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Company Auditions


Thank you for your interest in DE LA Dance Company! 

DE LA Dance Company is offering a 30 week contract for their 2023-24 Season with the possibility of 6 additional weeks for the summer of 2024.

There are currently paid and unpaid Company contracts available, including two male and one female Principle paid contracts. There are also non paid Apprentice and Trainee contracts available

Artistic Directors, Mario de la Nuez and Meridith Benson, will be considering dancers with classical and contemporary training to fill  positions for DE LA's 2023-24 season.


Please submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, and artistic reel to Meridith Benson at The deadline for video auditions is March 30th. Dates and locations for our


Open Audition

April 1st, 11:30-1:00pm

5141 Kennedy Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45213


DE LA's Apprentice dancers are involved in all company classes

and rehearsals and are considered for all roles in company

productions. Apprentices may be asked to supplement their

training with additional classes through our Academy at de la Dance


Apprentice contracts are unpaid.


DE LA's Trainees represent the highest level of training in de la

Dance Center. Trainee dancers follow a full company schedule,

including classes and rehearsals, while continuing to train within

our school. Trainees are considered for corps de ballet roles in

company productions and participate in de la Dance Center's

Spring Recital. Traineeships are tuition based.

Learn more about our school: 

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