Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.


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Careers at PUSH lead to professional development and a supportive environment. You get to apply your work to real life solutions and help streamline the process towards helping communities of color.

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Your daily work routine includes a collaborative environment where your input is central to connecting you to the communities we serve.

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With a People-focused approach, our organization offers structure, recognition and growth. 65% of our staff and artists have gone on to support larger organizations.

Program Assistant

Email your resume to erik[at]pushdance[dot]org with the subject line: “Program Assistant” along with a pdf Resume/CV and two phone references.

Salary is commensurate with experience at 10-15 hrs/week @ $25/hr.

Department: Administration

Work Style: in-person /remotely/ hybrid modes; daytime with some nights/weekends

Ideally, this position will start in July or be filled in August 2022

Proficient in Google Workspace, Instructor Canvas, Databases, Spreadsheets and comfortable experience with Photoshop

The Program Assistant (PA) assists with providing a high caliber of arts education and administrative support while instilling a sense of confidence in each pupil. The HART PA is responsible for providing guidance and instruction within the three elements of hip hop: dance, music and visual art. The PA reports to the HART Director and supports the classroom and production needs of the HART residents.


In addition to general office duties, the role includes:

  • Ability to learn and teach HART vision, curriculum and learning resources
  • Knowledge of working with transitional youth and community arts programs
  • Create a learning environment where collaboration is the focus
  • Facilitate and regularly update the HART Canvas system with lesson plans and workshop materials
  • Maintain collegial communication with HART residents and various people
  • Capacity to take attendance, notes, and track the HART timeline; and receive and implement feedback
  • Ability to provide a weekly updates and make modifications to lesson plans as needed
  • Set up and facilitate all workshops related to the program in addition to adding resources to the Canvas system 
  • Attend and support all HART meeting sessions, rehearsals, events and panel process as directed


Company Artists

Rolling/until filled

    Audition for PUSH Dance Company.

    Video Submission

    PUSH is currently accepting video auditions for its 2022 season. We are seeking women, men and non-binary individuals with experience on stage. This is a paid position that may lead to ongoing work.

    Eligibility: PUSH is a contemporary modern dance company that doesn’t require conservatory training or technique in Western dance forms such as modern contemporary dance or ballet in order to join our artist roster.

    To audition, please use the form to the left to send the following materials:

    1. Contact Name & Email
    2. Video Link (Vimeo/Youtube)
    3. Resume/CV or Describe Your Dance Background (PDF)
    4. Two phone references
    5. Headshot

    Company Artists receive competitive hourly studio and technical rehearsal pay; and payment per performance

    Teaching Artist

    Email your resume to info[at]pushdance[dot]org with the subject line: “Teaching Artist” along with a pdf Resume/CV and two phone references.

    Salary is commensurate with experience @ $40-$50/hr. This is a 3-month temporary part-time job with the potential of annual hiring.

    We regularly partner with community centers, public/private schools and social justice organizations to bring dance offerings to youth as young as 4 years and as old as 26 years.

    Our teaching artists teach regular classes and collaborate on seasonal shows. This is a rewarding and fulfilling job for anyone looking to bridge the gap in dance training between low-income communities of color.

    Our TAs receive ongoing mentorship and support in child development, classroom environment and meeting intelligences outcomes.