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New Ballet actively seeks to engage  individuals who are passionate about supporting creative youth and dedicated to making a positive impact on their communities. We actively cultivate a staff that represents the diversity of our student body by employing artists and office staff from varied backgrounds and generations.  If you’re interested in an employment opportunity, please contact: frontdesk [at] newballet [dot] org

Professional Teaching and Performing Artist Apprenticeship (TPAA) Program 

Established in 2005, the TPAA Program provides a paid opportunity for dancers ages 18-23 to further their training on the professional level. Apprentices participate in the program exclusively on a weekly salary or hourly while attending college classes. Tuition, a stipend and travel expenses are provided to courses offered by American Ballet Theater Teacher Training Program, Dance Education Laboratory, LUNA Dance Institute and the National Dance Institute. TPAAs rise to full time status as Teaching and Performing Artists (see below). TPAAs perform in all mainstage productions and in schools across the county and state. Positions offered include both full and part time. Mentors include international performing artists and university professors. Auditions for fall 2022 TBA. 

Professional Teaching and Performing Artists

New Ballet seeks dedicated professional performing and teaching artists with the experience or education to contribute to the healthy development of strong dancers. These artists are passionate about the next generation of dancers and understand their role in mentoring. This work includes both students reached in their communities and schools and those within the studio environment training at the  conservatory level. Professional Teaching and Performing Artists are prepared, through education, certification or experience, to instruct challenging and well planned classes in a variety of levels from Creative Movement to the Pre-professional level. Expertise in multiple or specific genres is appreciated and welcomed. 

Teaching and Performing Artists perform as soloists and principals in mainstage productions with New Ballet. Additionally, New Ballet supports the desire to continue performing careers as guest artists. With ample preparation time, the artistic team will work with artists to balance their teaching schedule in order to maintain existing guest artist relationships. Positions offered include both full and part time. Auditions for fall 2022 TBA.

Administrative Positions 

New Ballet is constantly working to build capacity in the areas of program, artistic direction and executive leadership. Our belief in young leaders is exercised across all of these areas. We recognize that a college diploma does not guarantee readiness, and that many times, experience transcends education. There is no degree required to apply for a position with New Ballet. 


We offer health insurance for full time employees with affordable voluntary vision and dental benefits. Positions are salaried, regardless of hourly teaching.

All applicants must pass a full background check with Memphis-Shelby County Schools, and all employees are required to attend Memphis Child Advocacy Center training.

New Ballet does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, special abilities (physical or mental), gender identity, protected genetic information, pregnancy, parental status, marital status, political affiliation or any other nonmerit based factor.