Dance auditions for Cirque du Soleil held in Las Vegas

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 17:53:58-05

Hundreds of dancers will pass through the doors of Millennium Dance Complex in Las Vegas November 10-12. But only a select few will get the chance to perform with Cirque du Soleil.

Sarah Davidson, the head of casting for Cirque du Soleil, said that over 100 people showed up on the first day. 

"If I were going to guess, we would probably have up to 300 candidates over the weekend," said Davidson. "Usually we have about a 10-15 percent rate of people that are selected."

Dancers who make the cut will be put into Cirque du Soleil's "database" of performers. From there, organizers place the dancers into the shows that match their performance style. 

That includes the seven shows on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as shows that tour around the globe.

Cirque du Soleil casts a combined total of 450 performers for their shows every year. Those who couldn't make it to auditions this weekend can also apply online here.