The Australian Ballet Audition (London) - 29 July 2023 (Application Deadline: 9 June 2023)

The Australian Ballet is Looking for Dancers


Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP, United Kingdom


51.50618758, -0.1134164325

The Australian Ballet Audition (London)

The Australian Ballet is accepting expressions of interest to audition in London on Saturday 29 July 2023, for contracts to commence in the second half of 2023.

Our Company

The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies and a globally recognised Australian national performing arts organisation. Each year the company presents upwards of 220 performances through its main stage seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth; along with public programs, special events, an extensive regional tour, a Children’s Ballet and Education programs and regular overseas tours.

  • Join one of the world’s leading ballet companies
  • Ongoing contract opportunities available
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia with up to 6 months touring per year
  • All applications must have a link to a short video showcasing your work, whether that’s in the studio or in performance.

About the role:

As a dancer with The Australian Ballet you’ll be required to rehearse, understudy, and perform such roles with The Australian Ballet as allocated by the Artistic Director in accordance with your training, experience, and ability. There is a touring component of up to six months per year associated with this position.

What you’ll be doing:

  • rehearse, understudy and perform roles allocated by the Artistic Director and in accordance with the circulated performance cast schedule
  •  rehearse, understudy and perform roles at theatres or other places of public performance as the Company may nominate from time to time
  • attend classes and rehearsals as set out in the class and rehearsal schedules
  • follow up on advice from The Australian Ballet Artistic Health team (or referrals)
  • maintain physical and mental wellbeing (strength, endurance, and mobility)
  • represent The Australian Ballet when required for media, publicity, and sponsorship events
  • work in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions of the current Dancers’ Enterprise Agreement
  • work in accordance with the general rules and conditions pertaining to dancers of The Australian Ballet including Rules of the Theatre
  • undertake any other duties or roles as reasonably requested by the Artistic Director


Employee Benefits:

  • Complimentary ballet tickets
  • A world class architecturally designed open plan head office in Southbank, Melbourne.
  • LinkedIn Learning with La Trobe University.
  • Discounted onsite parking (Melbourne).
  • World class artistic facilities
  • Generous partner discounts with Dineamic, Rationale, JAGGAD, Qantas, Australian Ballet merchandise.


Dancer Wellbeing:

  • Access to our onsite general practitioner (bulk billed)
  • Onsite gym (Melbourne)
  • Onsite circuit, Pilates, or yoga classes (Melbourne)
  • World renowned artistic health team, including physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, myotherapy, and specialised welfare and development support
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program – free confidential advice and counselling services
  • Complimentary memberships at Elixir Health Clubs and KAYA Health Clubs


Visa and relocation expenses

The Australian Ballet will pay all work visa costs for successful applicants, including English tests and medicals where necessary.

Limited financial support for relocation to Australia may be available by individual negotiation.
Salary and available contracts

Contracts are available across all genders, heights, and ranks.

Salaries are set in The Australian Ballet’s Enterprise Agreement. Only Principal Artist salaries are open to negotiation.

  • Corps de Ballet from $2,662.36
  • Coryphée $3,178.67
  • Soloist from $3,458.61
  • Senior Artist $3,831.86
  • Principal Artist from $4,331.06
  • All salaries listed are in Australian dollars per fortnight before tax, and exclude an additional 11% superannuation contribution (the Australian equivalent of a retirement pension)



  • Extensive training in classical ballet
  • To successfully fulfil the roles and responsibilities as outlined above, the dancer should demonstrate:
    • Superior dance technique
    • Appropriate skills and knowledge for learning, rehearsing and performing dance roles as part of the body of dancers
    • Stagecraft skills
    • The ability to undertake all responsibilities associated with make-up and costume as required
    • Musicality as appropriate to performing as a dancer
    • The ability to interpret the choreographic content of a production
    • Overall physical attributes required for a dancer performing with The Australian Ballet as determined by the Artistic Director.
    • A full overview of this position is provided on Careers Sites* Careers | The Australian Ballet

Required documents:

  • A link to a short video showcasing whether that’s in the studio or in performance.
  • CV/Resume which includes a headshot, your height, listing of your dance training, performance experience.

Application Deadline:

9 June 2023

Audition Date:

29 July 2023

To Apply:

Send your application to

Additional Information:

Audition Process

Auditions will be by invitation. Interested dancers should submit an expression of interest for consideration. Applications close 5pm Friday 9 June AEST.

If you have previously submitted your details to The Australian Ballet’s dancer pool, please re-submit for this specific audition opportunity.

All dancers who submit an expression of interest will be contacted by Saturday 1 July to confirm if they have been invited to audition.

Invited dancers will attend one of two classes on Saturday 29 July.

Selected dancers may then be invited to attend a follow up interview on Sunday 30 July, in person in London or remotely via Zoom.

All dancers who attend the audition will be contacted by Friday 25 August to confirm if they have been offered a contract.

Travel Bursaries

The Australian Ballet understands that traveling for auditions can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our opportunities are as far reaching as possible.

If you would like to attend the audition but need financial help to do so, we can offer up to £200 to help towards travel costs.

To be eligible for support, applicants need to meet one of the following criteria:


  • Be from a household with an annual income of under £28,000 (or equivalent)
  • Have a declared disability
  • Be a care giver
  • Be from a Global Majority background
  • Be Trans/Gender diverse

If this applies to you or have any questions, please contact:

COVID-19 info:

No info. Please note however that current Covid-19 restrictions and barrier measures might be applied


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