In the past few weeks, I've been seeing more and more audition notices for Spring and Summer 2009. The following are what I have heard about so far:
Missouri Contemporary Ballet is seeking male dancers for immediate position for Winter/Spring 2009. Start date is somewhat flexible. For more information, please contact Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.missouricontemporaryballet.com
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will hold open auditions for women on January 14 and for men on January 15. Send a head shot and resumé to email@example.com. http://www.cedarlakedance.com.
Bavarian State Ballet Munich is looking for dancers with strong classical technique. Ladies must be at least 5' 5" and men at least 5' 11". Auditions will be held on January 25. Send resumé (including height and date of birth), full-length body photo in leotard and head shot to: Bettina Kräutler, Platzl 7, 80331 Munich, Germany or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.staatsballett.de.
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is currently seeking strong male and female dancers who have a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet. Experience in other dance forms is a definite plus. Auditions will be held on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Email your resumé, dance photos and availability to email@example.com http://www.dakshina.org
Alonzo King's LINES Ballet is looking to hire a female dancer immediately. You must be at the caliber of a soloist or principal dancer. Those interested should send a video or DVD in which you are figured prominently (solo work is best/contemporary to classical). Footage should not exceed 10 minutes in length. If sending group work, please explain in the letter who to watch for. Also send head shot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.linesballet.org
Pacific Northwest Ballet will hold two company auditions for the 2009-2010 season in early February. More information can be found at the PNB website. http://www.pnb.org
Ballet Talk For Dancers has a huge list (you must be a member of BT4D to view the link, but it's definitely worth it just for the Pointe Shoe and SI forums alone, not to mention everything else on the site) of schools that have announced audition dates and cities for summer 2009 intensives. Yes, it's that time already.
The first round of SYTYCD5 auditions were held in NYC mid-November. The Fox website hasn't been updated since then and I haven't heard anything else of when the other auditions will be. It does seem, though, that the casting/show format might be slightly different this year considering the location of the auditions, Mark Morris Dance Center, instead of the usual giant theaters.
Those are all for now. If anyone else hears of any other auditions of interest please let me know and I will gladly post them.