The Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Ballet Teacher
Position: Adjunct Ballet Teacher/ Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
Campus Location: Peabody Preparatory Downtown Campus 21 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Reports to: Dance Department, Chair
Classification: Adjunct (up to 9.5 hours of teaching per week)
Start Date: September 2019
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 immediately.
The successful candidate will be experienced in teaching classical ballet to students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced) ages 7-18. This position will be assigned all-boys classes in the Dance Department's tuition-free Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys. The successful candidate will nurture an enthusiasm for ballet training among the young men in the program; create a welcoming and safe learning environment for students based on appropriate boundaries and the standards of dance class etiquette; work with the young men to develop self-discipline and mutual respect of their classmates; provide individual feedback and encouragement to improve ballet technique; and assist the Department Chair with assessing progress and placing the young men in classes to enable their growth.
Teaching 3 all-boys classes at Peabody Preparatory Downtown campus on Tuesdays from 4:45 pm - 8:30 pm. Classes will meet for 14 weeks during the Preparatory fall semester and 14 weeks during the spring semester.
The teacher will also set and/or create choreography for the Dance Department's year-end performances. Although most performance preparation takes place during regular class times, performance responsibilities include an additional 2 weeks of 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. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory school of music and dance, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.
The Peabody Preparatory shares space with the Peabody Conservatory in downtown Baltimore, and also 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 and more.
The Preparatory's dance department, established in 1914, is one of the oldest-continuously operating dance training centers in the United States. Throughout its remarkable life span, Preparatory Dance has pioneered new dance forms, 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.
Preferred qualifications: success in teaching men's ballet technique classes; experience coaching or teaching pas de deux/partnering classes; experience preparing pre-professional students for performances.
Internal Number: A-68662-1
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.