Eisenhower Dance Ensemble is a contemporary repertory dance company based in the Detroit Metropolitan area. EDE boasts a diverse repertory by nationally-known choreographers. Repertory has included works by David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Michael Foley, Helen Simoneau, Steven Koester, Harrison McEldowney, Colin Connor, Pascal Rioult, Eddy O’Campo, David Dorfman, Billy Siegenfeld and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, among others.
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble conducts annual auditions in April, May and/or June. To obtain a position in the company, it is advisable to attend one of these auditions.
2013 AUDITION LOCATIONS & DATES
Sat, April 13, 2:30-5:00pm
Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Sat, May 18, 1:00-4:00pm
EDE Center for Dance
103 South Street
New York City
Sat, May 25, 12:00-3:00pm
405 W. 55th Street
WHAT TO BRING:
- 2013 Audition form (AVAILABLE BELOW)
- Head Shot (photocopy acceptable)
- Three references that include email and phone contact information
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Auditionees should arrive ready to learn movement phrases from EDE’s current repertory. Warm-up will not be provided. Finalists will be interviewed following the audition. Please register online by filling out the online audition form (available below). Audition fees are not required.
Mature dancers should have a strong background in ballet and modern technique, along with performance experience. Ability to relocate to the Detroit area and transportation is required for Company members. Dancers are contracted from Mid-August through June. The contract length is variable but is generally between 35-45 weeks with national touring. Apprentice positions and Summer Intensive acceptance will also be considered during the audition.
A dancer must be a U.S. citizen or have a valid work visa that allows him/her to work for at least two years to be considered. An experienced professional who is unable to attend may submit an audition request with resume and DVD or an online performance link. If viewed positively, the dancer will be invited for a private audition.
EDE is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.
EISENHOWER DANCE ENSEMBLE 2013 AUDITION FORM