Ballet Mistress/Master – Assistant to the Artistic Director

Job Title:           Ballet Mistress/Master – Assistant to the Artistic Director (West Coast Ballet Theatre)

Who For:           Dance Artists – West Coast Ballet Theatre

When:               Starting from January 2018

Where:              Based in Bristol

Days:                 Rehearsals on Saturdays

Time:                 All day

Other:                Voluntary position – expenses and other requirements negotiated

ROLE: To include the following……

  • Giving pre-rehearsal classes
  • Giving Company Class on-stage (pre-performance)
  • Work closely with Artistic Director – Choreographer
  • Responsible for maintaining technical standards
  • Responsible for artistic integrity
  • Role model and point-of-contact for the dancers
  • Coach, and Repetitieur
  • Greeting and Meeting dignitaries and guests
  • Interface between dancers and creative team
  • Ambassador for Dance Artists and West Coast Ballet Theatre
  • Part of the Audition Panel to select dancers
  • Has a deep love and passion for classical ballet
  • Has an understanding for contemporary technique and styles as well as ethnic dance forms
  • Ideally will have done some professional full-time training and danced as a professional or amateur

For further information check our websites:


Dance Artists

“Creative Artists – Collaborating to bring to life a spark of Inspiration that longs to be Created”

A team of creative artists including students, emerging, experienced and amateur enthusiasts in technical theatre, visual arts (photography and film), wardrobe and costuming, arts marketing and audience development and digital/social media buffs – all collaborating to bring full-length and one-act traditional classical ballets as well as new and original ballet-theatre to the stage in live performances in Bristol and the local region, South Wales and London.

West Coast Ballet Theatre

“Classical Ballet – performed with love, heartful passion and a soulful spirit”

The material (people) upon which Dance Artists creates its work. The dancers are all paying members who gain essential vocational experience dancing and learning to be an artist. WCBT is an organisation for honing the art of performance in an environment reflective of the vocation of a ballet-dancer.

Both ‘Dance Artists’ and ‘West Coast Ballet Theatre’ are cultural organisations not operated for profit and who employ no permanent or contracted paid staff. We do our work with financial loans, grants, funding, sponsorship and membership fees.


Please write to us via email, including the following…

  • Basic details about you
  • Tell us why you would like to take on this role
  • Tell us about the dancers, ballet companies and ballet productions you particularly admire and why
  • Tell us about your feelings and perspective towards classical ballet
  • What you feel your strengths are how they might contribute to our work
  • Why you would like to be a member of the team
  • What you might find most challenging about taking on this role
  • What you think you would gain the most if you had the role
  • What do you think that you could bring to the team
  • What experiences like this you may already have, or what you have done before that has prepared you
  • What you feel about the philosophy of Dance Artists and West Coast Ballet Theatre
  • Your contact details and any other information

You can include a CV if you want to, but this is not necessary. Applications should be sent to:  


There are no formal interviews being held. We’ll meet up for an informal coffee and chat to talk about your work, our work, how or if we can work together and whatever else is relevant and comes up for discussion. We’ll take it from there.






Contact Details

Caron Yardley

07504 209861

Opportunity title: Ballet Mistress/Master – Assistant to the Artistic Director
Expiry Date: 2018-01-31T17:00:00+01:00