2018-19 Auditions


Artistic Directors/Founders/Resident Choreographers:
Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard

Resident Choreographer: Katie Farry
Resident Choreographer: Jennifer Rutherford

Additional choreographers who have created with Exhale Dance Tribe:

Tai  Royal (NZ), Taane Mate (NZ), Kristin Denehy (LA), Lauren Adams (NY), Andrew Turteltaub (NY),
Dee Caspary (NY), Lindsay Lancaster (OH), Jessica Harris (NJ) among others.



Exhale Dance Tribe is seeking strong dancers
ages 17 and up for its 13th season.

Named one of the “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, Exhale Dance Tribe is a 501(c)(3) professional Contemporary dance company that performs throughout the Greater Cincinnati community and is a resident dance company at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

Applicants should be proficient in many dance forms, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary and Freeform/Authentic Movement, and should have prior pre-professional or professional experience. Dance artists should possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process, and should be committed to participating in 5-6 shows, as well as rehearsals throughout the season. Dancers are paid per project. Rare exceptions are made for younger members. Men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Exhale Dance Tribe offers a full season contract Aug. 2018 to June 2019:

  • Senior soloists and core member positions are available.
  • Positions in our apprentice and trainee programs are also offered as a full season contract.
  • Some guest artist and dance extra positions are also available.

Training Academy and rehearsals held at 2230 Gilbert Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206.
For more information, visit http://www.exhaledancetribe.com, or call (513) 505-6340.

Exhale Dance Tribe is a contemporary jazz troupe comprised of performing artists and dance educators. A non-profit organization founded in Cincinnati’s vibrant arts community in 2005 by Andrew Hubbard and Missy Lay Zimmer, Exhale celebrates the full range of modern and rhythm-based dance and features diverse and versatile performers. Their programs, performances, and original choreographies speak to the region’s need for expressionistic and multi-lingual dance rooted in rhythmic language and storytelling.


Zimmer and Hubbard are both Broadway veterans, having met while appearing in featured roles in Cats. While teaching at the acclaimed Broadway Dance Center in New York City, the partners noticed a dire need for dancers to reconnect with what dance was originally intended for: self-expression and storytelling. As choreographers, performers, and educators, they are committed to drawing out the artistic souls of performers and audiences alike, daring to explore and expand notions of individuality and nonconformity.