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.
||Saturday, March 17, 2018|
||Ages 12 - 14||Registration: 12noon|
Audition Class: 1:00pm
|Ages 15 - 18
Audition Class: 3:00pm
|Location:||ABT's Studios at 890 Broadway|
(between 19th and 20th Streets)
|| $40 (cash, credit card or check made payable to "American Ballet Theatre")|
|Dress Code:||Girls||Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes|
|Boys||White t-shirt or leotard, black tights, black shoes|
|Bring:||Photograph in first arabesque and headshot|
2.) Video Audition
Students who are unable to attend the open audition may apply for the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School by video
application. Video auditions that do not follow the guidelines below will be considered incomplete, and will be ineligible for consideration.
- Video audition applications must include the following items:
- Completed Video
Application – the application will also outline all required exercises.
- 10-15 minute video of class footage. Please note that variations and performance footage are not required for video auditions.
- one letter of recommendation from a current ballet instructor
- a photograph in first arabesque
- an informal headshot or school photo
- $45.00 US 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 should sent either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to the following address:
American Ballet Theatre
Attn: ABT JKO School - Auditions
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
- Video auditions will be accepted beginning February 15, 2018. The deadline for video auditions is March 15, 2018.
- Video audition results will be emailed in mid-April.
3.) Summer Intensive
Open Auditions on ABT’s Summer Intensive National Audition Tour and Video Applications for the Summer Intensive 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 following the completion of their respective programs.