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Employment Opportunities

All current employment opportunities are listed below.

  • Company Pianist

    Pennsylvania Ballet is seeking a Company Pianist.


    Under minimal supervision, the Company Pianist provides piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballet and company ballet class. The individual reports to the Music Director.



    • Provides musical accompaniment for rehearsals.  Attends dress rehearsal of assigned ballets.
    • Prepares music for rehearsal. Studies and learns (using available audio or video materials) piano transcription of orchestral, chamber, concerto, operatic, choral scores as well as piano solo scores.
    • Under supervision of conductor, consults with choreographers and rehearsal coaches regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.
    • Records choreography in rehearsal scores.
    • Serves as key liaison between choreographers/rehearsal coaches and music librarian and conductor.
    • Selects music for and plays company ballet class.
    • Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.



    Education and Experience:
    Substantial experience playing piano for dancers.

    • Play an average of 4-6 hours of scheduled rehearsal and class in addition to personal practice time.
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with choreographers, dancers and rehearsal coaches and others by building rapport, listening and responding to their needs and being easy to approach.
    • Demonstrate diplomacy and tact in all interactions.
    • Continue to practice piano and demonstrate continued technical proficiency.
    • Consistently communicate musical revisions to Music Director/ Conductor and seeks approval for such revisions on a timely basis.
    • Consistently offer creative and innovative musical repertoire for class.
    • Maintain accurate and detailed descriptions of choreography in rehearsal scores.
    • Be consistently available, ready and prepared for company class, dress and technical rehearsals.
    • Organize and communicate information clearly.
    • Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team environment.
    • Be prepared to rehearse/perform all repertoire prior to the first rehearsal.
    • Some travel may be required.

    To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and audition recording to  by March 31, 2016. 

    Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.