Trainee Program Auditions

Charlottesville Ballet announces auditions for the 2021-22 Trainee Program. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all auditions will take place via Zoom. Pre-registration is required, and there is a $5 fee to audition. Charlottesville Ballet will not be accepting video auditions for the 2021-22 season.

The 2021-22 Trainee Program is a tuition based program that runs from late September 2021 through late April 2022. Tuition for the season is $5,000 and merit scholarships are extremely limited. We genuinely care about the health and safety of our dancers and staff- see our current COVID-19 policies HERE

Please email Associate Director Caitlin Lennon with any questions: [email protected] 

*Please note: If you see a $20 registration fee upon registration for your audition class, this is an automated posting from the system and it will be waived prior to charging your card on file for the audition fee of $5.

Piano Accompanist

Charlottesville Ballet is looking for part-time accompanists for weekly ballet classes. Pianists with experience accompanying ballet classes are preferred, but Charlottesville Ballet is willing to train qualified applicants. Pay is $20-$25 per hour based on experience.

Applicants must possess strong classical piano technique, good musicianship, and have the ability to follow musical direction. A strong grasp of classical repertoire is essential and sight-reading is helpful.

  • Choose music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observing the movement of the dancers.
  • Adapt/improvise in order to best fit the music with the quality of the movement.
  • Always be prepared and consistent in the studio
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students

To apply for this position, please email resume to Co-Director Emily Hartka at [email protected] with “Accompanist” in the subject line.

Internship: Administrative Assistant

Charlottesville Ballet is seeking administrative interns the Academic Year 2021-2022 and Summer 2021.

Charlottesville Ballet offers customized internships that can be geared toward a student’s areas of interest (marketing/PR, production & lighting design, graphic design/photography, etc.).  University of Virginia students may apply for college credit through the University Internship Program (UIP). All interested students should complete the CB Internship Interest Form.

For more information, please send resume to Sara Clayborne: [email protected]