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.

Director of Development

This position serves to advance the mission of Ballet Arizona through being a hands-on, lead fundraiser and through the management of a department of development professionals responsible for the maximization of contributed revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations and government.

The Director of Development is responsible for building and managing effective, strategic, and collaborative development programs throughout the department. With respect to major individual, foundation, and corporate donors, the incumbent will act as an account executive and facilitator for donor identification, cultivation and solicitation; he or she will also lead stewardship activities related to leading donor prospects. The Director of Development will have supervisory responsibility and management oversight for major and planned gifts, individual gifts, institutional giving and special events.

Central to developing, building and delivering the overall strategic direction of the development office, this position will play a critical role in the overall relationship of Ballet Arizona to the community and will work closely with the Board, Executive Director and Artistic Director.

For a full description and to learn how to apply, click here.

Accompanist, The School of Ballet Arizona

Accompanists support the School faculty in presenting ballet classes. Working closely with the Principal Accompanist, our School pianists will fulfill the following responsibilities consistent with the established artistic standards of Ballet Arizona.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accompany ballet classes as scheduled; be available as a substitute accompanist as needed.
  • Prepare appropriate music for classes and/or rehearsals as requested by the Principal Accompanist and/or School Director.
  • Accompany for School, Ballet Arizona and Arizona School for the Arts activities.
  • Attend staff meetings as required by the Principal Accompanist and/or the School Director. Administrative compensation rate will apply.


Essential Skills and Experience:
The most qualified candidates will be skilled pianists with experience accompanying ballet classes for a professional dance company or school of dance. The School will be willing to train qualified pianists without specific ballet class experience.

Reporting to this Position:
No direct reports.

To Apply:
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information to Human Resources, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 or via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an audition.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

For this position, Ballet Arizona is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Open Auditions – Company and Studio Company

Auditions have concluded for the 2015-2016 season.