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AUDITIONS
SAINT LOUIS BALLET'S 2022–2023 SEASON

  • SLB Company -  No longer accepting auditions

  • SLB 2 - Accepting submissions

  • SLB School Professional Division - Accepting submissions

AUDITIONS for 2022-2023 Season:
January 3–March 15, 2022

 

How to Begin Your Audition Process with Saint Louis Ballet 

Step 1, Sending Your Info: 
Email your resume, headshot and class video to ryan@stlouisballet.org with the subject: Auditions 2022-2023

 

  • Class video should include: 30-45 min showing basic barre work, center adagio, turns, petite allegro, grand allegro. Women, please work in pointe shoes. Men please include double tours and turns in second.  Videos should be submitted via a youtube link. Please read below for complete audition process and details. Deadline for applying to audition is March 15, 2022.

  • Ages considered


Step 2, Results of Resume Application: 
You will be contacted by email or phone if the director would like to see you in person for an audition class with the company or if there is no further interest.

  • If you are not ready for a paid company position and you are of age, you will also be considered for SLB II, the trainee/apprentice branch of SLB, or SLB School's Professional Division

  • Please do not call the Saint Louis Ballet company office for audition results.  It can take a few weeks to review submissions. You will hear from us regardless of acceptance.


Step 3, In-Person Audition: 
If you are approved and asked to audition in-person, we will provide further information in that email or phone call. Those chosen to audition in person will need to schedule their audition between the months of February and March by taking a company class. There is a $25 refundable deposit charged at the time of scheduling your audition.  Spaces are limited in company class for auditioners.  The refundable deposit insures that spot will be filled by an auditioning dancer serious about the position. If a scheduled auditioner does not show up to their in-person audition the deposit will not be refunded.

 

  • Additional In-Person Audition Information: 

    • A maximum of 2 auditioners are allowed per company class

    • Location if approved for in person audition: Saint Louis Ballet 218 THF Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005

    • Women please bring pointe shoes for center work

    • Attire: No sweats, sweatshirts or legwarmers; Ladies must wear leotard with pink tights, (no black tights or shorts); Men must wear fitted attire. 
       

Current Company Information:

Number of Dancers in Company: 21
Number of Performances: 25+
Annual Budget: $1.5 M 

Salary and Benefits for Company member position:
Minimum numbers of contracted weeks: 28 weeks (September–April)
Starting Salary: $400 per week 
Benefits: 50% paid health insurance, 18-20 pointe shoes for ladies, 6 ballet shoes for men, worker's compensation, complimentary physical therapy and chiropractic treatments 

SLB II and SLB School Professional Division:

These two programs are training programs for high school or immediate post-grduate dancers still looking for training in a professional environment with performance opportunities with SLB Company. SLB II dancers are apprentices to the Company.  SLB School Professional Division students enroll into the program upon acceptance and pay a monthly program tuition fee.