Ohio Positions

Assistant Professor of Dance, Non-Tenure Track (NTT) effective Fall 2019


The Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance seeks an engaging and collaborative musical theatre individual who appreciates and respects a diverse academic environment and who shares our commitment to inclusivity in classrooms and on stage for a 9-month, non-tenure track renewable position in Musical Theatre Dance starting August 19,  2019. The School offers a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, a B.A. in Dance and serves over 1000 non-majors annually. Candidates with strong abilities in musical theatre tap, jazz and ballet would work collaboratively within both the dance and the musical theatre curricula. The Dance faculty comprises six full time and four-five part time members. The School produces eight productions annually. Opportunities exist for employment at Porthouse Theatre, the School’s professional summer theatre


Teach musical theatre tap, jazz and ballet to dance and musical theatre majors. Choreograph for faculty dance concerts and/or musical theatre productions. Teach two or more of the following: partnering, jazz styles, professional aspects in musical theatre/commercial dance, and commercial dance. Candidate will share creative advising and student mentorship.


  • M.F.A. preferred and/or professional equivalent in Musical Theatre Dance
  • Experience teaching Musical Theatre Dance and choreography at the university and/or equivalent professional level
  • Additional competencies will be considered

Application Materials

  1. On-line:
  • Detailed letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Link to video of choreography (two complete works and clips as desired)
  • A diversity statement
  • List of five phone references with email and telephone contact information.
  1. To the School of Theatre and Dance
  • Three current, confidential letters of recommendation

Dance Search Committee
Kent State University
D101 Kent Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Additional Information

Contact Barbara A. Verlezza at 330-672-0125 or 

Applications considered starting November 15, 2018 Apply online at (position #XXXXX). A complete application includes letter of application, curriculum vitae, links to choreography (two complete works and clips as desired), a diversity statement, and a list of five references with email and telephone contact information.

In addition, three current, confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Barbara A. Verlezza via email ( or post:

Dance Search Committee
D101 Kent Center for the Performing Arts
Kent State University
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001 

The School of Theatre and Dance is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and excellence in performance, production, and creative and academic scholarship. The faculty place high value on mentoring individual students for success in the classroom, on stage and in the profession. Our stages serve as laboratories for learning, collaborative practice, and a commitment to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions. Accredited by NASD, NAST, and a member of URTA, the School offers five undergraduate degree programs (BA, BFA) and five MFA graduate programs to approximately 290 majors. Year-round production opportunities provide students with quality educational experiences in state-of-the-art facilities including three performance venues in the 70,000 square foot Roe Green Center of Performing Arts, and a fourth in the URTA tier II Porthouse Theatre.

The mission of Kent State University is to transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment. Kent State University supports a student-centered agenda and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Together, these core values are at the center of all that we do across eight campuses. The region offers outstanding arts programming and a culturally enriched community nestled on the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland and world-class performing arts organizations and facilities.


Assistant Teaching Artist Momentum

Momentum seeks part-time assistant instructor. Applicants should have a strong dance background (ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern, hip hop), love of children, energetic personality, strong work ethic, and performance experience. Main responsibilities include supporting professional teaching artists in the classroom by assisting in warm-ups, review of choreography, and maintaining a great classroom environment. All Instructors receive training in Momentum’s unique dance style based on the National Dance Institute. Must be available to teach during school hours. Requires frequent travel within central Ohio. Pay couresermate with experience. Reports to the Artistic Director.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is hiring a new Company Manager/Social Media Coordinator

Denison University


Denison University, a private liberal arts college in Granville, OH, seeks an active artist/scholar to join a transitioning Department of Dance, beginning fall 2019. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position is expected to be an excellent teacher, maintain a productive research portfolio, and contribute actively to the continued growth of both the department and the life of the college.

We seek a robust dance practitioner/educator who will bring an interdisciplinary 21st century perspective to courses in embodied creative inquiry, through both movement practices and dance studies. The successful candidate must be able to teach within the current curriculum: composition/improvisation, movement practices, dance production, cultural studies in dance history, experiential anatomy and somatic practices, movement analysis, as well as innovative introductory courses that primarily serve non-majors. All courses in our curriculum blend physical practice and theoretical understandings; this will continue to be a priority. At Denison, the teaching load is 20 credits per year; in Dance this is parsed in 2-credit and 4-credit courses.

The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a clear research agenda that demonstrates growth and development over time, producing peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work that contributes to his/her/their field of expertise. At Denison, creative/artistic/performance work is valued in parallel to published research.

The Department of Dance is in a period of transition, moving to a new performing arts center while experiencing faculty retirements with replacements. Consequently, the successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the formation of a new administrative and curricular vision for the department, fostering a collaborative and team-based environment whose aim is to further develop, grow and sustain the department.

