Auditions for the 2021-22 Season

Due to restrictions and safety guidelines necessitated by the pandemic, Smuin Contemporary Ballet will not be holding in-person auditions for the 2021-22 Season. Interested and qualified applicants should have at least 2 years of professional experience and may send their audition materials digitally to audition@smuinballet.orgIn the subject of the email, applicant should include their name followed by “/Audition 21-22,” eg. Tina Ballerina/Audition 21-22

Height requirements: Women: 5’2” – 5’6”; Men 5’9” and taller. Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Video material should include 3-5 minutes of center work demonstrating adagio, petite allegro, pirouettes, grande allegro and for the men, double tours. Women’s class work should be en pointe. Rehearsal or performance footage in classical repertoire and contemporary work, including partnering samples, should also be included. Entire video should not be longer than 10 minutes. If file is too large to email, applicant may send a password-protected link via Vimeo, etc.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is a San Francisco Bay Area organization in its 27th year. Founded by Michael Smuin in 1994, the company performs not only the works of its founder and the works of established choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Val Caniparoli, Trey McIntyre, Amy Seiwert, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Helen Pickett, it performs and encourages the works of emerging choreographers as well.

Smuin Ballet anticipates that it will engage its artists for 32-37 weeks for the coming season. Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2021.

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