz.org.  No telephone calls will be accepted.


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.


Technical Director / Building Maintenance Engineer

Ballet Arizona is seeking a Technical Director to serve as the primary engineer and executor of the scenic designs for Ballet Arizona productions.   This includes supervision/execution of occasional set construction and load-in and load-out for both rented and self-built productions. The Technical Director works with the Production Stage Manager and Director of Production to manage and execute the artistic vision, supporting 6 mainstage and 4 school productions as well as an outdoor park performance series each season.  The Technical Director is also responsible for day-to-day maintenance of Ballet Arizona facilities.

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Supports the Director of Production in meeting budget requirements and ensuring that infrastructure is of the highest quality
  • Prepares for each performance in a proactive, communicative, and orderly manner
  • Works with scenic designer and/or rental company and provides/prepares construction drawings, ground plans, line set schedules, cost-out of materials, and bids to shops as needed.
  • Supervises stage crews at venues to ensure proper installation of all technical elements of each production (scenery, rigging, lighting, props, sprung floor, etc.).
  • Oversees/executes construction of scenery and determines build locations and construction techniques, materials, equipment and labor for construction as needed.
  • Ensures adherence to OSHA and local safety regulations and that a safe workplace environment is maintained in the Ballet Arizona scene shop and at all venues.
  • Maintains up to date inventory of all production equipment and materials.
  • Maintains all tools, equipment, and scenery (such as foggers, lighting booms, lighting equipment, sprung floor and marley, scenery and props).
  • Assists Director of Production in determining shipping and receiving schedules.
  • Oversees coordination of transportation/freight services and/or rental trucks, supervises loading and unloading of trucks to ensure they are packed appropriately, and drives rental trucks as needed.
  • Oversees storage arrangements for maximum efficiency.
  • Provides event support as needed for all events taking place in Ballet Arizona facilities.
  • Responsible for day to day building maintenance including minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs; changes lamps in lighting fixtures, etc.
  • Assists the Director of Production in coordinating maintenance efforts which require the engagement of an outside service provider or contractor such as HVAC, major plumbing, major electrical, roof leaks, parking lot repairs, etc.
  • Oversees quality control metrics for janitorial and maintenance contractors through routine and frequent visual inspections of the building.
  • Assists and performs other duties as required or assigned by the Director of Production.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • BA preferred with emphasis on Technical Theater
  • 2 – 4 years related experience with a major arts organization
  • Advanced knowledge of VectorWorks, theatrical lighting, scenic construction in multiple disciplines (wood, plastics, metals, foam, textiles, etc.), scene painting, rigging, welding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing.
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record with ability to drive trucks up to 26’ in length.

To Apply:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:  hr@balletaz.org


Box Office Representatives Part Time/Seasonal

Description:  Box Office Representatives (PT) provide seasonal telephone and in-person sales of individual tickets and subscription packages, as well as customer service to support professional and student performances for Ballet Arizona. Representatives will work at the main box office location near downtown Phoenix during regular business hours, and will also provide in-person ticket sales support at the box office at Symphony Hall, the Orpheum Theatre, the Dorrance Theatre, and the Desert Botanical Gardens on the evenings and weekends of performances.

Essential Duties:

  • Receive and process phone, walk-up and mail ticket sales orders from the public
  • Give detailed information about performances to provide the best possible customer experience
  • Maintain a high-level of service and helpfulness when serving patrons and internal staff
  • Stay current on event information
  • Work both independently and in a team environment

Qualifications: This person must possess strong customer service and sales ability, communication and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail and good judgment. Must be comfortable dealing with the public by phone and in person. Candidate must have demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Office. A friendly personality and flexible schedule are necessary. Experience selling tickets a plus. Knowledge of ballet or the performing arts is helpful.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to HR@balletaz.org

Open Auditions – Company

Open Auditions for the 2017-18 Season have now concluded.