ACB has two core values: to make great work, and to make a great place to work. We strive to create a company culture in which the daily process is as rewarding as the result. We are interested in developing long-term relationships with dancers and helping them achieve their fullest potential.

Stylistic and technical requirements: The “contemporary” in our name denotes the fact that we perform a large number of new ballets; but those works are based on the classical tradition, so we seek dancers with exemplary classical skills. Balanchine training provides an excellent background for the work we do.

Audition Dates and Locations

700 S. Flower St., Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Registration: 12:00pm
Audition: 1:00pm

See Contact Page for Directions and Parking

70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Registration: 11:00am
Audition: 12:00pm

The audition consists of a ballet class, with women on pointe. Professional-level classical technique is required. Please bring a headshot, dance photos, and resume/CV.

Audition fee: $25

We recommend that you check this page on the week of your audition for any updates.

If you cannot attend our open call, please scroll below to 'Video Submissions' to learn how to request a company class audition.

Dancer Positions

ACB is currently hiring dancers for the 2017-18 season. Contracts are available for the full season (May–February) and summer only (May–August).

Flexibility on contract start date (into May and June) is sometimes available. 

ACB is seeking female and male classical ballet dancers, $250 to $750 per week plus physical therapy and pointe shoes. Apprentice contracts are also available.

MOzartiana Children's AUDITION

American Contemporary Ballet is seeking six young female dancers (four, plus two understudy) of approximately 12 years of age for a performance of Prayer from Balanchine’s Mozartiana.

The performance will take place at American Contemporary Ballet on June 15-18, 2017.

Rehearsals will be held in May and June 2017, and will not conflict with regular school hours.

Honorarium: $150

Requirements: Classical ballet technique of a very high level

700 S. Flower St., Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Registration: 10:00am —11:00am
Audition: 11:00am—12:30pm


If you are unable to attend an open audition and would like to request a company class audition, please submit the following three items to auditions@acbdances.com:

1. Video
Center classwork (classical, women on pointe), and/or Variation(s) by Petipa or Balanchine

Important! Submissions will be considered only if they follow these guidelines exactly. Please make sure that your submission includes the full range of classical movement—allegro, pirouettes, extensions, etc. If your video is shot onstage from a distance, it is helpful if it is accompanied by some in-studio footage.

2. Resume/CV
3. Headshot and dance photos


While we are aware that some dancers prefer a company class audition, we strongly prefer to see dancers in open calls. 

If we are unable to schedule a company class audition for you, please do not be discouraged from attending an open call. Due to the number of submissions received, we generally respond only to dancers whose requests are granted. Please make sure that your materials are up to date and reflect your current state of fitness.