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Ohio Positions

Tap Dance Instructor, Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School in Berea, OH

The ideal candidate has tap instruction experience for ages 6-17, impeccable tap training, and wonderful references. An instructor with certifications is preferred. Candidate must be available to work Saturday mornings. For more information and consideration please contact Heather Dennen by calling 440-826-2722.

The School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio

The School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio is looking for a highly dynamic, energetic person to teach dance in a diversified environment with a large span of socio-economic backgrounds.  This is a full time dance position in a performing arts magnet public school K-12 (Cincinnati Public Schools).

The position would be teaching beginning classical dance to students in grades 4,5,6, and Jazz/Musical Theater to students grades 7-12.  The ideal candidate would have a classical background and be able to augment teaching with jazz movement.

There would be some opportunities to choreograph for the pre-professional dance ensemble, and possible if highly trained in Jazz/Ballet-supplement the upper levels teaching advanced jazz/musical theater/ballet to the upper levels (depending on experience and training).

Additionally, this could include directing a Children’s Dance Ensemble.

Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or be willing if uncertified to begin the process immediately of obtaining the proper degree/certification to teach dance K-12 or a Career Technical Degree in an appropriate field, and participate in all of the professional development and responsibilities of a full time career tech faculty and CPS teacher.

This position requires some after school dress, tech rehearsals and performances which occur 2 times per year as well as choreographing for our departmental Spring Concert (Springfest) one day after school in May.

Interested applicants should email resume and letter of interest to:

Michael D Owens-principal, owenmic@cpsboe.k12.oh.us
Angela Powell Walker-Artistic Director  walkang@cpsboe.k12.oh.us

And please CC-
Interview Committee Members/dance department
Sara Swinehart  swinehs@cpsboe.k12.oh.us
Jane Simon       simonja@cpsboe.k12.oh.us
Daryl Bjoza       goldstd@cpsboe.k12.oh.us




BalletMet Wardrobe Manager

Title: Wardrobe Manager
Reports to: Costume Shop Manager
Job Category: Full-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Start Date: July/August 2020
BalletMet Vision: To create and foster world-class art and artists that inspire Columbus and beyond. Mission: To entertain, engage and educate through dance.
Job Roles & Responsibilities: Work in close collaboration with Costume Shop Staff, Production Staff and Company Dancers to coordinate and oversee all aspects of backstage wardrobe needs, including laundry, makeup and wigs. Work with Academy Staff to organize all backstage wardrobe needs for academy students participating in main company productions. Provide wardrobe and laundry support for all second company performances. Work alongside Costume Shop Staff to build, alter and organize costumes for all BalletMet performances.
• Work with Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Costume Shop Manager to perform stitching, alterations and crafts on all BalletMet productions.
• Work with the Costume Shop Manager to maintain costume storage and process costume rentals.
• Maintain the appearance and integrity of all aspects of costumes, hair, wigs and makeup for BalletMet main company productions while in the theater, ensuring that the designer’s vision remains intact.
• Execute and/or supervise the cleaning, organizing, and repairing of all costumes and costume pieces during the run of each production.
• Work all performances of professional company shows, including weekends and occasionally holidays.
• Travel with company tours when applicable.
• Work with Costume Shop Manager and BalletMet Academy leadership to coordinate student costume, laundry, makeup and hair needs for all BalletMet professional company productions.
• Communicate with company dancers, guest artists and academy students regarding all wardrobe related items, including quick changes, dressing room assignments, wardrobe plots, etc.
• Organize and pack costumes for shipment to and from the theater, and the cleaning and storage of costumes after the close of each production.
• Schedule, coordinate and supervise all wardrobe crews -both union and non-union- when applicable.
• Purchase needed wardrobe supplies on behalf of BalletMet, making best efforts to track all expenses and remain within given budget(s).
• Work with Costume Shop Manager to provide laundry and costume coordination support for 20+ BalletMet2 lecture demonstrations yearly.
• Work with Assistant Costume Shop Manager to provide wardrobe and laundry support for Academy performances, as assigned.
• Assist Costume Shop Manager in providing wardrobe support for all BalletMet photo and video shoots, as assigned.
• Take part in maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Contribute to the overall success of BalletMet by maintaining productive and professional relationship with staff, company members, guest artists and the public.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Thorough knowledge of sewing and laundry techniques.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work with varied personalities and timetables, and to assure quality control.
• Ability to transport costumes and costume supplies when needed, and perform local shopping.
• Ability to lift 30+ pounds, climb ladders and stairs.
• Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
• Strong organization and attention to detail
• Knowledge of dance costuming preferred but not required.

