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National Audition Tour

Audition Information:
Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Applicants for all Summer Intensives must be at least 11 years old by their audition date and no older than 22 on June 26, 2017. Applicants over age 18 will be considered for the New York and Collegiate Intensives only. Collegiate Summer Intensive applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, and Young Dancer Summer Workshop applicants must be ages 9-11 or 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level. Dancers exclusively interested in the Young Dancer Summer Workshop (YDSW) should audition at starred sites only. Dancers ages 11 and 12 who wish to be considered for both the Young Dancer Summer Workshop and the main Summer Intensive sites are required to attend the Summer Intensive audition class for ages 11 and up. Dancers who are auditioning in New York and would like to be considered for both YDSW and the Summer Intensive must audition on January 7. Dancers who attend the February 5 audition in New York will not be considered for YDSW. Applicants must pay a $35.00 registration fee (check or money order payable to American Ballet Theatre or cash for in-person auditions only), submit one informal headshot (photo should be taken with a clear background, hair in bun), and a photograph showing first arabesque on pointe or demi-pointe in center (photo should be taken with a clear background, preferably in ballet studio, in a black leotard and tights) in order to register. Photographs will not be returned. Girls must wear full-length pink tights and black leotards with ballet slippers. Bring pointe shoes for the last twenty minutes of class. Boys must wear white t-shirts, full-length black tights and ballet slippers. Auditioning at any site will allow you to be considered for all Summer Intensive Programs and merit-based scholarships. Students may only audition once each year. Pre-registration is suggested but not required.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE CLASS FOR YOUR AGE GROUP.
ADDITIONAL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IF THERE IS AN OVERFLOW FROM EARLIER CLASSES.

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ABT National Audition Tour.

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January 7
Saturday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
10:00am
12:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 7
Saturday
Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Drive
www.coloradoballet.org
10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 8
Sunday
New York, NY (YDSW only)
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
9*
10*
11-12*
       
January 8
Sunday
Phoenix, AZ
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 East Washington Street
www.balletaz.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 8
Sunday
Washington, DC
The Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
www.washingtonballet.org
9:00am
10:00am
12:00pm
2:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 8
Sunday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St.
www.bostonballet.org
10:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm

9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up

       
January 14
Saturday
Austin, TX
UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Winship Drama Building
23st St. and San Jacinto
www.utexas.edu
11:00am
1:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 14
Saturday
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave.
www.pbt.org
2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 14
Saturday
January 15
Sunday
Long Beach, CA
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, Dance Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
http://www.csulb.edu
10:00am
11:00am
2:00pm
4:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
January 15
Sunday
Columbus, OH
Ballet Met
322 Mt. Vernon Ave.
www.balletmet.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 15
Sunday
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Court
www.balletacademyoftexas.com
10:00am
11:00am
1:00pm
3:30pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 15
Sunday
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ballet
500 W. Pershing Road
www.kcballet.org
9:00am
11:00am
11-14
15 & up
       
January 16
Monday
Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
601 Preston St.
www.houstonballet.org
2:00pm
4:30pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 16
Monday
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
www.atlantaballet.com
1:00pm
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 21
Saturday
Portland, OR
Northwest Dance Project
211 NE 10th Ave.
www.nwdanceproject.org
12:30pm
1:30pm
3:30pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 21
Saturday
San Jose, CA (YDSW only)
New Ballet School San Jose
40 North First Street
www.newballetschool.org
2:30pm
4:00pm
9-10*
11-12*
       

January 21
Saturday

Winston-Salem, NC
University of NC School of the Arts
1533 S. Main St.
www.uncsa.edu

10:00am
12:00pm

11-14
15 & up
       
January 22
Sunday
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
The Phelps Center
301 Mercer St.
www.pnb.org
10:00am
12:00pm
2:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 22
Sunday
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St.
www.sfballet.org
12:00pm
2:00pm
4:00pm
6:00pm
11-12
13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 27
Friday
Birmingham, AL
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
www.asfa.k12.al.us
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 28
Saturday
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
10745 Linkwood Ct.
www.batonrougeballet.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 28
Saturday
Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave.
www.miamicityballet.org
3:00pm
4:00pm
6:00pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up
       
January 28
Saturday
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive, Performing Arts Center, Room 1600
www.gvsu.edu
9:00am
11:00am
11-14
15 & up
       
January 29
Sunday
Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
415 East Princeton Street
www.orlandoballet.org
12:00pm
1:00pm
3:00pm

9-12
11-14
15 & up
       
January 29
Sunday
Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet
10 E. Randolph St.
www.joffrey.org
11:00am
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
February 4
Saturday
Rome, Italy
DAF Tuscolana
Via Assisi 37
www.danceartsfaculty.it
10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 5
Sunday
Paris, France
Éléphant Paname, Centre D'Art et de Danse
10 rue Volney
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 5
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.

10:00am
12:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
February 12
Sunday
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida; School of Theatre & Dance
The Dance Building- 3825 USF Holly Drive West
https://www.usf.edu
11:00am
12:00pm
2:00pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up

ABT Collegiate Summer Intensive may audition at any of the above sites with their age group.

*Dancers exclusively interested in the ABT Young Dancer Summer Workshop should audition at starred sites only. This includes students ages 9-11 and 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level.

+ Dancers who wish to audition for the ABT Studio Company should attend the audition for their age group in Long Beach (January15), or New York (February 5). The ABT Studio Company is open to dancers ages 16-20. Please bring a resume, headshot and first arabesque photo.

Video auditions will also be accepted from Tuesday, December 1, 2016 through Monday, February 1, 2017. To apply with a video audition, please visit: Application Information.

In the event an audition needs to be canceled in an emergency, please be prepared to send a video audition promptly. Video auditions that replace a canceled audition site must be submitted within 10 days after the scheduled date.

Please note that variations and performance footage are not required for video auditions. Submission of such material may negatively affect a student’s acceptance.

 

For further details, please e-mail summerintensive@abt.org or call the Summer Intensive Hotline at (212) 477-3030, ext. 3416.