Company Auditions

Kansas City Ballet Company Auditions

Audition for KC Ballet

Kansas City Ballet’s main company employs 30 dancers under the direction of Devon Carney.

Mr. Carney is creating a sophisticated, diverse repertory that offers powerful entertainment for all audiences. This is accomplished through commissioning new works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers, giving rise to young talent, acquiring existing works by master choreographers, and introducing new interpretations of classic full-length productions.

Dancers rehearse in Kansas City Ballet’s seven-studio home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, in downtown Kansas City.

KCB is an AGMA company. The season is three productions plus The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and New Moves at the Bolender Center. Repertory List

For Kansas City Ballet School’s summer program, visit Summer Intensive.

Auditions for 2023-2024 Season

Mr. Carney is considering dancers to fill positions with KCB’s Main Company, KCB II Company, and the Trainee Program, however, we are unable to provide work visas for student dancers (KCB II/Trainees) and have a limited number of visas available for our AGMA company.

Audition Fees:
Pre-registration and prepayment of the audition fee are required for all locations and video auditions. There is a $25 fee to attend an in-person audition and a $35 fee to submit a video audition with the possibility of being invited to attend a Private Invited Audition Class in Kansas City. You must be able to attend a class in Kansas City to complete the audition process if invited. All fees are waived with proof of AGMA membership.

The application fee is waived for AGMA members. Membership information may be submitted with audition materials.

Please note that the Second Company does not include AGMA positions.

Register for Auditions Here

Click here to submit a video audition

Sunday, FEBRUARY 19, 2023

Location – Kansas City Ballet
500 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Registration: 9:00am – 9:45am
Class: 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Sunday, MARCH 5, 2023

Location – Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Registration: 10:00am – 10:45am
Class: 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

SATURDAY, March 11, 2023

Location – Houston Ballet
601 Preston St.
Houston, TX  77002

Registration: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Class: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

SUNDAY, March 19, 2023

Location – San Francisco Ballet
55 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Registration: 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Class: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

SUNDAY, March 26, 2023

Location – School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Registration for Women’s Audition: 9:00am – 10:00am
Women’s Class: 10:15am – 12:15pm

Registration for Men’s Audition: 1:15pm – 1:45pm
Men’s Class: 1:45pm – 3:30pm

 

Sunday, APRIL 2, 2023

Location – Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Registration: 11:00am – 11:45am
Class: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023 – TENTATIVE

Location – Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116

Registration: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Class: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Video Auditions

For video auditions, you must complete an audition form and pay a $35 fee to submit a video audition with the possibility of being invited to attend a Private Invited Audition Class in Kansas City. You must be able to attend a class in Kansas City to complete the audition process if invited. All fees are waived with proof of AGMA membership.

Submit a video audition

Submitting a video audition and paying the $35 fee/providing proof of AGMA membership guarantees that your materials will be reviewed by Mr. Carney.

Video Audition Requirements
youtube, vimeo or similar links accepted

Please include: Center Work from Class, Current Examples of Classic and Contemporary Roles

Photographs
Please include: Headshot, Full Length Classic and Contemporary Dance shots

Video Audition Materials can only be submitted online via the link, we are not accepting applications via email or hard copy mailed materials at this time.

In order to waive the fee, AGMA Members can provide their AGMA Membership number via the online audition form.

For more information, please contact auditions@kcballet.org.

When audition materials are submitted and application fee paid, a confirmation email will be sent to confirm materials have been successfully received.

All submitted materials will be reviewed by Mr. Carney.

For more information, please contact auditions@kcballet.org.