Tag: auditioning

How to Prepare for Your First NYC Musical Theater Audition

The pressure of attending your first musical theater audition in the Big Apple can throw even the strongest dancer off her game. We asked industry pros to reflect on their audition experiences, so that you can set yourself up for success. Do Your Research It’s crucial to know your audience before even entering the audition […]

4 Directors on What to Wear to Get the Job

4 hiring powers-that-be told DS their “do’s” for dressing to audition. BALLET Photo by Erin Baiano Terrence Orr, artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre His Top Tip: “The pointe shoe itself is so important. I can usually tell how professional and careful the dancer is from how she puts the ribbon and elastic on, and […]

5 Pros on Their Most Disastrous Audition #Fails

With every audition comes its fair share of nerves. The stakes are high, and dancers strive for perfection. But even pros with super-successful careers make mistakes. These five dancers tell us all about their biggest audition mishaps—and how they pushed through. RENA BUTLER, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Rena Butler (center) in “Grace Engine,” by Crystal […]

Are You Guilty?

Whether it’s your first Broadway audition or your 171st, you’ll most likely leave wondering whether you did everything you could to nab the role. You’ll want to be sure you caught the eyes of the casting team—and for all the right reasons. You’ve heard of the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed […]