San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)




Admission to SF Ballet School’s Summer Session Program 1 and 2 is by audition only or by invitation from artistic staff. Students will audition in a group based on age, then accepted students will be placed in either Program 1 or 2 based on their technical ability.

For the health and safety of our ballet community, SF Ballet School will require a mask, proof of full vaccination, and advance registration of participants at all audition sites.


Students should audition with the age group based on their age as of June 1, 2022.

PROGRAM 1 – is for students who are 12–15 during summer 2022

PROGRAM 2 – is for students who are ages 15–18 during summer 2022


When submitting your audition registration, please be prepared to submit the following items.

  • Photo: Please submit a current ballet headshot or portrait style photo that clearly shows the student from the shoulders up.
  • Proof of Age: All students must provide a document proving their age and date of birth. This should be a government-issued document: birth certificate, passport photo page, identification card.
  • Proof of Vaccination: All students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their audition date. When registering online, please upload a copy of the student’s vaccination card.
  • Audition Fee: $50 for the live audition or $75 to submit a recorded video audition.