Call for audition traineeship season 23/24

Dutch dance company de Stilte focuses entirely on creating and performing non-verbal dance productions for children. In doing so, the Breda company aims to stimulate children to come up with a story of their own; the boundless story of the imagination. Under the artistic direction of Jack Timmermans, productions are created with academically trained dancers. Thanks to a layered quality, the performances are suitable for young and old.

Besides presenting a range of theatre performances, de Stilte also introduces children to the up-close experience of dance as an art form. We are active in pre-school, primary and secondary education. There we provide custom-made programs: from visiting a theatre show to incidental workshops and continuous learning lines.

For the season 2023/2024, we are looking for:


Auditions are scheduled in Breda, the Netherlands on Friday April 7, 2023, between 10:00 and 16:00 hrs. Subsequently, you will be notified if you are eligible for a call back, to be set in mutual consultation in April.

de Stilte offers

  • An internship contract for 36 hours per week (0,9 fte) for the period August 2023 – June 2024;
  • Daily training program;
  • Relevant work experience (rehearsing and performing) based on high-quality dance repertoire for young audiences;
  • Intern allowance € 315.00 per month, in accordance with Dutch Collective Labour Agreement (CAO).


  • During the full extent of the internship you are affiliated with a professional dance academy (HBO/bachelor) as a final-year student.
  • You have a proactive attitude;
  • You are able to improvise in a creative process;
  • You have an affinity with our young audience.

Applicants send a short motivation + CV and photo to before Friday March 24th, 2023.  Suitable candidates will receive further information about the audition before the end of Friday March 31 by e-mail.

Diversity and inclusion are a spearhead for our company. An open mind, a curiosity about each other’s differences, joining forces and settling boundaries are the foundations of our work. As an organization, de Stilte strives to be a reflection of society. That is why we wholeheartedly endorse the Code for Cultural Diversity.

more information: +31 (0)76 - 51 38 125

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