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Alberta Ballet

Ballet Teacher

801 Open Div. – Edmonton, Alberta
Department 801 Open Div.
Employment Type PT Casual/Seasonal
Minimum Experience Experienced

With some of the world's foremost teachers in ballet on staff in our Calgary and Edmonton studios, The School of Alberta Ballet trains, develops and nurtures dancers from as young as age three through to professional performance careers and beyond. We are currently looking for an experienced Ballet Teacher to instruct students part time evening and weekends on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (15-20 hours per week)  from Sept to June with the potential for teaching hours over the summer. 

Reporting to the Head of Open Division in Edmonton, the Ballet Teacher's responsibilities include instructional and administrative such as but not limited to:

Instructional Duties

  • Structure and teach ballet classes following Alberta Ballet School’s System of Training
  • Teaching ballet from a strong, classical foundation to students 
  • Maintain appropriate staff/student relationships
  • Counsel students as required
  • Attend demonstrations, auditions and lectures
  • Participate in the audition selection process as required
  • Produce written assessments on student progress
  • Record and report on student attendance
  • Communicate with parents of students as required and take notes of conversations with parents
  • Liaise with the School’s Medical team on student injury and rehabilitation

Non Instructional/ Administrative Duties

  • Assist the school and students with photo days
  • Attend/Supervise rehearsals and performances which include the School’s students
  • Attend Year-End Performance (YEP) rehearsals/performances
  • Attend staff meetings and training usually within normal working hours but also others that fall before the start, or at the end of each term

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Graduate of a Professional Teacher Training Program is an asset
  • Professional Teaching Qualifications with Cecchetti Canada 
  • Experience teaching both male and female students
  • Experience teaching ages 5 - 18
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work, willing to be involved in all areas of the School’s (dance) initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to build good supportive relationships with students, colleagues and the wider dance community
  • First aid training or willing to attend training courses
  • Flexible attitude towards duties and working patterns in order to fulfill the requirements of the role
  • Empathy with and a commitment to the aims and ethos of the School
  • Knowledge of repertoire from the classical ballets is an asset
  • Ability to prepare choreographed dances
  • General knowledge of Office Equipment including a computer, scanner, email and outlook  

The successful candidate must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check and complete Respect in Sport/School training (cost to be covered) prior to starting. 

Working Conditions / physical requirements

  • This seasonal role is performed evenings and weekends from September till June 
  • Teaching – standing for long periods of time, repetitive movements, demonstrating dance
  • Frequent walking, standing, bending and reaching.
  • Some computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.
  • The School operates Monday to Saturday; Ballet instruction is during school hours . 
  • There will be projects and pursuits that may require time above and beyond the typical work schedule including evening and weekends for performances and recitals.
  • Employees are expected to comply with all safety regulations

School of Alberta Ballet; Edmonton Location is at The Ruth Carse Centre for Dance at 11205 107 Ave. 

Why Alberta Ballet

  • Discount for employee and immediate family for enrollment at the School of Alberta Ballet
  • Discounted tickets on company productions within the Season
  • School closures between Christmas and New Years, closed on stat holidays

To learn more about the School of Alberta Ballet please click here 

To apply

Please address your cover letter and resume as one document to Margaret Dalwood through the Alberta Ballet's careers webpage

Selected applicants will be asked to demonstrate their ballet training. 

Accepting applications until ideal candidate is determined.  

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    801 Open Div.
  • Employment Type
    PT Casual/Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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