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

Email:  audition@amballet.org
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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.

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

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

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.

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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)
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Fairfield Inn & Suites
520 S. 30th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(2.4 miles from the Hoff Center, about 7 min. drive)
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For questions regarding auditions, contact audition@amballet.org.