Donald Byrd Workshop

July 24- 28

Ages 14+ | 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Workshop age requirement 14 & up with Intermediate-level ballet training necessary.

Cost: Full Workshop Class and Process – $425** for the week/ $350 early bird paid by 4/30 

Virtual Option : $375 for the week/ $300 early bird paid by 4/30 

Cost: $85 Full Week Technique Class Only with $20 Drop-In Rate Technique Class Only

The Donald Byrd Pre-professional and Professional Workshop workshop is for pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14 and up. The daily work session runs from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm PST.

The workshop consists of a 2-hour technique class and 2.5 hours of process/repertory. Technique class focuses on Mr. Byrd’s movement aesthetics. It emphasizes a relaxed, strong, and flexible torso with highly articulated feet and legs with increasing rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus, the dancer becomes more efficient in managing energy and more able to control the visual, emotional, and physical impact of their body moving.

**Please contact the School Director for information on financial assistance programs.

Company Audition

July 29th, 2023

Ages 18+ | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

**Dancers are encouraged to attend the Donald Byrd Workshop that leads to this audition.**

This audition is not only for company positions but for positions and casting for The Harlem Nutcracker performances in December of 2023.

The audition will include a barre followed by Byrd technique/repertoire.

Under the direction of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater is seeking dancers for the 2023-2024 Season.  Full-time company contracts, including weekly salary and touring opportunities. Relocation to Seattle, WA, is required for the duration of the contract. The audition is at Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA, on July 29, 2023. 

Donald Byrd’s process requires that dancers have a willingness to work collaboratively, are technically proficient, and have an interest in the Company’s focus on {social justice and climate change}.

Please send an email to spectrumaudition@gmail.com and include the following:

Name, Address, Phone Number

Headshot and Resume

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to work legally in the USA. **Spectrum Dance Theater will host its annual Company Workshop from July 24 – 28 in Seattle, WA. 

If you take the workshop in person, you will automatically receive an invitation to the audition on July 29. It is HIGHLY encouraged that interested applicants attend this workshop leading up to the audition. If you plan to attend the Company Workshop, please indicate so with your submission. This audition is not only for company positions but for positions and casting for The Harlem Nutcracker performances in December of 2023. 

There is possible Financial Assistance available to attend the Company Workshop. Please contact Stephanie@spectrumdance.org for more information. Please email Spectrumaudition@gmail.com with any questions!


For questions and additional information, please call 206-325-4161 or email stephanie@spectrumdance.org.