To apply, please send your application materials through our employment portal at: Review of applicants will begin December 21, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

A terminal degree—M.F.A. or Ph.D.—is required by the start of the appointment, August 2019, or January 2020. Top preference will be given to candidates whose terminal degree is in the field of dance. Those with degrees in other fields, but with a demonstrated commitment to dance as a principal practice and study, will also be considered.

Dance instructor MamLuft&Co. Dance

MamLuft&Co. Dance seeks qualified, motivated, experienced dance instructors. Applicant must be able to teach children ranging from 3 to 12 years of age. Instructor will be working remotely in a school or community center in the Cincinnati area, and thus must be able to work independently with little or no onthe-job direct supervision. This includes having excellent communication skills. Additionally, instructor must have reliable transportation to and from assigned location. As this is not a traditional studio setting, ideal candidate would have experience teaching in a variety of settings to children from a variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience. Hours in most demand are weekday afternoons starting sometime between 2-4pm and ending sometime between 4-6pm. Times vary by location and program. Mandatory staff meetings are paid. Education: Considerable dance training. Although this is not a traditional studio setting, expectations are high: Instructor is expected to provide students with high quality and sound technical training, possess effective class management skills, and maintain clear and consistent communication with parents and with MamLuft&Co. Dance. Skills and Experience: • At least two years teaching experience • Must be able to effectively discipline while maintaining an encouraging and supportive environment. Teaching in school and community settings
often involves behavioral and class management issues that are not as prevalent in traditional studio settings. • Must be able to work with students who have little to no dance experience and who may not yet be familiar with “dance etiquette.” • Must be able to work remotely and manage class time effectively with little to no on-the-job direct supervision. • Must be able to create recital pieces for December and May performances and utilize costumes in MamLuft&Co. Dance’s inventory. Desired Traits: • Must possess excellent communication and collaborative skills. • Must be able to respond to emails in a timely manner and readily communicate via text message and phone. • Must be able to attend mandatory monthly staff meetings and work respectfully alongside other staff under the direction of MamLuft&Co. Dance. • Must be responsible, reliable, and able to maintain regular attendance to all assigned classes. • Must be self-motivated and passionate about educating children in the art of dance. Background Checks Must pass local, state, and federal background check at own expense (~$72), and obtain the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Security Badge (required of anyone entering CPS buildings on a regular basis.) This badge is useful outside of this job position, as it is required for any guest teacher at CPS. http://www. How to Apply: Send resume of experience and dance training and cover letter (addressing above requirements), along with scheduling availability to dance@ No phone calls, please

Dance Instructor: Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Academy of the Arts is an arts organization located in Mansfield, Ohio, with over 25 years of operations. We are looking for dance instructors with the ability to teach students of all ages and levels, including adults.  Our programs cater to students from recreational to pre-professional abilities.

We are currently looking for candidates who can instruct some or all of the following techniques: tap, jazz and hip hop. Choreography for recitals and other formal or informal performances will be required.  Outreach programming and other collaborations may be available, as well as opportunities to expand and develop new programming.  Dance Instructors report to the Dance Department Chair.

Full-time and Part-time positions are available.  College level education in dance and/or professional experience is preferred.  Salary will commensurate with experience.

Send your CV or for further Information Please Contact:
Dance Department chair – Sarah Horrigan-Ramos
HR – Sheri Hughes

Terres Dance Workshop

Seeking Experienced Jazz/Modern Teacher in Dayton Ohio. We are looking for engaging, nurturing, energetic, and motivational teachers for the 2018-2019 year.

Job Purpose & Goals

To inspire and instill the love of dance in each student so that they look forward to returning each week.
To challenge students through dance education and discipline.
To communicate to the students via examples and terminology the goal for the class.
To create a comfortable atmosphere for a diverse population.
Create original choreography for the end of year performance.
Be part of future growth and change by making a difference in the lives of students and families.

  • We are looking for those who can teach the following:
    • Jazz /Contemporary IV
  • Modern IV
  • Advanced Modern
  • Dance Team Instructor
    • Draw out their performance qualities to shine
    • Refine and clean each piece
  • Applicants should be
    • 20 years and older
    • Have previous teaching experience
    • Have reliable transportation
    • Available Tuesday/Wednesday Evenings
    • Available weekends for Team rehearsals and competition

Please forward your resume to TerresDanceWorkshop0503@gmail.comYou may contact the director, Terre at 937.435.0503 for further information and to set up an appointment to discuss this opportunity.

