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Ballet Austin is celebrating more than 60 years as a nonprofit organization. It is home to one of the largest professional contemporary ballet companies and classical ballet academies in the United States. Led by Executive Director Cookie Ruiz and Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin operates as a 501(c)(3), consisting of a professional ballet company, apprentice company, trainee program, ballet academy, and community dance and fitness center that offers a variety of dance and conditioning classes to the general public.

Ballet Austin is committed to enhancing the diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff. Hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of Ballet Austin to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


For more information regarding auditions with Ballet Austin, please see our Company Auditions page.


Resident Life Chaperones are the primary caregivers (adult supervisors) for Summer Intensive students attending Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive program who reside in the dormitory. Chaperones reside in the dormitory with students, supervise students ages 13-17, monitor dormitory area for students 18 and older, accompany students on public transportation, drive students in vans, accompany students to appointments, and coordinate, carry out, and participate with students in evening and weekend recreational activities. Chaperones are responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of the students in their charge on a day-to-day basis. The comprehensive duties and responsibilities of each chaperone may be augmented and/or amended based upon the arising needs during the Summer Intensive.

Our company seeks an experienced Independent Contractor to work on a contract or freelance basis as nurse for Ballet Austin‘s Senior Summer Intensive. The Summer Intensive Nurse Position will be a temporary, part time, summer position. The Summer Intensive is a 6-week residential program for dance study. About 350 students attend the Intensive from all over the United States and several countries and dance up to six hours a day, Monday through Friday. Students range in age from 11 to 22. Students from out of town reside in a dormitory setting supervised by Ballet Austin staff at the Callaway House Dormitory.

The Young Children’s Division Dance Instructor provides dance instruction to our students ages 18 months – 5 years of age and plays a vital role in developing lasting relationships with the arts and cultivating young audience members.


Part of a highly motivated team of instructors who teach dance and/or fitness classes for adults at Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance and Fitness. Instructors teach with energy and are committed to inspiring movement and developing community through their classes.

Part of a highly motivated team of instructors who teach Pilates reformer group classes and private Pilates sessions at Ballet Austin’s state-of-the-art Pilates center, located in downtown Austin. The teaching philosophy is based on the classical work of Joseph Pilates, as well as creative variations and modifications to reach a wide range of clientele, from high-energy group classes to clients with more therapeutic needs.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and experienced in the Pilates practice, is passionate about health and wellness, and enjoys helping clients achieve their full fitness potential. Email the Director of the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness.


The Creative Services/Graphics Designer supports Ballet Austin’s Creative Services design and implementation of Ballet Austin’s visual brand identity and its extensions through a diverse array of communications channels, including print, broadcast and digital platforms, and through the organization’s physical assets, including Ballet Austin’s building(s), studios and rented facilities.

This position, which reports directly to Executive Director, manages the internal and external resources necessary to build creative assets for the purpose of marketing goods and services to the public and communicating Ballet Austin’s mission to the community and supporters. This position is responsible for the in-house creation of graphic assets and marketing/communication collaterals related to this activity, while helping manage the activities of outside creative design personnel and related support services.


This position is responsible for maintaining a high standard of facilities security operations and project management, performing work with a direct reflection of the mission and values of the organization.

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