South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Auditions

Currently Seeking Professional Company Ballet Dancers

We are currently seeking dancers for all positions in the ballet company (principals, soloists, corps members) for our 2018–2019 ballet season. Our season begins September 2018 and runs 25–28 weeks, concluding in April 2019. We are actively pursuing male dancers that are 5’11” or taller. The company repertoire is classically focused, therefore all female artists must have strong training in pointe. All dancers must be a citizen of the United States or already have a working visa to audition. Please contact Company Manager Jason Cobb at 803-799-7605 for more information. Please email audition material (headshot, dance video, resume) to jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.


Currently Seeking Production Stage Manager

The South Carolina Ballet is seeking a Production Stage Manager for the upcoming 2018-2019 Season.  Based in SC and founded in 1961, SCB is the only professional ballet company in SC. This position is instrumental in the delivery of the Company’s artistic goals and maintenance of the highest production standards. Candidate must be willing to travel, work at various sites and prepared for a fast paced, high intensity season. This position is a member of the Creative Team reporting in its entirety to the Artistic Director or Choreographer in charge.

Essential duties

  • Plan and develop Budgets for each production and venue in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Executive Director
  • Manage budgets, including Variance permissions as required
  • Develop schedules and time and material estimates for load-ins, rehearsals, performances and strikes
  • Hire and supervise stage crews for all venues and events
  • Plan and coordinate running crew schedules and work calls for all rehearsals and performances including tour venues
  • Communicate remotely with stage crew and calls all cues for lighting, sound and scene changes
  • Develop excellent work relations with the technical staffs of the venues utilized by the Company including site visits, advance notices and hiring of local crew
  • Procurement and rental of all additional equipment not supplied by venues, community and promotional events.
  • Maintain stock of rehearsal/performance supplies i.e. spike tape, flashlights etc.
  • Develop departmental standards and procedures
  • Maintain currency with industry standards, including safety regulations and requirements
  • Supervise storage of all scenic, lighting, sound and property elements

Education, Skills and Abilities

  • BA in Technical Theater preferred
  • High School diploma and minimum 5 years of appropriate theater experience
  • Working knowledge of construction, lighting equipment and sound
  • Advanced knowledge of rigging techniques and practices
  • Ability to manage expenditures and budgets, create schedules and meet deadlines
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass routine and random company drug testing

Success Factors

  • Ability to multi-task and have excellent time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize, implement plans and solve problems
  • Ability for high attention to details and to work well and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Be self-motivated be willing to work on irregular schedules with long hours
  • Ability to communicate well, and in a positive and timely manner, with touring venues, staff members and all company department heads

To apply for the Production Stage Manager position, please send your resume and any samples of your work to our Company Manager, Jason Cobb at jcobb@columbiacityballet.comor mail to South Carolina Ballet, 1545 Main Street, Columbia SC. 29201 or fax to 803-799-7928.


Columbia City Ballet Company Auditions

Columbia

TBD

Columbia Conservatory of Dance

1545 Main Street

Bring resume and headshot. For more information about upcoming auditions, please email Company Manager Jason Cobb at jcobb@columbiacityballet.com or call our office at 803-799-7605

 

Columbia City Ballet II Auditions

**Parent Meeting is now next Tuesday, 18th from 7:00- 7:45PM**

Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 PM

Columbia Conservatory of Dance

1545 Main Street

Audition Fee: $25.00

Male & Female Dancers (off pointe) ages 7 and up   7:00-7:45 PM

Male & Female Dancers (on pointe) ages 10 and up 7:45-8:30 PM

**Please note that placements into performance programs determined by the artistic staff**

Headed by Prima Ballerina, Mariclare Miranda, Artistic Director, William Starrett and Professional Dancer, Jordan Hawkins, dancers who are accepted into this newly structured program will be cast first for all Columbia City Ballet professional productions.  There will also be extensive performance opportunities with specific repertoires being developed throughout the year, to be performed at various statewide and national competitions, and throughout the city, at various festivals, promotional and community events.

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

 

For additional details and information, please email Jason Cobb at jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.


Dracula Auditions

Charleston – TBD

Columbia

Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00pm

Columbia Conservatory of Dance

1545 Main Street

Audition Fee: $20.00

2:00-3:00PM           Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

3:00-4:00PM           Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605

Performance times are Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th    

Rehearsal Times TBA  

Nutcracker Auditions

Florence –

Sunday, September 30 @ 1:30pm

School of Dance Arts

1001 South Cashua Drive

Florence, SC. 29501

Audition Fee: $20.00

1:30-2:30 PM                       Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

2:30-3:30 PM                       Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

3:30-4:30 PM                       Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring    pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies:black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen:white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com

Performance will be held at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 11that 7:30pm

 Rehearsal dates TBA

Lancaster – 

Friday, September 28 @ 4:00pm

Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster

476 Hubbard Drive

Lancaster, SC. 29720

 Audition Fee: $10.00

4:00PM-4:45PM                   Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

4:45PM-5:30PM                   Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

5:30PM-6:15PM                   Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring    pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605 or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com

Performance will be held at Lancaster High School on

Monday, November 19that 7:00pm

Columbia

Sunday, October 7th @ 1:00pm

**Auditions this on 9/6 have been canceled due to weather**

Columbia Conservatory of Dance

1545 Main Street

Audition Fee: $20.00

1:00PM-3:00PM      Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

3:00PM-5:00PM      Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

5:00PM-6:00PM      Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605

Performance weekends are December 8-9 & December 15-16

Rehearsal dates TBA

Hartsville

Friday, September 21st @ 4:00 PM

Center Theater

212 North 5th Street

Hartsville, SC. 29550

Audition Fee: $20.00

4:00-5:00 PM            Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

5:00-5:45 PM            Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

5:45-6:30 PM            Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies:black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen:white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605

Performance date and time is Friday, December 14that 7:30pm

Rehearsal Dates are 3-4 Sunday afternoons prior to performance. 

Schedule TBA

Sumter

Saturday, September 22nd @ 10:00am

Miss Libby’s School of Dance

155 W. Wesmark Blvd.

Sumter, SC 29150

Contact Info:  Miss Libby: 803-464-7114/803-469-8277

Audition Fee: $20.00

10:00-11:00AM                 Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

11:00AM – 12:30PM         Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

12:30-2:30PM                    Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies:black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen:white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605

Performances are Saturday, November 17that 3:00 pm and 7:30pm

Rehearsal Dates TBA (3-4 Sunday afternoons preceding performance)

Savannah –

Sunday, September 9 @ 1:30pm

Savannah Civic Center

301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

Audition Fee: $20.00

1:30pm-2:30pm                   Male & Female Dancers, ages 4-6

2:30pm-3:30pm                   Male & Female Dancers, ages 7-10

3:30pm-4:30pm                   Male & Female Dancers, 11 & up (Bring    pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years)

 

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:

Ladies:black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen:white leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights or black bike shorts, white socks, white shoes or black tights and black ballet shoes

For more information call: 803 799 7605

Performance will be held at the Savannah Civic Center on

Saturday, November 24that 5:30 PM.

Rehearsal dates TBA (3-4 Sunday afternoons preceding performance)


Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow

Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes or black tights with white socks and white ballet shoes

For more information about upcoming auditions, please email Company Manager Jason Cobb at jcobb@columbiacityballet.com or call our office at 803-799-7605.