Balletmaster/mistress - Rehearsal Director

Starting from the irresistible power of music, theater and dance, the team of Kunsthuis Opera Ballet Flanders is working daily with more than 380 permanent employees. Together we bring you the most memorable performances in the history of opera, ballet and dance as well as new creations and a selection of masterpieces that are worth rediscovering. Our mission: to move the audience, to inspire, to let you enjoy beauty and to encourage reflection.

To maintain our national and international position, we are looking for a Balletmaster/mistress who can support the team of Kunsthuis Opera Ballet Flanders in picking up interessesting opportunities in a quickly changing environment.

We are currently looking for an inspiring and experienced

Balletmaster/mistress - Rehearsal Director

(m/f) - fulltime, location Antwerp



  • Motivating and inspiring all dancers;

  • Encouraging the development of the dancers and their skills;

  • Teach, rehearse and coach the dancers for all designated productions and performances, as well as for the group passages as for the soloists and principals, and oversee their overall physical fitness;

  • Being responsible for the artistic work  and teaching it for reruns and tours;

  • Assist   at casting sessions and advise at recasts;

  • Assist at auditions

  • Assist at evolution talks

  • Passing on cast changes to the staff as well as artistic team

  • Having the skills to oversee and create microplanning  for rehearsals and performances, short term and long term

  • Having the skills to create casting sheets

  • Attend production meetings and being able to prepare studios for rehearsals according to production needs

  • Able to give thorough feedback and notes after performances - individually and group.


  • A proven track record in teaching, rehearsing and developing professional dancers at all levels, to the highest standards;

  • Experience in pointe work teaching is a plus

  • Experience in contemporary repertoire is recommended

  • Have the ability to motivate and coach people to perform and achieve results;

  • Having effective planning skills is a plus;

  • You are available for all scheduled classes, rehearsals and performances, including evenings and weekends as required;

  • You are flexible with working hours

  • You have computer skills;

  • Fluent in English;

  • Good knowledge of Dutch, or the motivation to improve / develop your Dutch language skills.

We offer

  • An attractive and diverse working environment;

  • A full time contract (start date to be determined);

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

  • Our main offices are located in Antwerp.


Apply before August 20th, 2018.

After a first selection round based on the letters, the selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Kunsthuis strives to promote equal opportunities. Skills are more important than age, gender, ethnicity or nationality.

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