Professional Auditions

Company auditions for American Midwest Ballet are held in person, by invitation only, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA.

A typical American Midwest Ballet season includes a mixed repertory production, The Nutcracker, and a full length ballet — with touring throughout the season.

The company performs a mix of classical and contemporary ballet.

Please submit the following audition materials:

1) Current resume
2) Head shot
3) Dance photo
4) Brief video*

*Video footage should consist of a classical variation and a sample of contemporary work. Please do not include other dancers in your footage.  Do not send barre and/or class footage.  All footage should be taken from the front.  Women, please include pointe work. Men, please include partnering work.

Submission deadline:  February 17, 2020


Auditions are by invitation only.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020,  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center
1001 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Audition class will consist of classical ballet and contemporary work.

Women should be prepared to dance on pointe.

Please bring a hard copy of your resume and current head shot.

Please note that whenever possible, American Midwest Ballet fills contracts by promoting dancers from within its ranks.

Travel & Accommodations: 
For air travel, Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) is only 7 miles from the Hoff Center (about 16 minute drive.)

Nearby hotel accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2211 S. 32nd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(3 miles from the Hoff Center, about 8 min. drive)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
520 S. 30th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(2.4 miles from the Hoff Center, about 7 min. drive)

For questions regarding auditions, contact