Ensemble Español to hold auditions for male dancers

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, will hold auditions for male dancers aged 18-28 on Nov. 7. Available positions include both company dancers and scholarship/apprentices.

Company dancer and apprentice benefits include:

  • One season contract (Fall 2015-Summer 2016)
  • Paid stipend based on training/performance experience
  • Spanish dance training with company artistic directors
  • Spanish dance training with guest artists from Spain and the U.S
  • Performance opportunities for the community
  • Performance opportunities with the professional company and guest artists
  • National and international touring opportunities
  • University scholarships opportunities
  • Scholarships to the annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival
  • Opportunity for promotion
  • Extra benefits: Costumes, castanets, shoes and accessories

Auditions will be held on Northeastern’s Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, in Dance Studio Building J 111 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applicants should prepare a two-minute work of their choice and bring a resume and headshot.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; pre-registration is strongly recommended by calling or emailing Josephine DiCesare at (773) 442-5916 or j-dicesare@neiu.edu. Visit Ensemble Español online for more information, including position details, and to download an application.

Pictured above: Leonard Perez, company dancer, performs Ensemble Español's SUR, classical/flamenco contemporary full company work by Raquel Gomez, guest choreographer from Spain, at Jacob's Pillow Inside / Out International Dance Festival in Becket, Mass.  Photo courtesy of Jacobs Pillow by Morah Geist.