Q: How can I audition for ABT Studio Company?
A: Currently, ABT Studio Company is accepting video auditions only.
Please see the auditions page
for more information.
Q: Can I audition during the ABT Summer Intensive?
A: Students attending the ABT Summer Intensive in New York may audition
during the course of the program. Those students auditioning will
be notified of audition results at the end of the program. The
Summer Intensive audition CANNOT be used as an audition for ABT
Q: Is it necessary to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School at ABT in order to be selected for ABT Studio Company?
A: While it is not necessary for dancers to attend the JKO School
at ABT, we strongly recommended that students interested in joining
ABT Studio Company consider training at the JKO School.
Q: How do students in ABT Studio Company continue their
A: Dancers in ABT Studio Company can continue their education through
correspondence or online courses, sometimes with their home schools.
Some academic options include:
- Laurel Springs (Distance Learning Program for K-12)
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln Independent Study High
School (Distance Learning Program)
- Indiana University High School (Distance Learning Program)
Q: Do you offer housing accommodations for your students?
A: ABT Studio Company does not provide housing accommodations. Upon
acceptance, the company provides a resource list to help non-local
students find appropriate housing. Out-of-town students should expect
to spend (on average) $1,000/month for New York City housing as
well as an additional $500/month for living expenses.
Q: What is the daily schedule for Studio Company dancer?
A: ABT Studio Company members train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School at ABT Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 6:00pm,
approximately 36 hours per week. Classes include technique, rehearsal,
partnering, classical variations, Pilates, dance history, modern,
Character, and National Training Curriculum.
Q: Are international students required to have an Artist
Visa or a Work Visa for this program?
A: No, international dancers accepted to this program can participate
with an F-1 Student Visa.