Employment & Auditions

Audition Registration Form

 

RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY is looking for two dancers for the 2024 - 2025 Season. All professional-level dancers are encouraged to audition.

Seeking experienced dancers who are technically strong, stylistically versatile, and creative to join this 6 member contemporary dance company. Ririe-Woodbury will offer a yearly contract with a starting minimum of $700 per week, 41 weeks work, July - June. Ririe-Woodbury offers fully subsidized health insurance, partial coverage for dental and vision insurance, and a health savings account. Season contracts also include paid time off, paid bereavement leave, jury duty leave, and paid voting time.

The positions includes three home season repertory performances of new and recent commissions by guest artists from around the world as well as the company Artistic Director. As well, position responsibilities include performing, teaching, educational engagements, touring, community outreach programs, and some administrative support.

Ririe-Woodbury asks that only dancers who are interested and available apply for positions. We are looking for the right two people to join the organization. The Company encourages people of all identities and backgrounds to apply.  Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants must have legal status to work in the United States.

Contract begins June 17, 2024

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There are two rounds to this process:

ROUND 1 - OPEN REGISTRATION

To be considered for the position, dancers must submit their application online. Applications must include: a résumé, headshot, and contact information for two references. You must also upload 2 videos:

  • Video #1: introduction stating your name, telling us briefly about your dance background and who you are, and introducing your solo – no more than 2 minutes.
  • Video #2: a solo which shows your technical ability, no more than 3 minutes. This can be from a performance, or filmed in a studio setting. Improvisation is not preferred. Form fitting clothing is encouraged. These do NOT need to be highly produced or edited videos. We prefer them to be shot IN LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: We understand that everyone has different access to space and technology. If you are unable to find a studio space to record yourself in, feel free to modify as needed in the space available to you. This can be a space in a home or apartment. You could film outdoors. Barefoot is preferred but please wear socks or tennis shoes as needed. Ideally, you have access to a camera to film yourself on. Please film yourself horizontally/landscape, NOT vertically/portrait. We are not looking for high quality video. It’s about your dancing, not video quality and/or filming skills.

The round 1 application process will close on Saturday, March 16, 11:59 PM MST. All materials listed above must be submitted by this date. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

ROUND 2 - INVITED IN-PERSON AUDITION

Round 1 applicants will be screened and selected applicants will be invited to attend an in-person audition in Salt Lake City. For this round of the audition, dancers need to be prepared to take class, learn repertory, improvise, and be involved in a creative process. 

Dancers will be notified via email by Monday, March 25, 2024 if they are invited to attend round 2 of the process.

The in-person callback will take place Saturday, April 27th, 2024 in Salt Lake City, UT.

 For further questions about the audition please contact Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director Daniel Charon at:  | 801-297-4238

About Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is at the forefront of contemporary dance and provides audiences with a variety of choreographic styles in a single evening. The Company's repertory has ranged from minimalist to multi-media dances by some of the world's best contemporary choreographers including: Yin Yue, Andrea Miller, Doug Varone, Charles O. Anderson, Stefanie Batten Bland, Ann Carlson, Johannes Wieland, Larry Keigwin, Keith Johnson, Netta Yerushalmy, Jonah Bokaer, Adam Barruch, Joanna Kotze, Stephen Koester, Tzveta Kassabova, Raja Feather Kelly, John Jasperse, and company Artistic Director Daniel Charon. Ririe-Woodbury, in collaboration with the Nikolais/Louis Foundation, also presents full evening performances of the works of Alwin NIkolais. Founded in 1964 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company tours throughout the United States and internationally.

In tandem with its artistic mission the company maintains a strong educational initiative which continually interacts with thousands of school children each year through lecture demonstrations, creative movement classes, free performances, and workshops.

Mission

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is committed to furthering contemporary dance as an accessible and valued art form through performance and dance education that raise the standards, deepen the understanding and promote personal connections with dance. The Company pursues this overall vision through: 1. Performing innovative original works and commissioning choreographers of exceptional talent  2. Providing dance education for all levels and outcomes  3. Touring regionally, nationally and internationally  4. Training artists as performers, educators and choreographers  5. Developing dance audiences.

Dance is for Everybody

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is dedicated to pursuing ongoing inclusion across race, gender, culture, spirituality, identity, age, ability, and experience. Dance is a timeless form of human expression and inspiration, and through dance, we are committed to fostering equity, diversity, access, and inclusion for all. The Company stands against racism and continues to engage in meaningful internal dialogue to make measurable changes to our policies, procedures, and programming to meet all of these goals.

As part of its commitment to equal employment opportunity, the Company seeks to implement all applicable provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and related state law.  Job applicants may request a reasonable accommodation relating to the application process by contacting Daniel Charon at .