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.

Staff Positions

ACB is seeking a part-time Studio Assistant that will work with the staff to perform the daily operations of the studio, including administrative tasks and production support.  This position will build knowledge, experience, and confidence in arts management. The ACB Studio Assistant’s duties vary depending on the needs of the company and production schedule, ranging from data organization and management, to running errands, to patron engagement.  The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail, able to work under pressure, willing to work outside a 9-5 schedule, and passionate about the arts. The ACB Studio Assistant will work directly under the General Manager. This will be a part-time position, and hours will range from 25-35 hours per week. For more details on this position, click here.



The open auditions have concluded for the 2018-2019 season. To request a company class audition, please see below. ACB will be hold 2 open auditions for the 2019-2020 season, details below.


Pre-registration is highly encouraged but not required. If you do not pre-register, please bring your $25 registration fee, resume/CV, headshot, and dance photos to the audition. 

Pre-registration will close on Saturday, February 23rd at 5:00 PM CT for NYC auditions and on Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM PST for Los Angeles Auditions.

To pre-register, please read the following steps carefully:

  • Step 1: Pay the registration fee HERE.

  • Step 2: Complete the audition form HERE.

  • Step 3: Email your resume/CV, headshot and dance photos to e-mail with the subject line “LastName-AuditionLocation-Documents” AND bring printed copies of all these documents to the audition. Example: Smith-LA-Documents OR Baker-NYC-Documents

Important notes for all audition attendees: 

  • We suggest bringing your own exercise mat to place belongings and to stretch before/after the audition.

  • Please prepare to do barre en pointe.

  • If you did not pre-register, please bring your $25 registration fee.

  • Have a copy of your resume/CV, headshot, and dance photos.

  • If attending the LA audition, please note that shoes must be worn at all times while in the studio.

New York City: February 24, 2019
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
9:00am — 10:00am — Registration
10:00am — Audition

Los Angeles: March 3, 2019
Location TBA
12:00pm — 1:00pm — Registration
1:00pm — Audition


If you would like to request a company class audition, please submit the following three items to

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.

The ACB Intern Program provides in-depth knowledge, on-the-job training and career guidance for students and young professionals pursing careers in arts administration.   

Interns have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in arts management with an organization known for producing and presenting choreographic works of the highest quality that exemplify dance as a musical art form.

For a detailed job description, click here. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic, professional, dedicated, and self-motivated team players. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to