Metropolitan Opera – 2023-2024 Fire Shut Up In My Bones Dancer Auditions

December 5, 2023
January 5, 2024


The Metropolitan Opera is seeking 2 male-presenting performers and 4 male-presenting cover dancers for the 2023-24 revival production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the book by Charles M. Blow and co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.  Ms. Brown is seeking Black dancers with exceptional ability in character, modern, jazz, African and Ballet genres as well as ones highly skilled with rhythmic phrasing. Dancers will be asked to perform both contemporary and step dance in the production.

To fulfill this engagement, dancers will need to be available for rehearsals beginning March 6, 2024, through the final dress scheduled for April 5, 2024, and as needed; and for performances scheduled for: April 8, 12, 17, 20, 24, 27 matinee, May 2, 2024

This audition will be by INVITE ONLY. We are asking all those interested to submit headshots, resumes, and video reels to this LINK by 11:59PM on January 5, 2024. If selected to attend the audition, you will be notified no later than January 12, 2024 and given one of the following time slots:

JANUARY 19, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm - 1:00pm
 2:00pm - 3:00pm
 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Callbacks

Dancers will be notified at the end of their time slot if they are being called back.

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 $60.15/hour. Overtime rates are paid under some circumstances, as provided in The Met’s agreement with AGMA. Performances will pay no less than $215.76/performance performed, or $215.76/performance covered. Performance extras are paid when appropriate based on casting, choreography, and staging. These roles will be hired as W2 employees.

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.