Friday, July 8, 2011

Dancing Wheels Company in Ohio looking for wheelchair dancers for 2011-12 season

From Dancing Wheels in Ohio:
Dancer’s Employment Opportunity

Dancing Wheels, Americas premier, professional, integrated dance company, is currently seeking sit-down (wheelchair dancers) for employment in the 2011-2012 season.

Dancing Wheels, Americas first and foremost physically integrated Dance Company, now entering its 31st season, works with national and internationally acclaimed choreographers each year. The Company’s diverse repertory includes over 40 works from such esteemed choreographers as Donald McKayle, David Rousseve, Peter Kalivas, Nai-Ni Chen, Robert Wesner, Christopher Fleming and Diane Macintyre.

Dance positions offer a full 52-week contract, compensation according to experience, paid vacation and an opportunity to travel throughout the country and abroad (with all expenses paid). Ballet, modern and strength training classes are offered throughout the week.

The company is seeking strong wheelists either with dance experience or the interest and ability to learn diverse choreography.

Candidates for this position must be adept at daily wheelchair mobility and able to navigate well, be a team player and have the interest and ability to educate audiences about disability and dance. Dancers are required to work Monday-Friday 10-3 and travel on tour when necessary.

Auditions will be scheduled on an individual basis. Send resume, headshots and samples of work, if available. Please e-mail Mary Verdi-Fletcher at to schedule an audition date.

Audition Location
3615 Euclid Ave., 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-432-0306 Fax: 216-432-0308