North Columbus (Lewis Center, OH) NorthPointe Dance Academy-Part-Time Dance Instructor

NorthPointe Dance Academy
500 Orange Point Drive
Lewis Center, OH . 43035
Do you LOVE teaching young children? Are you playful, kind and do you love dance? We have an immediate opening for a Part-Time dance instructor Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm, as well as subbing opportunities. Contact us today!
P 740-548-4600
F 740-548-7007

Dance Instructor (Northwest Columbus) Part-time job

Dance Instructor (Northwest Columbus)
Part-time job
Seeking qualified educators to teach dance classes to students ranging in age from 2 – 18 yrs, at a fast-growing, family-friendly studio in the Powell area. Applicant must be experienced teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, preschool dance &/or creative movement classes in a studio atmosphere. Experience teaching tap, hip-hop, gymnastics/acro, &/or musical theatre a plus!

Applicants with significant tap &/or musical theatre training, who welcome a long-term role in our program are encouraged to apply.

Applicants experienced with choreographing/rehearsing competitive dance teams in any/all genres mentioned are encouraged to apply.

Applicants with management &/or marketing backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Morning, Evening & Weekend hours available.

Qualifications: Applicant should have significant experience & training in teaching dance to children of all ages. Candidate should be outgoing, patient & creative and be able to keep a group of children engaged during class.

Seasonal contract available – typically runs Fall thru Summer.

Compensation: Competitive based on experience

Start date: Open

Procedure: Please submit resume, references & availability to be considered. Links to performance or choreography videos are also welcome. Visit the Jobs tab on our Facebook page for a direct link to Apply.


Thrive Arts Center is seeking a part-­time dance instructor

Thrive Arts Center is seeking a part-­time dance instructor for beginning through intermediate  students in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop. If you love seeing a child’s eyes light up through  dance, enjoy working collaboratively, and are open to a flexible learning environment for your students,  we want to meet you!    Please send your current resume with cover letter to  DANCE@THRIVEARTS.CENTER.
Job Recruitment Posting – Dance Instructor

Part-Time Front Office Personnel Wanted – Cleveland City Dance

Part-Time Front Office Personnel Wanted
Cleveland City Dance is seeking front office personnel for immediate employment Interested applicants should have an engaging personality and offer excellent customer service. Dance knowledge and experience is a plus. Job description •Respond to inquiries and messages •Answer inbound calls and make outbound calls •Answer questions any clients may have •Speak with current families •Assist with the registration process •Collect monthly tuition payments, costume fees, etc •This would require a background check •Review information for errors & update as needed •Maintain studio appearance Experience/Skills: •Customer service experience including handling & resolving customer issues •Computer savvy with a working knowledge of MS Word, or Excel •Ability to work with a team and take initiative including resolving issues Full job description is available online. Email your CV or resume to info@

Opening Night

Opening Night, Central Ohio’s premiere dance store is hiring.  Looking for part-time and full-time with weekday and weekend availability.  Great job for dance mom looking to get back in to the work force, a dance student with good availability or a dance teacher with free daytime and weekend hours.  Great employee discount for all employees and benefits for full-time position. Contact Margi at either our Dublin or Gahanna Location.  Dublin Store 6371 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH  (614) 764-0033 or Gahanna Store 163 Granville St, Gahanna, OH (614) 337-9733

The Arts Castle- Delaware Ohio

The Arts CastleDelaware Ohio is seeking dance teachers for the summer and fall 2018 dance season. Applicants should feel comfortable instructing students between the ages of 2.5 – adult, be energetic, work well with a team, run an efficient and fun class. We have positions available for instructors that are proficient in tot dance, preschool dance, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. Daytime and weekend availability is a plus. Please submit your resume and availability to to apply.

Kinderdance of Columbus

Part-time Instructor
$20 an hour
We are seeking qualified instructors who are loving, patient and comfortable leading classes, to teach throughout Columbus and areas of Delaware county. This is a great job to supplement “normal” studio hours, as we normally need teachers between 9 am-12 am and/or 3 pm-6 pm M-F. You must be able to work with younger children (ages 6 and under), have reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check. All training and materials are provided. Check out our website to get a feel of who we are and what we do. Interested applicants may send their resumes to: We look forward to meeting you!

Miami Valley Ballet Theatre Seeking Dance Educators

Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, located in downtown Hamilton, is looking for dance educators!
We are looking for faculty to teach dancers ages 6-early teens.  We are in need of educators with background in modern, jazz and ballet.  We are also looking for someone interested in helping to develop and grow our tap / musical theater program.
MVBT is a community dance school and company that is experiencing enormous growth.  We offer ballet, pointe, jazz,   modern, tap, musical theater and a rhythm percussion class.  We perform a full length Nutcracker every December (2 weeks, 8 shows), as well as a full length ballet every April.  Our contemporary dance program is showcased in May at a local theater.  We also have a program called “without limits” for dancers (children through adults) with disabilities take classes.  Some students are integrated into our typical classes and some are in their own classes.
We are currently building out a new studio space, still in downtown Hamilton, and expect to be there early fall.
Please email resumes or call Michelle Davis directly at

Seeking Experienced Ballet Teachers Cleveland City Dance

Seeking Experienced Ballet Teachers Cleveland City Dance is expanding its programs and looking for engaging, nurturing, patient, and motivational teachers for the 2017-2018 year.

