Thank you for your interest in the teaching positions within the Alaska Ballet Academy. This page will give you an idea of our philosophy of teaching and our ideas on how the Academy can best meet the needs of the students and teachers.
If you are interested in applying for a position after reading our information and viewing our website, please email or mail your résumé to:
Attention: Search Committee
Alaska Ballet Academy
1300 E 68th Ave 202
Anchorage, AK 99518
No Phone Calls Please. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Welcome to the Alaska Ballet Academy
Established in 2019, the Alaska Ballet Academy (ABA) is Anchorage’s most prestigious dance academy providing a disciplined and nurturing approach to dance while preparing dancers for a professional career. ABA students are primarily children. However, we offer dance classes for ages 18 months through adult.
Although most of our students will not become professional dancers, we strive to provide a fun and educational environment with outstanding artistic staff, well organized administration, and first rate equipment and facilities.
Why Teach at the Academy?
As a dance teacher, you have a choice on where to teach. If you have the freedom to express your artistic style through your teaching, the difference will be how the studio organization affects your satisfaction and ability to focus on your teaching.
Small Class Sizes
We limit class sizes to make classes easier to control and monitor for teachers and to give more personalized attention to students. Our classes for ages 18 months- 4 years are limited to a maximum of 8 students per class. Our classes for ages 5 and up are limited to a maximum of 12 students per class.
Full Time Administrative Support
In many studios there is no receptionist on duty. This means that the teachers are faced with administration details when they should be concentrating on teaching. We have full time front desk administrative staff during class times to handle routine questions and details that arise.
Floating Marley Dance Floors In All Studios
We use professional floating Marley dance floors in all of our studios. This dance floor helps prevent injuries and fatigue. A good quality floor is a consideration if you are going to be teaching for a few hours each day. A supportive quality floor allows you to protect your most important assets – your body and your ability to teach.
Extras Are Taken Care Of
We try to take care of all of the extra details throughout the year. Teachers are not required to collect any fees. We also take care of all the organization of yearly recitals. We have everything well organized so that you, the teacher, are free to concentrate on teaching and nothing else.
Gain Experience While Working with a Great Team
If you seek to gain experience in working directly with children and young adults to further your career, these positions would provide an excellent opportunity for you. Work along side dance professionals who have made their careers in teaching and motivating children.
Help Young People Achieve Their Dreams
Play a part by providing guidance and inspiration by helping young people become professionals in the field of dance. Work with aspiring young dancers who are focused, have goals and aspirations, and are athletes as well as artists.
Stay in Shape
As a benefit to its staff, ABA provides complimentary dance classes for those looking to stay in dancer shape.
This is not your typical nine to five job. Every day is different and brings new adventures and challenges.
ACBA provides professional instruction to aspiring dancers. We differ from your typical “recreational dance school” in that we believe that all of our students can enjoy the discipline of dance. The dancers have fun while receiving a high quality dance education. Because of that education, they are able to have real choices regarding their future in dance, if they choose to have one.
If you have what it takes to be a part of creating this type of life experience for young people, then you are a great candidate!
Please return to the top of the page and apply if you are interested in being a part of the team at Alaska Ballet Academy.