2024-25 Season Auditions

Charlottesville Ballet has completed accepting applications for the 2024-25 Season. Please check back next season for auditions for the 2025-26 Season.

Charlottesville Ballet has a mission for wellness and no rigid aesthetic for its artists; dancers of all body types and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.  Charlottesville Ballet offers wellness coaching for its dancers throughout the duration of contracts and in preparation for the performance season.

The Trainee Program for young artists runs from approximately August to April. Tuition for the 2024-25 season is $6,000 and merit scholarships are available. 

All audition classes are held from 10:00-11:30AM (Eastern Time) at Charlottesville Ballet’s Downtown at IX Art Park location (949 Second Street SE, Suite #404).

To maximize dancers’ resources of time and travel, candidates must submit their audition materials via the Google Form registration provided below. Please be sure to have your resume, head shot, dance photos, and video reel ready before registering.

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 Director Emily Hartka at [email protected] with “Accompanist” in the subject line.

Internship: Administrative Assistant

Charlottesville Ballet is seeking administrative interns for the Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-25.

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.).  For more information, please send resume to Director Sara Clayborne at [email protected].