A brand new interview with Allegra Charleston and Ofilio Sinbadinho and a chance to volunteer with Dusk Dances!

As Dusk Dances  puts the final touches on this year’s  Toronto show in  Withrow Park, Allegra Charleston interviews choreographer Ofilio Sinbadinho about his new work, Rawrabide.

And if you’f like to be a participant in making this special event happen, the festival could use a few more volunteers. Volunteers are vital in creating the Dusk Dances experience. You can join the team of volunteers at Withrow Park as an usher, a floater, a popcorn maker, an information table attendee or a production volunteer.  Volunteers  are still needed for all performances, especially on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  If you have any questions or problems registering, contact our volunteer coordinator, Dimitra Chronopoulos, at volunteer@duskdances.ca or 416-730-0404.

Don’t live in Toronto? Dusk Dances also needs volunteers in Hamilton and Barrie! Contact the following local volunteer coordinators for details:
Hamilton: Jasmine Mander, volunteerhcadt@gmail.com
Barrie: Breeanna Booth, outreach@simcoecontemporarydancers.com

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) seeks a Full Time Marketing and Development Manager

Marketing & Development Manager – Full-time
TDT is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for the intelligent, provocative vision of its choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. The company performs annually at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and at the company’s own Winchester Street Theatre in Cabbagetown, where it shares its home with the affiliated School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Under the direction of Christopher House since 1994, the company maintains a regular presence from coast to coast in Canada, and has toured extensively in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Job Description
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is seeking a Marketing and Development Manager to join its small and dynamic administrative team. This is a full-time position with benefits, and provides an excellent opportunity for an arts professional to implement new ideas in support of one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies entering its 50th anniversary season. This coming year of activity will be different from most, with just one home production + extensive touring, co-presenting and fundraising.
Reporting directly to and working closely with the Managing Director, the Marketing and Development Manager will be engaged in all aspects of the company’s marketing and development efforts and will have the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities – Marketing:

  • Plan and implement all marketing campaigns within a fixed budget to generate maximum ticket sales
  • With TDT’s graphic designer, manage the production of all marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, posters, newsletters, ads (print and digital) and house programs
  • Coordinate the dissemination of all marketing materials (mailings, postering etc.) and prepare all lobby displays
  • Develop and implement all digital marketing strategies (SEM, social media)
  • Analyze and report on digital marketing effectiveness using Google Analytics and Hoot Suite
  • Maintain an up-to-date website
  • Assist in tour marketing and media relations
  • Coordinate the ticketing system for the Winchester Street Theatre and reconcile sales using a payment processor (Paypal, Beanstream)
  • Analyze and report on tickets sales and ongoing marketing expenses
  • Create press kits for promotional uses
  • Target group sales and initiate promotions and strategic marketing partnerships
  • Produce and maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date catalogue of marketing materials including photos, videos, reviews, biographies and repertory information
  • Track and document accurate attendance numbers for grants and other reports
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patron records in the company’s database (Sumac)

Responsibilities – Development:

  • Participate in the planning of annual and long-term development strategies working towards increasing revenue and broadening the donor base (individual, corporate and foundation)
  • Focus on cultivating and acquiring new annual donors through direct marketing channels, prospecting, and referrals
  • Prepare sponsorship and foundation proposals/materials as required
  • Assist with grant applications as required, particularly the collection and tracking of statistical information

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • A related college or university degree + one-three years’ work experience at an arts organization
  • The ability to think creatively, work independently, and take initiative
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle competing priorities in a small, fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency with the following software: Abobe Suite of programs, specifically InDesign and Photoshop (Illustrator an asset); Microsoft Office suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Square Space; Final Cut Express; Constant Contact or Mailchimp
  • Experience with database management (Sumac)
  • A knowledge of contemporary dance and passion for the performing arts, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and a good sense of humour are definite assets!

Additional Info:
The position requires flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends during performance periods.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
To apply, send a cover letter (separate from email, please) and resumé combined in one pdf by email to andrea@tdt.org with the subject line “Marketing and Development Manager Search” no later than July 26, 2017.

Contact Info:
Name: Andrea
Telephone: 4169671365
Telephone Ext.:
Fax: 4169671365
Email: andrea@tdt.org
Website: https://www.tdt.org/

Wanna residency in Germany? Check out the week-end listings from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES:


A great residency opportunity in Germany, an audition in Ireland and plenty of summer intensives from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES:

K3 Residency Program Open Call

K3 RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2018/2019 K3  is offering an eight-month residency to three emerging choreographers. The applicants should have already created their own artistic works. Where: Hamburg, Germany When: August 2018 – April 2019 Deadline: August 14th 2017.

Tero Saarinen Company Summer Intensive

The five-day Summer Intensive for professional dancers and advanced students is a comprehensive introduction to Tero Saarinen’s movement technique. It consists of an in-depth exploration to the holistic philosophy behind Saarinen’s style, including repertoire exercises featuring material from his recent creations.

