OhioDance inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities.


Ohio Positions

GroundWorks DanceTheater – Executive Director

GroundWorks DanceTheater – Executive Director

The newly created position of Executive Director will work closely with GroundWorks DanceTheater’s founding Executive Artistic Director to provide strategic and operational leadership, by strengthening community and board relationships, fundraising and operations management.

This role requires someone who is already familiar with our NE Ohio arts community or someone who has the capacity to successfully connect and engage with this community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment and understanding of our mission and will have the skills to successfully communicate and support that mission. A bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years not for profit management experience is required.

This position reports directly to the board, and is a peer to the Artistic Director. This position manages staff who provide administrative and marketing support and educational and community outreach services.

For more detailed information and to apply visit: https://groundworksdance.org/portfolio-items/executive-director/

Momentum Operations Manager

Momentum Operations Manager
Momentum seeks a full-time Operations Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of Momentum
administration to include: finances, personnel, marketing, programming, and production support. The
Operations Manager will serve on Momentum’s Leadership Team and report directly to the Executive

How to Apply
Please send your professional resume and list of three references to liane@momentum-excellence.org.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately on a rolling basis.

Operations Manager Posting – May 2022

Lorain City City Schools

Lorain City City Schools is looking for Dance Classroom Teachers
Valid Ohio certification/licensure to teach dance; (Interested but don’t have a current teaching license?  If you have a Bachelor’s Degree and had a 2.5 GPA or better, we are still interested in you through the Ohio Department of Education’s Alternative LIcensure Program which would allow you to work as a dance teacher while you earn your licensure.) Contact Angela Zellner to learn more about our dance positions at azellner@loraincsd.org and 440-830-4081. Here is the detailed dance teacher posting.

Toledo Ballet

Toledo Ballet Announces Search for New Artistic Director & Head of Curriculum
The Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and Toledo Ballet announced today it seeks highly-qualified candidates for the new position of Artistic Director & Head of Curriculum who will imagine and execute the creative and artistic vision of Toledo Ballet in collaboration with other key stakeholders at TAPA. Applications are now open. Interested candidates should visit toledoballet.com/employment for more information.

Toledo Ballet Announces Search for New Artistic Director & Head of Faculty

K Studio

K Studio – a dance studio in Northwest Columbus is looking for an advanced level hip hop teacher to teach middle and high school aged students. This would be one day a week every three weeks for the span of a school year calendar. If interested please send email with resume to kelly@kstudiodance.com.

Movement on Main Center for Dance

Movement on Main Center for Dance located in Zanesville, Ohio, is seeking instructors to teach a variety of ages, styles, and levels. Apply: https://goo.gl/forms/ovacpZ44CzmjWR0S2
Full Job Description Attached

Wright State University (OH) – Instructor of Dance

Full-time Instructor position beginning August 1, 2022 in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures at Wright State University.

Responsibilities include teaching classes in Jazz, Contemporary or Commercial Jazz, and Theatre Dance Styles for the BFA Dance Majors, Dance Minors, and BFA Musical Theatre Majors; choreographing for the Spring Dance Concert and one Mainstage Musical per year; advising dance students, and directing/supervising the Emerging Choreographers Concert. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working with students from a variety of communities and cultures, and encourage diversity in the curriculum, student body, and faculty


MFA in Dance or professional equivalency. Evidence of teaching in undergraduate dance programs. Ability to teach various jazz styles, choreography, and theatre dance. Experience choreographing both concert dance and musical theatre dance. Possess a dedication to collaboration within our department and college. Experience supporting and/or mentoring emerging artists in the classroom and the field.


Ability to teach Dance Composition and/or Improvisation. Ability to teach nonwestern styles of dance. Experience in curriculum development. Demonstrated interest in contributing to the evolution of dance curriculum in higher education. Expertise in one or more of the following areas; Dunham technique, Tap, Hip-Hop, African, African-diasporic, and/or African American dance.

Full description and online application at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/16762

Dance Cleveland

Dance Cleveland is currently looking to grow our pool of teaching artists for our Read to Learn… Dance to Move program in CMSD Schools (K and pre-K classrooms). I wanted to reach out and see if you are willing to share our job posting via eblast or social media? I have attached an image as well as the description below. A link for the description and application portal can be found here: https://www.dancecleveland.org/about/jobs/teaching-artist

GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks Seeks Teaching Artist
GroundWorks DanceTheater seeks an engaged, reflective, and responsive educator with strong time management, critical thinking, and classroom management skills. Applicants should have experience working with children from high-poverty areas, those with disabilities, and/or senior populations. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Momentum Teaching Artists

Momentum Teaching Artists

Momentum is seeking part time Dance Teaching Artists for immediate employment.

