Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is now accepting choreographic proposals for ViewPoints ‘22. This new performance series will feature an evening of world premieres created by multiple guest choreographers. Included in each work will be some type of interpretation or incorporation around the concept of “identity.”

While AMP works primarily within contemporary dance, choreographers who create in non-contemporary styles and modalities are highly encouraged to apply. AMP will provide administrative and financial support so that artists can focus on the creative process. Choreographers who identify as BIPOC +/or LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply.

Applicant criteria:

  • Emerging OR mid-career choreographers
  • Proposal must be for the creation of a new work
  • Applicants must have shown work in a minimum of at least 3 professional settings outside of a school setting
  • Applicants must be 22 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in an academic program

Application requirments – Deadline to submit is May 20, 2022 11:59pm CST

  • Complete choreographic proposal submission form
  • Submit resume (2 page maximum)
  • Submit video work sample reel: 20 minutes maximum, Vimeo link; if password protected, please include password. Longer/fuller sections/works preferred rather than highly edited, short video clips. Reels should reflect artists current interests as much as possible.

Important info and dates:

  • Proposal submission deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022 11:59pm CST
  • Tech Week/Performances: October 24-30, 2022 at The Southern Theater. Choreographers must be available for all rehearsals during this time.
  • Master class: Selected choreographers will lead a master class open to the public the week of October 24 – TBD.
  • Rehearsal period: 25-30 hours scheduled TBD between July – October 2022
  • Open rehearsal: Participation in a public open rehearsal will be required – date/location September – TBD
  • Stipend: Choreographers will receive a stipend of $1,500.

Alternative Motion Project serves as a catalyst to empower and connect individuals and communities through the art of contemporary dance. AMP presents accessible, compelling, and collaborative dance experiences through performance + education programs.

Please direct questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com and submit proposals by 11:59pm on Friday, May 20, 2022. Thank you for your interest in AMP!

PC: Bill Cameron

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com
Deadline: May 20, 2022

Collide Theatrical is holding General Auditions for their 2022/2023 Performance Season starting in August 2022- May 2023. Collide is a professional dance company with a mission to tell narrative stories through movement. Seeking classically trained jazz dancers with strong ballet technique. Acting skills a must. Additional backgrounds in tap, hip-hop, acro a plus. All roles are paid ($15-$20/hour DOE and $75-$100 per performance)

DANCE CALL: Thursday May 26 10:00am

LOCATION: Collide Theatrical Dance Company | 755 Prior Ave North Suite 235H | St Paul MN 55104.

RSVP & SIGN UP HERE

Please bring resume and headshot, come warmed up ready to learn a dance combination, and be prepared to stay until 1:30pm if called back. Looking for dancers with a variety of dance backgrounds! All Collide employees must be vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19. Collide is dance organization and able to hire AEA performers on dance contracts.

For questions email casting@collidetheatrical.org.

Attending Auditions: Regina Peluso-Artistic Director and Choreographer/Directors- Heather Brockman, Renee Guittar and Patrick Jeffrey

Collide Theatrical believes in a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and artistic excellence. Collide strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates and other individuals from identities historically underrepresented in dance. Collide does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in employment. 

Virtual auditions accepted, but in-person preferred. 

VIRTUAL SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please email the following to casting@collidetheatrical.org

  • Headshot and Resume
  • Three minutes of ballet center work including adagio, pirouettes, and grand allegro
  • 3-5 minutes of jazz highlighting technique and acting abilities

Location Info

Collide Theatrical
755 Prior Ave N Ste 235H
St Paul, MN 55104
651-395-7903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Admin@collidetheatrical.org
Deadline: May 26, 2022
A line of female ballet dancers in white tutus pose at the barre

Ballet Royale’s new Pre-Professional Program provides students with an even more rigorous and demanding training schedule, designed and created for students striving towards a professional or post-secondary dance career. Building on the ongoing success of Ballet Royale’s elite Professional Division program, the Pre-Professional program expands these opportunities to students of all ages—not just the highest levels.

