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National Audition Tour

Audition Information:
Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Applicants for all Summer Intensives must be at least 11 years old by their audition date and no older than 22 on June 25, 2018. Applicants over age 18 will be considered for the New York and Collegiate Intensives only. Collegiate Summer Intensive applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, and Young Dancer Summer Workshop applicants must be ages 9-11 or 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level. Dancers exclusively interested in the Young Dancer Summer Workshop (YDSW) should audition at starred sites only. Dancers ages 11 and 12 who wish to be considered for both the Young Dancer Summer Workshop and the main Summer Intensive sites are required to attend the Summer Intensive audition class for ages 11 and up. Dancers who are auditioning in New York and would like to be considered for both YDSW and the Summer Intensive must audition on January 7. Dancers who attend the February 4 audition in New York will not be considered for YDSW. Applicants must pay a $40.00 registration fee (check or money order payable to American Ballet Theatre or cash for in-person auditions only), submit one informal headshot (photo should be taken with a clear background, hair in bun), and a photograph showing first arabesque on pointe or demi-pointe in center (photo should be taken with a clear background, preferably in ballet studio, in a black leotard and tights) in order to register. Photographs will not be returned. Girls must wear full-length pink tights and black leotards with ballet slippers. Bring pointe shoes for the last twenty minutes of class. Boys must wear white t-shirts, full-length black tights and ballet slippers. Auditioning at any site will allow you to be considered for all Summer Intensive Programs and merit-based scholarships. Students may only audition once each year. Pre-registration is suggested but not required.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE CLASS FOR YOUR AGE GROUP.
ADDITIONAL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IF THERE IS AN OVERFLOW FROM EARLIER CLASSES.

 

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January 6
Saturday
New York, NY (YDSW Only) 
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
10:00am
11:30pm
1:00pm
9*
10*
11-12*
       
January 6
Saturday

Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
415 East Princeton Street
www.orlandoballet.org

10:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 7
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
10:00am
1:00pm
4:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
January 7
Sunday

Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Avenue
www.miamicityballet.org

12:00pm
1:00pm
3:00pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 13
Saturday

Austin, TX
UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Winship Drama Building
23st St. and San Jacinto
www.utexas.edu

10:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 13
Saturday
January 14
Sunday
Long Beach, CA
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, Dance Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
http:/web.csulb.edu/maps
10:00am
11:00am
2:00pm
4:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
January 14
Sunday

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Court
www.balletacademyoftexas.com

10:00am
11:00am
1:30pm
3:30pm

9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up

       
January 15
Monday
Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
601 Preston St.
www.houstonballet.org
1:00pm
2:00pm
4:30pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 19
Friday

Birmingham, AL
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
www.asfa.k12.al.us

3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 20
Saturday
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
10745 Linkwood Ct.
www.batonrougeballet.org
2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 21
Sunday

Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St.
www.bostonballet.org

10:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 21
Sunday
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St.
www.sfballet.org
1:00pm
3:00pm
5:00pm
7:00pm
11-12
13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 27
Saturday

Phoenix, AZ
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 East Washington Street
www.balletaz.org

2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 27
Saturday
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado College
Cossitt Hall, Cossitt Gym
902 North Cascade
www.coloradocollege.edu
11:00am
1:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 27
Saturday

Portland, OR
Oregon Ballet Theatre
0720 SW Bancroft Street
www.obt.org

2:45pm
4:45pm
15 & up
11-14
       
January 28
Sunday
Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Drive
www.coloradoballet.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 28
Sunday

Washington, DC
The Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
www.washingtonballet.org

11:00am
12:00pm
2:00pm
4:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       

January 28
Sunday

Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
The Phelps Center
301 Mercer St.
www.pnb.org

12:00pm
2:00pm
4:00pm

11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 28
Sunday

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah- School of Dance
330 South 1500 East
www.utah.edu

12:00pm
2:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 3
Saturday
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida; School of Theatre & Dance
The Dance Building- 3825 USF Holly Drive West
https://www.usf.edu
10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 3
Saturday
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave.
www.pbt.org
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 4
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
10:00am
1:00pm
4:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
February 4
Sunday
Columbus, OH
Ballet Met
322 Mt. Vernon Ave.
www.balletmet.org
3:30pm
5:30pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 4
Sunday

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ballet
500 W. Pershing Road
www.kcballet.org

9:00am
11:00am
11-14
15 & up
       
February 10
Saturday

Winston-Salem, NC
University of NC School of the Arts
1533 S. Main St.
www.uncsa.edu

4:00pm
6:00pm

11-14
15 & up
       
February 10
Saturday

Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive, Performing Arts Center, Room 1600
www.gvsu.edu

10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
NEW!
February 10
Saturday

New York, NY (YDSW Only) 
American Ballet Theatre 
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor

4:00pm 9-12*
       
February 11
Sunday
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
www.atlantaballet.com
3:30pm
5:30pm
7:30pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
February 11
Sunday
Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet
10 E. Randolph St.
www.joffrey.org
11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up


ABT Collegiate Summer Intensive may audition at any of the above sites with their age group.

*Dancers exclusively interested in the ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop should audition at starred sites only. This includes students ages 9-11 and 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level.

+ Dancers who wish to audition for the ABT Studio Company should attend the audition for their age group in New York (January 7 or February 4) or San Francisco (January 21). The ABT Studio Company is open to dancers ages 16-20. Please bring a resume, headshot and first arabesque photo.

Video auditions are also available.  The deadline for all video submissions is February 1, 2018. To apply with a video audition, please visit: Application Information.

In the event an audition needs to be canceled in an emergency, please be prepared to send a video audition promptly. Video auditions that replace a canceled audition site must be submitted within 10 days after the scheduled date.

Please note that variations and performance footage are not required for video auditions. Submission of such material may negatively affect a student’s acceptance.

 

For further details, please e-mail summerintensive@abt.org or call the Summer Intensive Hotline at (212) 477-3030, ext. 3416.