Ballet Accompanist [dance]

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Job description

The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is seeking to hire an accompanist for its weekly ballet classes. Classes are held Mondays – Saturdays and range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Pianist must be diligent, reliable, and able to work with a ballet instructor. Being virtuosic is a plus.


  • Provide appropriate music for each dance combination. 
  • Have multiple styles of music (such as classical, popular, theatrical, opera, or contemporary scores), preferably memorized, which can be adapted for the ballet class
  • Improvise and perform music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observing the movement of the dancers.
  • Always be prepared and consistent.

Additional information

Start Date: Immediately

Pay will range based on level of experience.

Position requirements

  • Ability to play piano proficiently and follow musical direction from the class instructor.
  • Ability to learn ballet terminology.
  • Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of dance accompaniment preferred.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

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