DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM IS SET TO RETURN: After an eight-year hiatus, fall 2012 will mark the return of the Dance Theatre of Harlem company, a fantastic performing arts company in the community for more than 40 years.

Along with a world-class school that trains young people in classical ballet and the allied arts, the organization boasts a professional ballet company of ethnically diverse artists who perform a demanding and eclectic repertory on international stages.

In addition to the return of the performance season, the company is seeking classically trained dancers at the principal and soloist level, with auditions taking place in January and February.

Select individuals will be invited to audition in person in one of four cities: San Francisco, Jan. 14; Miami, Jan. 28; Chicago, Feb. 5; and New York, Feb. 25. On the day of the audition, dancers should have $20 for the audition fee (cash only); a resume; proper ballet attire, including pointe shoes for women; a headshot; and a full-body dance photo.

For those who wish to audition in person only, pre-registration is recommended. For more details, interested parties can visit or email

Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful 2011.