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2017 / 2018 Trainees and Apprentices


Dancers who are interested in auditioning for Paradosi's 2017/2018 Season should download and complete the required Audition Application Packet located on this page and submit it to us by the application deadlines.

Auditioning for Paradosi is a two step process.

1. Application

Complete an Audition Application. The application asks for basic information, training, testimony, references, pictures and video. When submitting your application please remember to include the $25.00 application fee. Applications are due on or before March 1, 2017.

2. Personal Audition

If you are invited for a Personal Audition, you will need to take a trip to our main studio in Tacoma, WA. During the Personal Audition you will take class, join in rehearsal, and meet the Directors and Company Members individually. Personal audition days are by invitation only and will occur March 20 and 21, 2017.

Please click on the links below to download the Application Packet & Information:

Paradosi Audition Application and Information 2017 / 2018 PDF

Mail Audition Information to:

Paradosi Ballet Company


4020 South 56th Street

Suite #105

Tacoma WA 98409

Additional Information:

Not everyone who applies and auditions for the Trainee Program or Touring Company will be accepted into the program. Applicants will be assessed on their technical dance abilities and spiritual maturity by the faculty of Paradosi based off of an applicants application, references, testimony, and personal auditions in Tacoma, Washington. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. As Paradosi is a Christian ministry, our primary focus is on ministry training through dance and as such applicants should be professing Christians with a desire to share the love of Jesus through the arts. While the ministry is currently comprised of all female dancers, the program is open to male dancers; however, we require a minimum of two male dancers to be accepted and enrolled in the program to meet the ministries accountability and housing requirements. Male dancer applications will be kept on file for six months and if additional qualified male dancers apply to the program they will be contacted about continuing with the application and audition process.

The trainee program is a two year program but students may petition for a third year of training after the completion of the two year program if both parties feel that a third year would be of benefit.

At the end of each school year students will be evaluated and notified of one of the following:

1. Remain in the program the following year

2. Advancement to the Touring Company of Paradosi Ballet Company as an Apprentice

3. Released from the program and encouraged to pursue other opportunities

International Applicants

At this time we cannot accept International Applicants into the Trainee Program of Paradosi Ballet or for Apprentice Positions in the touring company. International students may; however, attend our annual Summer Dance Intensive. Thank you for your interest.


If you have more questions please contact our Trainee Director Debbie Durham at:

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

~1 Timothy 4:8

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