Photo: Marianne Leach

Photo: Marianne Leach

Nashville Ballet offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be offering 35+ weeks of work for the 2019 - 2020 season. 

Nashville Ballet 2019-2020 Company Auditions

New York, NY March 10, 2019 Registration - 10-11 a.m.*
Audition Class #1 - 11-1 p.m.
Audition Class #2 - 1:30-3 p.m.
The Ailey Studios
405 W 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
Nashville, TN March 17, 2019 Registration - 12-1 p.m.
Audition - 1-3 p.m.
Nashville Ballet Martin Center
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209

*10 a.m. registration for the New York audition will be for both audition classes. Class #2 will become available for registration once class #1 is full.

Video Auditions

Nashville Ballet subscribes to the International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines.


Please read carefully and submit the following:

  • a video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and  tight fitting dance attire for men:

    • a short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants

    • a short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated  in the classical variation

    • 3-5 minutes of barre work, incorporating both sides,  danced in soft shoes by male applicants and pointe shoes by  female applicants

    • 3-5 minutes of centre work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced  in pointe shoes by female applicant

Additional Notes:

Dancers who audition by video may be asked to visit Nashville for the artistic staff to evaluate them in person. If asked to travel to Nashville or an open call audition, the audition fee will be waived. Nashville Ballet will endeavor to notify all auditionees of results within two weeks by email.


Request to take company class using the button below. By appointment only, subject to scheduling availability. If you are invited to take class, please bring your resume or CV, head shot and 2-3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line.