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April 23, 2018
 
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A4D'S KATE HARPOOTLIAN ON DANCE SPIRIT COVER
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What a thrill when we spotted A4D’s own Dancer To WatchKate Harpootlian on the May-June 2018 cover of Dance Spirit magazine!

To know Kate is to love her. Even with considerable success, when we asked what led up to this great cover shot, she shared this unassuming reaction. 

'Dance Spirit approached me earlier in the year about shooting a possible cover story. I think every young competition dancer grew up with that magazine, so it was such an incredible moment for my inner tween. So many people I have admired have been on the cover, so I was almost in disbelief that they had asked me.'

And through the cover story, we learned even more about Kate.

After graduating from high school early, Kate thought she had her future figured out when she booked a gig on a cruise ship. But after she moved to Virginia Beach to train with Denise Wall (yes, Travis’ mom) in preparation for that job, she decided to switch gears to keep training. Working with Denise was Kate’s top priority and it opened her eyes to more opportunities.

In 2014 at just 19, Kate was moved to NYC where she found Answers4Dancers, made friends with fellow members, and worked at all sorts of dance jobs as she transitioned to her professional career. She also became a member of Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound company. Then in 2015, she was a contestant on Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance where she made it to the Top 14 and worked with choreographers like Brian Friedman, Spencer Liff, and even Travis Wall.

Recently, Kate has gained recognition for her choreography In 2016, she won first runner-up at the Capezio A.C.E. Awards for her piece Dignity. But no matter where her dance travels take her, Kate remains humble as she reveals her true heart:

'Mentoring and teaching young students around the country is such a passion of mine, and ‘Dance Spirit’ gave me an incredible opportunity to connect with them. I am still so very grateful to everyone at 'Dance Spirit' for making this happen!'

We’re grateful too that Kate has been recognized for her accomplishments. It’s heartwarming to see great things happen for amazing people like Kate!

KATE'S DANCER TO WATCH PROFILE >


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Don't forget to go to the OPEN CASTING for Steven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY FILM.
NEW YORK CITY April 29 and ORLANDO May 5.
DETAILS ON AUDITION CALENDAR.


 

51 NEW AUDITIONS ADDED TO ANSWERS4DANCERS.COM!

Earth Day 2018 is here and the year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. But there’s no pollution on our auditions calendar as we filled it up with 51 new opportunities added to the Auditions Calendar this week. NYC leads with a strong 34 auditions followed by States with 5, International has 4, and LA has 2. Dance Companies offer 6 additional opportunities.Members have access to all these auditions along with complete details, while non-members have 2 free postings available on A4D's Free Auditions page at www.answers4dancers.com.  

PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EAST

Hamilton (and Peggy Tour) seeking m/f ensemble dancers and offstage swings, who sing, will be considered to potentially understudy principal roles, age 19 to early 30s, all ethnicities, actors of color strongly encouraged to attend, must be amazing dancers, versatile in all forms of contemporary dance, ladies character shoes/heels, hip hop shoes/sneakers, men wear hip hop shoes/sneakers, jazz/character shoes and knee pads, prepare pop-rock song, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, Contract: Production (League) $2,034/wk.  

Spongebob Squarepants seeking m/f dancers, all ethnicities, early 20’s-mid 40’s, seeking a variety of character types of all shapes and sizes to play several featured ensemble roles in the Bikini Bottom community, must be able to tap very well and/or have hip-hop experience, comedic timing, wear comfortable flats/sneakers and tap shoes, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, Contract: Production (League) $2,034/wk current min. 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas National Tour seeking m/f dancers who sing for various principal roles, ladies wear character shoes with a heel and tap shoes with a heel, wear a dance skirt or tap shorts, men wear jazz/character shoes and tap shoes, wear slacks and a button-down or polo shirt, prepare a traditional musical theatre song, Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Kern only, choreography by Randy Skinner, Contract: Production (League) Tier D; $1,286/wk min. 

PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WEST

REMINDER: McDonald Selznick Associates, MSA seeking adult jazz and hip-hop dancers for representation, bring a headshot and resume stapled together, bring two if you are attending both auditions, ladies bring heels and tennis shoes, all bring knee pads. 

