Open auditions for professional company contracts

Become a Cincinnati Ballet Dancer

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Cincinnati Ballet will not be conducting an audition tour or holding any open auditions.

Thank you for you interest in Cincinnati Ballet. Our audition process is currently closed for the 2021-2022 season for both our Company and CB2. Please check back this fall for information for next year’s audition schedule.


Email the following materials to auditions@cballet.org

    • Accepted formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf files
    • Must include your email address, height in feet/inches, date of birth, citizenship (please specify your legal status in the US if applicable), and training and performance experience
    • Accepted formats: jpg, .pdf files
    • Accepted formats: YouTube and Vimeo links
    • Videos should include a classical variation and contemporary work and Provide passwords for links as necessary

Email applications missing any of these materials will not be considered.

Following the submission of your acceptable materials to auditions@cballet.org, you will receive an email message confirming receipt. Dancers who are considered to be potential candidates for Cincinnati Ballet will be invited to attend an audition class via Zoom then invited in person to take a socially distanced audition class at our CB studios

Thank you for your interest in Cincinnati Ballet!

The Cincinnati ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dancer Requirements

  • Maximum height for females: 5’9″
  • Minimum height for males: 5’9″

Company Auditions

All positions for our 2020-2021 season are currently filled and auditions for Cincinnati Ballet’s main company are currently closed. Please check back fall of 2020 for future audition dates.

Required Company Audition Materials:

  • Résumé: Please detail personal information including: birth date, height, nationality and citizenship, current visa status if applicable, email address, phone and an address where you can be reached February-July, 2020.
  • Dance photos: A headshot and one to two different full body views.
  • Class Audition Application Fee: $45 USD (This fee is waived when current AGMA card is presented).
  • Applicants must send video examples via online link or DVD, résumé, full body photos, and $45 audition fee to auditions@cballet.org by March 31, 2020 to be considered.

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Video Requirements

Video links and DVDs should include current class (center work only) and performance work, providing a good representation of the dancer’s classical work as well as some contemporary styles. Videos are optional unless attending company class auditions.

Include these in your video

  • Solo performance material in classical work
  • Solo performance material in contemporary work
  • Ladies must show at least one work on pointe
  • If performance material is not available, you may send studio work that includes a variation and classwork with examples of adagio, petit and grand allegro and pirouettes.

Audition Dates and Locations

Join us in a city near you! Audition registration opens soon.

Atlanta, GA

January 19, 2020

Michael C Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Registration & Check-In 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Audition 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Houston, TX

January 26, 2020

Houston Ballet Studios
601 Preston St., Houston, TX, 77002
Registration & Check-In 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Audition 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cincinnati, OH

February 1, 2020

Cincinnati Ballet Center
1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214
Class # 1
Registration & Check-In 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Audition 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Class # 2
Registration & Check-In 4:30 – 5:30pm
Audition 5:30 – 7:30 pm

New York, NY

February 9, 2020

School of American Ballet Theatre
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Women’s Class
Registration & Check-In 9:00 – 10:00 am
Audition 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Men’s Class
Registration & Check-In 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Audition 1:00 – 3:00 pm

San Francisco, CA

February 23, 2020

Chris Hellman Center for Dance
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Registration & Check-In 10:00 – 11: 00 am
Audition 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Boston, MA

March 1, 2020

Boston Ballet Studios
19 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116
Registration & Check-In 10:00 – 11:00 am
Audition 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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