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2024/25 Company Auditions

Sunday, March 3rd
9:30am - 5pm
St. Louis, MO

RESILIENCE Dance Company is holding open auditions for the 2024/25 season! We have 1 - 2 Company Dancer positions available.  Read below for more details, and complete the required pre-registration form no later than Friday, March 1st.

What to Expect: 

Sunday, March 3rd | 9:30am - 5pm

St. Louis Academy of Dance - 9656 Olive Blvd, Olivette, MO 63132

 

There is no cost to attend the audition

RDC does not make cuts during the in-person audition. The day will run like a workshop will all auditionees participating in each section. There will be several breaks throughout the day - please bring water bottles, snacks & lunch.

Schedule: 

8:45am: Check in & Warm Up

9:30am - 12pm: Technique

Contemporary Ballet Barre

Modern Center

Across the Floor Skills

Contemporary Modern Combo

12pm - 12:30pm: Repertory

12:30 - 1:15pm: Lunch

1:15 - 2pm: Improvisation

2pm - 5pm: Group Work

Partnering

Creative Process with the Company

**Depending on the number of total participants, we may divide into two groups for the afternoon portion (2pm - 3:30pm; 3:30pm - 5pm). If we do not divide into groups, the audition will end earlier than 5pm. 

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Employment Details:

Rates: $15 - $16/hr*, W2 Employment

Rehearsal Schedule: Mon-Th 9am - 1pm*

24/25 Season: Aug 5th - May 31st*

Breaks: 1 week off each for Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring

3 weeks off Winter

Resources and Healthcare: Free access to regular physical therapy, group mental health therapy, and massage therapy; Individual mental health counseling twice a month for a $15/session copay

Performances & Opportunities: 2-3 mainstage performance series & 3-6 community performances per season

Opportunities to choreograph, teach, and tour

*Final rates and schedule will be confirmed in offered contracts

Who Should Audition:

We're looking for confident dancers with distinct and developed artistic voices, who are excited to work collaboratively in modern, contemporary, and improvisational dance. Professional experience, strong partnering skills, and college degree or equivalent training preferred. 

Not in the market for a job, but want to experience a professional audition? You are more than welcome to register and take part in the audition, and can opt in for feedback. Please indicate this on your pre-registration form.  Note that you must still be 18+.

All Identities Welcome:

RESILIENCE Dance Company values and upholds individuals as their full and authentic selves. We welcome, include, and uplift diversity in all its forms, knowing that a diverse community of artists is essential to progressing the dance industry forward to a more equitable, accessible space. RDC works to create tangible platforms, opportunities, and programs that further promote our mission of inclusivity. We acknowledge the need for continual work, embracing critical reflection, conversation, and change. 


RDC actively recruits, compensates, and invests in our employees regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, age, and other identities not fully described here. We recognize intersectionality and invite each human as their whole self to participate in our collaborative and dynamic workspace. We commit to understanding and valuing each individual’s unique experiences and perspectives, working to create a powerfully inclusive, emergent community.

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Questions? 

We always aim to be fully transparent, especially during the audition process. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Emily at ehaussler@resiliencedancecompany.com with any questions, concerns, or accommodation requests. 

Audition open to those 18+. 

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