dance theater of harlem*After an eight-year hiatus, Fall 2012 will mark the return of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company, a beacon of excellence in the performing arts community for more than 40 years.

Along with a world-class school that trains young people in classical ballet and the allied arts, the organization boasts a professional ballet company of ethnically diverse artists who perform a demanding and eclectic repertory on international stages.

In addition to the return of the performance season, I also wanted to make you aware the company is seeking classically trained dancers at the principal and soloist level, with auditions taking place in January and February 2012.

Accomplished male and female dancers are encouraged to submit audition reels and resumes online at between now and January 5, 2012.  Select individuals will be invited to audition in person in one of four cities:

San Francisco  January 14
Miami  January 28
Chicago  February 5
New York  February 25

On the day of the audition, dancers should have $20 for the audition fee (cash only); a resume; proper ballet attire, including pointe shoes for women; a headshot and a full-body dance photo.

For those who wish to audition in person only, pre-registration is recommended. For more details, interested parties can visit or can email [email protected].

Virginia Johnson, former DTH prima ballerina and founding editor of ‘Pointe’ magazine, succeeded Arthur Mitchell as Artistic Director of DTH in 2010 and would be available to speak to you about the auditions, the upcoming season, and other exciting developments with the company. Laveen Naidu, Executive Director of DTH, is also available. Thanks so much, Lee, and I look forward to hearing from you soon about the possibilities.




Simone Cooper Public Relations
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