Careers

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Adjusting and acclimating to the “new/evolving normal,” requires resilience. As we are facing challenges, we are discovering opportunities.  As we move forward with our hybrid - virtual / in-studio summer intensive and proceed with planning for the 2020/21 school year, we are recognizing many opportunities for growth.  

 

We are seeking individuals to support our mission of providing accessibility to the art and culture of the Vaganova method of classical ballet through world-class, professional training and performing opportunities. Whether this will be done in-studio, virtually or a combination, we are determined to rise stronger, together. 

 

APPLICANTS

Indicate your availability to teach in-person and/or virtual  (Mountain View, CA), virtual (Zoom) or hybrid.  Email your resume and links to video samples of teaching and choreography to: info@bayerballetacademy.com

The Academy is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and is an Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Consistent with our mission of high standards of excellence, the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant will be assessed.  

Competitive compensation based on qualifications, experience and education.

MEN'S DIVISION DIRECTOR & INSTRUCTOR

Position Summary

The successful candidate will enthusiastically direct and instruct male students of all ages and levels, including technique, pas de deux, repertoire, performance, competition and audition preparation. The candidate will also instruct and coach female students, as well.

 

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the candidate will deliver the Academy’s level-appropriate curriculum, consisting of technical, artistic, musical, performance and psychological skill development; while inspiring and nurturing students to achieve their full potential and providing them with a solid foundation to pursue a professional career in dance. The candidate is responsible for imparting, with passion, the art and technique of classical ballet by creating an environment that promotes the welfare of all students,

  • is welcoming, safe, and inspired for the students;

  • promotes enthusiasm for ballet training and encourages an open mind to accepting corrections and receiving feedback;

  • teaches and maintains responsibility for the proper studio discipline and dance class etiquette; 

  • develops self-discipline and mutual respect of their classmates;

  • while delivering, individualized, constructive feedback and encouragement to improve their artistry and technique.

 

The candidate will work with the Artistic Director & Executive Director to develop and implement an actionable plan to grow the Male Division. In addition to the above, duties include, but not limited to:

  • recording and reporting student attendance;

  • monitoring progress and providing assessments to the students;

  • preparing students for performance and competition to assure highest production quality, through additional classes, coaching and rehearsals, as required;

  • providing progress reports and recommendations for level placement to the Artistic Director to enable the students’ growth within the program;

 

All faculty are expected to participate fully in the ongoing daily activities of the Academy, which may include interacting with faculty, staff and pianists; attending regular meetings, staff continuing education, performances, demonstrations, lectures, auditions, special events; and may be invited to teach during the summer session, if the program requires such support.

Minimum Qualifications

Prior Director-Level experience is not required.   More importantly, we are seeking an individual, who is passionate about growing a male division through an inspired approach.  The applicant should meet the following:

  • professional ballet performing or teaching experience, and/or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance or related field is required;

  • references for successful teaching and/or performing experience required;

  • must pass background check;

  • work ethic that is professional, proactive, flexible and collaborative;

  • personable communicator, who maintains professionalism with students, parents, staff and colleagues;

  • basic knowledge of Google for Business/MS Office products - training will be provided, as needed (used for record attendance, evaluations, written reports and internal communications);

  • willingness to be CPR/First Aid certified;

  • complies with Bayer Ballet’s policies to ensure health and welfare of students;

  • supports and provides equal and fair treatment for all.

  

Desired Qualifications

 

Prior successful experience with any of the following:

  • directing a ballet division;

  • teaching men's ballet technique classes;

  • coaching or teaching pas de deux classes;

  • preparing pre-professional students for performances;

  • award-winning choreography;

  • preparing dancers for competition.

Compensation

Competitive compensation based on qualifications, experience and education. 

Medical insurance contribution. 

 
MASTER BALLET INSTRUCTOR

Position Summary

The successful candidate will enthusiastically instruct students of all ages, primarily 8-18 years, and levels using the Russian Vaganova classical ballet methodology (“Vaganova Method”), including technique, repertoire, performance, competition and audition preparation.  Duties to also include, but not limited to:

  • developing original choreography using the Russian Vaganova methodology;

  • preparing ballet repertoire;

  • managing preparations of ballet reproductions; 

  • staging performances;

  • recording and reporting student attendance;

  • monitoring progress and providing assessments to the students;

  • preparing students for performance and competition to assure highest production quality, through additional classes, coaching and rehearsals, as required;

  • providing assessments to the students; as well as, progress reports and recommendations for level placement to the Artistic Director to enable their growth within the program.

