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Wardrobe Supervisor

Position: Wardrobe Supervisor

Department: Production

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager

Estimated Salary: $31,000 – $34,000

General Position Description: The Wardrobe Supervisor runs and manages all performances, oversees and assists all dressers and overhire working on a production, and is lead stitcher for all Tulsa Ballet’s productions. This can include maintaining, creating, or altering costumes, shoes, and maintaining hair, and make-up looks/designs for productions; creating run tracks; and assisting the Wardrobe department as the Costume Shop Manager sees fit. This position works closely with the Costume Shop Manager, Assistant Costume Shop Manager, The Center for Dance Education, Ballet Mistresses, and Guest Designers including working closely with students.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Under the direction of the Costume Shop Manager, maintain the appearance and integrity of all aspects of costumes, hair, wigs, and makeup for Tulsa Ballet productions while in the theater, ensuring that the designer’s vision remains intact.
    • Construction and alteration of costumes for all dancers for all Tulsa Ballet productions.
    • Assist with packing and maintenance of costume crates and boxes for rental use.
    • Stock and maintain workbox inventory including, but not limited to, creating a supply list for purchasing and organizing the contents of the workbox.
    • Maintainance and organization of all undergarments (tights, thongs, dance belts, socks, etc.) for the dancers.
    • Maintain and organize a working Inventory of performance shoes, in collaboration with the Shoe Manager.
    • Ensuring the costume inventory and rental inventory, and associated documentation is organized and properly maintained.
    • Assist in costume fittings for each production.
    • Support the education department and Tulsa Ballet’s Pre-Professional Ensemble (TBII) efforts regarding costume needs, including but not limited to, End of the Year Performance for the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education (TBCDE) and Hardesty Center for Dance Education (HCDE) and TBII performances and education outreach programs.
    • Direct and assist overhire on stitching projects that use both hand and machine stitching.
    • Execute the majority of the Costume Shop stitching needs with the help of overhire and the Assistant Costume Shop Manager as needed, with assistance and direction from Artistic, the Costume Shop Manager, and Assitant Shop Manager.
    • Attendance at production meetings and enough studio rehearsals to have a working knowledge of the performances; attendance at technical rehearsals and performances as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • At the performance venue, this position will.
    • Manage the load-in and load-out operations, including, but not limited to, organizing and labeling inventory in their travel boxes before load-in, distributing inventory once at the theatre, organizing, checking, and loading the inventory into their travel boxes before load out.
    • Check the dressing rooms before and after each performance to ensure that all costumes are accounted for and in their proper places and that the dressing rooms maintain proper cleanliness.
    • Create and maintain dressing room labels and dancer room assignments in collaboration with the Costume Shop Manager, Asst. Costume Shop Manager, and Artistic Staff.
    • Coordinate, create and maintain costume run tracks that include quick changes, costume changes, and presets; generate “look books” and makeup guides as needed.
    • Be responsible for ensuring the proper placement of all quick-change costumes before the start of the show.
    • Assist the performers as needed in the dressing and quick-change areas during each performance.
    • Assist the performers backstage in their dressing rooms in advance of and following performances.
    • Assist in the collection and cleaning of the costumes and do any necessary repairs and stain removal after each performance.
    • Coordinate and assist Dressers to maintain specific showpieces before and after each show.
    • Following each production, assist and prep costumes for dry cleaning, including, but not limited to, creating an inventory of pieces needed dry cleaned, organizing, and labeling pieces before going to the cleaners.

Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years experience in a professional costume shop; strong organization and communication skills; basic word processing and spreadsheet skills; strong costume construction skills, including but not limited to: strong stitching skills, interpreting and building off of a pattern, some dye skills, painting, and other craftwork, ability to create and alter headpieces, basic wig styling and maintenance preferred; working knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, and similar equipment; ability to establish strong professional working relationships with various personalities; have patience for repetition; be self-motivated; be open and willing to collaborating with others.

Musical theatre, dance experience, and/or touring experience are a plus.

Full Time 12-Month position with Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and 401K. Equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: A cover letter and resume with references should be sent to production@tulsaballet.org


Tulsa Ballet is looking for an engaging and energetic individual to join our Center for Dance Education Team.  Our Hardesty CDE Education and Outreach Manager serves as the site manager for our Broken Arrow campus.

