The National Ballet of Canada Audition - February 2023 (Application Deadline: 31 December 2022)

National Ballet of Canada seeks classically trained dancers for the 2023/24 season


145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1, Canada


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The National Ballet of Canada Audition

Auditions for the 2023/24 company contracts are by invitation only.

Contract dates: 2023/24 contracts will begin in July or August 2023, start date TBC, and conclude in June 2024


  • strong, classical ballet technique
  • have performing experience with a professional company

Required documents:

  • A video link (YouTube or Vimeo) with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men
    • A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants
    • A short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation
  • A CV (.pdf / .doc / .docx) that includes your email address, postal address, height, date of birth, citizenship, training and performance experience
  • A head shot
  • 2-3 dance photos (.pdf) that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line
  • Ideally, video work should not be filmed too far away. Performance video is acceptable if of good quality and filmed close-up

Application Deadline:

Applications to audition for the 2023/24 Season will be accepted between September 1 – December 31, 2022.

Audition Date:

February 2023

To Apply:

All applicants MUST SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL to to be considered. Your application will not be processed unless all the required documents, photos and video links are submitted.

Additional Information:

Auditions are by invitation only.

Only those who are considered good candidates for the company will be invited to audition in person in Toronto during the month of February 2023

Upon receipt, complete applications will be reviewed, and you will be informed as to whether you have been short-listed for consideration withing approximately 7 – 10 business days

All formal invitations to audition will be sent by email on or before February 13, 2023

Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive an invitation to audition

COVID-19 info:

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


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