Audition Tour

View audition dates and cities below. Pre-register for an audition today! The non-refundable audition fee is $30 if you pre-register online or $35 if you register on-site.

CityDateLocationRegistration TimeAudition Time
Boston, MAFriday, January 11Boston Ballet6:30-7:00 PM7:00-8:30 PM
Torrington, CTSaturday, January 12Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts3:30-4:00 PM4:00-5:30 PM
Phoenix, AZFriday, January 18The School of Ballet Arizona5:30-6:00 PM6:00-7:30 PM
Portland, ORSaturday, January 19The Portland Ballet1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Los Angeles, CASunday, January 20Colburn School2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Nashville, TNSunday, January 20School of Nashville Ballet1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
San Francisco, CAMonday, January 21San Francisco Ballet School4:30-5:30 PM5:30-8:30 PM
Orlando, FLMonday, January 21Orlando Ballet1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
New York, NYSaturday, January 26School of American Ballet2:30-3:00 PM3:00-4:30 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, January 27BalletMet Dance Academy2:00-2:30 pm (8-11)
3:00-3:30 pm (12-15)
4:30-5:00 pm (16-23)
2:30-3:30 pm Jr SI (8-11)
3:30-5:00 pm Sr SI (12-15)
5:00-6:30 pm (16-23)
Atlanta, GASaturday, February 9Atlanta Ballet6:00-6:30 PM6:30-8:00 PM
Philadelphia, PASaturday, February 9The Rock School for Dance Educ.2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PASunday, February 10Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Richmond, VASunday, February 10The School of Richmond Ballet1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Cary, NCSunday, February 10Cary Ballet Conservatory1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Detroit, MISunday, February 17The Detroit Opera House1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, February 17BalletMet Dance Academy2:00-2:30 pm (8-11)
3:00-3:30 pm (12-15)
4:30-5:00 pm (16-23)
2:30-3:30 pm Jr SI (8-11)
3:30-5:00 pm Sr SI (12-15)
5:00-6:30 pm (16-23)


Please read below for information on auditioning for Junior Intensive, Summer Intensive, Company Rep Week, and Video Auditions.

Junior Intensive, Summer Intensive & Company Rep Week Auditions

Dancers who pre-register online pay a non-refundable $30 audition fee. The on-site non-refundable audition fee is $35. Only cash or checks made payable to BalletMet will be accepted.

Online pre-registration will close one week prior to the audition date. If you miss the online pre-registration deadline, you may also register at the audition site on the day of the audition.

Whether dancers pre-register online or register on-site, they must download and bring the 2019 Audition Form with them to the audition along with the required photos (any size headshot and photo in first arabesque position) with their name on the back, and payment or copy of online pre-registration confirmation.


Video Auditions

Dancers auditioning through video must register online and pay the $30 non-refundable audition fee.

After registering online, dancers must complete the 2019 Audition Form and email it or mail it to BalletMet along with the required photos (any size headshot and photo in first arabesque position with name on the back). Video auditions are accepted through April 1, 2019. Video submissions should be recorded and uploaded to a video sharing site such as YouTube or DVD should be mailed to BalletMet. Email and mailing information is provided in the registration confirmation email.

Video Audition Guidelines
    • Close up photo of the applicant’s face (examples: headshot, a school photo or a passport photo)
    • Full body photo in first arabesque position.

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, grand battements.
  • Centre Work (maximum 10 minutes)
    • Pirouette combination with pirouettes en dehors and en dedans
    • Adagio
    • Allegro (Jump) combinations:
      • Petite Allegro
      • Medium size allegro, including assemblés, jetés, sissonnes, etc.
      • Men, please include tours en l’air right and left
    • 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
    • Pointe work (ladies only): échappés, retirés, double pirouettes en dehors and en dedans on pointe

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