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Call for Choreographers

Deadline To Apply: April 30, 2023

Alberta Dance Theatre is looking for passionate and creative professional and emerging choreographers who are interested in collaborating with the Alberta Dance Theatre Youth Artists to create work for our 2023 Production.
Each production is based off of a piece of children's literature. Choreographers will be tasked with facilitating ideas from the Youth Artists to interpret through movement, text and imagery a moment from the novel. Each piece is between 3-4 minutes, does not have to be genre specific, and is created over the course of 10-12 weeks on Sundays in the Fall. The main goal of the choreographer is to introduce improvisation, creation, and composition skills to the Youth Artists to help facilitate their own journey through the arts. 
Choreographers will have the chance to work with a composer and receive a copy of the novel to prep their part in the production before the season begins. They will be asked to contribute costuming, lighting and other production design ideas in areas relevant to their piece.
Successful choreographers on the ADT Creative Team have an enthusiasm for and experience in mentoring youth in grades 1-12. The ability to accept and shape many ideas while tolerating a small amount of chaos is an asset.
Applicants Notified - May 2023
Season Prep & Meetings - June - August 2023
Meet n' Greet with Youth Artists & Families - August 27, 2023
First Rehearsal - September 10, 2023
Saturday Rehearsals - November 4 - 25, 2023 
Show Week - November 26 - December 2, 2023
To apply, please send the following to
  • C.V. highlighting your choreographic experience and your work with youth dancers
  • Statement of why you would like to work with ADT
  • One or two video links of your choreography (if available)
  • Preferred choreographic genre/style of dance
The Process
Each spring, Alberta Dance Theatre holds open call placement auditions inviting dancers from around the city of Calgary to join the company. ADT welcomes dancers of all experience levels. 

ADT rehearsals generally start the second week of September and run Sundays 10:30am – 4pm with limited additional Saturday rehearsals 4:00-6:00pm in November. There are no rehearsals over the Thanksgiving Weekend and one weekend in October while the Youth Artists are at their sleep away Weekend Intensive.  

Choreographers are not expected but are welcome to attend dress rehearsals. The ADT Backstage Manager, volunteers, lighting designer and Co-Artistic Director's spend the the first few days of show week setting the theatre up for dancer's and audience. Dress rehearsals usually start two nights before opening.

Professional artists and staff part of our season's creative team will receive two complimentary tickets to our live performances.

All Creative Team members, staff and volunteers are welcome to attend the Red Carpet Gala and have their very own moment on the Red Carpet alongside the ADT Youth Artists. 

Alberta Dance Theatre is always looking for professional and emerging artists in all disciplines to present workshops, mentor youth artists, or partner with in new capacities we haven't yet thought of!

Please reach out if you are interested in joining us!
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