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 2019-2020 ballet season. Our season begins October 1, 2019 and runs 25–28 weeks, concluding on April 4, 2020. We are actively pursuing male dancers that are 5’11” or taller and female dancers between 5’1 and 5’6. The company repertoire is classically focused, therefore all female artists must have strong pointe work. 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 pictures, video and resume) to jcobb@columbiacityballet.com.

What We Offer

In addition to salary, dancers will have the opportunity to dance in 4 to 5 major productions per season ranging from classical to contemporary repertoire. SCB is also a touring company, with all productions touring to various cities in the Southeast. Additional benefits are:

  • Access to Medical Team, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, and Counselors
  • In addition to company classes, free classes in the school from Artistic Director and access to entire Artistic Staff
  • Rehearsals end at 3:30, so you have the opportunity to augment your training or get additional part time work
  • Pointe shoes and all dance shoes provided
  • All lodging and food provided while on tour
  • All dancers are considered by guest choreographers
  • Choreographic opportunities available
  • Extensive performing opportunities

2019-2020 Productions

Main Stage Productions 

Dracula/Ballet with a Bite – touring

Nutcracker – extensive touring

Great Gatsby – World Premier

Cinderella – extensive touring

Body and Movement Explored – choreographic opportunities

Ballet le D’Amour – Valentine evening

Mixed Repertoire College Tours

Off The Wall and on to The Stage Dancing The Art of Jonathan Green  – Major Performance in Charolette, NC

Educational Outreach 

The Grinch – World Premier

Beauty and the Beast


Columbia City Ballet II Auditions

Thursday, September 5th at 7:15pm

Columbia Conservatory of Dance

1545 Main Street

Audition Fee: $25.00

**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 @ 2:00 pm

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 7605 or email jcobb@columbiacityballet.com

Performance will be held at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 11th at 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 19th at 7:00 pm

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 14th at 7:30pm

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

Schedule TBA

Sumter

Saturday, September 22nd @ 10:00 am

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

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

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

12:30-2:30 PM                    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 17th at 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 24th at 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.