The course will focus on the biomechanics behind Saarinen’s movement technique in the guidance of the Company’s Head of Artistic Development Sini Länsivuori and Hanna Pohjola (DA (Dance), MSc (Exercise Medicine), PT).

Where:  Alexander Theatre, Helsinki, Finland  When:  21–25 August, 2017  Deadline for applications:  Applications due on 7 August.

ChampdAction.LAbO 2017

LABO is conceived by new music- and sound-art platform ChampdAction. It’s an international interdisciplinary arts project in collaboration with deSingel (Antwerp) and EASTMAN, company of Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. LAbO’s goal is to immerse music- (both performers and writers/composers), dance- and fine arts students as well as young professional artists in the world of contemporary and multidisciplinary art forms for 5 days, with a strong emphasis on the use of new technology.

Coaches are Marko Ciciliani (Au), Douglas Irving Repetto (USA), Johnny Lloyd (USA), Guy Cools (B) and others –

Where: deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp, Belgium  When: Monday 14th – Friday 18th of August 2017  Deadline for applications: 30th of June 2017

AREA Barcelona DanceMeetingPoint 2017

AREA–Barcelona DanceMeetingPoint 2017 Different workshops including rehearsal work, creativity and composition. Technical classes for different levels. Where: Area, Espai de Dansa i Creació, c/Alegre de Dalt 55 bis, Barcelona, Spain  When: 3 – 28 July 2017  Times: 10 a.m. to 20 p.m. different courses  Deadline for registration:  June 30

The Gate Theatre Is Looking For A Female Dancer

The Gate Theatre is looking for a female dancer with acting experience who is highly physical, versatile and willing to work in a collaborative manner. Strong contemporary and classical technique required. You will also be expected to have some pointe work experience. Playing age: 16 – 18 years old Dancers from all ethnic backgrounds encouraged.

dance:made in canada needs you!

Jobs and Auditions posted by Dance USA

Jobs, Internships, & Fellowships in the Arts

Below is a listing of new JOB, INTERNSHIP, & FELLOWSHIP opportunities added to the Dance/USA website in the last month. To view a complete listing of job descriptions currently on the Dance/USA website, click here. To view a complete listing of internship/fellowship descriptions currently on the Dance/USA website, click here.


  • Technical Director, American Dance Festival: Durham, NC
  • Production Artist/Technical Director, Ballet Theatre of Maryland: Annapolis, MD
  • Children’s Ballet Instructor, Flint School of Performing Arts: Flint, MI
  • Artistic Director, Halestone Dance Studio: Lexington, VA
  • Company Pianist, The Joffrey Ballet: Chicago, IL
  • Program Coordinator – Dance Education, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Washington, DC
  • Dance Teaching Artists, New York City Ballet: New York, NY
  • Executive Director, Red Clay Dance Company: Chicago, IL
  • Development Assistant – Institutional Giving, School of American Ballet: New York, NY
  • Various Positions, Reif Dance: Grand Rapids, MN
  • Guest Artists, W&L Repertory Dance Company: Lexington City, VA


Below is a listing of new AUDITION opportunities added to the Dance/USA website in the last month. To view a complete listing, click here:
  • Groundworks Dancetheater: Cleveland, OH
  • Milwaukee Ballet: Milwaukee, WI

International Dance Gigs, Festivals, Workshops and Intensives From Dancing Opportunities

Meyer-Chaffaud Company, Netherlands

Dancing Opportunities shared these with DUO, and we wanted to share them with you:

  • Estancias Coreograficas Workshop
  • SEAD Faculty Teacher and Coordinator
  • Summer Intensive In A 19th Century Castle In France Juan Kruz And Pau Aran
  • Audition Notice MEYER-CHAFFAUD
  • b12 the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art
Estancias Coreograficas Workshop

Estancias Coreográficas Workshop Estancias Coreográficas is a meeting point of dance artists, researchers, dancers and choreographers that aims to drive artistic creation and exchange. EC searches to bring together participants from diverse disciplinary and geographical backgrounds in one research project, to impulse new ideas and creative challenges. Where: Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, Spain

When: 31st July , 2017.

SEAD Faculty Teacher and Coordinator

SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance is accepting applications for the New Position as Faculty Teacher and Coordinator. Where: Salzburg, Austria  In 1993, Susan Quinn’s vision was to create SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance as a centre for training contemporary dancers and choreographers as well as a vibrant space that provides the public with performances and education in contemporary dance art.

Deadline for applications: May 30th, 2017

Summer Intensive In A 19th Century Castle In France Juan Kruz And Pau Aran

“Festival Dansez Maintenant” Château de Véretz One week Creative Lab-Workshops-Conferences-Residency Where: Château de Véretz, Véretz (20 Km from Tours), France.  Special Offer: when you apply for the Summer Intensive and bring a friend.

