Company auditions

Island Moving Co. is a classically trained contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI, which produces new dance works through a collaborative creative process. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, the Company has produced and presented dances for 36 years by a diverse group of choreographers, working with musicians, poets, and visual artists.

Island Moving Company resides in beautiful Newport, RI, with its bustling waterfront, year-round festivals and events, historical mansion and lively eateries. The IMC dancers work in spacious studios in the heart of this famed home of musicians, artists and dancers, creating new and innovative nationally recognized work.


Please contact Associate Artistic Director Danielle Genest for audition requirements & additional information or 401-847-4470


Auditions are ongoing; please contact us for more information.

Please send your resume, head shot and your YouTube links of Classical and Contemporary partnering footage. You will then be contacted with information on how to make an appointment to take class and spend the day working with the company. An audition is necessary.

Materials can be emailed to or mailed directly to:

Island Moving Co.
PO Box 746
Newport, RI 02840-4192

Nutcracker children’s cast auditions

Please visit our page dedicated to Nutcracker children’s cast auditions for more information.

Auditions for the 2018 performance of the Nutcracker at Rosecliff will be held September 15.