Royal Caribbean Productions seeking exceptional singers, dancers, aerialists, ballroom couples, DreamWorks character performers, Olympic level gymnasts, hand balance acts, divers, high divers, synchronized swimmers, BMX cyclists, musicians, and ice skaters to be a part of Royal Caribbean Productions outstanding entertainment program, also, seeking Vegas Style performers, strong performance ability is a plus, prior performance experience is preferred, three challenging combinations, wear dance attire that best shows your figure is required, Pay: 5-7 month performance contracts, paid rehearsal period plus housing.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Heartbreak Hotel in Chicago, Illinois seeking m/f dancers who are excellent singers and performers for all principal roles including Elvis Presley, local hires preferred, Equity members may sign up for appointment in advance, arrive prepared to dance in form-fitting clothing, sneakers for men, choreography by Birgitte Mutrux, Contract: CAT Tier 6; $886.50/wk min. 

The Music Man in Sarasota, Florida auditioning in NYC, seeking m/f dancers who are very strong singers for various principal roles and ensemble, all ethnicities, must have great voices and many should be strong dancers, must tap, women should bring tap shoes, heels are preferred, bring character heels, prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show, choreography by Paul McGill, Contract: LORT Rep LORT B; $914/wk.

DanceInTime & Sinclair Dance Companies in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland are collaborating on a project and seeking new company members, seeking dancers proficient in modern, ballet, African, Latin, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, Indian and other world dances, submit materials online for consideration and auditions info, auditions by Mr. Sinclair Emoghene or Dr. Barbara Bernstein.

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ORLANDO - OPEN CALL - MAY 8 & 9, 2018

Spotlight Dance Center, 7751 Kingspointe Pkwy, Suite 102, Orlando, Florida

MAY 8: SINGERS WHO DANCE, Sign-In 9:30am, Start 10:00am
MAY 9: DANCERS WHO SING, Sign-In 9:30am, Start 10:00am

Carnival is recruiting Singers Who Dance and Dancers Who Sing for Playlist Productions Shows. Developed by top industry talent, these shows feature triple-threat performers who sing, dance, and act! Candidates must be at least 18 years old. For requirements, tracks and to get ready for this open call. CLICK HERE - Bring your resume and headshot.

RWS 2018 A4D sliderCHICAGO OPEN CALL AUDITIONS • TUESDAY APRIL 24

Holland America Line Seeking Dancers and SIngers
Lou Conte Dance Studio, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

 Male and Female Dancers – Sign-in at 9:30am for a 10am start
Male and Female Singers –  Sign-in at 1:30pm for a 2pm start

Auditions Details Here


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NEW YORK CITY OPEN CALL AUDITIONS • APRIL 25, 2018

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, FL 17, New York, NY Dancers, Singer/Dancer, Singers

April 25th - 9:00am Open Principal Singers
April 25th - 9:00am Dancers Open and Agent

April 26th - 9:00am Singer Callbacks • April 27th - 9:00am All Callbacks

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS   •   LOCATION & AUDITION DETAILS


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NORWEGIAN CREATIVE STUDIOS

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA OPEN CALL AUDITIONS APRIL 23-24, 2018

Indiana University South Bend 
Northside Hall 1825 Northside Blvd. South Bend, Indiana 


APRIL 23 DANCERS
5:30PM Norwegian Info Q&A
Sign In: 6PM | Start: 6:15PM

APRIL 24 SINGERS
5:30PM Norwegian Info Q&A
Sign In: 6PM | Start: 6:15PM



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CS18 CSSRAuditions 300x250Don’t miss the opportunity to perform in America’s favorite holiday tradition!


Radio City Productions is looking for a diverse cast of Rockettes©, Male and Female Dancers, Male and Female Vocalists, and Girls (Claras) to perform in the 2018 production of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes in New York City.

For more information and the full schedule, please visit www.radiocityauditions.com. If hired, performers will be offered an AGVA contract with competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) plan and health insurance. The Madison Square Garden Company is an equal opportunity employer.