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May 26th, 2021

Teaching and Performing Artist:

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Organization Description:

New Ballet Ensemble and School (NBE) is a Creative Youth Development Program focused on setting high expectations for young people, encouraging positive risk taking, promoting leadership development, and offering real world opportunities to contribute to social change.

The organization’s mission is to bring together children from all backgrounds by providing a professional standard of dance training, regardless of the ability to pay. Using conservatory training as a model, NBE instills knowledge of West African dance, Hip Hop and Flamenco alongside Ballet training so young people have access to the disciplines present in BFA programs today.

NBE was awarded the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, First Lady Michelle Obama (Chair), recognizing the program for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. The award also recognizes NBE for improving literacy and language abilities, communication and performance skills, and cultural awareness. NBES has been featured in the NY Times and prominent Dance publications, and has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. NBES is the home of dance sensation, Lil Buck.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of a Teaching and Performing Artist Professional is to lead the growth and development of students and Apprentices in partnership with NBES leadership, guest master teachers and choreographers. Performing roles in mainstage productions, Teaching and Performing Artists model professionalism for our students and Apprentices while setting a high bar for technique and artistry. As a full time employee, it is the responsibility of this Artist to attend training with the Artistic team, completing administrative duties (such as class evaluations) as assigned.

Position Offers:

  • 36-40 week contracts with benefits for full-time employees.

  • Professional development including American Ballet Theater School, Dance Education

    Laboratory, and the National Dance Institute (NYC, NY).

  • A performance season that includes three mainstage productions annually,

    school tours, and special performance collaborations throughout the local area.

  • Guest choreographers include Francesca Harper, Elizabeth Corbett , Kim Jones,

    Blakeley White McGuire, Daniel Fetecua, and others.

  • Opportunities to develop choreography for students and Apprentices

Dancers applying should demonstrate:

  • A strong teaching and performing ability

  • A strong passion for the care and concern of children

  • A high technical level of ballet and/or modern dance, the ability to teach varying

    levels of dance and ability to lead rehearsals and set choreography. Versatility is a plus at New Ballet. In addition to classical ballet, the repertoire includes Memphis Jookin, Hip Hop, West African, and Flamenco

  • Professional company credentials and/or BFA in dance strongly desired.

To Apply:

Please send dance and teaching CV, headshot and reels to careers [at] newballet [dot] org for consideration and audition details. Please visit our website for more information about New Ballet Ensemble & School at: www.newballet.org

New Ballet does not discriminate over race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability (physical or mental), gender identity, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit- based factor.

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