the durham ballet theatre


Durham Ballet Theatre is growing. As part of our next phase, we’re excited to announce auditions for our premier, year-round performing company beginning with the 2019-2020 season.


“Mark Godden’s vast experience in both theatre and dance — combined with his gifted teaching abilities — awakens students to new movement possibilities and arms them to meet the myriad expectations of our profession.”

— Gordon Wright, Director, The HARID Conservatory

To start off our inaugural season as a year-round performing company, we’ll be hosting an exciting two-week summer intensive and the opportunity to build a new choreographic work (to be produced in October 2019) with Canadian choreographer Mark Godden. This is an opportunity to dance in an original work from an internationally recognized choreographer.

This two week intensive, June 17 – 21 and June 24 – 29, 2019, will focus on ballet, pointe and contemporary technique, aerial work and conditioning and will culminate in a workshop of the piece on the final Saturday of the intensive. 

intensive auditions

Round I: May use Aladdin audition if interested, or make arrangements otherwise by contacting

Round II: Will be held early March

Please contact if interested

Year-round company members will be expected to attend a company class weekly along with their regular studio classes and perform with the company on a regular basis.