115 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Ballet San Antonio is the resident professional ballet company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1985 by Mayra Worthen and Melissa Hale Coyle under the name Texas Ballet Concerto, it began as a regional dance company. In 1991, the company took its current name, Ballet San Antonio, to reinforce its unwavering commitment to its home city. Worthen ran the company until she was succeeded by Gabriel Zertuche in 2012.
Growth and Change
In December of 2015, Zertuche was succeeded by Willy Shives. In February 2016, Shives collaborated with choreographer Peter Anastos and brought the production of Peter Pan to the stage. Shives featured two of his own dance works in the spring of 2016: Solace and A Tropical Fiesta.
Ballet San Antonio in the Community
Ballet San Antonio is dedicated to bringing the community together through dance, and since 1993, it has provided opportunities for all children to be a part of the ballet. In 2005, with the support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, Ballet San Antonio piloted a program in the schools called Learning That Moves You (LTMY). LTMY includes free ballet training at San Antonio Boys & Girls Clubs. The ballet continues to have a positive presence in area schools and continues to welcome school children into the theater to heighten their understanding and bring about enjoyable cultural experiences.
Ballet San Antonio supports and works with local charities. In 1993 and 1994, the company donated proceeds from The Nutcracker to the University of Texas Health Science Center, for their High Risk, and Children with AIDS programs. Ballet San Antonio also supports military families and veterans, making it possible for them to attend the ballet. The ballet has performed for the Ronald McDonald House, the Chandler House, and the Guenther House. The company also brings dance to area hospitals, and schools.
Who We Are Today
Today, Ballet San Antonio is a thriving organization, serving over 40,000 people annually. The company employs an artistic staff, which includes 22 professional dancers who are recruited from all over the globe. The company continues to expand its classical repertoire and seeks to recruit contemporary choreographic talent that will help shape the company’s versatile profile.
MISSION AND VISION
The mission of Ballet San Antonio, a professional ballet company, is to share the splendor of dance through diverse artistic performances and outreach programs that reflect, promote and enrich the cultural heritage of our South Texas community.
We hold an uncompromising commitment to continually attract and nurture exceptional professional dancers, create distinctive performances, and make dance accessible to the widest possible audiences through partnerships with local organizations.
Our vision is to become a nationally recognized ballet company that reflects and promotes our evolving San Antonio community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lisa Galo Westmoreland, Chair
Dr. Christine Varela Mayer, Immediate Past Board Chair
Elena Abrahamsson-Oseguera, Event and Market Chair
George Pedraza, Governance
Julia Rendon Reinhart
Dr. Elizabeth Conklyn
City of San Antonio, Department of Arts and Culture
Dorothy’s Dance Shop
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
Kronkosky Charitable Foundation
Mexican Cultural Institute
Mr. Ice Cream
National Endowment for the Arts
Paul Saenz, MD, Sports Medicine Associates
Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts
San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy
San Antonio Symphony
Texas Commission on the Arts
The Tobin Endowment
The Twig Book Shop
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Ballet San Antonio offers exciting employment opportunities for experienced professionals in the performing arts industry--from entry level positions in the administrative offices through to dancers, designers and teaching artists.
Ballet San Antonio is a professional ballet company with 23 dancers including apprentices, corps de ballet, soloists, and principal dancers.
HOW TO APPLY
Auditions are by invitation only. If you would like to audition, please submit the requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition materials cannot be returned.
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT: February 8, 2019
Must be 18 or older (18+ for Corps and up/17+ for Apprentices)
Resume or CV
3-5 minute video | Performance footage (one classical and one contemporary) or center work only
Two-three full-body dance photos and a headshot
If selected, please see the audition times below.
AUDITION DATE: March 9 and 10, 2019
REGISTRATION: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
AUDITION TIME: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Mexican Cultural Institute, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00 due at check-in
These positions are currently unavailable.
Please visit the website for future openings.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer
Location: San Antonio, TX
The BSA Artistic Director defines the artistic vision and direction of the organization to ensure artistic excellence and will lead all activities related to the creative and production aspects of the organization, with a focus on artistic vision, community engagement and educational programming and outreach.
• Strong, demonstrated capabilities in carrying out the administrative roles and responsibilities of an Artistic Director
• Has youthful vitality combined with maturity of judgment
• Possesses a commitment to dance education
• A proven track record in teaching, rehearsing and developing professional dancers at all levels, including transition to post- performance careers, to the highest standards.
• Ability to motivate and coach people to perform and achieve superior results
• Ability to promote effective learning and development techniques to dancers
• Ability to manage priorities and support a busy workload
• Ability to travel nationally and internationally
• Effective planning and time management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Please submit your resume (.pdf) and cover letter to Crystal Ramos-Cantu at email@example.com. Submissions must be received electronically with an email subject line of: Application for Artistic Director.
Submissions will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.