Company Auditions

Marigny Opera Ballet Auditions

Except in the cases of special auditions, the Marigny Opera Ballet holds annual auditions each spring. The next scheduled company audition will be held at the Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, on March 24th, 2018 at 11:00am. If you are interested in auditioning for a place in the Marigny Opera Ballet, please write to Dave Hurlbert, Company Director:

About Our Auditions

The Marigny Opera Ballet holds annual open auditions each April.

For 23-year-old Curtis Thomas auditioning for the company’s first season, the experience evoked a stream of emotions.

“It was stunning. That’s the first thing that hit me: I would love to be dancing here. And then I got nervous … Auditions were intense, but everyone was really nice. I had done quite a few auditions in New York, and it’s so cutthroat up there, so stressful. There was a similar intensity here in New Orleans, but everyone is kinder.”

Then as now, dancers are expected to have professional level training in ballet as well as modern/contemporary techniques.

A headshot and resume are required. Auditions will last approximately an hour, followed directly by call-backs and interviews with candidates. Selected dancers will be offered a contract for the company’s next season (August-March).

No audition fees are required. To register for the audition, or for more information, please write to by the first week in April.