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San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)

LIVE AUDITIONS

LIVE AUDITIONS

AUDITION AGE REQUIREMENTS

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

AUDITION REGISTRATION

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.

REQUIRED ITEMS FOR REGISTRATION

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.

ABOUT THE AUDITION

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.

2022 NATIONAL AUDITION SCHEDULE

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

Location:

San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ages & Time:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 10:30 AM
Girls & Boys 14–15, 12:00 PM
Girls & Boys 12–13, 1:30 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 7 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

The Washington Ballet
2515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC 20016

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 14–15, 2:30 PM
Girls & Boys 16–18, 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 13 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 80818

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 14–15, 2:30 PM
Girls & Boys 16–18, 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 13 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

Houston Ballet
601 Preston
Houston, TX 77002

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 12:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, group 1, 2:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, group 2, 3:30 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 13 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
(165 West 65th Street)
New York, NY 10023

Ages & Times:

Boys ages 14–18, 4:30 PM
(Girls audition Jan 23)

School Year Program Audition
(By invitation only) 6:00 PM
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REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 20 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
(165 West 65th Street)
New York, NY 10023

Ages & Times:

Girls 16–18, 10:00 AM
Girls 16–18, 11:30 AM
Girls 14–15, group 1, 1:30 PM
Girls 14–15, group 2, 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 20 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

Pacific Northwest Ballet School
1611 136th Pl. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 12:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, 1:30 PM
Girls & Boys 12–13, 2:45 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 21 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 10:00 AM
Girls & Boys 14–15, 11:30 AM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 21 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

Southland Ballet Academy
9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 2:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, 3:30 PM
Girls & Boys 12–13, 4:45 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 28 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 12:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, 2:00 PM
Girls & Boys 12–13, 3:30 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – January 28 @ 9:00 AM PT

Location:

San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ages & Times:

Girls & Boys 16–18, 12:00 PM
Girls & Boys 14–15, group 1, 1:30 PM
Girls & Boys 12–13, 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION:

December 1 @ 9:00 AM PT – February 4 @ 9:00 AM PT

REGISTER

Registration opens December 1.