San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)




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

Ages 14–18 may audition in any city on the National Audition Tour

Ages 12–13 may audition in San Francisco and other select cities


Online registration opens on December 1, 2021. There is a capacity limitation at each audition location, so please register early to ensure your spot. To complete your registration, you will need to upload a photo and proof of age (see details below) and pay the $50 audition fee. Students will receive their audition result by email approximately one week following the audition. There are no refunds of registration fees however if a student is sick on the day of the audition and can provide a doctor’s note, you will be invited to apply by video and your registration fee will be applied towards the video application fee.

Day-of Registration: Due to COVID Health and Safety protocols around capacity and vaccination requirements, we do not expect to be able to accommodate day-of registrations. Please register online in advance.


Photo: A photo is used to confirm the student's identity during the audition and to recall a student after the audition has ended. Please submit a current photo that clearly shows the student from the shoulders up. Long hair should be pulled back away from the face. Please do not submit a scan of a passport photo page and ensure the photo is of high enough resolution to be identifiable.

Proof of Age: All students must provide proof of their date of birth. When registering online, you will be required to upload a scan of a birth certificate or passport photo page.

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: The audition fee is $50 and must be paid by credit card online.


The audition will run just like a ballet class, starting at the barre with exercises from plies to grand battements. Then everyone moves to the center for a variety of combinations from adage to grand allegro.  Work your hardest and show that you are listening to and applying the teacher's instructions and corrections. Please remove all warm-ups before the class begins

All students are required to wear a mask at all times during the audition.

Ladies should wear a solid-colored leotard and either pink ballet shoes with pink tights or flesh-toned ballet shoes and tights. Students 16-18 should expect to wear pointe shoes for the entirety of the class. All girls 12–15 who have begun pointe work should bring pointe shoes to the audition.

Gentlemen, please wear black, white, or grey, shoes, tights, and a fitted shirt.


Please check our Facebook page before your audition for any changes that may need to be made due to weather.


Registration opens December 1.