Auditions are required for Levels 1A and above.
All new students enrolling in Level 1A and above (ages
8-12) must participate in one of the Children's Division
open auditions. Upon acceptance to the program, students
will be placed by the faculty into the appropriate level
of the program. Dancers attending an open audition should
bring with them an informal headshot or school photo as
well as a $15 audition fee (cash or check only).
||Saturday, May 17,
||JKO School at American
||Registration begins for ages 7-9*
||Audition class for ages 7-9*
||Registration begins for ages 10+
||Audition class for ages 10+
||*Must turn 8 by September 15
Students are encouraged to attend the May audition as space
in the program is limited.
Q:Where do the open auditions take place?
A: All Children’s Division open auditions will take
place at the JKO School at American Ballet Theatre, 890
Broadway between 19th and 20th streets at the Lawrence A.
Wein Center for Dance and Theatre.
Q: Do I need to pre-register for the audition?
A: No. Pre-registration is not required –all students
will be able to register 1 hour prior to the open audition
Q. What do I wear to the audition?
A. Girls: Girls should wear full-length pink tights and
a solid color leotard with ballet slippers.
Boys: Boys should wear white leotard or t-shirt, black shorts
and ballet slippers.
Q: Does it cost anything to audition?
A: Yes. There is a $15 fee to audition for the JKO Children’s
Division. The fee can be paid in cash or check made payable
to American Ballet Theatre.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: All dancers should bring with them an informal headshot
(does not need to be professional) and the $15 audition
Q: What will be required of me at the open audition?
A:The open audition will include a full technique class
(barre, center and across the floor). No pointe work will
be required at the time of the audition.
Q. When will I be notified of acceptance?
A. Notification of acceptance or rejection for the Children’s
Division will be provided within one week of the open audition
via email. Upon acceptance, students will also be informed
of their level for the upcoming school year. All results
Q: Can I submit a video audition?
A: No. Students who wish to be considered for the Children’s
Division at the JKO School must attend one of the scheduled
open auditions at ABT to be seen by the Artistic Faculty.
Q. Who do I contact if I have any questions?
A. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the JKO School Hotline at 212-477-3030 ext. 3339.