 

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the candidate will deliver the Academy’s level-appropriate curriculum, consisting of technical, artistic, musical, performance and psychological skill development; while inspiring and nurturing students to achieve their full potential and providing them with a solid foundation to pursue a professional career in dance. The candidate is responsible for imparting, with passion, the art and technique of classical ballet by creating an environment that promotes the welfare of all students,

  • is welcoming, safe, and inspired for the students;

  • promotes enthusiasm for ballet training and encourages an open mind to accepting corrections and receiving feedback;

  • teaches and maintains responsibility for the proper studio discipline and dance class etiquette; 

  • develops self-discipline and mutual respect of their classmates;

  • while delivering, individualized, constructive feedback and encouragement to improve their artistry and technique.

 

The candidate will work with the Artistic Director & Executive Director to develop and implement an actionable plan to grow the program. 

 

As a faculty member, the position may also be involved with teaching any level through pre-professional.  All faculty are expected to participate fully in the ongoing daily activities of the Academy, which may include interacting with faculty, staff and pianists; attending regular meetings, staff continuing education, performances, demonstrations, lectures, auditions, special events; and may be invited to teach during the summer session, if the program requires such support.

Minimum Qualifications

 

We are seeking an individual, who is passionate about teaching and choreographing, using the Vaganova method.  The applicant should meet the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance or related field and five years of experience as a Ballet Instructor is required;

  • must have two years of experience with the Vaganova ballet technique;

  • references for successful teaching and/or performing experience required;

  • must pass background check;

  • work ethic that is professional, proactive, flexible and collaborative;

  • personable communicator, who maintains professionalism with students, parents, staff and colleagues;

  • basic knowledge of Google for Business/MS Office products - training will be provided, as needed (used for record attendance, evaluations, written reports and internal communications);

  • willingness to be CPR/First Aid certified;

  • complies with Bayer Ballet’s policies to ensure health and welfare of students;

  • supports and provides equal and fair treatment for all.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

Prior successful experience with any of the following:

  • preparing pre-professional students for performances;

  • award-winning choreography;

  • preparing dancers for competition.

 

Compensation

Competitive compensation based on qualifications, experience and education. 

Medical insurance contribution. 

 
BALLET INSTRUCTOR 

Position Summary

The successful candidate will enthusiastically instruct students of all ages, primarily 8-18 years, and levels using the Russian Vaganova classical ballet methodology (“Vaganova Method”), including technique, repertoire, performance, competition and audition preparation.  Duties to also include, but not limited to:

  • developing original choreography using the Russian Vaganova methodology;

  • preparing ballet repertoire;

  • managing preparations of ballet reproductions; 

  • staging performances;

  • recording and reporting student attendance;

  • monitoring progress and providing assessments to the students;

  • preparing students for performance and competition to assure highest production quality, through additional classes, coaching and rehearsals, as required;

  • providing assessments to the students; as well as, progress reports and recommendations for level placement to the Artistic Director to enable their growth within the program.

 

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the candidate will deliver the Academy’s level-appropriate curriculum, consisting of technical, artistic, musical, performance and psychological skill development; while inspiring and nurturing students to achieve their full potential and providing them with a solid foundation to pursue a professional career in dance. The candidate is responsible for imparting, with passion, the art and technique of classical ballet by creating an environment that promotes the welfare of all students,

  • is welcoming, safe, and inspired for the students;

  • promotes enthusiasm for ballet training and encourages an open mind to accepting corrections and receiving feedback;

  • teaches and maintains responsibility for the proper studio discipline and dance class etiquette; 

  • develops self-discipline and mutual respect of their classmates;

  • while delivering, individualized, constructive feedback and encouragement to improve their artistry and technique.

 

The candidate will work with the Artistic Director & Executive Director to develop and implement an actionable plan to grow the program. 

 

As a faculty member, the position may also be involved with teaching any level through pre-professional.  All faculty are expected to participate fully in the ongoing daily activities of the Academy, which may include interacting with faculty, staff and pianists; attending regular meetings, staff continuing education, performances, demonstrations, lectures, auditions, special events; and may be invited to teach during the summer session, if the program requires such support.

