2013 Company Auditions

2013 Company Audition Side Postcard

INITIAL WORK PERIOD: Dancers must be available for rehearsals beginning as early as March 2013.  Further work with the company is contingent on the initial work period.  Dancers must be available immediately for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

The Martha Graham Dance Company currently guarantees a minimum of 26-30 weeks of work per year to its core group of dancers including national and international touring.  Dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.



  • Registration fee not required for current members of AGMA
  • Registration fee is not refundable.
  • Registration fee is not required for full-time participants in the Pre-Audition Workshop

The registration fee must be received before January 30 to guarantee a space at the audition.  Admission at the door will be limited to space availability.


BY E-MAIL - please email your photo and resume with your current contact number to Tadej Brdnik, Manager of Special Projects: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject: 2013 AUDITIONS. You will receive confirmation of receipt and payment information by email.




Hiring women at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as advanced Martha Graham Technique.

  • Must be available for rehearsals in March, 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

Dancers should arrive warmed-up, hair tied back completely, in dancewear without baggy warm-up clothes.  Make-up is recommended.  Bring a photo with resume, email address and contact numbers.


Hiring experienced Male Soloists as well as AGMA apprentice level.

Height: 5’11” or taller.

  • Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals beginning March 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

All dancers should be warmed-up, with long hair tied back and in dance wear without baggy warm-up clothes. 

All dancers must bring an additional photo with resume, email address and contact numbers to the audition.

Fall and Recovery | Contributors


Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund Contributors

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Neil Baldwin
Ann Guest
Scott Postell
Nancy and Robert Segal
Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Lee Traub
Sharon Tyers
Marnie Thomas Wood
Thea Barnes
Madeleine Berk
Aviva Blaichman
Ian Butler
Vinicius Carvalho
Joanne Colino
Joseph Cotter
William Crowley
Jessica Delia
Charles Eilber
Caroline Faraone
Lynn Garafola
Diane Gray
John-Lance Harrison
M L Hauser
Joyce Heinzerling
Sandra Kaufmann
Aimee Levine Dickman
Ronald Malvin
Rhonda Mattana
Jane Moffett
Elisa Monte
Tiffany Nixon
Susan Oliver
Jerry and Myron Pavlon-Blum
Susan Reiter
Carol Rossi
Elaine Scagnelli
Allegra Snyder
Peter Sparling
Fred Strickler
Christina Wohlstetter
Bernadette Wolff
Akiko Aizawa
Caroline Bastiaans
Maggie Boogaart
Jordan Elkind
Dina Emerson
Lisa Hallman
John Hotta
Helen Howe
Marianne Handy Hraibi
Kathleen Hughes
Virginia Johnson
Vijaya Kumar
Judith Lasko
Amy Laviers
Muriel Manings
Meghan Hewit McCormick
Mary Mitsch
Yuta Nakajima
Hibbard Nash
Jackson Raders
Jane Rigney
Laura Robertson
Jan Sillery
Benny Simon
Shannan Spisak
Brenda Stern
Judith Stuart Boroson
Lauren Taylor
Ruth Wein
Emma Widener

Martha Graham Center joins #GivingTuesday



On November 27, the Martha Graham Center joins a national movement of charities, businesses, foundations, families, students and communities to create #GivingTuesday, a new day during the holiday season that is dedicated to giving.

As part of this first ever #GivingTuesday, the Martha Graham Dance Company invites its community to help reconstruct costumes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Diversion of Angels is Martha Graham’s lyrical ode to LOVE. The yellow couple represents adolescent, mercurial love; the red couple, passionate love; and the white couple, enduring, spiritual love.
With gratitude this holiday season, we thank you, our angels, for supporting our Fall and Recovery efforts.
Martha Graham Dance Company performs Diversion of Angels in Barcelona

Statement on Hurricane Sandy from our Leadership

“I run best on a muddy track.”
Martha Graham

All of us at the Martha Graham Center stand in solidarity with our friends who have felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Here in our new Westbeth home in the West Village, we are surrounded by residents who lived without water, power or heat for nearly two weeks.  We know that this scene is replicated around the region as families cope with devastating loss.

The Martha Graham Dance Company took a direct hit.  Our historic collection of sets, costumes, and artifacts, gathered over eight decades and valued at $4 million, was immersed for six days when Sandy swept into our basement warehouse, blowing out doors and knocking down walls.  There were hundreds of costumes along with Isamu Noguchi sets for such masterpieces as Night Journey, Cave of the Heart, and Errand into the Maze stored in the basement.  Some of these costumes were seen on the stage only days before the storm landed.

Now we begin the massive task of rebuilding.  With help from volunteer conservators who have been on site to advise us, we are rescuing precious costumes designed and even in some cases worn by Martha.  From the original Noguchi sets for Clytemnestra to a hundred or so Panorama costumes created for our public high school partners, we are in the process of determining the best restoration plan for each piece in the collection.

This is a tremendous undertaking, but with the Graham community at our side, we are making remarkable progress.  We have established the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and we invite you to join our efforts and to share our story.  With your help, we will reclaim, restore or recreate every object central to the Graham legacy and our future.

For their part, the dancers won’t miss a beat.  Inspired by Martha’s fierce determination, they are focused on upcoming performances in Italy, Michigan, North Carolina, and New York City.

With great hope for the future,


LaRue Allen                                                 Janet Eilber
Executive Director                                   Artistic Director

Nacho Duato commissioned to create a new work for the Graham Company

Acclaimed choreographer Nacho Duato will create a new work for the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2013.  Commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a part of the Company’s Myth and Transformation program, the piece will feature music by Arvo Pärt and will premiere on the same program as Martha Graham’s newly reconstructed The Rite of Spring.  Wendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will join the Graham Company as guest artist for these performances on April 26-27, 2013, which conclude the Carolina Performing Arts celebration “The Rite of Spring at 100.”

Read the Press Release from Carolina Performing Arts

Annual Scholarship Luncheon 10.11.12

The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 11, 2012 at Scandinavia House. We will be honoring Board President Inger K. Witter for her outstanding dedication to the Martha Graham School.  Please contact Suzanne Flanagan at sflanagan@marthagraham.org for tickets and more information. Click here for the reply card.

Photo Credits: Costas