Ballet School Auditions

We hold auditions for young dancers and pre-professionals on an ongoing basis.

2019 Summer Session

Ages 12–18

Auditions have concluded for 2019 Summer Session

2019–20 School Year

Ages 15–18

Early Application auditions have concluded
Auditions will take place December 2019–January 2020. Check back in September for more information.

2019–20 School Year

Ages 8–11

Students ages 12–14 must audition for Summer Session to be considered for the School Year.

See below for more information



Monday, May 6, 2019
Ages 7.5–8: 4:00 pm
Ages 9–11: 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Ages 7.5–8: 9:30 am
Ages 9–11: 10 am
Ages 7.5–8: 10:30 am
Ages 9–11: 11 am
Ages 7.5–8: 11:30 am

Registration for this audition has closed.
Please call 415-865-6700 for late registration.

Who We Are Looking For

Young dancers with the physical attributes that indicate potential as a future dancer: a straight and supple spine, legs that are well turned out from the hip joints, and correctly arched feet. Ideally, your child should have an ear for music and an instinct for movement. Students invited to enroll in the school year program are accepted on a trial basis.

To be eligible students must be 8–11 by September 1 of the audition year.

What to Wear

Girls should wear leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. Please wear your hair in a bun. Boys should wear a T-shirt, tights, and ballet slippers. If you do not have ballet clothing girls please wear a one-piece swimsuit and socks, boys please wear a fitted t-shirt, fitted shorts, and socks.

What to Bring

If you have registered online, you need to only bring the appropriate clothing and yourself. Staff will be in touch if additional items (such as a copy of the student’s proof of age) is needed.

Audition Fee

There is no fee for this audition.


The audition dates listed below are for Bay Area residents or those already planning to move to the Bay Area by September 2019. Students from outside of the Bay Area who are interested in auditioning should contact us prior to their audition at 415 865 6700.

Ages 12–14 Spring Audition

Students ages 12–14 who would like to audition for the 2019-20 School Year must first submit an application by email and then must be invited to attend an audition at San Francisco Ballet School. Please email the following to

Student Name
Date of Birth
Number of years taken ballet
Current Ballet School
Photos: 1st position flat, 1st arabesque flat, 2nd position grande plie (profile), 1st position releve, and if the student has begun pointe work, please include a photo of the student in 1st position releve on pointe

Deadline: May 3, 2019

Upcoming Auditions

We will hold an audition in early Fall for students ages 8–18 for the 2019–20 School Year. Please check back during the summer for more information.

Auditions for the 2020–2021 School Year for 15–19-year-olds will take place December 2019–January 2020. More information and audition dates and cities will be announced in the fall.




If you'd like to learn more about SF Ballet School please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6700

Pre-Ballet: For Children 4—7 Years Old

Do you know a young child who might be interested in taking ballet classes? We offer Pre-Ballet classes designed to introduce children to the joy of dance, starting as early as four years old.

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Freed of London

The Official Sponsor of San Francisco Ballet School's Summer Session.