Ballet Fantastique is seeking Male & Female dancers for the upcoming season 2021/22. We seek artists with top-notch technicality, individual artistic voice (but great team spirit), a fabulous work ethic, a strong sense of humor, a lot of personality, and an insatiable appetite for what’s next. We seek new company members eager to grow as we grow, contributing to and accelerating the success of the organization we share.
BFan is a small company, and we protect our vibe. Our goal with Ballet Fantastique’s reimagined 21–22 audition process is to get to know YOU as well as possible through a virtual process, culminating in in-person immersive (but distanced) audition in Eugene for finalist candidates. This year—more than ever—we’re looking for great chemistry and shared goals within our team.
We respect your time and finances. Because of the costs and logistical challenges of Covid-19, we’re making the difficult choice not to accept international audition applications for the 21–22 season. We LOVE having international dancers in our company, and hope to be able to delete this note soon.
To build new + nontraditional dance audiences through bold, compelling, new world-class dance theater • To tell classic stories in accessible new ways and to tell diverse + untold stories, too • To embody teamwork and cross-disciplinary collaboration • To uplift each other and our communities—even and especially in these tough times—through a shared ethos of mutual support, candor, and continuous improvement as artists and humans.
Company Artists: Competitive 30-35 wk contract commensurate with experience // live music // touring // benefits
Apprentices: 30-35 wk contract commensurate with experience // live music // touring as invited // additional training + coaching benefits
Fellowship Apprentices: Fellowship positions are open to a maximum of 10 exceptional dancers ages 18+ each season.
Competitive applicants will demonstrate fierce technical proficiency in both classical and contemporary vocabularies, powerful artistry, impeccable musicality, and commanding, nuanced acting and stage presence in both drama and comedy. The “contemporary” in our mission statement reflects our original work and storytelling. Vaganova experience is a plus.
Male dancer applicants: Preferably 5’9” or taller
Female dancer applicants: Preferably 5’2″-5’7″ // strong pointe work
Additional skills of interest (desired but not requisite): Choreography, arts education, arts administration, dance instruction (ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, pas de deux).