Erin Rollins
Costume Shop Manager

DANCECleveland is searching for a new Executive Director!

Read the full job description and learn more here: https://www.dancecleveland.org/about/jobs/executive-director

TENURE-TRACK Position in Dance @ Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Dance.
Applications will be accepted online at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/12150 with a deadline for application on March 5, 2020.

Looking for dancers/movers

Looking for dancers/movers interested in exploring/researching through scored improvisation. The scores were created during a month-long residency in Enonkoski, Finland, and are deeply rooted in Earth-based observations and phenomenon, and are inspired by/entwined with the work approaches of Andrea Olsen/Caryn McHose, Anna Halprin, Body Cartography, and Jamie McHugh. There may be an opportunity for performance in Nov/Dec 2020.

Led by Amanda Erin, a Body-Mind Centering-trained Somatic Movement Educator, this work is an opportunity for you to deepen your own personal research and somatic understandings. No-to-low cost ($5 or less per session), depending on space/rent needs. Please email amanda.comstock@gmail.com with interest and availability. Looking to gather with fellow researchers once a week for 3 hours, at least until mid-May – you do not need to be available for each session.

Assistant Professor, Dance/Ballet (TT) The University of Akron

Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration
To download the full description click here
You can apply for this job at: http://www.uakron.edu/hr/jobs.dot

Ballet Instructor – K Studio

K Studio is looking for a ballet teacher for intermediate/advanced level students on Sunday afternoons. Contact kelly@kstudiodance.com

Located in Northwest Columbus in Kenny Centre near the intersection of Kenny & Henderson. 1152 Kenny Centre Mall Columbus, OH 43220.
K Studio | Dance Studio | C

Dance Specialist – Fred Astaire Dance Studio Westerville

We are looking for driven and customer service focused candidates who enjoy selling a great product.

  • Entry level position to gain hands-on experience in customer service and sales.
  • Six month training that can lead to a full-time position.
  • Earning potential of up to 80,000 a year.
  • You will learn how to dance and gain a better understanding of the six social dances and the Fred Astaire curriculum.
  • Gain insight of the operations of a small business and in-house dance competitions.

Send your resume along with a photo and a cover letter that includes your achievements and why you are interested in a career in ballroom dance to westervillecareers@fredastaire.com.


Piano Accompanist
Momentum seeks part-time, experienced pianists who are
available to play for dance classes during school hours. Through a
mix of reading, improvising, and playing from memory, Momentum accompanists provide energetic, adaptive, and collaborative musical accompaniment, drawing
from pop, rock, classical, and jazz styles. Momentum pianists also
attend monthly full team meetings and training sessions with Music Director Luke Holmes as needed.
For more information,
please email luke@momentum-excellence.org

Opening Night seeks Retail Sales Associate

Dublin and Gahanna
Please call or stop in to one of our locations to fill out an application.

Wittenberg University Department of Theatre and Dance seeks Instructor

Springfield OH – Wittenberg University Department of Theatre and Dance seeks Instructor
Tap Dance M/W 1-2:05pm
Advanced Jazz Dance M/W 3:30-4:35pm
MA degree preferable or equivalent experience
From Aug. 19th to Dec. 4th with Fall Break – Oct. 14, 15th and Thanksgiving – 27 to 29th
$1,500 For one class or $3,000 for both
Contact: Shih-Ming Li Chang
Email: schang@wittenberg.edu or shihminglichang@me.com
Tel: 614-832-2854

BalletMet Job Opening-Dance Teachers

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching dance to elementary school students during the school year. Eligible candidates should have experience teaching in public schools and/or private studios working with a variety of age groups.  Teachers need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. Applicants should possess a desire to share the art of dance with the community.  A degree in dance or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Specialization in a variety of dance styles is encouraged.  Work hours are primarily during school hours but may include some weekends or evenings. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Teachers are considered contract labor. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Teacher

  • Receive training in curriculum writing and professional development
  • Free tickets to BalletMet performances
  • Free dance classes at BalletMet’s Dance Academy
  • Connection with the community and the larger dance field

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:  BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Neos Center for Dance seeks Dance Instructors

We are looking for experienced & enthusiastic teachers for various levels of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Gwen L. Feldman:

