Auditions for Ballet Dancers in New York for FOX feature film ‘Black Swan’

*** Filming for “Blank Swan” has been completed ***

Casting directors are seeking SAG and non-union men and women to portray Ballet Dancers at a professional Ballet school for the feature film Blank Swan. You must have some actual ballet training, be in great physical shape, very trim, and comfortable in leotard and tights, or other dancer clothing. Filming runs from November 16th, 2009 through January 29th, 2009.

Email a recent picture and contact information to the following: [email protected]
Write “BALLET DANCER” in the subject line of your email.

Principal Actor Casting:

Mary Vernieu
1065 Avenue of the Americas
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Additional Casting (New York):

Grant Wilfey
123 W. 18th St.
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

FOX Searchlight
10201 W. Pico Blvd.Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Lake of Tears, Inc.
1065 Avenue of the Americas
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Protozoa Pictures
104 N. Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Overnight Productions
62 Cooper Square Ste. 5A
New York, NY 10003

Phoenix Pictures
9415 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Groundswell Productons
11925 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 310
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Producers: Eric Watson, Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer, Brad Fischer, David Thwaites, Michael London, Scott Franklin.


Darren Aronofsky


Natalie Portman
Mila Kunis
Winona Ryder


Nina is a ballerina in one of New York City’s top ballet companies. She appears to be the only sweet girl of the bunch however, as it’s established early on that these companies are packed with jackals, every seemingly sweet-natured princess scheming to backstab the girl next to her if only it gets her one rung higher on the ladder. High School’s got nothing on these bitches. Nina’s sorta friend, Beth, who has been the school’s running lead in all the productions, is nearing the end of her career, and everyone’s gunning to take her place in the next big ballet: Swan Lake. The director of the production is the handsome but sinister Yevna. He sees something in Nina but before he gives her the part, he wants to speak with her privately. It is there, in his office, that he pries into Nina’s mind, searching for her dark side, even going so far as to force a kiss on her. But it’s unclear whether Yevna is trying to seduce Nina or simply seeing how she’ll react. As the sweet polite girl she is. Or as the raging disturbed woman she will have to be. In the end, Nina is given the role. But it’s clear Yevna has doubts as to if she can pull it off. As the days go by and Nina searches desperately to find her darkness, she begins noticing another girl around town and at the ballet company who looks exactly like her. But not just “exactly.” We’re talking identical. Yet every time Nina tries to get close, the girl turns away or hides her face. Finally, Nina meets this mysterious doppelganger after rehearsal. Her name is Lily. And while she definitely looks like Nina, she’s by no means an identical replica. Was it Nina’s imagination perhaps? Whereas Nina is calculated about every move she makes, Lily is the opposite – uncaring and uninterested in perfection. Everything she does seems so…effortless. The two begin a tepid friendship, one which Nina is constantly trying to pull away from. But while she is afraid of Lily, she is also drawn to her in some way. And then there’s those strange fleeting moments where Lily looks exactly like her.


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