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Adjunct Ballet Teacher

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
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The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce an Adjunct Ballet teaching position in the Dance Department at the Peabody Preparatory, a division of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD commencing September 7, 2022.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching classical ballet to students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) ages 7-18. This position may be assigned specialized classes in pointe work and/or classical variations. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in teaching pointe classes (from beginner to intermediate/advanced) and to those with professional performing experience in classical ballet. The successful candidate will nurture an enthusiasm for ballet training among students and abilities; create a welcoming and safe learning environment for students based on appropriate boundaries and the standards of dance class etiquette; work with the students to develop self-discipline and mutual respect for their classmates; provide individual feedback and encouragement to improve ballet technique; and provide the Department Chair updates on student progress so the Dance Department can work collectively to facilitate continued progress.


Responsible for teaching up to 9.5 hours of beginning, intermediate, or advanced ballet classes at Peabody Preparatory's Downtown or Towson campus. Classes may be scheduled between 4:00 pm-9:00 pm Monday – Friday or between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Classes will meet for 32 weeks during the Preparatory school year from September – to May. This teacher may also set and/or create choreography for the Dance Department's year-end performances in May. Although most performance preparation takes place during regular class times, performance responsibilities may include additional rehearsals at the end of the spring semester.


Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school of music and Dance, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and level.

The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore and has three satellite branches in the communities of Towson, Annapolis, and Howard County, MD. The Preparatory has approximately 2,000 students studying all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice, Dance, theory, composition, early childhood, orchestra, chamber music, etc.

The Preparator's dance department, established in 1914, is one of the oldest continuously operating dance training centers in the United States. Preparatory Dance has pioneered new dance forms throughout its remarkable life span, mounted numerous collaborative projects, partnered with prominent figures in 20th and 21st century American dance, and produced accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, directors, and teachers. Preparatory Dance is keeping in step with the progression of American Dance into the 21st century and remains committed to: offering high-quality dance training for students of all levels, age 3 to adult; presenting imaginative professional-level performances; offering pre-professional ballet and modern dance summer intensives; partnering with our community through master classes, seminars, workshops, and other dance events – most offered free of charge; and training and supporting male dancers through the ground-breaking Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys.

  • Professional ballet performing experience and/or a bachelor's degree in Dance required.
  • Documented successful teaching experience required.
  • Preferred qualifications: success in teaching classes in a pre-professional ballet program, including pointe work and/or classical variations; experience coaching upper-level ballet students in variations or repertory; experience preparing pre-professional students for performances.
Application Instructions

Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before August 6th will be given preference. Applications should include:
  • Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy
  • Current résumé or CV

  • You Tube link or links to 1-3 recordings (no more than 10 minutes total) of a recent performance or performances. 

  • You Tube link or link of your private or group class teaching.

*Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link or playlist and include the link in your application.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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