Collectively, the Artistic Staff is responsible for all artistic components of the National Ballet and is critical to preserving its outstanding reputation as a standard bearer for classical and contemporary ballet. All Artistic Staff members demonstrate leadership, positivity and collaborative qualities and take responsibility for developing talent while maintaining the standard of professionalism and excellence in all aspects of their work.
Reporting to the Associate Artistic Director, the Répétiteur/Rehearsal Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Directing rehearsals of both existing ballets and new works.
Preparing for rehearsals, potentially from archival media, as required.
Assisting choreographers/stagers per the Artistic Director’s discretion, learning assigned ballets during the creation/staging process, directing all rehearsals of assigned ballets when choreographers/stagers are not available, restaging assigned ballets in subsequent seasons and, overseeing lighting, costuming, make-up and stage setting for subsequent performances.
Attending all performances as assigned, evaluating the standards of each performance, and providing feedback to dancers, the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director.
Reporting to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director on the state of readiness of ballets, offering cast opinions and/or completing cast assignments as requested by the Artistic Director and/or Associate Artistic Director. Distributing casting information to the company and artistic staff, as required.
Coaching and providing support to individual dancers in their roles, both technically and dramatically and as requested, teaching appropriate ballet class for professional dancers and apprentices.
Acting as a liaison between the dancers, Artistic Director and/or Associate Artistic Director and staff to ensure smooth communication.
Attending all Artistic Staff meetings, liaising with the production department (e.g., stage management & wardrobe) and the Music department (e.g., pianists and Principal Conductor).
Participating in fundraising, educational events or publicity related activities as assigned.
Performing other administrative duties as required, such as scheduling of rehearsals.
Other job duties as assigned.
Location: National Ballet of Canada
Last date to apply: Monday January 31st, 2022