ARENA DANCES and Taja Will Seek Dancers for Two New Projects

Two-day audition process blending modern, contemporary, and improvisational skills. We encourage you to attend both days, but it is not required.

Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26 from 12:00-3:00pm

Auditioning for two project ensembles:

  • ARENA DANCES seeks experienced dancers with strong technical, artistic, and creative abilities for Erased Steps.
  • Choreographers Taja Will and Mathew Janczewski seek artists for a new “Merge” collaboration.

Erased Steps – ARENA DANCES’ artistic director, Mathew Janczewski, and fellow collaborators Dustin Haug, Leslie O’Neill, and Laura Selle Virtucio seek dancers for a new ensemble work of 12-15 dancers that will premiere August 24 and 25 at Union Depot in St. Paul and tour to Rochester, MN to perform August 19 at the Rochester Civic Center. Professional dancers of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to improvise, as well as learn phrase work. We are looking for diverse performers who are creative, collaborative, and expressive. Must be available starting June to August, 2023. Rehearsals to be determined amongst the ensemble.

“Merge” – Choreographers Mathew Janczewski and Taja Will seek dancers for a new ensemble work that will premiere in March 2024 on the Goodale Stage, at the Cowles Center. Taja (they/them), is a QTBIPOC, disabled artist whose process is rooted in a restorative justice pedagogy, healing, and disability justice foundations and proposes structured improvisation as a performance modality in a collaboratively authored process. Their studio ethos is one of emergence and care work, focus and rigor, ritual and magic. Will and Janczewski meet at their shared passion for witnessing one’s self-expression through movement and their longtime friendship for the creation of this new work.

Participants will be asked to engage with rigorous attention to improvisation as a technique and performance modality as well as to work collaboratively on spontaneous choreographic choice-making. Must be available for an intensive 3-week rehearsal process September-November, 2023, and again February-March, 2024. Rehearsals to be determined amongst chosen cast within time frame listed above. No call back required, will follow up with conversations via email.

You may audition for one or both projects. In-person auditions are given priority.
RSVP is appreciated; please do so by 5:00pm, Thursday, March 23 through this form.
If you are unable to audition in person, you may submit a short video (under 5 minutes) in your registration form. Please include improvisation as well as performance footage.

Compensation: Dancers are paid $20/hour for rehearsals and a flat performance run of $500.

Questions about Erased Steps? Please contact Mathew at
Questions about “Merge” project? Please cc Mathew at and/or Taja at

ARENA DANCES Seeks Box Office/Social Media Manager

ARENA DANCES is seeking a short-term, project-based Box Office/Social Media Manager for our seventh annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival taking place at The Southern Theater, April 24-29.

$20/hour for an estimated 40 total project hours.


  • Manage ShowTix4U ticket sales and reporting.
  • Create social media content week of the show; with knowledge of reels, stories, posts, etc.
  • Welcome guests and manage box office on-site during the run of the show (Thursday, April 27-Saturday, April 29 from 5:00-8:30pm, and Saturday, April 29 from 11:00am-3:00pm).


  • Must be social media savvy.
  • Must have knowledge in Excel.

Please send inquiry to ARENA’s Artistic Director, Mathew Janczewski at by noon on Friday, March 24.

Twin Cities Ballet: Openings for 2023/24 Season

Twin Cities Ballet has two open company positions for our 2023/24 Season (one contract for male/male-identifying dancer, one for female/female-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 We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to schedule an audition.

  • Your resumé.
  • Whether you are eligible to work in the United States.
  • 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.

About Us
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.

DanceCo Seeks Dancers for Summer Performing Season

DanceCo is returning to the stage after a three-year hibernation and is seeking kid-loving dancers for a fun, outdoor summer performance season! We produce original, interactive dance productions for young audiences and their families.

The choreography will range from jazz and ballet to body percussion and musical theater styles. Dancers must be expressive performers well versed in comic timing and comfortable engaging with young children. Choreography by Matthew Keefe and Karla Nweje. This summer’s relaunch, Dance Around Minnesota, features existing repertoire and new work built around our lovely state, its features, stories, and notable destinations. 

Rehearsals and performances are paid at a competitive rate. The initial rehearsal period will be scheduled on Sunday afternoons/evenings, with additional dates added as available and needed. 

All performances at 10:00am and 11:30am:
June 24 — Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave W. St. Paul
July 1 — Minnehaha Falls Pavilion, Minneapolis
July 8 — Raspberry Island, St. Paul
July 15 — Downtown Commons, Minneapolis

Sunday, April 2
Young Dance Studios

Studios open at 1:30pm for personal warmup.
Please bring your calendar.
For more information and any questions, please email

More information can be found at

Dance Projects by ME Call: Movement as Language Workshops and Performance

Dance Projects by ME invites the Minnesota-based dance community to participate in the Movement as Language Workshops and Performance Cast.

The workshop provides an introduction to dance and choreographic tools. The theme of this ML 2023 workshop series is migration – participants will be guided through movement exercises and encouraged to develop their own choreography as a way of storytelling. We will examine migration from our unique perspectives as a transition or transformational experience in life. The focus of this workshop will be to learn how to use our body as an instrument for expression and is open to adults of all abilities and levels of dance experience. 

At the end of the workshops series is the opportunity for 5 participants to complete the cast for the community performance at the Southern Theatre on June 16 and 17. All workshop participants who are interested are invited to apply to join this creative process. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, ESL, and community members with disabilities are encouraged to participate. No dance experience is required.

Workshop 1: April 14-15
CM’s Fitness and Dance
6706 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Day 1: Friday, April 14 from 5:30-8:15pm
Day 2: Saturday, April 15 from 12:00-3:45pm
Free street parking is available.
Inscription form.

Workshop 2: April 22-23
The Shawngrām Institute for Performance and Social Justice
1197 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Day 1: Saturday, April 22 from 3:00-5:45pm
Day 2: Sunday, April 23 from 10:00am-1:15pm
Limited free parking is available.
Inscription form. 

Workshop 3: April 28-29
Zorongo Flamenco
3715 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Day 1: Friday, April 28 from 5:30-8:15pm
Day 2: Saturday, April 29 from 2:30-6:15pm
Street parking is available on 37th Ave and surrounding streets.
Inscription form.

Collide Theatrical Apprentice Program

2023/2024 Apprentice Program running September 2023–May 2024.

Collide Theatrical’s Apprentice Program provides the skills needed to pursue formal positions within the Collide company and in the world of theater dance.

Selected Apprentice dancers will take daily technique class with the company, have an opportunity to perform in a Collide show, and participate in an apprentice showcase at the end of the year.

The daily technical classes include a variety of styles, rooted in ballet and jazz, but also including tap, acting for dance, and hip hop. Apprentice dancers will also have an opportunity to participate in quarterly master classes with Broadway touring dance captains and industry professionals.

This is a tuition-based program. Scholarships are available for underrepresented artists.

Enrollment is competitive and audition based. Video submissions accepted.

In-person auditions:
Sunday, April 16
Sign up here.

For more information, please contact Grace at

Accomplished Tap Teacher Needed for Summer and Beyond

Midwest Youth Dance Theatre has a wide range of tappers who are in need of a teacher for 9 weeks this summer and for the 2023-24 season. We’ve been around 27 years and have beautiful new studios, friendly staff, and friendly families. The classes would be about 3-4 hours per week with a flexible schedule. We’d love to talk with a qualified instructor!

TU Dance Center: Accompanists Needed

TU Dance Center is seeking accompanists for Modern, Ballet, and African Dance classes!

Preferred times:
Mornings, 9:30-11:00am
Evenings, 4:30-9:00pm (any hours within timeframe)

Rate: $24/hour
Free parking.

If you or someone you know are interested, please contact

Thank you!

James Sewell Ballet Audition Notice

James Sewell Ballet (JSB) is seeking dancers for both project and full contract work in the 2023/24 season.

JSB currently consists of six dancers willing to challenge their physical limits, perform a range of emotions, and play with the boundaries of ballet. The company rehearses in Minneapolis, MN, and performs three full programs a year, in addition to other outreach and touring engagements. Choreographic and teaching opportunities regularly exist throughout the season.

Dancers well suited for this job will:

  • Have excellent ballet technique and contemporary movement.
  • Have strong improvisational skills, or minimally an eagerness to learn.
  • Have good partnering knowledge and ability, including sustained overhead lifts for men and ability to weight-share for all.
  • Enjoy teaching opportunities that include company classes and outreach with all ages.
  • Be enthusiastic about actively participating in the creative process.
  • Bring individual competitiveness and interest in growing as an artist, and excitement to be a part of a small, cooperative team.

JSB offers 26-30 week competitive contracts. Starting salary is no less than $700 per week for a full-contract position. The mission of James Sewell Ballet is to transform dance, artists, and audiences through rich collaboration, education, and equitable opportunities.

Audition is by invitation only. To be considered, please send your resume, headshot, and a video link to

Call for Dancers

Call for dancers in the Twin Cities!

I am producing a show for the Minnesota Fringe Festival this summer.

Looking for 3-4 dancers with performance experience to reset previously created work and well as create a new piece.
Must be available August 3-12.
Stipend and percentage of box office for performances.

Please reach out to to express interest, ask questions and tell me about yourself.