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Untrained Male Dancers

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki

Job details

Auckland Arts Festival
2 Dec 2021
Work type
Part time employment, Casual employment, Auditions
Work classification
Performing Arts


Do you like to jump around, crump, bop or just get that body moving? Have you ever wanted to get on a stage and strut your stuff to a cheering audience? Or would you just like to learn about the art of dance, and even help create the show?

We have just the opportunity for you!

Lucy Guerin Inc (LGI) is looking for two male-identifying people without any dance training to become part of the cast of the Auckland Arts Festival season of its contemporary dance production Untrained.

In Untrained, two people with no dance experience have a challenge – to follow the dance steps of two very experienced and skilled dancers on the same stage. Here’s the good news – perfect moves are not the point! What matters is how the untrained match the professionals in their own entertaining way.

The two untrained people we are looking for will help create the show during rehearsals and be the star attractions when on stage. The audience won’t be looking for perfection – they’ll be watching you having a go and will applaud you for it.

This is a paid position. Please read the below Job Information outlining the commitment of successful applicants before making your application.

How to apply


Auditions will be held on Thursday 9 December, 12pm - 4pm. The audition is in the form of a dance workshop with director/choreographer Lucy Guerin (via Zoom) and dancer Ross McCormack. Please ensure you wear comfortable loose clothing and runners. You will also be required to wear a face mask throughout your audition, and observe social distancing of 2m at all times, as well as signing in with the site specific QR code upon arriving.

The audition location will be confirmed with you once we have received your audition application.

Please note that your audition will be recorded for our future internal reference only.


To sign up for the auditions, please fill out this form by Sunday 5 December:

Written by

Auckland Arts Festival

23 Nov 2021