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Auditions for season 2020–2021

The Finnish National Ballet
Artistic Director Ms. Madeleine Onne

The Finnish National Ballet is looking for:

EXPERIENCED FEMALE DANCERS (height 160–172 cm)
and
EXPERIENCED MALE DANCERS (minimum height 180 cm)
WITH EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE IN BOTH CLASSICAL BALLET AND IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE

 

Audition by invitation only.

Auditions take place in Amsterdam, Helsinki and the United States.

Please send your application via online form.

 

Amsterdam audition

Sunday January 19th, 2020 at 13:00 Amsterdam, Chassé Dance Studios – applications by Jan 10th 2020. Apply here. 

Helsinki audition

Saturday February 22nd, 2020 at 15:00 Helsinki, The Finnish National Opera and Ballet – application by Feb 12th 2020. Apply here. 

USA audition (exact place, date and time will be announced later)

March 2020, USA – place and time will be announced later. Apply here. 

Accepted applicants will be contacted with further details.

International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines

An applicant is required to submit the following material:

A video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight fitting dance attire for men:

  • a short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female dancers
  • a short contemporary variation that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement, different from that demonstrated in the classical variation
  • 3–5 minutes barre work, incorporating both sides, danced in soft shoes by male applicants and pointe shoes by female applicants
  • 3–5 minutes of centre work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants

CV
a head shot
2–3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportion and line