Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Dance Teacher, Application Deadline January 4

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance…become part of that experience…

Calling all jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop and musical theatre teachers. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is seeking a Full Time Dance Teacher to join the Artistic Faculty of the RWB School. Don't miss the opportunity to teach the most amazing young artists and enjoy medical and dental benefits, complimentary physiotherapy, and other great perks.

THE position

As a full-time Dance Teacher, working afternoons, evenings and weekends, you will specialize in jazz and/or a combination of jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. In this role you are responsible for the consistent instruction of dance classes, choreography, and rehearsals for performances of several levels and age groups. You will further oversee programming and project teams and will work with the Recreational Division Principal to develop and implement curriculum.

HIGHLIGHTED duties of the role

  • Teach classes during Regular and Summer Sessions
  • Prepare choreography for festivals, competitions, recitals, and conduct rehearsals
  • Work collaboratively with the Recreational Division Principal to develop and implement curriculums
  • Arrange and lead pedagogical meetings and work-groups
  • Participate in the audition, interview, and casting process
  • Prepare students for exams as required
  • Act as supervisor in the absence of the Recreational Division Principal or Vice-Principal
  • Coordinate performances and events, manage critical paths and to-do lists, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Coordinate the Teaching Assistant Program
  • Prepare report cards, student assessment forms, and letters of reference as required
  • Participate and contribute to short term and long-range planning sessions
  • Participate in the annual registration exercise including planning, execution, and after-action review
  • Act as liaison between the Recreational Division Principal and the Artistic Faculty
  • Build and maintain positive and productive relationships with parents, students, and staff
  • Forward concerns directly to the Recreational Division Principal
  • Maximize communication opportunities with parents

what you bring

  • Minimum five years of experience as a dance teacher and/or dancer
  • Experience choreographing for festivals, competitions, and recitals
  • Classical ballet training an asset
  • Experience teaching boys/men an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity with the ability to use sound judgement
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong customer service, and relationship-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate the highest level of professional conduct and discretion

what we offer

  • Health and Dental benefits paid for by the Organization
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Matching RRSP Program
  • Employee discount on RWB merchandise
  • 3 weeks' vacation upon hire
  • Subsidized bus passes


Qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and sample of choreography or teaching work to Kara Neilson at by end of business day Monday February 4, 2019. Samples of work can be submitted via video clip or link. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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