Minimum Qualifications

 

We are seeking an individual, who is passionate about teaching and choreographing, using the Vaganova method.  The applicant should meet the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance or related field and five years of professional dancing or teaching experience is required;

  • must have two years of experience with the Vaganova ballet technique;

  • references for successful teaching and/or performing experience required;

  • must pass background check;

  • work ethic that is professional, proactive, flexible and collaborative;

  • personable communicator, who maintains professionalism with students, parents, staff and colleagues;

  • basic knowledge of Google for Business/MS Office products - training will be provided, as needed (used for record attendance, evaluations, written reports and internal communications);

  • willingness to be CPR/First Aid certified;

  • complies with Bayer Ballet’s policies to ensure health and welfare of students;

  • supports and provides equal and fair treatment for all.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

Prior successful experience with any of the following:

  • preparing pre-professional students for performances;

  • award-winning choreography;

  • preparing dancers for competition.

 

Compensation

Competitive compensation based on qualifications, experience and education. 

Medical insurance contribution. 

PRE-BALLET INSTRUCTOR

Position Summary

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about creating a nurturing environment for children ages 3-8 years to explore the art of ballet.  The successful candidate is dedicated to creating an inspired learning environment, which upholds mutual respect, while keeping the student’s health and well-being the top priority.  Through a structured curriculum, the young dancers are provided with a solid foundation to develop artistic and physically, while developing self-confidence.  

Upon graduation from the pre-ballet division, dancers are provided with the necessary  foundation to transition into the Vaganova Method of training, which begins at the age of 8 years. The Pre-Ballet program is delivered across six levels, through a holistic curriculum that focuses on training young dancers through a healthy, steady and gradual process, while promoting artistic development through coursework, which develops their flexibility, strength, coordination, grace, self-awareness and expression, rhythm and musicality.

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the candidate will deliver the Academy’s level-appropriate curriculum, consisting of technical, artistic, musical, performance and psychological skill development; while inspiring and nurturing students to achieve their full potential and providing them with a solid foundation to further their dance training in the upper levels. The candidate is responsible for imparting, with passion, the art and technique of classical ballet by creating an environment that promotes the welfare of all students,

  • is welcoming, safe, and inspired for the students;

  • promotes enthusiasm for ballet training and encourages an open mind to accepting corrections and receiving feedback;

  • teaches and maintains responsibility for the proper studio discipline and dance class etiquette; 

  • develops self-discipline and mutual respect of their classmates;

  • while delivering, individualized, constructive feedback and encouragement to improve their artistry and technique.

 

The position will include:

  • under the direction of the Pre-Ballet Division Director, prepare for annual performances; 

  • recording and reporting student attendance;

  • monitoring progress and providing assessments to the students;

  • providing assessments to the students; as well as, progress reports and recommendations for level placement to the Artistic Director to enable their growth within the program.

 

The candidate will work with the Artistic Director & Executive Director to develop and implement an actionable plan to grow the program. 

As a faculty member, the position may also be involved with teaching other levels, as needed.  All faculty are expected to participate fully in the ongoing daily activities of the Academy, which may include interacting with faculty, staff and pianists; attending regular meetings, staff continuing education, performances, demonstrations, lectures, auditions, special events; and may be invited to teach during the summer session, if the program requires such support.

Minimum Qualifications

We are seeking an individual, who is passionate about teaching and looking to join a team that is committed to upholding the artistic and technical excellence of classical ballet. The applicant should meet the following:

  • must have three years of experience as a Ballet Instructor;

  • references for successful teaching required;

  • must pass background check;

  • work ethic that is professional, proactive, flexible and collaborative;

  • personable communicator, who maintains professionalism with students, parents, staff and colleagues;

  • basic knowledge of Google for Business/MS Office products - training will be provided, as needed (used for record attendance, evaluations, written reports and internal communications);

  • willingness to be CPR/First Aid certified;

  • complies with Bayer Ballet’s policies to ensure health and welfare of students;

  • supports and provides equal and fair treatment for all.

 

Compensation

Competitive compensation based on qualifications, experience and education. 

 
 
 
 

Bayer Ballet 
2028 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, California 94043, USA

Email: info@bayerballetacademy.com
www.bayerballet.com

** No Phone Calls or Walk-Ins Please **

Please submit your resume and links to video samples of teaching and choreography

info@bayerballetacademy.com

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" This is a top notch school where your son or daughter will receive the proper training that a dancer needs. We have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of the school...The teaching faculty is devoted to giving the students excellent instruction. I recommend this school for any child that wants to work hard, and takes their ballet training seriously." 

—  Michelle R., Belmont, CA

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