Primary Purpose of Job: To increase awareness and grow enrollment at our Broken Arrow Hardesty Campus. This position is primarily responsible for the administration of school and outreach programming, implementation and tracking of budgets and departmental/enrollment goals, and facility management.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Support the artistic vision and strategic plan of Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Inc. and the Artistic Director, through the development and growth of TBCDE and the fulfilment of its mission and objectives.
  2. Assist in the planning and implementation of financial goals and objectives for CDE in cooperation with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, General Manager and Director of Education.
  3. Provide support for all efforts necessary to foster the continual growth and development of TBCDE in size, scope and efficacy.
  4. Communicate effectively with parents and students and provide excellent customer service. Provide information regarding all administrative aspects of the school. Provide building tours to potential students as required.
  5. Build and manage outreach relationships to ensure support of our outreach efforts and enrollment initiatives. Be an ambassador for Tulsa Ballet in the Broken Arrow community.
  6. Train, supervise and function as a manager for CDE Administrative Assistant(s).
  7. Work with the company’s Marketing Manager, General Manager and Education Director to support all marketing needs of the school and education programs.
  8. Maintain building, scheduling service calls, coordinate cleaning and landscaping needs, audio and visual equipment in Studios and EntraPass keycard system.
  9. Maintain inventory and ordering of supplies needed for HCDE.
  10. Manage merchandise sales.

Ideal candidates will have experience with Tessitura and/or CRM databases, school administration, budgeting and basic accounting skills, and knowledge of or interest in dance.

Tulsa Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to arlene.minkhorst@tulsaballet.org.  No phone calls please.

Breakin’Bricks (with Flight of Fancy)

October 28-31
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

In collaboration with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, choreographer Jennifer Archibald brings you a singular multimedia experience combining dance and documentary to explore the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Originally conceived as an historical timeline, through intensive research that included intimate conversation with descendants of survivors, this project has evolved both in structure and in meaning. This is more than a ballet – it is a testimony, a love letter to the legacy, resilience of the people and their city. This program will also feature the return of Flight of Fancy, fast-paced and lively piece by Ma Cong.

For more information on the historical significance about Greenwood, please visit our partner Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.

Please note: since this piece is still in the creation process, we do not have a detailed synopsis at this time.


Thursday, October 28 (Preview Night) 7:00 PM
Friday, October 29 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 30 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 31 2:30 PM


Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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The Nutcracker

December 10-19
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

With brand-new choreography by Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong, Tulsa Ballet’s past Resident Choreographers, and spectacular new sets and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord, Tulsa’s holiday tradition returns with an all-new blockbuster production of The Nutcracker. Taking audiences back to the original setting of 19th century Germany, this larger than life production brings the Victorian era to life with lavish visuals to tell the story of a young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve. From the epic battle between the Nutcracker Prince’s army of toy soldiers and the Mouse King’s rodent minions, to the enchanting land of the Snow Queen followed by the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of Sweets, a cast of close to 100 local children joins the dancers of Tulsa Ballet to create a lifetime of memories for young and old. The Nutcracker is sponsored by The HA and Mary K Chapman Foundations and the Suzanne and Jim Kneale Family Foundation. 



Friday, December 10 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 11 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 11 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 12  2:00 PM
Friday, December 17 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 19 2:00 PM


Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Vendetta, a Mafia Story

If you have Vendetta tickets with a March, May, or October 2020 date, you will be reissued tickets with the new corresponding date.

February 10-13
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

A performance we’ve all been waiting for, and one definitely worth the wait! The Corleone family and their rival mob families will pull you into their captivating world full of drama, passion, and even a little humor for a performance that takes you from Chicago to Las Vegas. Join Rosalia Corleone as she takes her place as the new mob leader in this story full of secrets. Whatever happens in the mob…..


Thursday, February 10 (Preview Night) 7:00 PM
Friday, February 11 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 127:30 PM
Sunday, February 132:30 PM


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Swan Lake

March 24-27
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Odette, a young maiden trapped in the form of a swan due to an evil curse, must find eternal love to break the spell. Considered the most iconic classical ballet of all time, Swan Lake is an enchanting tale of love, sorcery, and deceit that critics praise as “effervescent and breathtaking.” Featuring iconic music and stunning sets and costumes, see for yourself why Swan Lake is the most performed ballet around the world.



Thursday, March 24 (Preview Night) 7:00 PM
Friday, March 25 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 26  7:30 PM
Sunday, March 27  2:30 PM

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

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Signature Series

May 12-15
Lorton Performance Center

We will close our season with the highly anticipated return of  Remember Our Song by Hamilton choreographer and three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Itzik Galili’s O Balcão de Amor will have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud with a tribute to the culture of Cuba; plus, another exuberant World Premiere from superstar British choreographer, Andrew McNicol.


Thursday, May 12 7:30 PM
Friday, May 13 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 14 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 14 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 15 2:30 PM


Lorton Performance Center

Have questions about attending a Tulsa Ballet performance? Visit this helpful guide.   Traveling to Tulsa? Stay with our preferred hotel partners! Click the links below for a special rate for Tulsa Ballet supporters.