Dance With Polaris!


Launched in 2002 by award-winning choreographer Robert Guitron, Portland-based Polaris Dance Theatre is a professional dance organization that creates and produces works of dance for the local, national and international stage. Our productions are visually innovative, athletic, intelligent, emotional and thought-provoking.  Dancers must be versatile with a strong background in both contemporary as well as classical styles. Partnering skills are required. Some aerial experience is preferred.  Our season consists of three fully-staged evening productions, as well as festival performances, special events and possible touring. Auditions take place at Polaris Dance Theatre, 1501 SW Taylor Portland OR 97215.

Polaris Dance Company Auditions

Thank you for your interest in Polaris Dance Theatre!  Polaris will be hosting 2 annual auditions for Polaris Dance Company members and apprentices in 2015. Polaris company members are compensated financially and are offered free tuition for Polaris classes, professional development training, as well as complimentary tickets for friends and family.


Audition Fee: TBD

Audition Date: TBD


Required Submission Materials:

SAVE AS A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT (with your first and last name as the title of the document)

              • Headshot
              • Resume
              • Video Reel (YouTube links only, please)


Junior Company (JCo)/Summer Intensive Auditions

JCo was established in 2011 as a pre-professional company for youth ages 14 – 18.  The program is designed to offer young, talented dancers a chance to grow their skills and experience the demands of rehearsing and performing in a professional environment. March auditions apply to the 2015/2016 (Sept – June) Junior Company Season. We will be asking dancers to perform a variety of techniques and ballet slippers are recommended. If new to Polaris, legal guardians of students will need to sign a waiver at the door. Tuition-based training program, with limited scholarships available upon application and approval.

Outstanding faculty and a diverse and highly challenging curriculum have made our Summer Intensive Program for experienced dancers 14+, one of the region’s finest. This intensive includes training in contemporary, ballet, hip hop, aerial, salsa, partnering and more!  This program includes a final performance in August!

junior Company Xena

Audition Fee: $15 

Audition Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1 – 3pm

RSVP: to M’Liss Quinnly at by March 1, 2015

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