Acceptance to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
is by audition only. There are three ways a student can audition
for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School:
1.) Class Audition
You can arrange to take a class at your age level
taught by Franco De Vita, Artistic Director of the Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis School. Class auditions are held
only while the school is in session (September through
May), and are subject to the JKO rehearsal/ class
schedules as well as the Artistic Director's teaching schedule.
Please contact Rebecca Schwartz, Manager, JKO School, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the JKO Hotline at (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 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. Checks/ money orders should be made payable to
American Ballet Theatre.
|Video auditions are accepted year-round, and should be mailed
to the following address:
American Ballet Theatre
Attn: 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. 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 JKO School.