Choreographer: Jessica Lang-Segawa

LA Opera is casting four feminine presenting dancers, five masculine presenting dancers, and two swings. Dancers must have classical training and strong partnering skills. Pointe is not required.

Four Feminine Presenting Dancers
Height: 5’4” – 5’6”

Five Masculine Presenting Dancers
Height: 5’7” – 6’1”
Facial Hair: Clean shaven

Costume Fittings: February 2022
Staging Rehearsals Begin: April 28, 2022
Onstage Rehearsals: May 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 (Final Dress Rehearsal)
Performances: May 21 & 29(matinee), June 2, 4**, 9**, 12(matinee)**
A full rehearsal schedule will be available at the audition.

Dancers: AGMA Per-Performance Dancer contract - $46/hour rehearsals, $310/performance
Swing Dancers: AGMA Off-Stage Swing Dancer contract - $46/hour rehearsals, $155/performance to cover
Parking is provided. All contracts are local - housing and per diem are not provided.

Self-Tape Video Submissions by Invitation Only

Send an email containing current headshot and resume with the subject line “Aida Dancer Audition” by Saturday, January 22, 2022 to Alanna Swovelin, Interim Manager of Chorus, Dancers, and Supernumeraries:

If you have already submitted, you are currently under consideration.

Those chosen to move forward and send in self-tape video submissions will be notified by January 24

COVID-19 Policy: Prior to the audition, participants (including parents/guardians) will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined in LA Opera’s vaccination policy; further instructions will be provided prior to the audition. (See note below.)

Audition participants will also be subject to other COVID-related protocols in LA Opera’s then-current health and safety plan, which may include and not be limited to a requirement to take a COVID diagnostic test prior to the audition. More information will be provided closer to the audition. Masks will be worn by participants for the entire duration of the audition.

Individuals who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief should reach out to LA Opera’s Human Resources department ( as soon as possible to discuss the process for requesting an exemption from the policy. LA Opera will engage in an interactive process with individuals making such requests. If it is determined that granting an exemption would pose a threat to health and safety in the workplace that cannot be sufficiently mitigated through reasonable accommodations, the request will be denied.

*Must be available for all dates listed above to participate.
**Livestream or Simulcast to various locations in the Los Angeles area