Audition Tour

View audition dates and cities below.

To audition please register online. Please note there is a $30 non-refundable pre-registration fee or $35 non-refundable audition fee if registering on-site.

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CityDateLocationRegistration TimeAudition Time
Orlando, FLSaturday, January 11Orlando Ballet, South Campus3:30-4:00 PM4:00-5:30 PM
Nashville, TNSunday, January 12School of Nashville Ballet1:00-1:30 PM1:30-3:00 PM
Phoenix, AZSaturday, January 18Ballet Arizona3:30-4:00 PM4:00-5:30 PM
Salt Lake City, UTSunday, January 19Ballet West Academy, Ballet Centre11:30 AM-12:00 PM12:00-1:30 PM
New York, NYSunday, January 19School of American Ballet10:00-10:30 AM10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Boston, MAMonday, January 20Boston Ballet2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PASaturday, January 25Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School4:30-5:00 PM5:00-6:30 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, January 26BalletMet Dance Academy11:30 am-12:00 pm (8-11)
12:00-1:00 pm (12-14)
1:30-2:30 pm (15-21)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm (8-11)
1:00-2:30 pm (12-14)
2:30-4:00 pm (15-21)
Philadelphia, PASaturday, February 1School of Pennsylvania Ballet3:30-4:00 PM4:00-5:30 PM
Chicago, ILSunday, February 2Joffrey Ballet10:30-11:00 AM11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Detroit, MISunday, February 2Detroit Opera House2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Cary, NCSaturday, February 15Cary Ballet Conservatory2:30-3:00 PM3:00-4:30 PM
Atlanta, GASunday, February 16Atlanta Ballet2:00-2:30 PM2:30-4:00 PM
Columbus, OHSunday, February 23BalletMet Dance Academy11:30 am-12:00 pm (8-11)
12:00-1:00 pm (12-14)
1:30-2:30 pm (15-21)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm (8-11)
1:00-2:30 pm (12-14)
2:30-4:00 pm (15-21)
San Francisco, CASaturday, March 7, 2020San Francisco Ballet School4:00-4:30 PM4:30-6:00 PM

Auditioning

Please read below for information on auditioning for our Junior Intensive, Summer Intensive and 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.

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 will need to download and bring the 2020 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.

Junior Intensive Alternative Audition Options

If dancers age 8-11 cannot attend either the 1/26/20 or 2/23/20 BalletMet auditions, please contact Juliann Ferguson at jferguson@balletmet.org to arrange for an in-class audition. In lieu of an audition, dancers may provide a letter of recommendation from their current dance instructor. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to Juliann Ferguson or mailed to BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. This applies to Junior Intensive only.

All dancers auditioning by in-class audition or letter of recommendation, must complete the 2020 Audition Form and pay the $30 non-refundable audition fee.

Video Auditions

Please note, video auditions will not be considered until the start of the 2020 Summer Intensive Audition Tour.

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

After registering online, dancers must complete the 2020 Audition Form and email it to jferguson@balletmet.org or mail it to BalletMet along with the required photos (any size headshot and photo in first arabesque position). Video auditions are accepted through April 1, 2020. Video submissions should be recorded and uploaded to a video sharing site such as YouTube or DVDs mailed to BalletMet. Email and mailing information will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Click to view 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, grand
  • 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

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