Open position: Full Time Contemporary Dance Teacher at Swedish National Ballet School

The Swedish National Ballet School in Gothenburg is looking for a dance teacher in contemporary dance for full time employment, starting from August 2021. As a dance teacher, you will teach modern contemporary dance, improvisation / composition and dance strength for students aged 10-16 years. If you have experience of ballet, it’s an advantage, but not a requirement.

As a dance teacher, you have a holistic focus on the student’s artistic, mental and physical development as well as their goal fulfillment. The teaching in contemporary dance must be based on the contemporary dance of performing arts of today. The training will be based on the latest research on elite training for young people.

Together with the school’s dance teacher team, you will contribute to the development in contemporary dance and contribute to the high level of the school’s artistic development. We want you to be at the forefront of research and development of methods for dance and injury prevention training.

As a dance teacher, you will also work as a coach and mentor and lead the students clearly in both groups (and individually) towards assessment. You should be able to handle different personalities and be able to have respectful dialogues with both students and parents. You will be responsible as an adult role model for the students and be able to meet the students at their level and keep calm in all types of situations.

In addition to teaching and coaching, the service includes practical and administrative work prior to performances, events, tours and study trips / visits as well as general supervision of dance students, work behind the scenes and other relevant tasks.

The role as a dance teacher suits will suit those who love dance and who are passionate about seeing students and teachers grow and develop! We offer you a job that is characterized by varied and eventful days where you have a lot of contact with employees, students and other artists.


We are looking for someone who is up to date with contemporary dance and has a broad understanding of student’s abilities, both physically and artistically. You have experience of contemporary dance from both a historical and contemporary perspective, but also where contemporary dance goes hand in hand with classical ballet.

To be relevant for the position, you have had a national or international dance career in the free dance scene and / or a professional dance company as well as experience of teaching and choreographing in modern contemporary dance.

Experience of training or teaching classical ballet is an advantage but not a requirement. Experience of dance styles in the commercial spectrum is also an advantage. In this role you will work with children aged 10 – 16 years old, so it is a positive if you have previously worked with the target group and if you have worked for students to achieve their goals. You also need administrative experience and experience in information and communication technology.

As a person, you are driven, development-focused and energetic. You thrive in a role where you have to take a lot of your own initiatives, which also means that you can work in a structured way and are clear in your leadership and in your communication. We require that you are easy to collaborate with others and are open to establishing new relationships and contacts. Furthermore, you are flexible in your way of working and have the ability to inspire enthusiasm in both students and colleagues.

Recruitment process

A continuous review of the applications will take place and interesting candidates will be invited to one or more interviews. A teaching test with students at the Swedish National Ballet School in Gothenburg is included in the recruitment process.

Application and questions about the position and recruitment process send an email to the deputy artistic director: Nina Höglund (+46 72 856 79 54)

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