Audition: Female Dancer for UK and American Tour of Penguins

Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra and director Paul Mc Eneaney seek a female dancer to join the cast of Penguins for a 2019 Christmas run in the UK and a 2020 winter/spring tour of the United States.

Penguins is a heart-warming children’s dance theatre production co-produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Cahoots NI and Prime Theatre. Based on a true story about two male chinstrap penguins in Central Park Zoo, who fall in love and hatch a little penguin chick; Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever changing meaning of family.

We are seeking:

A female dancer with excellent contemporary technique and classical training, maximum height approximately 1.60m, with great physical acting skills, and experience in character work- previous experience in children’s work a bonus. The ideal candidate will have good contemporary dance skills, floor work, good jumping, delicacy, classical line and great partnering. 1-3 years of professional experience, and experience touring with an independent company, will be highly valued.

We are looking for a charming female performer, with emotional depth and physical acting gravitas, to play a thoughtful young girl, and also a highly active, whirlwind but sweet baby penguin, that will connect with young audiences. The role requires no text work, so the candidates must have exceptional abilities to communicate story physically.


Rehearsals: (Birmingham): 18th November - 1st December

Run: (Birmingham Repertory Theatre): December 2019

American Tour: Feb - April 2020

Fees: In accordance with Equity minimum

An audition, by invitation only, will take place in Birmingham. To apply, please send your CV with photo (clearly stating your height and dimensions), link to footage of you dancing, and an expression of interest, to by 5th June 2019.

Audition Date: 17th June 2019

Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Requirements : Please wear attire suitable for dancing and socks/soft shoes

More info on Penguins and Paul Mc Eneaney: Visit Cahoots NI

More info on Carlos Pons Guerra

Carlos Pons