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Feb 25 NYC Audition for Modern Dancers

AUDITION on Monday February 25 from 12-1:45 to Dance in DC!


Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company based in Washington DC is currently recruiting strong male and female dancers with a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet and release technique for its 2013-2014 season. Dakshina has a multi-year partnership with the Sokolow foundation in restaging Anna Sokolow’s iconic modern dance works, works with Bharata Natyam—a South Asian classical dance form, and synthesizes the two forms in a unique three prong approach to dance.

We are looking for energetic, committed, professional, and positive dancers who love to engage and interact with each other. Artistic director Singh creates within 1) contemporary, and modern dance genres, 2) classical South Asian dance, and 3) synthesizing these forms in a unique signature movement style. Dancers must be interested in working with our educational outreach program in area schools and communities. In addition, Dancers must work well in a group, and be interested and willing to study other techniques such as Bharata Natyam and Social Dance forms. Experience in other dance forms with is a definite plus. Dakshina strongly encourages minority dancers to audition to work with the company

Rehearsals are from 7:00 to 11:00 Mondays and Wednesdays in Silver Spring (close to DC; metro accessible). Dancers will take class at Maryland Youth Ballet from 7:15 to 8:45 and rehearsals will continue till 11 pm each Monday and Wednesday. Interested candidates must be able to commit to at least 18 months to be considered for all positions. All performances and travel expenses are paid, and dancers receive a rehearsal stipend. The company has several local, national and international performance opportunities in the upcoming months along with a strong outreach program in area schools and community centers.


Dakshina received the Dance Metro DC Founder’s Award for Innovation in 2007, and Emerging Group and Excellence in Costume in 2008. Dakshina toured India and Bangladesh in 2009/2010 and the company was one of two US-based dance companies to be invited to participate in the Maximum India Festival in 2011 at the Kennedy Center in DC. In 2012, the Sokolow Foundation’s restaging of Lyric Suite on Dakshina was selected as one of the top three local dance events of the year. We are a fun, vibrant, and exciting group to dance with, and use a collaborative work approach–Email us today to get started!


· Auditions will be held Monday February 25 at the Ailey studios.

· The audition will include a short warm up and then rep phrases.

· Ideal start date will be March 10 (dancers relocating to DC will be permitted till March 18 for the move).

· Please email your resume, pictures with headshots and full body shots, and video clips (or links to clips) showing you dancing to


Alvin Ailey Studios
405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Monday February 25 from 12:00 to 1:45. Please plan on arriving by 11:30.