English National Ballet in Coppelia at the Company’s 70th Anniversary Gala (c) Bill Cooper

Who we are

English National Ballet brings world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience – delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new. We aspire to be the United Kingdom’s most exciting and creative ballet company.


Purpose of the roles

We are seeking classically trained female dancers and classically trained male dancers to join the Company as 1st Year Artists (Corps de Ballet) on a fixed-term basis to rehearse and perform during the 2021/2022 season. The fixed term contracts are from October 2021 until April 2022.


Experience and requirements

Dancers should have a strong classical technique and be able to perform a variety of repertoire including contemporary, classical and neo-classical.

You will need to be age 18 and over by the date of the audition and already have the right to work in the UK or have a valid UK work permit. Please note we will not be able to sponsor visas on this occasion.


How to apply

Please fill in the application form here.

The live audition will take place on 1 June 2021 and will consist of a ballet class at our premises on London City Island, as well as a contemporary variation for those selected (this will be shared prior to the audition for you to learn in advance).

The online audition process will require you to submit one classical solo of your choice, as well as a contemporary variation of our choosing, which will be shared with you to learn and film prior to the submission date of 23 May 2021.