Current Vacancies

Open Auditions


Saturday 31 August 2019


Artistic Director, Aurélien Scannella, is hosting open auditions for West Australian Ballet.


Suitably experienced candidates with excellent Classical training and technique are invited to apply for West Australian Ballet’s open auditions. Please email audition@waballet.com.au with your application, which must includeOPEN AUDITION APPLICATION – <Your Name>” as the Subject Line.


Your application should please including the following:


  • Resume
  • Photographs (JPEG preferred)
  • Link to online footage of a Classical variation (Youtube or Vimeo)


Applications close on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Incomplete applications or those received after the closing date, will not be considered.


Suitably qualified candidates will be contacted by WAB to confirm an audition time-slot and other important details.


We are always on the lookout for energetic, innovative and passionate artists to join our team. Western Australian applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director, Finance & Corporate Services


On behalf of the West Australian Ballet we are delighted to invite applications for the position of Director Finance and Corporate Services. The position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the senior leadership team.


Established in 1952, West Australian Ballet is Australia’s oldest ballet company and has developed an impressive reputation for superior classical and contemporary ballet and contemporary dance of the highest level. It has developed an extensive repertoire.  West Australian Ballet stages everything from full length classical ballets, narrative ballets and shorter works, and encompasses a variety of choreographic styles.


The Company is based in Perth and resides at the West Australian Ballet Centre in Maylands. It offers an extensive program of dance throughout the year, with three to four major seasons in Perth, regional touring throughout Western Australia, choreographic workshops, an extensive education program and other community activities. The company has toured nationally and internationally.


The Director has a broad role encompassing:

  • All finance, accounting, budgeting;
  • IT and corporate records;
  • Company secretarial, compliance, governance and risk;
  • Board reporting and support
  • HRM policy and procedures;
  • Contracts and commercial matters.


We are interested in candidates who offer experience in a similar managerial role. We seek demonstrated experience in reviewing and improving systems, procedures and processes. Key to success in this position will be your ability to work effectively within a dynamic and creative organisation culture with a strong focus on excellence and continuous improvement.


Intending applicants are encouraged to request a copy of the position description from Lester Blades merridi@lesterblades.com.au and/or seek a preliminary discussion about the broader requirements of the role with Geoff Blades on (08) 9221 0744.


Confidential applications should be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search & Board Advisory at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302259.  We would prefer to receive your application by Monday 6 May 2019.