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Karlovsky & Company Dance

AUDITIONS for 2023/24 Season

Sunday, June 11 – 4:00-7:00pm

The Grandel Theater

3610 Grandel Square

St. Louis, MO 63108


For Karlovsky & Company Dance’s 11th season, we are looking for experienced, advanced level contemporary modern dancers (all identities) who are versatile, athletic movers, and who enjoy the investigative creative process and somatically inspired movement experiences.  Dancers should be proficient in modern dance movement languages, floorwork, contemporary partnering work via contact improvisation, and general improvisation skills.


We have 2 – 3 company positions available for our 2023/24 season.  Dancers must be 21+ years of age with previous performance experience. College degree or equivalent professional training is preferred.


The season includes performances and educational programs held in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. 

Dancers will need to be available to begin rehearsals starting Sunday July 30, 2023. 

If your schedule permits it, please attend company class with us prior on Mondays, 6:30pm at the Grandel Theater.


Here’s what’s involved:


  • Contract begins July 30, 2023 – June 14, 2024. (Periodic breaks for holidays, special events, etc.)

  • Dancers receive a monthly salary based on an hourly rate for all performances including mainstage concerts, festivals, site-specific community performances, and for participation in education programs.  Rates are contingent upon experience ($10/hr - $12/hr.) Apprentice opportunities include stipends for performances.

  • Company Class and Rehearsals are held on Sundays 4pm-7:30 and Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30, (depending on the project, an additional day may be added to this schedule, and/or rehearsal hours extended.)

  • Full access to the company’s Summer Somatics Series with opportunities to energize your training, deepen movement awareness, and develop skills for self-care. Full access to master classes by our guest artists.

  • Opportunities to choreograph.  Additional stipends are available for choreographic contributions for specific projects.

  • Opportunities to work with guest artists (national and international)

  • Opportunities to tour


Submit your letter of interest, resumé, and dance photo to: Dawn Karlovsky,


Do you have a schedule conflict on June 11? Please reach out and audition by appointment. Also, if you are interested in attending the audition just for the experience, please feel free to RSVP to Dawn Karlovsky by email:


Audition results will be sent by email. Opportunities for discussion will be available via zoom.



Karlovsky & Company Dance is a St. Louis-based contemporary modern dance company dedicated to exploring and presenting the art of dance-theater with innovative choreography that illuminates the human experience. The company fosters collaborative relationships among musicians, visual artists, and choreographers reaching local, national, and international audiences through concert performances, dance for the camera, site-specific dance, and community and somatic/dance education programs for dancers, older adults, and children.  Karlovsky & Company Dance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in residence at the Grandel Theatre with support by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.


Karlovsky & Company Dance was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in 2012 by its Founder and Artistic Director, Dawn Karlovsky. Prior, the company operated as Dawn Karlovsky & Dancers from 2004-2012.  Since the inception of the company, the work of Karlovsky & Company Dance has been commissioned internationally with tours to France and South Africa, and nationally presenting in New York City, Minneapolis and Duluth MN, Tulsa OK, and San Francisco-Bay Area. Karlovsky & Company Dance aspires to connect with audiences through the art of dance, and to provide an experience for the viewer that evokes personal reflection.  The concert work by Karlovsky & Company Dance is uniquely marked by the choreographic landscapes created through evening-length productions that involve collaboration and integration of contemporary dance-theater, live music, spoken word, and visual art.  The choreographic vision of Karlovsky relies on deeply researched material to generate these cohesive thematic works that are visceral, poignant, and expressively stimulating. 


Karlovsky & Company Dance is committed to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our organization and through our programming. Karlovsky & Company Dance condemns racism, discrimination, and sexism. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the differences among us as human beings and honor the diversity among the artists with which we work and through the artistic programs we present.  Our programs demonstrate diverse representation among the artists and volunteers who participate. Karlovsky & Company Dance is respectful of diversity: gender identity, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, and culture.  Our compassion and understanding continues to deepen through involvements and collaborations with other dance companies and performing artists from different parts of the world with different cultural/religious backgrounds.  We recognize personal, community, and global concerns, and we treat these concerns seriously and respectfully.


Questions? Please feel free to call Dawn at 314-283-1851

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