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GroundWorks DanceTheater is seeking Company Artists for our 2024-2025 season. GroundWorks’ Company Artists are highly visible as the face and heart of the organization by serving as both Company Dancers and Teaching Artists in communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Company Artists will participate in weekly community outreach and work with 2-3 Guest Artists, Resident Artist, Antonio Brown, and Founding Artistic Director, David Shimotakahara, to create and perform 3-4 new works per year.

Position Status: Full Time, Salaried Position (25-30 hours per week)


Duration: July 2024 - June 2025 with possibility of extension.

Benefits Offered: Subsidized Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Company Class and Shoe Allowance


Applicants must be United States citizens or hold a valid Green Card.


GroundWorks is seeking artists who…

  • Are engaged and curious individuals who want to continually evolve their practice and artistry.

  • Have experience and interest in working in a broad range of styles and techniques including ballet, contemporary, and modern.

  • Have experience and interest in working with improvisation processes and tools.

  • Have some experience teaching and interest in working with diverse populations of all ages and abilities through community-based programs.

  • Are interested in learning to create student-centered, inclusive classroom spaces through pedagogical professional development and training.

  • Are familiar and comfortable working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.

  • Are self-reliant, self-motivated, and responsible.

  • Are empathetic and generous individuals.


Step 1: Personal Information & Materials

Are you a US Citizen or do you hold a valid Green Card?
Have you ever been convicted of any crime, including sex-related or child abuse-related offenses?


Please complete the form below and submit resume and video dance reel for the first round of auditions. 


Second Round: Applicants will be notified by email if they are invited to an in-person work session with the company, which will take place on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 12:30 – 5 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you have any questions and/or problems, send us an email at with the subject line Company Auditions.


Non-Discrimination Policy:

It is the policy of GroundWorks DanceTheater (GWDT) to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. As such, GWDT prohibits any such discriminatory harassing behavior or language in our spaces or against our employees/patrons/clients. GWDT is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, GWDT expects that all relationships among persons in the office, rehearsal studio, performance site, or community site will be business-like and free of explicit bias, prejudice, and harassment. GWDT employees are expected to actively seek out, engage in, and study anti-racist materials, practices, and resources and to continually learn, reflect, and grow as individual citizens and as members and representatives of GWDT. We encourage our guest artists, independent contractors, and interns to do the same.

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