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.

Marketing Manager


This position advances the mission of Ballet Arizona through the management of marketing resources dedicated to maximization of earned revenue. Central to developing, building and delivering the strategic direction of the marketing office, this position will play a critical role in the overall image and position of Ballet Arizona in the community and will work closely with Ballet Arizona Board, Executive Director and Artistic Director.  The incumbent will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with other members of the organization to achieve marketing goals. The position will be responsible for building and managing effective, strategic, and collaborative marketing and public relations activities of the company.

 Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Develops, supervises and oversees all marketing programs including audience development, marketing and branding strategy to meet all earned revenue goals.
  • Develops, implements and supervises annual department budget, long-range financial projections and strategic planning.
  • Supervises the development of all media placement and directs the development of all promotional advertising. Oversees planning, writing, editing, design and printing of all company publications including evening programs, newsletters, brochures and direct mail collateral.
  • Provides strong staff leadership and supervises all facets of the marketing/public relations plan including subscription and ticketing, advertising, group sales, telemarketing, public relations and website design and maintenance.
  • Oversees the company’s audience development efforts using successful integration into marketing initiatives.
  • Coordinates all marketing programs with the box office and monitors an exceptional level of customer service.
  • Works closely with the Marketing Committee of the Board and all departments to ensure the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Serves as a loyal advocate for the company throughout the organization, in the community, and throughout the larger community.
  • Coaches staff to ensure department is meeting earned revenue goals. Skillfully communicate expectations to staff and effectively deliver regular, specific and objective feedback.
  • Works in partnership with the Director of Development to ensure Marketing and Development departments work collaboratively to achieve maximum funding opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field or an equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of five year’s management experience with demonstrated, measurable effectiveness in marketing and public relations.
  • Experience working with board of trustees, media, and computer ticketing systems.
  • Working knowledge of modern marketing techniques and an ability to implement quantitative and qualitative tools to maximize short and long term audience development and ticket sales.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making. Solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Regardless of the time constraints and demands on time, the incumbent must be professional and convey an attitude of helpfulness and concern.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to balance multiple projects, competing demands, and changing priorities.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and oral communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with a broad range of individuals.
  • Ability to set priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated initiative and autonomy and of thinking strategically.

Reporting to this Position: Box Office Manager and Marketing Assistant

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 interview.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

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

Ballet Arizona has concluded its auditions for their Company for the 2016-2017 Season.

Open Auditions – Studio Company

Ballet Arizona is accepting male and female auditions for the 2016-2017 Season.

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.

Nutcracker Youth Audition

September 11, 2016
Dorrance Theater

Youth roles for Ballet Arizona’s production of The Nutcracker are available to children between the ages of 9-18. Students must be 9 by December 1st, or be in School of Ballet Arizona’s Level 2 to audition.

Auditions will be held at Ballet Arizona Studios located at
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(29th Street and Washington Street)

Please fill out the registration form prior to the audition.
Registration begins one hour prior to the audition.
Registration fee is $15 for non-SBAZ students and SBAZ students are free of charge.
You may pay the registration fee online prior to the audition.

Click here to pay the registration fee online.

Audition times
Boys (ages 9-18, or SBAZ Level 2) 9:30am-10:00am
SBAZ/ ASA girls (ages 9-12, or SBAZ Level 2) 10:00am-10:30am
Open audition girls (ages 9-12) 10:30am-11:00am
SBAZ/ ASA girls (ages 13-18, or above 5’0) 11:00am-11:30am
Open audition girls (ages 13-18, or above 5’0) 11:30am-12:00pm
All auditioning should be available to stay additional time on the day of the auditions.

For more information on Open Auditions, click here
For more information on SBAZ Auditions, click here

For more information contact Ballet Arizona at: 602.381.0184.