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. At this time we are not holding open auditions. Auditions for the Company are by invitation only.
UPDATED 1/16/22: There are no company contracts available for the 2021-2022 season. SF BALLET IS CAREFULLY MONITORING THE EVOLVING PANDEMIC SITUATION, AND WILL RESUME IN-PERSON AUDITIONS WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. Prospective auditionees ARE STILL WELCOME TO SUBMIT THEIR MATERIALS USING THE GUIDELINES BELOW, AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.
GENERAL COMPANY AUDITIONS
Take a bow. San Francisco Ballet is home to more than 70 dancers including apprentices, corp de ballet, soloists, principal characters, and principal dancers. As a company, we value excellence, exuberance, diversity, and personal expression above all else. We look forward to meeting you.
San Francisco Ballet is accepting audition materials from experienced professional dancers.
Auditions for the Company are by invitation only. If you’d like to audition, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resume or CV: include all performing experience with a professional ballet company, training, age, height, awards received, etc.
Performance footage (two classical and one contemporary) via email links (YouTube or Vimeo only) or DVD
Dance photos (two to three different full-body views)
Note that an audition is not guaranteed. An audition will only be granted after the artistic staff have reviewed your materials and feel that you may be an appropriate candidate.
SF Ballet is a professional classical ballet company with a guaranteed minimum 42-week per year AGMA contract. A limited number of apprenticeships are available each contract year, mainly offered to students from San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program.
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 1, 2022, or candidate’s earliest availability.
Auditions are scheduled for April 18–21, 2022.
2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $78,317.
which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.
(a new CBA for the 2022–23 Season has yet to be negotiated)
Full season is December – early May.
Benefits include: 15.59% AFM–EPF pension, sick/personal leave, paid medical, dental and instrument insurance, paid parking.
To apply, please email a one-page resume to:
Applications must be received by February 18, 2022.
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 document form upon hire.
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.