WE ARE HAVING AUDITIONS FOR STORIES FROM HOME 2023!!


Safos Dance Theatre is excited to announce that we are hosting auditions for our Stories from Home project set to premiere in March 2023!!


We are seeking experienced dancers who:


  • Have a solid modern or contemporary technical background

  • Are strong and professional performers

  • Are open to new and different ways of moving

  • Are interested in learning and growing together with the cast

  • Can pick up existing choreography quickly

  • Are preferably based in Arizona or in the surrounding Southwest area and can attend all rehearsals as such


Expect to learn, collaborate, move, and explore in a steady-paced and supportive environment!


Dancers of age 18+ of all gender identities, and sexual orientations, are welcome!


Spots are endorsed but are not limited to Latinx & BIPOC dancers and movement makers.


Stories from Home is a series of dances embodying oral traditions of Latinx communities in the American Southwest. Choreographer Yvonne Montoya and an all-Latinx/e cast of dancers draw upon personal histories and ancestral knowledge, including stories from Montoya’s family members. Montoya, a 23rd-generation Nuevomexicana, began to develop Stories from Home after her father’s passing in 2015; compelled to continue his storytelling tradition for her own child, she turned to dance. Stories From Home is a vessel for personal and specific tales. The work explores how geographies, languages, and histories among Latinx/e and border communities have shared histories and experiences.



Paid Position

Dancers must be willing to commit to all rehearsal blocks and national touring from Aug 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023

Rehearsal blocks and performance information will be provided months in advance. Rehearsals occur in Phoenix, AZ.

Dancer stipends are provided 1-2 weeks after each rehearsal block and/or performance.


First round of auditions will be digital and will be due on Monday June 13th. Please send in:


  1. A 3 minute video of a dancer performing choreography in either a group or solo piece. Make sure you let us know which dancer you are!

  2. A short 100-200 word CV or dance resume

  3. A short letter submitted in written, audio, or video format stating why you are interested in joining the cast of Stories from Home.




Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Please share passwords for private videos.


Videos may be filmed from any well-lit space, including outdoor spaces, as long as the dancer is fully in the frame.


Send all documents and links to videos to lindsey@yvonnemontoya.co


If selected, the second round will be held in-person on July 24, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ. Exact location TBA.


We are eager for you to show us what you can do!


For questions and more information, please visit contact: lindsey@yvonnemontoya.co

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