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Employment Opportunities

We Are Seeking Professional Company Ballet Dancers

We are currently seeking dancers for all positions in the ballet company (principals, soloists, corps members) for our 2021-2022 ballet season. Our season begins October 1, 2021 and runs 25–28 weeks, concluding on April 17, 2022. 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.

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. Columbia City Ballet 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 the 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
  • Guest choreographers
  • Choreographic opportunities available
  • Extensive performing opportunities

2021-2022 Productions

Main Stage Productions 

  1. Dracula:  Ballet with a Bite
  2. Nutcracker
  3. Swan Lake
  4. Off the Wall and Onto the Stage:  Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green
  5. Motown Ballet
  6. Body and Movement Explored
  7. Main Stage Series

Educational Outreach 

  1. Jack Frost
  2. Off the Wall Kids for Kids

To audition, please email your resume, headshot(s) and videos to Nicole Czekalski, Company Manager, at

For questions, please email or contact the Columbia City Ballet office at 803.799.7605 or toll-free at 1.800.899.7408 for more information.

Columbia City Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.