Job Purpose & Goals

To inspire and instill the love of dance in each student so that they look forward to returning each week.
To challenge students through dance education and discipline.
To communicate to the students via examples and terminology the goal for the class.
To create a comfortable atmosphere for a diverse population.
Create original choreography for the end of year performance.
Be part of future growth and change by making a difference in the lives of students and families.

  • We are looking for those who can teach the following:
    • Ballet for ages 6-12
    • Ballet for intermediate and advance dancers
      • Fine tune their technique
      • Draw out their performance qualities to shine
      • Refine nuances
      • Work with the non-profit City Ballet of Cleveland.  This includes the annual Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker and May performances. Run rehearsals 2-3 days a week.
      • This position begins August 21, 2017 and finishes May 20, 2018
      • Teach 3-4 days a week at Cleveland City Dance
  • Applicants should be
    • 20 years and older
    • Have previous teaching experience
    • Have reliable transportation

Cleveland City Dance classes begin September 5, 2017 and run through mid-June.

Please forward your resume and our employment application, which can be found on our website, to

You may contact the director, Courtney at 216-295-2222 for further information and to set up an appointment to discuss this opportunity.

Dance teachers and accompanists

Dance teachers and accompanists
Dance teachers and accompanists are invited by Momentum, an in-school program of dance education for Central Ohio elementary-aged boys and girls presented, to attend Momentum classes to observe and discuss employment opportunities.  Please check us out online at and then contact Janine Lawson, Managing Artistic Director, at for more information.

Out of State Positions

Anderson University Job Posting

Dance:  Full-time, tenure track position in modern dance beginning August 2019.  Responsibilities include teaching in the studio and classroom, advising, choreographing, and collaborating with faculty, students, and local artists.  Teaching ranges from beginning through advanced levels of modern (preferably Graham), contemporary, composition and improvisation.  The ideal candidate will have secondary experience in theory, history, pedagogy or anatomy and kinesiology.

Qualifications:  MFA or PhD preferred; candidates completing graduate degree considered.  Minimum of three years of college teaching experience, an active professional profile, and commitment to developing the mind, body, spirit connection in students.

The dance program, housed in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, has 64 majors and offers a BA in Dance with tracks in Performance, Business, Science, and Pedagogy.  The program also offers a Complementary Dance major, which is designed to be combined with a second major.

Application deadline is January 1.  Send letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy (1 page), completed faculty application (, three references with contact information, and video links (choreography, teaching) to Dr. Jeffrey Wright, Dean, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at  A background check is required for all finalists for this position.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. It continues to be recognized as one of America’s top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes.  Anderson University is an equal opportunity employer. Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. The University complies with federal and state requirements for non-discrimination in employment with regard to sex, age, race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin.


Internships at Jacob’s Pillow

  • Gain hands-on experience at an international arts organization
  • Work side-by-side with professional staff
  • Design the focus and length of your internship
  • Work in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts

Internships available in:

  • Archives/Preservation
  • Artist Services/Operations
  • Business
  • Development
  • Education
  • General Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Press

For information, application forms, and application instructions please visit

Questions? Contact us:
The Intern Program is part of The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

National Dance Education Organization Internship Program

Please go to the website for full application details

Application Dates: The application process is highly competitive. Prospective interns are encouraged to submit their applications six months before the projected start date. Submission dates are January 15th for summer internships, April 15th for fall internships, and August 15th for winter internships.

For more information, call the office at 301-585-2880.

  • National Dance Education Organization
  • NDEO
  • 8609 2nd Avenue
  • Suite 203-B
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • 301-585-2880 (ph)
  • 301-585-2888 (fax)


An intern is needed to assist with several aspects involved with Ohio Dance.

Depending on intern’s interest, responsibilities could include:

  • Assisting with administrative, research, grant writing, mailings, development, and membership needs, arts advocacy
  • Event planning
  • Designing and writing content for quarterly newsletter, annual directory, festival brochures, festival program, press releases, articles in newspaper or magazines, signs.

Desired qualifications:

– Knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel, photoshop, InDesign

– Able to commit to 6-12 hours per week for a six month period is desired.

This is an unpaid position. There is no specific deadline to apply for this position, applications will be considered on a first-come basis.

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