Online Audition Process 2020/21
Eifman Ballet of St.Petersburg is looking for aspiring dancers with classical training who want to develop their career and perform unique choreography in spectacular productions, demanded all over the world.
About The Company
The company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and established in 1977 by an outstanding choreographer Boris Eifman. Our touring geography spans over 50 countries, and the company regularly performs in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw, and other global cities.

Eifman Ballet is renowned among ballet lovers in Asia, Americas, Australia, and Europe, for the ballets Anna Karenina; Beyond Sin; Eugene Onegin; Requiem; Rodin: Her Eternal Idol; Russian Hamlet; Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA; The Pygmalion Effect; etc.

The New York Times
"The ballet world in search of a major choreographer need search no more. He is Boris Eifman…"
The Times
"…The principal dancers are magnificent. Beneath all the strenuous gymnastics of their solos and duets there is a steely core of classical Russian technique that gives them poise and precision."
Le Figaro
"Boris Eifman is undoubtedly the most interesting modern Russian choreographer. He has a magnetism of both his own personality and his constant desire for renewal."
Compensation & Opportunities
  • Regularly perform on the best stages of the world, such as The Bolshoi, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Staatsballet Berlin, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, China NCPA, London Coliseum, Palais des Congrès de Paris, etc.
  • 80-120 performances per year, whereof only 20 times in St. Petersburg, and the rest overseas.
  • On top of a monthly salary, dancers get compensated for each appearance on stage.
Why should you dance at Eifman Ballet?
Some numbers for you:
100
performances per a season on average
50+
countries in the touring geography
25
weeks on tour per a season
Project of Eifman Palace of Dance
Theatre House

While the company has been homeless for all its history but very successful on tour, at the moment, a theater building is being constructed. The grand opening is scheduled for 2022. We hope that the Eifman Palace of Dance will become one of the world's centers of choreographic art. After moving to the new venue, the company's repertoire will be supplemented with classical ballet productions.
Studios are based in St.Petersburg. This city is the main cultural center of Russia. We will provide you an accommodation in the historical city center for the duration of the contract for free.
Those aged from 18 to 27 years are invited to participate, but, of course, we welcome everyone who feels inspired. Together we can make your dream about professional development and career advancement come true. Eifman Ballet awaits for its new stars.

Web audition includes:
  • Classical variation
  • Contemporary variation

Requirements:
  • Ladies 1.73 m (5'7") and taller
  • Gentlemen 1.83 m (6'0") and taller
  • Age desirably between 18 and 27 years
  • Classical training

St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet. The Pygmalion Effect
The audition includes 2 parts:
    • In a first step, you should record videos and fill in the application form below. Video recordings of variations must have been recorded not earlier than 1 year ago.
    • The second step is the live audition.
    Audition Process Part I
    Pre-selection consists of reviewing CVs and evaluating the submitted videos.

    Unfortunately, we have closed the acceptance of online applications for this season, but you can always send your CV or contact us by email: audition@eifmanballet.com
    Audition Process Part II
    All participants will get feedback within 10 days from the date of confirmation of receipt of materials from our side.

    All applications will be reviewed by the chief artistic staff.

    You may receive an offer to join the company after individual auditions only. Time and dates will be discussed additionally and will depend on preferences of successful candidates.
    audition@eifmanballet.com
    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write to us. We will be happy to advise you on the procedure.
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