Audition Tour

View audition dates and cities below. To audition please submit an audition application online. Please note there is a $30 application fee.

CityDateLocationRegistration TimeAudition Time
Phoenix, AZSaturday, January 13The School of Ballet Arizona4:00-4:30 PM4:30-6:00 PM
Portland, ORSunday, January 14Oregon Ballet Theatre School1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Richmond, VASaturday, January 20The School of Richmond Ballet1:30-2:00 PM2:00-3:30 PM
Kansas City, MISunday, January 21Kansas City Ballet School1:30-2:00 PM2:00-3:30 PM
Nashville, TNSunday, January 21School of Nashville Ballet3:30-4:00 PM4:00-5:30 PM
Philadelphia, PASaturday, January 27The Rock School for Dance Educuation2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, January 28BalletMet Dance Academy3:00-3:30 PM (12-15)
4:30-5:00 PM (16-21)
3:30-5:00 PM (12-15)
5:00-6:30 pm (16-21)
Milwaukee, WISaturday, February 3Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PARescheduled Sunday, February 11Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School11:00-11:30 AM11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Miami, FLSaturday, February 17New World School of the Arts2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Boston, MASunday, February 18Boston Ballet11:00-11:30 AM11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Detroit, MISunday, February 18The Detroit Opera House1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
San Francisco, CASunday, February 18San Francisco Ballet School12:00-12:30 PM12:30-2:00 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, February 25BalletMet Dance Academy3:00-3:30 PM (12-15)
4:30-5:00 PM (16-21)
3:30-5:00 PM (12-15)
5:00-6:30 pm (16-21)

The Pittsburgh Summer Intensive Audition was rescheduled due to weather. The audition date is now Sunday, February 11th with registration from 11:00-11:30 AM and the audition from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.

View the Audition Tour PDF

Auditioning

Online auditions have closed. Times for auditions are listed in the Audition Tour PDF.

You may either download the audition registration form and bring it to the audition or  pick up a form on site the day of the audition.

You can download an audition form here.

Video Auditions

If you can not attend one of the audition tour dates, you may submit a video or DVD audition for our Summer Intensive program. Please note there is a $30 application fee. If you are mailing in a DVD you must still submit an online application to accompany your DVD.

Submit a Video Audition

Video Audition Guidelines

Photos/Images
    • Close up photo of the applicant’s face (examples: headshot, a school photo or a passport photo)
    • Full body photo in first arabesque
Video

A single video file no more than 15 minutes in length containing the elements outlined below. Videos not complying with all elements may not be considered. Only one side needs to be shown of each combination. The frame of the video should show the full body throughout and not include any dancers other than the applicant. The video must be taken recently and not more than 3 months prior to submission. Videos of performances or solo variations will not be considered.

Ladies ages 14 and up should complete all combinations on pointe.

Ladies ages 12 and 13 should wear soft, technique or de-shanked shoes for all combinations except for the pointe work combination which should be completed on pointe. This combination may be placed at the end of the video after grand allegro.

  • Barre work (maximum of 5 minutes; only one side need of each combination)
    • pliés, tendus, adagio, grands battements.
  • Centre Work (maximum 10 minutes)
    • Pirouette combination with pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans
    • Adagio
    • Allegro combinations:
      • Small jumps
      • Medium size allegro, including assemblés, jetés, sissonnes, etc.
      • Men, please include tours en l’air right and left
    • Pointe work (ladies only): warm up échappés, retirés, double pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans on pointe
    • Grand allegro: The running time of the combination should be 32 to maximum 64 bars (measures) length of music:
      • Ladies should include a diagonal of turning steps
      • Men should include cabrioles, entrechats six and double tours en l’air

Submit your video audition!

Please note there is a $30 audition fee.

Online auditions have closed.

You may either download the audition registration form and mail a DVD to 322 Mount Vernon Ave, Columbus OH, 43215 if you still wish to apply.

You can download an audition form here.

Junior Intensive Auditions

Junior Intensive is a two week program, June 11-22, 2018 and is designed for students ages 8-11 years old.

Two Junior Intensive auditions will be held at BalletMet. If you can’t attend either audition date, a recommendation letter from your ballet teacher and a photo in first arabesque will be accepted in place of the in-person audition. Please note there is a $30 application fee.

Submit An Application

CityDateLocationRegistration TimeAudition Time
Columbus, OHSunday, January 28BalletMet Dance Academy2:00-2:30 PM2:30-3:30 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, February 25BalletMet Dance Academy2:00-2:30 PM2:30-3:30 PM

Submit your audition application!

Please note there is $30 audition fee.

Online auditions have closed.

You may either download the audition registration form and bring it to the audition or  pick up a form on site the day of the audition.

You can download an audition form here.