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 15!

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 the Chicago Marathon is scheduled to take place on the same date, so check out this course map and plan accordingly so that you are not running behind (literally).

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.

NOTE:  DanceWorks Chicago is dedicated to creating a safe space for artists and audiences, and in that spirit, proof of vaccination will be required for each audience member 12+ years. Per CDC, local, and building guidelines, masks are to be worn at all times while at the Ruth Page Center. Temperature checks upon arrival are part of building protocols.


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

2pm, audition concludes

Audience members may come and go throughout the day.

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

Click HERE for the SEASON 15 Open Company Audition Program.

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

This program partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.