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Auditions and Admission

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 schedule.

Please contact Katherine Currier, ABT JKO School Assistant, at jkoschool@abt.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 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
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
There are currently no open auditions scheduled for the Pre-Professional Division.

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