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Auditions and Admission

Acceptance to the Pre-Professional Division of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School is by audition only. A student can audition for the Pre-Professional Division of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in one of the following ways:

1.) Open Audition
The ABT JKO School will be holding one open audition this spring. This will be the only opportunity for dancers to audition in person at ABT this semester. All those auditioning will be seen by newly appointed Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School, Cynthia Harvey.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Times: Ages 12 - 14Registration: 12noon
Audition Class: 1:00pm
Ages 15 - 18 Registration: 2:00pm
Audition Class: 3:00pm
Location:ABT's Studios at 890 Broadway
(between 19th and 20th Streets)

Cost: $35
Dress Code:GirlsBlack leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes
BoysWhite t-shirt or leotard, black tights, black shoes
Bring:Photograph in first arabesque and headshot

2.) Video Audition
You may apply for the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School by video application. Videos should be 10-15 minutes in length.

With the video, please send: video application (click on the above link), one letter of recommendation from a current ballet instructor, a photograph in first arabesque, a headshot or school photo, and $35 audition fee.

Audition fee can be paid via checks/ money orders or credit card. Checks/ money orders should be made payable to American Ballet Theatre. Credit card payments should be submitted via the following credit card authorization form.

Video auditions are accepted year-round, and should be emailed to jkoschool@abt.org or mailed to the following address:

American Ballet Theatre
Attn: ABT JKO School - Auditions
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Video auditions that do not follow the guidelines above will be considered incomplete, and will be ineligible for consideration.

3.) Summer Intensive
Open Auditions on ABT's Summer Intensive National Audition Tour cannot be used for entrance to the ABT JKO School. Students who have enrolled and are attending the ABT Summer Intensives can be evaluated for admission during the course of the various programs, pending the submission of a parental consent form. Those students auditioning at the Summer Intensive sites will be notified of audition results at the end of their respective programs.

Photo: Erin Baiano.