When: 26th of June – 2nd of July 2017 . Deadline Application: few places still available, get yours before they are all gone

Audition Notice MEYER-CHAFFAUD

MEYER-CHAFFAUD is looking for two professional and two trainees living in The Netherlands for their new production SOUL #2 PERFORMERs. SOUL#2 PERFORMERs is the follow up from SOUL#1 AUDIENCE. Production period starts in September 2017, try out during  HUBS IMMERSIVE festival in November, pre-premiere during Holland Dance festival in February 2018 and premiere 18 April at Korzo.

b12 the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art

b12 – the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art we were so overwhelmed by your support last year, that we decided to do it again. what started out two years ago as a small pilot project has grown into its next incarnation of more than 40 think tanks, workshops and performances.

Where and When: EDEN*****, Berlin, 26th of June – 16th of July 2017

TDT has a Summer Job Opening for a Theatre Operations Assistant- The Winchester Street Theatre

Job posting
Theatre Operations Assistant – The Winchester Street Theatre
Contract duration- June 19th 2017 to August 7th 2017 (8 weeks)
Salary- $13/hour Hours will be 12pm-8pm Monday to Friday
All applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29 and be enrolled in a post-secondary institution this September 2017.

Organization Description
The Winchester Street theatre is operated by the Toronto Dance Foundation and is home to Toronto Dance Theatre, and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The Foundation’s goal is to advance the knowledge and appreciation, stimulate interest in, and to promote the study of contemporary dance.

Position Description
This position would be ideal for a student studying Theatre Production or Arts Management.

  • Work on maintaining studio and theatre space
  • Prepare an inventory of building equipment
  • Work on special projects as assigned by Technical Director and Facilities Manager
  • For part of the day work at reception greeting visitors/rental clients


  • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Google Calendar preferred
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines with high volume workload while maintaining attention to details
  • Interest in and knowledge of the dance or theatre community is an asset

Please submit resume and cover letter by EMAIL to facilities@tdt.org detailing Reception Position in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is Friday June 2ndth 2017, we thank all applicants but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Dance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non- discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.

Come work with DUO! We’re Hiring a Production and Marketing Assistant for the summer

Are you a full-time student looking for a really interesting summer job, working downtown in arts management?  DUO has a great opening that might be perfect for you.  Read on!

Job Title: Production and Marketing Assistant
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: August 4, 2017
Contract Fee: $11.40 per hour x 35 hours per week
Contract Length: 9 weeks
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: June 5th to August 4, 2017

Organization Description
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO was founded in 1988 by the Arts Councils to support dance enterprises with their administrative and business activities. In addition to providing a suite of tailored and flexible services, DUO strengthens the dance sector by undertaking new strategic and progressive initiatives.

DUO supports dance artists and enterprises in the creation, production and dissemination of their art. Our typical clientele includes: independent artists, small- and mid-scale organizations based in Ontario. DUO supports dance artists by providing the best and most appropriate administrative and infrastructure allowing them to grow as they focus more fully on their art. We do not guide the artistic product of clients. DUO is committed to diversity in all of its activities and the enterprises it serves. We envision DUO to be the place where new growth in the sector is fostered. Dance Umbrella of Ontario is the employer for this contract.

 Job Description
DUO is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual ready to plunge into the exciting role of Production and Marketing Assistant. Reporting directly to DUO’s Administrative Producer and the Communications Manager, the Production and Marketing Assistant will provide support in the preparation and production of client-based projects for the duration of the contract. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in communications and event production and management.

The successful candidate will conduct research, write reports, create social media content, compile and edit notes for festival and performance programs, solicit program advertising and donations, assist with booking and tracking guest artist travel arrangements and provide other on-site support during festival events. The assistant will shoot on-site photos for social media and assist with the preparation and dissemination of social media posts, and e-newsletters.

The successful candidate should have strong communications and business skills. A basic understanding of arts management and live event production, social media and digital marketing would be assets.

Skill Sets Required:

  • The candidate has completed or is completing an Arts Administration, business or marketing program or the equivalent at an accredited college, university, or high school
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of and aptitude with Microsoft Office in an Apple environment
  • Ability to multi task, and manage several projects at once
  • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service in a mature, personable manner
  • A strong sense of responsibility, very reliable, and a team player
  • Positive attitude under pressure
  • A self-starter who enjoys taking initiative

The candidate will work regular business hours Monday-Friday, 9-5, with some evening and weekend work required. Total hours per week will not exceed 35 hours.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The Production and Marketing Assistant will work collaboratively with the clients on the following tasks:

Production and Administration:

