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.

 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.

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

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)


Date: 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.  A $25 administration fee must be paid at the time of submission.

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: Performance video of classical variation- preferably one adagio and one allegro.  Studio variation will be accepted in lieu of performance

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 2016-2017 Season.

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.

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 certain School 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: Student supervision, Customer service and Data entry.

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.

Box Office Representative

Part-Time (Scheduled to work from early Nov. thru late Dec.)


The Box Office Representative serves to respond to customer requests for tickets and ticket information in an efficient and effective manner. Contact with customers is primarily conducted through face-to-face interaction and telephone calls. The Box Office Representative must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and nights occasionally.

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Processes season and single ticket orders
  • Manages phone system to ensure accurate information is provided to customers at all times
  • Greets customers and ascertains what each customer wants or needs
  • Recommends, selects, and helps locate appropriate solutions based on customer needs and desires
  • Maintains knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices
  • Computes sales prices, totals purchase and receives and processes cash or credit payment
  • Explains pricing, policies and procedures


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent speech clarity
  • 1 year related experience in ticketing, preferably through Tessitura, is preferred

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@balletaz.org.