San Francisco Ballet School Trainees during Open House 2023 // © San Francisco Ballet, photo by Lindsey Rallo




Students must audition with the appropriate age group based on their age as of July 1, 2024.


Online registration opens on November 1. 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 results 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.

On the day of your audition, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your class to receive your audition number.

Day-of Registration: Due to capacity limitations, 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. Please 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.

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

Females 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.

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




Group Time(s)


Saturday, January 6 Orlando Ballet 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Ages 12–15
600 N. Lake Formosa Drive 1:15–2:45 PM Ages 16–18
Orlando, FL 32803
Sunday, January 7 San Francisco Ballet School 9:30–11:00 AM Ages 12–13
455 Franklin Street 11:15 AM–12:45 PM Ages 14–15
San Francisco, CA  94102 1:00–2:30 PM Ages 16–18
Sunday, January 7 Houston Ballet 11:30–1:00 PM Ages 12–15
601 Preston 1:15–2:45 PM Ages 16–18
Houston, TX 77002
Friday, January 12 Atlanta Ballet 1:30–3:00 PM Ages 12–13
1695 Marietta Blvd NW 5:30–7:00 PM Ages 14–15
Atlanta, GA 80818 7:00–8:30 PM Ages 16-18
Saturday, January 13 Ballet Arizona 2:00–3:30 PM Ages 12–15
2835 E Washington St. 3:30–5:00 PM Ages 16–18
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Sunday, January 14 Westside School of Ballet 2:30–4:00 PM Ages 12–13
  1709 Stewart Street 4:15–5:45 PM Ages 14–15
Santa Monica, CA 90404 6:00–7:30 PM Ages 16–18
Sunday, January 14 School of American Ballet 2:00–3:30 AM Ages 12–14
70 Lincoln Center Plaza 3:45–5:15 AM Ages 15–16
(165 West 65th Street) 5:30–7:00 PM Ages 15–16
New York, NY  10023 7:15–8:45 PM Ages 17–18
Monday, January 15 Southland Ballet Academy 10:30–12:00 PM Ages 12–13
9527 Garfield Avenue 12:15–1:45 PM Ages 14–15
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 2:00–3:30 PM Ages 16–18
Saturday, January 20 Ruth Page 3:00–4:30 PM Ages 12–13
1016 N Dearborn S 4:45–6:15 PM Ages 14–15
Chicago, IL 60610 6:30–8:00 PM Ages 16–18
Sunday, January 21 Maryland Youth Ballet 3:00–4:30 PM Ages 12–13
926 Ellsworth Dr. 4:45–6:15 PM Ages 14–15
Silver Spring, MD 20910 6:30–8:00 PM Ages 16–18
Sunday, January 28 Pacific Northwest Ballet 11:30–1:00 PM Ages 12–13
301 Mercer Street 1:15–2:45 PM Ages 14–15
Seattle, WA  98109 3:00–4:30 PM Ages 16–18
Sunday, February 11 San Francisco Ballet School 9:30–11 AM Ages 12–13
455 Franklin Street 11:15 AM–12:45 PM Ages 14–15
San Francisco, CA  94102 1:00–2:30 PM Ages 16–18


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


Registration opens November 1.

Pre-registration closes the Wednesday before each audition date. You may collect your audition number 30 minutes prior to the start of your class time.

Please contact registrar@sfballet.org with any questions.