Autin Dance Theatre is looking for several exceptional performers in dance, spoken word, circus, physical theatre and puppetry for various future programmes of work

Autin Dance Theatre is looking for several exceptional performers in dance, spoken word, circus, physical theatre and puppetry for various future programmes of work



We are seeking professional performers to express their interests in joining the company in order to expand our existing pool of freelance artists for the following upcoming projects in 2021 and beyond:

A Posi+ive Life

Out of the Deep Blue

– Dystopia

– AutinDT Education Programme




We are looking for highly creative and strong individual performers in contemporary dance, circus, physical theatre, spoken word, martial arts and/or puppetry interested in collaborating with us on our performance projects.

You must be a versatile movement performer and comfortable with character work and text. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals from diverse backgrounds, especially from Black, South Asian and Ethnically Diverse and under-represented communities that are based in Birmingham/West Midlands to join the Company for R&D, rehearsals, live performances and the delivery of creative outreach workshops in formal education setting and the community.

Applicants should demonstrate at least 3 years of professional experience, strong dance theatre technique, partner work, improvisational and devising skills. Team players with a sense of humour welcome!

These are paid opportunities pending successful funding applications.

To apply, please email a statement of interest (max. 250 words) along with a CV, headshot, and a short video showcasing your practice (max. 3 mins) to [email protected] by 10am on Monday 7th December 2020.


The online audition and interview process will take place during the week commencing the 14th of December 2020. Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you


All the best,

The AutinDT Team



credit: Dani Bower


About Autin Dance Theatre:

AutinDT is an award-winning innovative and interdisciplinary touring dance theatre company, based in Birmingham (UK) and established since 2013 under the helm of Director/Choreographer Johnny Autin. The Company is a collaborative and project-based organisation that produces engaging and aspirational artistic performances for indoor, outdoor and unusual spaces, and provides extensive learning and education programmes in the community.


AutinDT’s vision is to transform and enrich people’s lives through dance theatre experiences. Our mission is to inspire, educate and instigate positive social changes by delivering world-class multi-disciplinary arts activities.






About our projects:

credit: Paulina Ozynska


A Posi+ive Life is an accessible, immersive and interactive theatre experienceled by six contemporary characters featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation for teenagers and young adults.

Rehearsals in January 2021 + Touring in Spring/Summer 2021 (5 venues, 15 live performances between February and June 2021





credit: Dani Bower


Out of the Deep Blue is a large-scale performance, featuring 1 female contemporary dancer and a 4-metre tall sea giant puppet operated by 5 puppeteers. This outdoor spectacle is designed specifically for family and festival audiences and is inspired by the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis.

Rehearsals in Spring 2021 (4 weeks + 1 production week) + Touring UK outdoor arts festivals in Summer 2021 (April to September 2021)





credit: Marcin Sz.


Dystopia is a highly acclaimed and electrifying dance theatre duet for the outdoors and unusual spaces that explores the themes of our human need for connection and belonging, in opposition with our modern anxieties based on fear and violence.

Rehearsals in April 2021 + Touring UK outdoor arts festivals in Summer 2021 (May to August 2021)





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