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2023-24 Season Artist Audition Information 

General Information - Looking for artists,

  • Who are U.S. citizens or have a U.S. work permit already in hand.

  • Who have dance and/or circus performing artists with high level skills in more than 1 discipline.  

  • Who understand the difference between concert and commercial dance and circus work.  This is concert style show and pay.  

  • Who has experience performing in large productions and ideally touring.  OR has a strong desire to work in this quick pace atmosphere.

  • Who understand working in a team to make the entire cast, show and organization shine.  This can look like helping with a rigging change and minor set changes (i.e. moving a chair offstage) as well as having a positive and adaptable disposition.

Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story 

  • Remote/Virtual Rehearsals: October 1 - November 26

  • In-Person Full Cast Rehearsals: Monday, November 27 - December 3

  • Show Days:  December 6 -10 (8- 9 shows)

  • Looking for dancers with strong contemporary dance and partnering skills.

  • Looking for circus artists in the following disciplines with the ability to learn dance partnering choreography: aerial silks, lyra and bungee.

  • Caroline Calouche's contemporary dance and circus interpretation of the classical ballet.  Please watch the 2022 show at this link prior to completing the audition form.

  • All lead roles perform in Act 1's party scene and snow.  Lead artists also perform in Act 2's divertissement (again, watch the video please)

  • Must be comfortable performing and working alongside approximately 12 youth. 

  • Rehearsal Period

    • Independent Rehearsal:  Work on your featured dances and send video to the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director for feedback by October 31.  Locals can use our studio space for free during available times.

    • Artists must also prepare themselves for the ensemble dances by learning choreography from the video.  (submit videos by November 15).

*The in-person rehearsal schedule will strongly be contingent on the number of local and out-of-town artists and the ability of the artists to learn choreography from video.  

Note on Choreography and Skills in the Show:  While Clara's Trip is primarily set, Caroline Calouche is open to other circus disciplines and dance skills being added based on the artists' strengths.  So if you do not see your skill set in our 2021 version of Clara's Trip and you think it can work, please audition!

Performance Pay

  • $1,000+ pending the role

  • Out-of-town guests will receive a travel stipend and accommodations. 


  • Contract Dates

    • Remote / ​Virtual: November 1, 2023 - February 2, 2024

    • In-Person Rehearsals and Performance Dates: February 3, 2024 - February 25, 2024 with possible extension to March 3.

  • Cabaret show that includes a variety of acts from that are sensual, funny and insightful.  Tag line: Expect the unexpected.

  • Artists will perform in 3-4 acts.
  • Artists will collaborate with Caroline Calouche to create the acts.​

  • Small cast of 6 - 7 artists
  • Looking for artists who have some dance experience or who have strengths in floor partnering and acrobatics.
  • Rehearsal Period
    • Independent Rehearsal: Work on your featured dances and send video to the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director.
    • Artists might have to learn choreography from video prior to attending their first in-person rehearsal.

Performance Pay

  • $2,000 - $2,500

  • Out-of-town guests will receive a travel stipend and accommodations. 



After you submit your Audition Application, you may be contacted for an interview or to submit more information/videos.   

Questions: Contact Caroline Calouche and 

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