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Principal Teacher/ Assistant Director
By Danielelg
Posted On Fri Jul 06, 2018 09:05 AM
Priority (paid) post created on 2018-07-06 09:05:11
The Schoolnof Ballet Indiana
303 N Stockwell Rd, Suite B
Evansville , IN, US

Deadline: Mon Aug 06, 2018
Audition Date: July-Aug3, 2018
Contact:,, 812-401-3321
About The Schoolnof Ballet Indiana
The School of Ballet Indiana strives to enrich the lives of students through the introduction and study of classical dance. In order for students to succeed as dancers, the school assembles a select faculty of highly qualified professionals each year and a curriculum that combines discipline and enjoyment in equal measure. Through quality facilities, a dedicated team and effective programs, SBI aims to challenge each student to their fullest potential and to discover a deeper love for the art of dance. In addition to long-term and short-term training, students of SBI have had the opportunity to participate, successfully, in some of the world�s largest student ballet competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, World Ballet Competition, Indianapolis City Ballet Dance Competition, etc. Many of our students have placed, not only in the Top3, but also in the Top 12 in Classical and Contemporary. Here at SBI, moving into our new, bright, spacious dance studios marks an important step into our future. Our goals are to remain one of the leading ballet schools in the Tri-State, and to continue to improve our performance everyday.

The School of Ballet Indiana

The School of Ballet Indiana is seeking a Principal Teacher for a pre-professional classical Ballet program.

Job Opportunity:
Position: Principal ballet teacher/assistant director
Salary: Commensurate with region and experience
Starting: August 2018
Hours: Approximately15-20 hours per week of dance instruction, including after school, evening hours, Saturday mornings and private lessons by request.

The School of Ballet Indiana follows the public school calendar for Major holiday and breaks (37-38 weeks).
Summer teaching will be paid separately. There will be an opportunity to teach July 30-August 3, 2018, along with summer intensive classes in subsequent summers.

About our School:
Opened in August 2014 under the name of Studio 321 with 35 students and 3 instructors, and has more than doubled enrollment. The studio currently boasts 2 large dance rooms and a 90 seat black box theater, all with sprung floors. The current teachers have provided the students with premier classical ballet training that the students, parents and school desire to continue. Due to our growth, this Summer, our program will officially change its name to,� the School of Ballet Indiana�, in order to accommodate that need. We have plans to add an additional Large dance room, dancer�s lounge, and even a dance boutique! We highly encourage our dancers to gain as much experience, education and performance opportunities as possible. Many of our dancers travel and compete in National and World Wide Competitions. Coaching and Choreographic opportunities are possible.

Responsibilities may include:
-Classical ballet technique instruction for serious-minded students of all ages
-Teaching other styles of dance or related disciplines, such as yoga or Pilates.
-pointe technique instruction at all levels.
-determination of readiness for & help with the transition to pointe.
-maximizing each student�s dance potential through Creative teaching and positive corrections.
-choreographing and rehearsing variations and pieces for student performances or videos.
-pre-professional support for those students desiring a career in dance.
-assisting in the development of the ballet program curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Educational degree in ballet or equivalent experience.
-professional performing experience with a classical ballet company.
-Substantial classical ballet teaching experience.
-Organized and methodical teaching style.
-skill in choreography with a willingness and desire to choreograph new works.
-knowledge of repertoire and dance history.
-honest, kind and outgoing personality that is respectful and collaborative in nature.
-ability to remain calm and adapt in stressful situations.
-Knowledge of anatomy and physiology as it pertains to dance.
-experience teaching another form of dance is desirable.

Other opportunities:
-perform and/or choreograph for ballet Indiana, a non-profit production company affiliated with the school of ballet Indiana.
-work with the Russian Moscow Ballet Nutcracker as an additional performing opportunity for our students, during the years that we partner with the Russian Moscow Ballet.
-hired as a head coach/weekly coaching for our upper level students that compete in ballet competitions.
-Opportunities to grow your individual brand and name through students and competitions.

About Evansville, Indiana:

Evansville is the largest city in the southern Indiana, with about 350,000 people in the metropolitan area. Located on the Ohio river, the city is nearly equidistant between Indianapolis, Louisville Nashville and St. louis. There are excellent public and private schools including one of the top 5 high schools in the Nation, as well as 2 universities and a campus of the IU Medical school. Evansville has an active arts community with a strong tradition of ballet. The Evansville philharmonic orchestra, founded in 1934, is the largest arts institution in the tristate area and supports 2 youth orchestras.

Other attractions include the Evansville civic theatre, The historic Mesker Park Zoo, numerous museums, semi-professional and professional sports teams, Casino Aztar, and one of the largest street fairs in the country, In 2008, Evansville was voted the best city in the Country in which �to live, work and play� by the reader of Kiplinger.

Application material:
-Cover letter including teaching philosophy
-video of your work-may include choreography, teaching presentation, performance, etc.
-current contact information

*Send application to

*For questions, please call 812-401-3321


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