2019 Contract Audition

Event Type
Event Description

Chicago Dance Crash will be looking for athletic & diverse dancers for our 2019 Season.

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a compelling mixture of ballet, hip hop, and dangerous acrobatics” and Dance Magazine as “Matthew Bourne, but with a more primitive, ritualistic, streetwise attack”, Crash will be entering its 17th Season of 60+ performances including repertory concerts, freestyle works, full-length productions, school assemblies, battles, and site-specific installations performed locally, across the U.S., and internationally.

Artistic Director Jessica Deahr will be looking for male and female dancers with strong hip hop and contemporary technique. Gymnastics or acrobatic experience is a plus. Audition will consist of a barefoot, contemporary combination followed by a hip hop combination (shoes preferred by not required). Selected dancers may be asked to perform a very short freestyle to music of Crash’s choice. A group warm up will not be provided though all are welcome to arrive as early as 11:30am to prepare. Headshots and resumes are accepted but not at all required. Audition begins promptly at noon and will go no later than 3pm on Sunday, October 21st.

To reserve your slot and/or ask questions, please email Mark at mhackman@chicagodancecrash.com. Walk-ins are welcome but RSVP is preferred.

When capacity is reached it will be announced on our social media. Follow Chicago Dance Crash on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for up-to-date info.

There is NO fee to audition. Video auditions will not be accepted and the Chicago audition on Oct. 21st will be the only one held for 2019 performance ensemble contracts.

Dancers invited to join the 2019 Performance Ensemble will be required to relocate to Chicago, IL. Contracts will take place from January-November 2019. Company dancers are paid a monthly rehearsal retainer as well as performance stipends and travel. One unpaid performing apprentice is selected annually.


Running Time
3 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Hip Hop


Visceral Dance Center

2820 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 772-1771