Under the direction of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater is seeking dancers for the 2022-2023 Season.  

Full-time company contracts, including weekly salary and touring opportunities. Relocation to Seattle, WA is required for the duration of the contract. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to work legally in the USA.The in-person audition is at Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA on July 23, 2022. The audition is invite-only. 

To receive an invitation to audition, please register for the Donald Byrd Workshop OR send an email to spectrumaudition@gmail.com and include the following:

  • Name, Address, Phone Number
  • Headshot and Resume
  • A video of group or solo performance and a video that includes partnering. Videos can be in-studio or on stage; please make certain you are clearly identified.

Please upload videos no later than June 27; Vimeo (no password) and Youtube links preferred. Upon submission of your video, Artistic Director Donald Byrd will select dancers to attend the in-person audition on July 23.


Spectrum Dance Theater will host its annual Donald Byrd Workshop from July 11-15 & July 18 – 22 in Seattle, WA. By taking the workshop, you will automatically receive an invitation to the audition on July 23.

Donald Byrd’s process requires that dancers have a willingness to work collaboratively and are technically proficient. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that interested applicants attend this workshop leading up to the audition. About 90% of dancers hired to the Spectrum Company have attended the Byrd Workshop. This audition is not only for company positions but also for casting Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker performances in December of 2022. If you plan to attend the Byrd Workshop, please indicate so with your submission.

Financial assistance is available to attend the Company Workshop. Please email spectrumaudition@gmail.com with any questions!