Dance Teaching Artists

New York City Ballet (NYCB) is seeking talented, committed, energetic and experienced Dance Teaching Artists to join its roster for the 2016-17 school year. The NYCB Education Department produces three unique in-school residency programs, from two months to four months in length, for elementary students throughout New York City’s public schools. NYCB residency programs reach over 200 classrooms and serve 5,500 students annually. For more information about NYCB’s school residency programs, please visit

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach age-appropriate creative movement, dance skills, and interdisciplinary workshops based on NYCB curricula in New York City public schools for students in grades 1-5
  • Facilitate and lead professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators
  • Attend teaching artist professional development sessions as well as post-residency evaluation meetings
  • Carry out administrative responsibilities such as submission of assessments, teaching schedules, and payment forms on an ongoing basis
  • Meet with partner school staff and faculty as needed; meet with NYCB Education Department staff as needed
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and experience in dance, choreography and dance education
  • Knowledge of classical ballet; dance education degree preferred.
  • Strong commitment to working with educators and young children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Willingness to travel to schools across New York City
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience teaching in dance and creative movement, preferably in New York City public city schools
  • Experience teaching diverse populations (i.e., students with special needs, English language learners, etc.)
This position will include an agreement for the 2016-17 school year with the possibility to renew the agreement for the following year. Applicants should have a flexible schedule. Part-time/seasonal position with competitive wages. New York City Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: please submit resume, cover letter, and work sample (video or written document of prior teaching) to by Monday, May 16, 2016. Please write NYCB TA in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. The Company was founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, and it quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Jerome Robbins joined NYCB the following year and, with Balanchine, helped to build the astounding repertory and firmly establish the Company in New York. Widely acknowledged for its enduring contributions to dance, NYCB is committed to promoting creative excellence and nurturing a new generation of dancers and choreographers. It is dedicated to expanding audiences and making ballet accessible to the widest possible public through education programs, touring, media, and other outreach efforts.