Ainadamar (Contemporary Dancers)

The Metropolitan Opera will be auditioning exceptional Contemporary DANCERS for the 2024-25 new production of Osvaldo Golijov’s, Ainadamar, directed and choreographed by Deborah Colker, with additional Flamenco choreography by Antonio Najarro. The Met is seeking 2 Performers and 1 Cover to portray men, and 4 Performers and 1 Cover to portray women.  Dancers should be strong, athletic movers, well versed in contemporary forms.  They must be highly skilled in rhythmic phrasing, have strong acting abilities and may be asked to climb and dance on raised set pieces.   

In order to fulfill this engagement, dancers will need to be available for rehearsals beginning September 3, through the final dress scheduled for October 11, 2024, and as needed; and for performances scheduled for:  
Oct 14, 19, 22, 25, 27 mat, 30, Nov 2 mat, 6, 9 mat, 2024. 

This audition will be by INVITE ONLY. We are asking all those interested to submit headshots, resumes, and video reels HERE by 11:59PM on May 2, 2024. If selected to attend the audition, you will be notified no later than May 9, 2024, and given one of the following time slots: 


Thursday, May 16, 2024 

12:30-1:30 PM*
1:30-2:30 PM*
2:30-3:30 PM*
3:30-4:30 PM*
4:30-5:30 PM*

*Stop times are approximate 

This audition will be open to dancers who are members of AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc.)  and/or AEA (Actor’s Equity Association), as well as non-union dancers. Individuals who are cast in this production and hired by the Met will be required to join AGMA. 

Rehearsals will pay no less than $61.84/hour. Overtime rates are paid under some circumstances, as provided in The Met’s agreement with AGMA. Performances will pay no less than $221.81/performance performedor $221.81/performance covered. Performance extras are paid when appropriate based on casting, choreography, and staging. These roles will be hired as W2 employees. 



  • These are in-person auditions only.  
  • Dancers cast in any production and hired by the Met will be required to join AGMA. If you are an AGMA or AEA member, please bring your VALID membership card with you. 
  • The audition will consist of Flamenco style movement.  Please bring appropriate footwear. 
  • Please enter the Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) through the Stage Door. Auditions will be held in the dance studio, Studio C19. More details will be shared with those invited to attend. 


The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Gillian Smith
Director of Actors and Dancers

Linda Gelinas
Dance Co-Director

Michael Trusnovec
Dance Co-Director