SLMDances Audition


​SLMDances seeks dance artists who are mature performers, teachers, administrators to fill the role of CREATIVE PARTNER

and who believe in and uphold our Core Values:





(1) Please email CV detailing 

performance, teaching, and administrative experience to


(2) MUST attend Technique + Rep Workshop 

June 27, 2019

2:30-4:30PM, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange


(3) Teaching Audition + Interviews

Friday, June 28th, 2019

10:00AM - 1:00PM, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange


(4) New Dancer Welcome + Orientation

Friday, June 28, 2019

4:00 - 7:00PM, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Dancers who receive an invitation to join SLMDances after Friday morning audition MUST be able to attend Friday evening orientation.




The collective seeks dancer-actor-movement practitioners who have a minimum of 2-3 years experience working as an artist in NYC, and are actively developing their gender and anti-racist analyses. Black women and femmes highly encouraged to audition.

Dancers must have strong technical foundation. Our movement pulls together orientations from the African diaspora, attention to the architecture of traditional modern dance, and the language of Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals grounded in the use of breath, voice, and personal choices. You are an improviser, including contact improvisation, and you have a strong sense of musicality in your dancing. You understand dance as ritual, as spiritual practice, as that which channels, challenges, and celebrates. This does not mean you have a specific religious practice, but rather you understand the Divine power of movement.

As actors, you are embodied storytellers articulating narratives through voice and movement. You are excited to partner in dramaturgical research and the theater devising process. Artists should also expect to learn existing repertory. 

Artists must have experience in education and facilitation. Artists also must be willing to share their administrative skills to advance our organizing and performance work.



SLMDances works collaboratively, values continual learning, and is invested in one another's success. Creative works and educational workshops are collectively researched and co-created. Still, each of our artists is a bawse in their own right: we are responsive, creative problem solvers, independent thinkers and clear communicators who are organized, appreciative of feedback, and value high quality work.




  • paid performances at a rate between $65-125/event,

  • paid teaching artist/facilitation work at a rate between $65-125/event,

  • paid rehearsal at a rate of $12.50 / hour,

  • yoga and company class preceding every rehearsal, 

  • community building,

  • access to photo and video content featuring your work as a performer and facilitator.


In addition, we will open our season with a discussion around additional forms of compensation which may include, but are not limited to: professional development opportunities including teacher training and guidance for achieving personal goals, bartered services, etc.




Company Class every Tuesday and Thursday 10AM-12PM, followed by Rehearsal 12-2PM during Fall and Spring Rehearsal Seasons. Occasional evening or weekend rehearsals as needed, scheduled in collaboration with dancers. Field Trips to cultural events around NYC 1-2 times per month.

The 2019-2020 season’s work will be grounded in the reading and analysis of Sonya Renee Taylor’s The Body is Not An Apology which should be read in preparation for our August onboarding retreat.

This is a one-year commitment, with the hope that you will make a long-term investment in our community.


CALENDAR (all dates mandatory)

Summer Retreat: August 24-30 (overnight; accommodations and meals provided) 

Fall Rehearsal Season: September - December 5, 2019

Spring Rehearsal Season: February - June 2020




Do you have more questions about SLMDances?  Visit our FAQs.

Arts Administration Internship​: Archives

Artistic Director Sydnie L. Mosley seeks highly motivated intern(s) interested in archiving and documentation. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in refining and implementing systems for preserving the work of SLMDances. Your work will be a cataloguing party! Duties will include organizing and indexing hard copies of documents and media, as well as digitizing documents and media files.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, along with experience using google drive and Adobe Acrobat. Successful candidate(s) should also be detail oriented, organized, take initiative, work well independently, highly value the preservation of the work of Black women artists, and believe in our Core Values. 

Internship is unpaid, but students may receive college credit. Hours are flexible (10-20/week). Interns should expect to work closely with Artistic Director.

Please send resume and cover letter to ​

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (SLMDances) is a New York City-based dance-theater collective that works in communities to organize for gender and racial justice through experiential dance performance.

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