Audition for the Company

Company dancer DeMarco on his back in his wheelchair full-press lifting company dancer McKenzie in a flying position.

The Human Body Has No Limitations.

The Dancing Wheels Company is seeking dancers for the 2023/24 season. The Dancing Wheels Company will audition dancers upon an advanced-arrangement, private audition basis. There is also an opportunity for dancers to audition at the conclusion of the 2023 Adult Summer Dance Intensive June 26-30.

Preferred candidates should be proficient in stylized techniques (such as ballet and modern), have a unique quality of movement, possess skills for partnering, and be able to work collaboratively and improvisationally. Candidates must be strong and athletic and willing to train in any style or genre of dance. Potential wheelchair dancers must have excellent wheelchair mobility skills.

Dancers must be able to travel to perform nationwide and internationally, and work full-time. Workdays (when not on tour) are Monday-Friday 10:00AM-3:00PM. Pay scale is commensurate with experience; paid holidays and vacation time are included.

Audition Date: A private audition must be scheduled in advance or June 30, 2023.

Audition Location: The Dancing Wheels Company Studio

Location Street Address: 3030 Euclid Avenue, 1st Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Contact Information:, 216-432-0306

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first professional, physically integrated dance company, is a repertory-based touring company that works with highly acclaimed choreographers each year. Most recent works include full-length pieces from Marc Brew, Nai-Ni Chen, David Dorfman, Catherine Meredith, David Roussève, Mark Tomasic, Michael Uthoff and internationally renowned choreographers Donald Byrd, Donald McKayle, and Dianne McIntyre. The full ensemble trains together as stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers in an equitable and accessible environment, giving equal opportunity for training and employment for all.

To audition, interested candidates should prepare a letter of interest, résumé, headshot, and full-body dance photo to submit to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director at [email protected] or using the Audition Application Form link below.

If available, include a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video excerpt of a recent performance or class (filmed within the last 12 months). In ensemble work, please indicate your position in the performance.

(Revised February 2023)