Acceptance to 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
You can arrange to take a class at your age level
taught by Franco De Vita, Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis School. Class auditions are held
only while the school is in session (September through
May), and are subject to the ABT JKO School rehearsal/
class schedules as well as the Artistic Director's teaching
Please contact Katherine Currier, ABT JKO School
Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (212) 477-3030, ext 3339 to schedule an audition.
2.) Video Audition
If you are unable to attend an audition in person, 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
|Video auditions are accepted year-round, and should
be emailed to email@example.com
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
3.) Summer Intensive
Students attending the ABT Summer Intensives may audition
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. The
Summer Intensive Audition CANNOT be used as an audition
for the ABT JKO School.
4.) Open Audition – Level 5 ONLY
This audition class will be used for placement in both our
Children’s Division and Pre-Professional Division.
Following the audition, accepted students will be placed
by the artistic faculty into the appropriate level of our
program. Students attending this audition must already be
There is no open audition for Levels 6 and 7 of the Pre-Professional
Division. Dancers who are interested in being considered
for either of those levels should audition in one of the
above three ways.
Dancers attending the open audition should bring with them
an informal headshot or school photo as well as a $15 audition
fee (cash, check, or credit card). The audition below will
include a full technique class (barre, center, across the
floor and pointe work).
||Saturday, June 6, 2015
||12:00pm||Registration begins for ages 12 - 14*|
|1:00 - 2:30pm||Audition class for ages 12 - 14*|
| *Must remain 14 through December 1, 2015|
||890 Broadway, New York, NY
ABT JKO School, 4th floor
Pre-registration is recommended
for all students interested in attending the open audition.
Please check back in later this spring for information and
details regarding pre-registration.
| Dress Code for Open
||Girls should wear full-length pink tights and a solid
color leotard with ballet slippers. Bring pointe shoes.|
||Boys should wear white leotard or t-shirt, black tights
and ballet slippers.