Open Company Audition – AUDIENCE

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.

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Take advantage of this unique opportunity and get behind-the-scenes as we look for exceptional young dancers to join the DanceWorks Chicago family for SEASON 16!

Team DWC looks forward to welcoming you to an in-person audition on stage of our home theater at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn.  Directions and parking information can be found HERE.  Please be advised that Lollapalooza is scheduled to take place on the same weekend, so plan accordingly.

The audition will be conducted by DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa. Ballet class with eliminations will be followed by repertoire. DWC representatives will be available to answer questions about what’s happening on stage. We hope you will come away with a deeper understanding and fresh curiosity about dance that will inspire your continued relationship with dance artists and their art.  Click here for a digital program to learn more about DWC’s Open Company Audition!

NOTE:  DanceWorks Chicago is dedicated to creating a safe space for artists and audiences, and in that spirit, proof of vaccination will be part of the check in process. Per building guidelines, masks will be required at all times while at the Ruth Page Center.


10:30am, audition begins with ballet and will continue with repertoire

2pm, audition concludes

This audition is open to the public as part of DanceWorks Chicago’s on-going effort to illuminate the work of art.  Audience members may come and go throughout the day.

Click HERE to register via DanceWorks Chicago on Eventbrite. We look forward to welcoming you to the theater.

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to building a foundation for early career artists by providing a laboratory from which dancers and choreographers propel themselves and the art form to a new level of artistry through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. Thank you for joining us in this journey.  #SupportTheHeARTS

DanceWorks Chicago is always moving. It’s our tag line and our hope.

This program is partially supported by grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.