EMPLOYMENT & AUDITIONS
As one of the largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet offers an exciting array of employment opportunities. From experienced performing arts professionals through entry-level administrative positions, SF Ballet seeks out the most talented and enthusiastic people to join our company and help us define the future of ballet in America.
This is your time to shine. SF Ballet is a professional classical ballet company with a guaranteed minimum 42-week-per-year AGMA contract. On January 10, 2024 we will be holding auditions to find strong classical dancers to join the company from our 2024-2025 season. We are seeking classically trained male and female dancers with an openness to contemporary work to join the company. Auditions are held by invitation only. Please click the link below for audition material requirements.
2024-25 Season COMPANY AUDITIONS
San Francisco Ballet is a leading ballet company and trailblazer in dance locally, nationally, and internationally. Performing, commissioning, and collaborating with exceptional artists in dance and across disciplines, SF Ballet balances an innovative focus on new and contemporary choreography with a deeply held dedication to the classics. SF Ballet is a catalyst for the future of ballet by cultivating creativity, bringing dance of the highest caliber to a wide audience, and providing exceptional training opportunities for the next generation of professional dancers in its world-renowned School.
San Francisco Ballet is home to more than 70 dancers including apprentices, corps de ballet, soloists, principal character dancers, and principal dancers.
HOW TO APPLY
Auditions for the Company will be held January 10, 2024 and are by invitation only. To be considered, please send your audition materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2023. Audition invitations will be sent out by December 18, 2023. Contracts will begin July 2024 for the 2024-2025 Season. Dancers should have a strong classical technique, proven classical ballet performance experience, and be able to perform a variety of repertoire including, classical, contemporary, and neo-classical.
-Updated Resume or CV: include all performing experience with a professional ballet company, training, age, height, awards received, citizenship, and contact information
-Audition Videos: Videos should have no verbal introduction and use no editing tools within the solos. Videos must be attached via email links, YouTube or Vimeo only. Please remember to include the password in your email if needed.
- 3-5 minute variation drawn from the standard classical repertoire
- 3-5 minute contrasting variation drawn from the standard classical repertoire
- 3 minute maximum contemporary solo
-Headshot and Dance photos (two to three different full-body views)
Please note that an audition is not guaranteed. Successful applicants will be invited to the in-person audition in January 2024. This will be granted once the artistic staff have reviewed your materials and feel that you may be an appropriate candidate. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.
San Francisco Ballet is proud to deploy a full orchestra for every performance we stage. Join a core group of 49 regular members, augmented to 65 players for certain productions during a performance season that includes an annual production of Nutcracker and a repertory season from winter through spring.
Martin West, Music Director
Announces the following tenure track vacancy starting December 11, 2023, or the candidate’s earliest availability.
Auditions are scheduled for November 6–9, 2023.
2023–24 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $80,166, which includes:
Wages at 12% Overscale, Vacation Pay, and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.
Doubling is an additional 13% per service.
Benefits include: 15.59% AFM-EPF pension, sick/personal leave, paid medical, dental, and instrument insurance; paid parking.
Full Season is December to Early May.
To apply, please email a one-page resume to: email@example.com
Applications must be received by September 16, 2023
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
The San Francisco Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.
Join us and share the glory when the curtain goes up. The most exciting seat in the house might not be in the house. It just might be across the street in our administrative offices at 455 Franklin Street. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated, talented arts administrators committed to advancing the art of ballet in America.