Teaching Artist Auditions

When:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm OR Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Please hold both dates.

Where: Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 7, 2020


The Mark Morris Dance Group is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join the 2020 Summer Program, and 2020-2021 academic year for The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center and Community Education programs. We are also looking for Assistant Teaching Artists, Substitute teachers, and Adult program faculty.

We are looking for dedicated dance teachers specializing in various genres. Opportunities include:

  • Adaptive Dance for students with disabilities
  • Hip-Hop – experience with Children and Early Childhood (ages 4-12)
  • Dance of the African Diaspora – experience with Children and Early Childhood (ages 4-12)
  • Tap – experience with Early Childhood (ages 4-6)
  • Jazz – experience with Early Childhood (ages 4-6)
  • Salsa, Flamenco, and Zumba
  • Any of the other genres we offer in our programming, including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Creative Dance

Creative Dance and Parent & Toddler Movement teaching opportunities are available primarily to those who have trained under principal faculty in those classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Our faculty reflects and celebrates our diverse community. We encourage artists of every race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status to apply.

The Education Programs reflect the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. We believe that the study of various dance forms and music is essential to a child’s education and development. We offer a diverse range of classes for all ages, with and without disabilities, and strive to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents, and professional dancers.


  • At least 3 full academic years of dance teaching experience within a diverse age group and educational settings
  • Experience working with a live musician/accompanist a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of content in the genre of dance you hope to present at the audition
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for dance education and can commit to the duration of a program (September – June) while maintaining a consistent schedule
  • Priority will be given to candidates whose career focus is dance education

If you do not yet meet these qualifications and are looking to advance your teaching practice, we encourage you to apply to our Teaching Artist Training Program.


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Access to affordable studio rental space; significant discounts on adult classes, intensives, workshops, and master classes offered at the Dance Center.


  • Please complete the online Teaching Artist Application Form
  • Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, resume, headshot, and sample lesson plan (PDF Format preferred)
  • Select candidates will be invited to the audition where candidates will be asked to prepare five (5) minutes of a skill building class excerpt, while other auditioning candidates act as the students.

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