Under the direction of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater is seeking dancers for the 2022-2023 Season. The audition process will happen throughout the Donald Byrd Workshop for those interested. By taking this workshop and completing your submission, you will be considered for a position with the professional company. Spectrum Dance Theater will host the workshop/audition from July 11-15 & July 18 – 22  in Seattle, WA 11:30A – 4:30P PDT.

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.

To be considered for the company, register for the Donald Byrd Workshop, send an email to spectrumaudition@gmail.com and include the following:

  • Name, Address, Phone Number
  • Headshot and Resume



The Donald Byrd in-person/virtual Workshop is for pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14 and up.

The daily workshop is 11:30 am – 4:30 pm PDT. The workshop consists of a 2-hour technique class followed by 2.5 hours of process/repertory. Technique class focuses on Mr. Byrd’s movement aesthetics and emphasizes a relaxed, strong, and flexible torso with highly articulated feet and legs, and increasing rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus, the dancer becomes more efficient in the management of energy and more able to control the visual, emotional, and physical impact of their body moving.

Workshop Costs:

    • Full Workshop (Technique and Process)
      • In-Person is $425 for the week 
      • Virtual $375 for the week 
    • Technique Class Only (In-Person and Virtual)
      • $85 for the week
    • Technique Class (Drop-In, Virtual Rate)
      • $20 per class

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 both weeks of the workshop. About 90% of dancers hired to the Spectrum Company have attended the Byrd Workshop. If you plan to attend the Byrd Workshop, please indicate so with your submission.

*To be considered for the professional company, dancers must be 18+. Though capacity may increase, in-person spots are limited. First come first served to reserve a place in the studio. All others will remain virtual.

Please send your submission and questions to spectrumaudition@gmail.com

Contact the School Director for more information on financial assistance stephanie@spectrumdance.org