Momentum engages children in dance, music, and performance to develop lifelong habits of self-discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Teaching artists conduct classes with live piano accompaniment during the school day as part of the student’s curriculum. Our program is delivered in neighborhoods of high need to preschool through elementary aged students. To apply, visit: http://momentum-excellence.org/general-interest-employment/

Learn more about the Momentum Experience: https://youtu.be/0U3B4mzIQsY

The Dancing Wheels Company & School

Administrative/Operations Manager
The Dancing Wheels Company & School
is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic individual to fill an immediate position for an Associate Administrative Manager.  Ideal candidate must work in tandem with the management and administrative team.  The diverse duties of this position will support the overall operations of the organization on a day-to-day basis.
Requires a minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in Business or Arts Administration.  The position will start at 20 -25 hours per week with hourly pay commensurate with experience. Full details attached
Applicants may apply to VFletcher1@aol.com


Momentum seeks part-time, experienced pianists who are available to play for dance classes during school hours at central Ohio area elementary schools. 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 attend monthly full team meetings as well as training sessions with Music Director Luke Holmes as needed. Pay rates are competitive, with opportunities for increases. To apply, contact Luke at luke@momentum-excellence.org. To learn more about Momentum, visit momentum-excellence.org.

Hixon Dance

Hixon Dance is looking for highly-qualified, progressive, and collaborative dance educators in modern/contemporary dance, ballet, and musical theatre dance to join us for the 2021-2022 season. We are expanding our community dance program in our new space in the Clintonville/Beechwold area of Columbus. Our classes serve children and adults of a variety of abilities and experience levels. We are all about collaboration over competition; progress over perfection; diversity over conformity; and encourage students to be curious and creative through a brave and nurturing environment.To apply, email resumé and cover letter to Education Director, Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva at education@hixondance.com.
Full details attached

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers seeks a part-time Marketing Manager and Programs Assistant. Info: https://www.mutualdance.org/2108marketing/

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Westerville

Now Hiring! No experience necessary. Must be able to work second shift. Must have reliable transportation. Send your resume and references to westervillecareers@fredastaire.com.

The Ballet Academy in Newark seeks Ballet Instructor

The Ballet Academy in Newark, Ohio is looking for a new Ballet Instructor to join our Dance Community! Must have a ballet background and have a willingness to work with children of all levels and abilities as well as working with children from all socio-economic backgrounds. Should be able to be flexible in teaching as well as learning.
This is a part-time, contracted position. The Ballet Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to bring high-quality dance education to children of every economic and diverse background. Please email resume to office@balletnewark.org.

NorthPointe Dance Academy

NorthPointe Dance Academy Lewis Center – A premier Columbus area dance studio has part-time and full-time teaching positions available for a variety of ages, beginning immediately.  If you love dance and enjoy working with children, we encourage you to apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to info@dancenda.com


Opening Night seeks Retail Sales Associate

Opening Night Stores are looking for full or part-time employment at both our Dublin and Gahanna locations.  Flexible hours, great employee discount, and benefits available for full-time people.  Contact Margi at 614-764-0033 to apply or inquire in person.  Must have weekday and some weekend availability.  Retail or dance knowledge helpful. Fun casual environment. Great for a dance mom, dance teacher or dance student. Come learn the retail side of the dance industry.


Out of State Positions

Mark Morris Dance Group

Processing Archivist position at Mark Morris Dance Group
The position is part-time with flexible hours. The full description can be found following this link,

The Kennesaw State University Department of Dance

The Kennesaw State University Department of Dance is looking for an Assistant Director, Production.

Dance Administrative Assistant

Dance Administrative Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

Job Code/Title 82363 – H – Coordinator MS 3 Position Number HU1480 Working Title VCU Dance Administrative Assistant Department Dance Choreography Organizational Overview. This position works closely with the Administrative Coordinator, Associate Chair, and Chair to support the daily activities of the Department of Dance and Choreography.



An OhioDance Internship Opportunity

OhioDance Internship Opportunity

An intern is needed to assist with event planning, social media marketing strategies, operations and programming for the annual spring Festival, held at The Ohio State University, Department of Dance; and the Virtual Dance Collection. The intern would also be able to engage in OhioDance marketing, research and other administrative duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, marketing, operations and programming for the annual Festival; as well as other events.
  • Designing and writing content for newsletters, brochures, programs, press releases, and articles.
  • During Events – on site assistance, coordinate volunteers

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Able to commit to no less than 3 hours per week for a 10-14 week period (1 credit hour per received for each 3 hours per week)

More hours can be added per week if interested in receiving more credit hours

This is an unpaid position, but a small honorarium and parking expenses will be reimbursed.

About OhioDance

Mission: OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities. OhioDance represents a broad statewide dance constituency, supporting pre-professional dance students, dance professionals, teachers, performers, choreographers, presenters, historians, and the general public. OhioDance presents the arts to the community through festivals, conferences, performance opportunities, a groundbreaking Virtual Dance Collection, educational resources, professional networking and a comprehensive website. In addition to these informational and educational services, it provides members with fiscal agency services and representation in state and national arts activities.

Contact: Jane D’Angelo at jane@ohiodance.org



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.

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