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Company Artists Deanna Stanton in Yuka Oba Muschiana's Death and the Maiden. Photo courtesy of Matthew Sewell Photography.


Available for Immediate Hire
Mid-level Development Associate - F
Application Deadline - Open Until Filled 

Ballet Arkansas is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.


Ballet Arkansas, an equal opportunity employer, accepts employment applications on an ongoing basis.

Ballet Arkansas offers competitive 30-week contracts with benefits that include workers compensation insurance, shoes, subsidized healthcare, lifestyle medicine, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, podiatry, gym membership and parking - paired with an exceptional quality of life in Little Rock, AR.

Desired Qualities: We seek well-rounded, dedicated, and broad-minded classically-trained artists from diverse backgrounds, who are enthusiastic about contributing to our community's legacy and future growth by furthering the organization's mission and expanding the influence of world-class ballet throughout the region. 

To request a company class audition, submit your audition materials by clicking the link above. Please include your first and last name in the subject line followed by "Audition" and attach copies of your resume and photos to the email. **There is no fee to audition for Ballet Arkansas.

Required Audition Materials

  • Head shot and dance photos 

  • Current Resume including age, height, and employment history

  • Links to video of class and/or performance of classical and contemporary work 

*Please be sure to include passwords to locked videos.

24|25 Season Audition Dates TBD

*Dancers ages 17+ are eligible to audition

*Audition registration form required

​As part of the review process, Ballet Arkansas may request additional information or invite candidates to attend an in-person or digital company class. Company classes run M-F between the hours of 9:00 - 10:30 am CST, by invitation. 


Ballet Arkansas is one of the Top 100 Ballet Companies in America and one of the largest non-union contract employers in the arts in the state. Producing an annual season comprised of the classics, masterworks of American dance, and cutting-edge works by the world's most daring dancemakers, the organization's world-class productions and education programs reach nearly 50,000 per year. Click the box below to apply for internship. 

Areas of Concentration
1) Nonprofit Business Administration - organizational management, leadership, negotiation, contracting, human resources, development of partnerships, strategic planning, board development 
2) Finance - accounting, record keeping, budget creation and reconciliation 
3) Social Media Management - content creation, analytics, platform optimization, web development    
4) Fundraising - business communication and public speaking, writing of grants and proposals, solicitation 
5) Production - lighting design, sound design, videography, stagecraft, stage management
6) Photography - institutional and programmatic content creation 


Volunteer for Ballet Arkansas and you'll play an important role in the success of the organization's programs and events. Click the link below to learn more. Volunteers receive VIP discounts and benefits throughout the season for their dedication and support of Ballet Arkansas. We appreciate you!


A special thank you to our 23|24 Season Volunteers, who donated more than 2,000 hours to Ballet Arkansas!

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