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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.) Class Audition
Class auditions are not being scheduled at this time.

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 $20 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.) Open Audition
There are currently no open auditions scheduled for the Pre-Professional Division. Please check back for updates regarding Open Auditions in Spring 2016.

4.) 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.