Dancers: Open Auditions in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Audition & Casting Details

Cirque du Soleil is seeking professional and versatile dancers for its current shows and upcoming creations. We will be hosting auditions in Amsterdam (Netherlands) for the following disciplines:

• Classical-Contemporary-Jazz on March 2, 2015 (callback sessions on March 3, 2015);
• Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking, Breakdancing, Stepping on March 3, 2015 (callback sessions on the same day).

The audition will take place at:
Chassé Dance Studios
Chasséstraat 64
1057 JJ Amsterdam

All candidates must arrive at 8:00am to register (candidates who will arrive after 9:00am will not be admitted). Auditions will begin at 9:00am and end around 5:00pm. We recommend you bring your own drinks and lunch to the audition.

• Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of the audition.

Important Information to attend the audition:
• In addition to being taught a series of challenging combinations, dancers should be prepared to perform their own 2-minute piece. Please bring music and appropriate dance attire;
• Women, please bring heels;
• Click the link below to download the Audition Registration Form. We ask you to complete the top part, to carefully read the second and third parts and to sign it. It is essential that you bring a printed and signed copy to the audition;
• Candidates must also bring a photo and a resumé;
• Please note that Cirque du Soleil will not pay for any expenses incurred by candidates participating in these auditions;
• This is a general audition for our current shows and upcoming creations.
• Candidates who successfully pass the audition will be entered in our database of potential artists for our next artist searches; no contracts are offered at auditions.

Since this is an open audition, DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

General Terms and Conditions of applying online:
• The profile information of candidates will be used by Cirque du Soleil and its related partners;
• The material submitted by candidates will not be returned to candidates;
• The material of candidates who are not selected may be destroyed by Casting and will not be returned to candidates;
• By applying online, candidates who submit their material via a video demo link agree that Casting will extract their material from these links if needed to add the material to the candidate’s profile;
• Applications may be considered for one or more roles in all our shows in performance and in creation.

For more information about the audition please send us an email at

Otherwise, see you at the audition!

Follow the below link to register to apply now:


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About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.

The Creation of Cirque du Soleil

It all started in Baie-Saint-Paul, a small town near Québec City in Canada. There, in the early eighties, a band of colourful characters roamed the streets, striding on stilts, juggling, dancing, breathing fire, and playing music. They were Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (the Baie-Saint-Paul Stiltwalkers), a street theatre group founded by Gilles Ste-Croix. Already, the townsfolk were impressed and intrigued by the young performers – including Guy Laliberté who founded Cirque du Soleil.

The troupe went on to found Le Club des talons hauts (the High Heels Club), and then, in 1982, organized La Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul, a cultural event in which street performers from all over met to exchange ideas and enliven the streets of the town for a few days. La Fête foraine was repeated in 1983 and 1984. Le Club des talons hauts attracted notice, and Guy Laliberté, Gilles Ste-Croix and their cronies began to cherish a crazy dream: to create a Québec circus and take the troupe traveling around the world.

In 1984, Québec City was celebrating the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier, and they needed a show that would carry the festivities out across the province. Guy Laliberté presented a proposal for a show called Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun), and succeeded in convincing the organizers. And Cirque du Soleil hasn’t stopped since!