The ML Dance Academy

The ML Dance Academy, in Reynoldsburg OH, is seeking instructors for its 2019/20 season, specializing in Tap and Hip Hop, but also open to all styles. Previous teaching experience required. Compensation will be hourly, based on experience. Please send a resume to Joe at: mldancesite@gmail.com

MamLuft&Co. Dance

MamLuft&Co. Dance seeks qualified, motivated, experienced dance instructors.
For more information: https://www.mamluftcodance.org/opportunities

Columbus City Ballet School & Conservatory

Columbus City Ballet School & Conservatory seeing a part time Professional ballet teacher for 2019-2020 school year.  Teach 8-9 classes a week plus Nutcracker Rehearsal and Private coaching for YAGP
Will teach: Pre professional level Ballet technique and Pointe
                Ballet 1A, 2 A level and Early Childhood Primary Ballet
Send resume and photo to:shirleewu@yahoo.com before May 20th,2019
Qualification: 10 years + professional teaching in Russian Vaganova method, positive and teamwork personality.

BalletMet seeks Company Manager

Send resume, cover letter and references to Jamie Lara, BalletMet Columbus, 322 Mt Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 or E-mail jlara@balletmet.org, EOE.
Full job description attached



BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Accompanist roster. Eligible candidates should have a desire to play in public schools and/or studios working with a variety of age groups.  Accompanists need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. A degree in music or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Work hours are primarily during school hours but may include some evenings. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Accompanist

  • Receive training and professional development
  • Free tickets to BalletMet performances
  • Free dance classes at BalletMet’s Dance Academy
  • Connection with the community

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:  BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Seven Dance Academy

Seven Dance Academy is seeking well rounded dance instructors for the 2019/20 season. Please send resumes and availability to Cassia Cramer, SevenDanceAcademy@gmail.comwww.SevenDanceAcademy.com

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 an opening for August, 2019 for Hip Hop and Dance Team classes, 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. https://www.facebook.com/powelldanceacademy/

Website: www.powelldanceacademy.com

Thrive Arts Center is seeking a part-­time dance instructor

Thrive Arts Center is seeking a delightful and committed Dance Instructor who is passionate about their studio work with children and their families, diligently student-focused in their pedagogy, organized, reliable, and an outstanding communicator, and a dedicated team player.
In this role, you will be a key part of Thrive’s “Leap ’N Learn” pre-ballet Dance offering, and you will support Thrive’s vision by contributing collaboratively to our dance schedule, with warm and flexible dance classes facilitated by our licensed Leap ‘N Learn dance curriculum, and by keeping family connections warm.

If this feels like an opportunity that would make your heart sing, please complete the application found here.
Job Recruitment Posting – Dance Instructor


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 2019 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 dance@artscastle.org to apply.

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

Out of State Positions

Visiting Instructor/Dance, SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance

2-year position teaching all levels of contemporary/modern dance, beginning ballet, choreography, improvisation, and musical theatre dance. Additional desirable areas of knowledge include Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, hip-hop, African-based forms, jazz, dance history, somatic practices, dance conditioning, dance kinesiology, and movement for actors/acting for dancers.
For full position description and to apply visit https://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4241

Post-MFA or Post-Doctorate Fellowship, University of Utah

The College of Fine Arts and the School of Dance at the University of Utah seek applications and nominations of highly qualified candidates for a Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA or Post-Doctorate Fellowship. We are looking for someone who works in the areas of dance activism, social justice and community engagement—using the power of dance and community building to bring dance to diverse and underserved populations to address social and political issues, and issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
For more information and to apply: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/102952


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: internprogram@jacobspillow.org
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 www.ndeo.org
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We are currently seeking Summer (June-August) interns for 2019.

Who Should Apply
Internships are designed for highly motivated, independent, and mature graduate and undergraduate students and young professionals who seek to understand dance arts education in relation to the national agenda of educational reform and have an interest in arts non-profit management. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be ready to work in a collaborative environment. A dance or arts background is preferred but not required.

How to Apply
Send the following to bloikow@ndeo.org:

  • Cover letter with brief personal statement and outline of career goals
  • Current resume citing the following: dance background, education, work experience, and relevant skills (computer skills, customer service, etc.)
  • Two academic and/or professional letters of reference
  • A writing sample

Application Dates
Internships typically are offered by semester: Fall (September-December), Spring (February-May), and Summer (June-August). However, applications may be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. NDEO generally accepts only one intern per semester.


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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