2019-20 Season Auditions

Be A Part of Our Mission

Auditions for Grand Rapids Ballet’s 2019-20 season are now open! Grand Rapids Ballet’s mission is to lift the human spirit through the art of dance by providing: exceptional and diverse programming; high quality dance education; outreach to inspire and enrich the community; family-friendly programming, including newly commissioned works; and a sound financial condition that provides a stable viable future and enables growth and assists our staff and dancers in achieving their quality of life goals.

Open Auditions for 2019-20 Season

Company, apprentice, and trainee positions available!

Don’t miss your chance to audition for Michigan’s only professional ballet company, Grand Rapids Ballet, as a company dancer, apprentice, or trainee in our 2019-20 season. Work with the world’s best choreographers in classical and contemporary repertoire including Princess Grace Award winner and Grand Rapids Ballet resident choreographer, Penny Saunders (below left), and new Artistic Director James Sofranko (below right).

Company dancers positions include a 31-week contract and health insurance.

  • • A $20 audition fee applies to all locations and must be paid at registration
  • • Women must be prepared to dance en pointe
  • • Bring a headshot and resume

2019-20 Season Audition Tour

James Sofranko Artistic Director Grand Rapids Ballet Michigan

Audition Two Ways

  • Open Audition

    Bring a resume and headshot to audition location.

  • Online

    Submit video links of class and performance examples of classical and contemporary work as well as a headshot and resume to audition(at)