Professional Auditions

Auditions by invitation

We have open positions for male-identifying dancers. Positions for female-identifying dancers have been filled. The company offers paid contracts and other benefits. Season includes mainstage performances plus touring. Apply today!

Company auditions for American Midwest Ballet are held in person during company class, by invitation only. Auditions are located at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, 1001 S 6th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

All auditionees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The company performs a mix of classical and contemporary works by its artistic staff and a roster of renowned guests. A typical season includes three mainstage productions – a mixed-repertory program, The Nutcracker, and a full-length ballet – as well as touring throughout the region and beyond. Our beautiful new home at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center offers state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance facilities. We also perform at the historic Orpheum Theater in Omaha.

The company offers paid contracts. Benefits include worker’s compensation insurance, mental health and cash benefits, a retirement plan, pointe shoes, and physical therapy and chiropractic treatment.

American Midwest Ballet values diversity, and we welcome and encourage professionally trained dancers of all backgrounds to apply.

How to apply:

Auditions for professional dancers are by invitation. Interested dancers should email the following materials to

  • Current resumé
  • Head shot
  • Dance photo
  • Photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card (both sides)
  • 3 professional references (both email and phone number)
  • Please supply a URL where we can view a short audition video including: adagio in the center, traveling combination containing pirouettes, petite allegro with battu jumps, grand allegro, and a variation. Pointe work if applicable. Performance footage, contemporary work, and partnering footage if available. Please do not submit barre work.

After the artistic staff has reviewed the audition materials, selected dancers may be invited to Council Bluffs, IA (USA) for an in-person audition.

For questions regarding auditions, please contact us at

Travel planning notes

For dancers who have been invited to audition in person:

  • The closest full-service airport to the Hoff Center is Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (OMA.)

Two suggestions for accommodations near the Hoff Center:

  • My Place Hotel- 2281 S. 35th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites- 520 30th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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