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

TBD
Columbia Conservatory of Dance
1545 Main Street


Dracula Auditions

Charleston – TBD

Columbia – TBD

Nutcracker Auditions

Florence – TBD

Lancaster – TBD

Lancaster – TBD

Charleston – TBD

Columbia – TBD

Hartsville – TBD

Sumter – TBD


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.