Joss Arnott Dance seeks a professional female dancer, based in the UK, to join the company for their creation period and 11-date Autumn 2017 tour. The company create classical contemporary work and are based at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield – West Yorkshire led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott.
The touring programme will be a pure-dance, triple bill production consisting of two existing works and a new full company work.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation. Commissioned by DanceEast, Blackpool Grand and Swindon Dance. Developed with CAST and Dance City. Supported by the Lawrence Batley Theatre, University of Salford and Yorkshire Dance. Produced by Phil Hargreaves.
Auditionees should have excellent classical and contemporary technique, strong contact/partnering and creative skills. Additionally, applicants should have exceptional teaching skills due to the company’s extensive education and outreach activity.
Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the company and their work.
Applicants should be available for all the following dates
Creation Period – 7th August – 1st September 2017 and 25th September – 5th October 2017
Tour Period - 6th October – 29th November 2017
Within these periods there will be Education and Outreach activity, travel days and periods off contract. Travel and Accommodation, where necessary, will be provided during rehearsals in the North of England.
Following the Autumn, there will be a possibility of a Spring 2018 tour (funding dependent).
This position is paid.
Audition Date and Location –
Saturday 24th June 2017 – Northern Ballet, Leeds – West Yorkshire
To apply, please send a CV and headshot along with a suitable show reel link showing your strengths as a dancer and performer to
Attendance is by invitation only.
Application Deadline – Friday 9th June 2017, 18:00
Please note we will notify only SUCCESSFUL applicants no later than Sunday 11th June 2017 and are regretfully unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants or provide any feedback.