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Common Ground Dance Company
seeking a new Artistic Director

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Artistic Director is responsible for the artistic management of the company and for developing and implementing its artistic output based on the mission statement of Common Ground Dance Company. The Artistic Director reports to the Common Ground Dance Company Board of Directors and to the Managing Director. The Artistic Director collaborates with the Managing Director and the Rehearsal Director to develop and implement performances, classes, and workshop programs in line with the company’s artistic rationale, expressing the vision, mission, and goals of the company. 

The Artistic Director has the following duties:

  • Teaches, develops, implements, and evaluates programs for the performance season.
  • Supervises and evaluates artistic personnel including choreographers, dancers, costume designers, and stage managers, and others.
  • With the managing director, develops annual program budget.
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the organization's artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations.
  • Fosters the development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors on a regular basis to give an update on artistic activity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a year round position with a no benefits, and a very small stipend.

All applicants must submit application materials to: djanoscak@commongrounddance.org. The application should include:

  • A letter of application outlining your qualifications.
  • A current resume.
  • A short statement (one page) describing your teaching philosophy and choreography interests.
  • A 5-10 minute video sample of repertory.  Provide web link or mail DVD to:

Common Ground Dance Company
C/O Melinda Blomquist
AHUM 319
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore MD 21237

Applications Deadline: Until Position is filled.
Questions about the position or program may be directed to: djanoscak@commongrounddance.org.
For more information about the Company visit our website at www.commongrounddance.org.


Common Ground Dance Company (CGDC) is a professional regional repertory dance company dedicated to bridging the gap between art and audiences. Established in 1998, the company sought to provide a nuturing environment for dancers and choreographers throughout the greater Baltimore area and beyond where they could develop their dance and many talents. CGDC strives for artistic excellence while presenting dance that is accessible to all ages and audiences alike. The artists and board members of CGDC devote themselves to the mentoring of young dancers and creating public performance that fosters the unique value of dance a tool for communication and expression.