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First Look: AUDITION & JOB FAIR

First Look is combined auditions and a job fair for the dance community. What began as an opportunity for dancers to participate in one audition for major dance companies throughout the state, has since expanded to also include a job fair for studios seeking teachers and venues searching for technical help. First Look is held annually and is free to Dance New Jersey members.

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REGISTER NOW!
DanceNJ 2018 FIRST LOOK

 

SUNDAY, September 30, 2018
10am-2:15pm

315B Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
www.njdte.org

NOW WITH THREE PROGRAMS:

  • MOCK DANCE AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS AGES 14-17
    Dancers ages 14-17 will have the opportunity to gain experience auditioning in preparation for future college auditions & professional dance auditions. The networking session will be geared towards providing insight on the expectations of a college dance audition, as well as the practices of professional dance auditions. Class level for both Ballet Technique & Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique is intermediate-advanced.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MOCK DANCE AUDITIONS

  • PROFESSIONAL DANCE AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS 18 & OVER
    Dancers 18 & over will participate in a professional audition in front of a viewing panel consisting of professional dance companies, emerging choreographers, & dance studio owners. Based on the needs of the viewing panelists, opportunities for internships, dance teaching positions, project-based dancer positions, & more may be available. Class level for both Ballet Technique & Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique is advanced.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCE AUDITION

  • FIRST LOOK VIEWING PANEL
    Current DanceNJ organization members & emerging choreographers (with a minimum of 3 years professional choreographing experience) are invited to view the classes in search of dancers, interns, & teachers. Network with dancers from all over NJ sharing your organization &/or choreography mission. DanceNJ collects the head shots & résumés of the participants. Viewing panelists simply need to attend the event.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE VIEWING PANEL

...OR JUST JOIN US FOR A DAY OF DANCE CLASSES & NETWORKING!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018


DANCE CLASS FEES:
**FREE for current DanceNJ members**
(Membership must be current at the time of the event)

Non-Member Fees:
$25 per class


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

10:00am-10:30am REGISTRATION (for 10:30am class or full day)

10:30am-12:00pm

  • MOCK DANCE AUDITION CLASS (Dancers ages 14-17): Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique

  • PROFESSIONAL DANCE AUDITION (Dancers 18 & over): Ballet Technique

11:30am-12:00pm REGISTRATION (for 12:00pm class)

12:00pm-1:30pm

  • MOCK DANCE AUDITION CLASS (Dancers ages 14-17): Ballet Technique

  • PROFESSIONAL DANCE AUDITION (Dancers 18 & over): Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique

1:30pm-2:15pm QUESTION & ANSWER/NETWORKING SESSION

meet guest teachers from NJDTE!

BALLET TECHNIQUE CLASS WITH ALEXANDRA GONZALEZ

Alexandra Gonzalez

started her dance training in Miami, Florida. At the age of seven, she continued her ballet training in Colombia with the Ana Pavlova Ballet Academy. At the age of fifteen, she received a full scholarship to join the San Francisco Ballet School where she was featured in Dance Magazine. She then joined the San Francisco Ballet Company under the direction of Helgi Tomasson. After dancing with the San Francisco Ballet, she moved back to Miami were she guested with the Miami City Ballet, Ballet Florida, Americas Ballet, & Michel Uthoff Dance Theater among other companies. She joined the New World School of the Arts under the direction of Daniel Lewis where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance in 2004. In NYC, Alexandra has danced with Cedar Lake Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, The Metropolitan Opera, & Thomas Ortiz Dance Company. Alexandra currently teaches at Gelsey Kirkland Ballet and New Jersey Dance Theatre.

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE WITH ADAM BARRUCH

Adam Barruch

began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway & in film & television, later receiving dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Performing Arts & The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, & was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal, also working with The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation. As a choreographer, Adam’s work has been presented at notable venues such as The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, & NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. He has taught technique & repertory at such colleges as Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, & New York University. Adam was selected as a participant in the 2011 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab, & his full-length evening solo work, My Name is Adam, was performed at Joe’s Pub commissioned by DanceNOW NYC in 2013. His short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. Adam has created works for companies such as Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater & Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara. Adam was the recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts & Sciences. In 2015, Adam was the choreographer-in-residence at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California as part of the 2015 DANCEworks Residency. Adam was an artist-in-residence at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in 2016-2017. He is currently working on a new physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates & performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii.

MEET THE GROWING LIST OF VIEWING PANELISTS!

RIDER UNIVERSITY
Kim Vaccaro
, Associate Professor of Dance
OPPORTUNITY: To introduce the new degrees in Dance Science and Dance Movement Therapy at Rider University.
Click HERE for more information about the dance program.

T.MAJ DANCE COMPANY
Titilayo Majoyeogbe
, Artistic Director/Choreographer
OPPORTUNITY: To invite dancers long-term in joining T.MAJ Dance Company.
Click HERE for company website.

THE REDEF MOVEMENT
John Barella, Crew Director/Choreographer
OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention of recruiting for projects & new full time company members. 
Click HERE for company website.

Luminarium Dance Company
Merli V. Guerra,  Co-Founder/ Artistic Director
OPPORTUNITY: To find dancers for this new Luminarium company to perform in live events, artistic films, and cultural community outreach projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. These are paid opportunities.
Click HERE for company website.
Background: Merli V. Guerra is an award-winning choreographer and interdisciplinary artist. She is a professional dancer with a background in ballet, modern, and classical Indian dance, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Luminarium Dance Company—an award-winning contemporary dance company based in Boston, MA, that is regularly hailed for its unique combination of dance and light. In 2017, Guerra relocated to Central New Jersey, where she plans to set up a Luminarium satellite company in addition to continuing to Co-Direct its Boston home-base branch.

Pucci Performing Arts Centre  
Kathy Pucci, Director/Owner
OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention to recruit a dance teacher/ intern to help manage dance studio.
Click HERE for company website.

Freespace Dance  
Donna Scro Samori, Director/Owner
OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention to recruit for company.
Click HERE for company website.

Ballet Enchante, Inc. 
Alice Nemecek, Director/Owner
OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention to recruit for a performance project entitled "Dance On Fire!. . .Through the Doors of Perception." It will be an avant-garde musical tribute to the legendary rock band, The Doors, & will be a hybrid performance project featuring live music, vocals & original contemporary ballet choreography. I am interested in procuring both advanced teenage dance students & dancers over 18. There is a fee for student dancers. No pay is provided to those 18+.
Click HERE for company website

Umoja Dance  Company
Karen Love, Director/Owner

OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention to recruit for the following:

  • Interns: To help manage our dance studio. Candidates must have computer and social media skills and can work from home.

  • Recruit teachers for our dance studio. Hip-hop, acro, modern, afro-cuban, and more. Open to all genres.

  • Recruit dancers for future company projects.
    Click HERE for company website.

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Nancy Turano, Artistic Director
OPPORTUNITY: To view dancers with the intention to recruit for administrative & dance professional interns, looking for dancers, choreographic residencies throughout the year. NJDTE is a non-for-profit org. celebrating 49 years in mentoring dancers as pre-professional - helping to bridge dancers to professional positions.
Click HERE for company website

REGISTER NOW TO AUDITION OR SIMPLY TAKE CLASS!

MOCK DANCE AUDITIONS (AGES 14-17)
PROFESSIONAL DANCE AUDITIONS (AGES 18 & ABOVE)
VIEWING PANEL

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Highlights from
first Look
Montclair state university
September 2016

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