  • Provide support with fundraising events
  • Working closely with DUO’s Manager of Production and Administration, gather information, proofread and get final approvals for house programs
  • Gather information for the display board at festival events
  • Manage distribution of promotional materials in different venues across the GTA
  • Manage volunteers, assisting them with preparing postcards for distribution to mailing lists
  • Confirm and secure hotel reservations for artists on tour and out of province
  • Update the tour book with hotels information, dates, schedules and contacts
  • Support the administration of fundraising events, including dissemination of tax receipts
  • Approach local businesses to solicit gift certificates as promotional giveaways
  • Solicit local businesses for advertising in festival programs
  • Research and invite local summer camps to matinées

Marketing and Communications:

  • Research relevant news articles and fun facts to include in social media campaigns for various clients
  • Create and schedule approved social media content on the Hootsuite platform
  • Create and disseminate e-newsletters on MailChimp
  • Proof read press releases
  • Website updates/maintenance
  • Research cross promotion opportunities and execute partnerships
  • Research relevant media contacts and update DUO’s media list
  • Taking photos on-site during rehearsals and events for dissemination across multiple platforms
  • Add events to online listings
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

How To Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and three references to: info@danceumbrella.net
The deadline to apply is: May 18, 2017 at 5pm.

Les Petit Ballets of Ottawa seeks a Choreographer/Rehearsal Director

Les Petits Ballets, a well established pre-professional ballet school and performing company located in Ottawa, Ontario is seeking a Resident Choreographer/Rehearsal Director to lead the company through its 2017-2018 season staging two theatre performances per season. Candidates must have a background in classical ballet, enjoy working with children and teens and possess strong choreography skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please direct inquiries and resumes by May 31, 2017 to the Director of Dance at info@lespetitsballets.com.

Call for Volunteers – 20th Annual SUBTLE TECHNOLOGIES Festival

DUO’s client, Subtle Technologies is looking for some capable, sociable people who love art, science and technology to help spread the word about the 20th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival, and to help host workshops in May and June. Volunteers will meet and work with the artists, scientists and innovators who create the festival’s content, and will get free access to some ticketed events. It’s a great way to get involved!

The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme Food, Farms and Future Ecologies, exploring the radical potential of hybrid frameworks for art, science and technology to redefine our understanding of cultivation, consumption and the interdependence of life on our planet.


Before the festival


2 volunteers

Description and Details:

You’ll be delivering promotional postcards to businesses and organizations around the city of Toronto. A list of locations will be provided, and we’re hoping you’ll be able to add to this list, drawing from your knowledge of the local scene. At the end of the festival, you’ll be responsible for providing a list of places where you delivered postcards. You’ll get started right away, distribute another round of postcards early in May that will highlight the May 17th event, and continue doing occasional distribution rounds into early June.

Each of these volunteers will receive 2 tickets to Universe in a Glass, a program of animated shorts at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th, as well as complimentary registration for any one of the single-day workshops at Evergreen Brick Works in June.

Time commitments:

We estimate this will take about 2-3 hours per week for 5 weeks = 10-15 hours total

Upbeat and friendly
Good communication skills
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Knowledge of the city and how to get around it; having a bicycle is an asset
During the festival

1 person per shift
19 shifts total (18 workshops and 1 performance)

Description and Details:
At each festival workshop, the Workshop Assistant will be greeting registered participants, processing tickets purchased through Universe.com or (for some June workshops) taking cash at the door, and handing out surveys, flyers, and festival programs. You’ll be able to answer participants’ questions about the event and venue, and help the presenters as needed. You’ll also post to social media (Instagram, Twitter) about the workshop as it’s happening. You’ll be able to participate in the workshops to some extent (i.e., when you’re not assisting).

For the May workshops, this role will include helping with setup and takedown, which may involve some heavy lifting. For the June Indigenous Plants/Indigenous Histories guided hikes, assistants will need to be able to walk a fairly easy nature trail, and to be comfortable using smartphone apps.

Time commitment:
One orientation session and a minimum of one workshop (minimum ~6 hours)

Friendly and personable
Organized and reliable
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Good understanding of social media
Customer service experience a plus

For some events:
Basic cash handling skills
Basic tech knowledge (to help with the smartphone app)
Able to lift 40 lbs
Able to go on an easy nature hike
Volunteers with specialized skills

1 or 2 volunteers

This volunteer will come to some of the June workshops to shoot video. Subtle Technologies will provide an in-house editor to work with raw footage.

This is a good opportunity for a video production student looking to build a portfolio.

Each of these volunteers will receive 2 tickets to Universe in a Glass, a program of animated shorts at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th, as well as complimentary registration for any one of the single-day workshops at Evergreen Brick Works in June. Any transit or travel expenses will also be reimbursed.

Flexible. Ideally, you’d attend two workshops, which would take about 5 or 6 hours, plus your editing time.

Must have video equipment, access to editing software, and videography shooting and editing skills.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Nadia Halim at: