Auditions for Child & Teen Ballet Dancers for Principal Feature Film Roles in Hugh Jackman Film, NYC


Movie dancer auditions for girls 9 to 19 in New York City.

Feature Film “The Greatest Showman on Earth” starring Hugh Jacvkman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Michelle Williams is now casting principal child roles in NYC.

Jackman is set to take on the lead role of showman P.T. Barnum.  The Greatest Showman on Earth is described as the story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  According to the movie’s IMDB page, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is an original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum.

Barnum was a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a spectacle and celebration of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. Deadline reports Zendaya, who also stars in the upcoming Spider-Man movie, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be playing a major role as Zac Efrons girl friend.

Greatest showman

The movie is set in the late 1800’s and casting directors with GWC in NYC are looking to cast some REAL pointe ballerinas ages 9 to 19.  The ballerinas will be part of Dance Class scenes that will film in January or February and are principal roles and girls cast for the roles will be paid SAG principal rates. Children and teens submitted for the roles must have experience with pointe ballet and a high level of expertise.

The Greatest Showman on Earthis filming in early 2017 in ther New York City area and  is produced  by Chernin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. “The Greatest Showman on Earth” is currently scheduled to hit theaters around Christmas 2017.



GWC is seeking SAGAFTRA & Non-Union Caucasian Female Pointe Dancers to portray 1800s Young Pointe Ballerinas for recital and dance class scenes.

Seeking ages 9-19 who can portray pre-teen/early teens.
MUST have mid-high experience level on pointe.

There will be two rehearsals in January- dates TBD.
Tentatively works on 1/20 and 2/16.

All minors must have valid NY child performer work permit and valid trust account.

Rate: SAG principal group dancer contract

Please email submissions to with:

-child’s name, age, DOB
-child’s union status
-note if child has a NY work permit (if minor), if so, list exp date
-note if child has a trust account set up (if minor)
-child’s sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants, and shoe
-detail child’s experience on pointe
-recent non-professional photos that show child’s current look (close up and full body shot)
-avail for 1/20 and 2/16, and note if child has flexible avail January-February
-parent name and contact

Please write in the subject line: “Facebook, Young Pointe Ballerina, [child’s name, age, & dob], [phone number].”

Also, the movie is casting Asian children:

GWC is seeking Non-Union Caucasian and Asian Children (ages 9-15) to portray 1800s Museum/Circus-goers on the new feature film, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
Fitting Tuesday January 3rd, 2017.
Works January 11 AND January 25.
All minors must have valid NY child performer work permit and trust account.
Children should not have braces or overly modern hairstyles.
Please email submissions to with:
-child’s name, age, and DOB
-child’s work permit expiration date
-confirm trust account
-confirm child is Non-Union
-avail for fitting 1/3
-avail for work on 1/11 and 1/25
-all sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants, and shoe
-recent non-professional photos that shows your child’s current look
-parent name and contact
Please write in the subject line: “Facebook, Barnum Kids, [child’s name & age].”

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