Ballet Royale’s Professional Division is an elite day training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for advanced, talented, and ambitious students. Students accepted in this program have demonstrated commitment and dedication, are at the highest technical and artistic level, and are approaching and preparing for a post-secondary or professional career. Select Professional Division students may be invited to dance as Student Trainees with the professional ballet company, Twin Cities Ballet.

Admission and acceptance into the Pre-Professional Program & Professional Division is by audition and invitation only.

Audition date: June 4, 2022

  • 9:00am – 10:30am: Pre-Professional Program & Professional Division Audition for Ages 11-21 (With Pointe) Pre-Registration & Completed Audition Waiver is required.
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm: Pre-Professional Program Audition for Ages 7-13 (No Pointe) Pre-Registration & Completed Audition Waiver is required.

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-898-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@balletroyalemn.org
952-898-3163
Deadline: June 4, 2022

Alternative Motion Project is holding open auditions on Friday, June 10 from 10:00am – 1:00 pm.! Register for the audition here by June 9 to be considered. Rehearsals will begin as early as July.

*Venue Change*
Zenon Dance School 4th Floor | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403

Bring with you:

  • Your schedule/availability
  • Knee pads (recommended)
  • Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

AMP is looking for dynamic and expressive movers for projects as part of our upcoming 2022-23 season. We are seeking passionate, authentic, and curious movers who want to work collaboratively, immerse and challenge themselves with a wide range of material, and continue their artistic development through working with a variety of artists. If this is you, come Move BIG with AMP!

Ideal candidates to join our community of artists should have a strong sense of your individual/unique movement point of view and possess an inquisitive and investigative nature rooted in community-building. All genders, races, and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Alternative Motion Project serves as a catalyst to empower and connect individuals and communities through the art of contemporary dance. AMP presents accessible, compelling, and collaborative dance experiences through performance + education programs.

Movers selected as Company Members will be independent contractors. Stipends will be contracted based on the amount of time and involvement within each project and performance. Benefits also include free weekly movement practice, when offered.

Registration by June 9 required to audition. Send any questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com. To interact with and learn more about the AMP community, we encourage you to attend (either in part or fully) AMPLIFIED 2022 – AMP’s Summer Workshop, June 6th-9th.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Video submissions will be accepted if you cannot attend. Video clips should include both performance and improvisational movement. Please submit a Vimeo link (no longer than 5 minutes) by 11:59pm on Thursday, June 9 through the Registration Form. Submissions received after this deadline may not be considered. Those who submit video auditions, please regularly check your email for a schedule availability survey.
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Zenon Dance School
528 Hennepin Ave
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Joanna Lees
alternativemotionproject@gmail.com
Deadline: June 9, 2022
Tyler, a TCB company dancer, is wearing a short black unitard, and is performing a large split leap.

Twin Cities Ballet has an open company position for a male/male-identifying dancer. Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position, 34-week season. Strong classical ballet, partnering, and contemporary skills required. You must be eligible to work in the United States. 

We also have limited openings for unpaid apprenticeships and student trainee positions for both male and female dancers. 

Please submit the following audition materials by email to info@TwinCitiesBallet.org. We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to schedule an in-person or virtual audition.

  • Your resumé.
  • Two photos: First arabesque and a headshot showing at least 3/4 face. Either attach small format photos or provide a link.
  • Video link showing classwork or performance clips, clearly demonstrating your classical ballet technique.

Please send information to info@TwinCitiesBallet.org. We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to schedule an audition.

Twin Cities Ballet (TCB) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit professional dance company that creates original full-length and shorter story ballets, a rare and nearly lost art, as well as more abstract contemporary ballet-based works. An emerging gem in the Twin Cities, TCB has carefully built a financially solid and growing organization that is making its mark both regionally and nationally through its creative and innovative artistic endeavors. Our mission is to connect and enrich communities by making ballet approachable, relatable, and fun, through professional and original productions and educational outreach.

TCB prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, or patron because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Location Info

Twin Cities Ballet
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
952-452-3163
Deadline: June 30, 2022