Closing Date:  11 Oct, 2019

Dance Education Cadet

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The Australian Ballet’s innovative dance education program is seeking Cadets for the 2020 touring program. We’re looking for dancers with a comprehensive background in and high standard of classical and contemporary technique, a high level of fitness, performance experience and an ability to work to a high standard representing Australia’s National Ballet Company. You must have excellent communication skills, teaching experience or a strong desire to learn to teach.

Full Details

Dance Education Cadet 

  • 12-week cadetship for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 
  • Be part of an innovative dance education program with a globally recognised ballet company touring with the team across Australia
    The Company 

    The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading national dance companies and a globally recognised performing arts organisation. Each year the company presents upwards of 220 performances through its main stage seasons in Australia along with public programs, special events, an extensive regional tour, a Children’s Ballet and Education programs and regular overseas tours. 
    TAB Education
    The Australian Ballet's Learning and Development programs include workshops for primary and secondary students, creative residencies and performances in schools. The Education team also deliver Teacher Professional Development (designed for generalist and specialist teachers) across Australia. 
    To see our programs in action please visit our website for our education case studies. 

    The Role  

    This is a touring role with regional and interstate touring throughout Australia.
    The contract will run for 12 weeks (does not need to be sequential) between February until the end of November 2020, including some weeks of Professional Development training in teaching and performance and ongoing training throughout the year. 
    For the complete Dance Education Cadet Position description, please see our website.
    Tour Schedule  

    The Australian Ballet Education team reaches over 20,000 children every year in remote, regional and metropolitan areas. We go further and wider than any other company does with our FREE program to break down the barriers of financial, social and geographical disadvantage.
    The Education Team are based in Melbourne and travel interstate approximately 16 weeks of the year. The Education team members are also featured at key sponsorship events,
    press and photo shoots when required. There is some travel on weekends and evenings, but you are always given this time back in Time off in Lieu. 

    To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining why you want to join The Australian Ballet in a teaching position and what experience you would bring to the position. 
  • Candidates should also submit a YouTube or Vimeo clip of a short ballet performance or class (barre and centre work example). 
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2019 at 5:00pmand applications should be sent to jointheteam@australianballet.com.au  
    Audition Process

    Auditions will be held in our Southbank studios by invitation to a special workshops class tbc followed by an interview with Head of Education and the Human Resources Consultant. Should you be called to audition from interstate we will reimburse your costs on provision of receipts.
    Enquiries about the position can be made directly to;
  •  Katy McKeown, Head of Education at 0447087009 or 
  • katymc@australianballet.com.au or  
  • Kate Reilly, Human Resources Consultant at jointheteam@australianballet.com.au