ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE



Photos: Rosalie O'Connor

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2014 National Audition Tour

The 2014 National Audition Tour is now complete.
Dates for the 2015 National Audition Tour will be announced in November 2014.

 



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 23, 2014. 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 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. Applicants must pay a $35.00 registration fee (check or money order payable to ABT or cash for in-person auditions only), submit one informal headshot (does not need to be professional), and a photograph showing first arabesque (pointe or demi-pointe) in center 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.

Freed of London is the exclusive sponsor of the
ABT National Audition Tour.

January 4
Saturday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St.
(617) 695-6950
1:00pm
2:00pm
4:30pm

9-12*
11-14
15 & up

       
January 4
Saturday
Phoenix, AZ
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington Street
(602) 381-0188
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 5
Sunday
Denver, CO
Academy of Colorado Ballet
1278 Lincoln Street
(303) 339-1623
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 5
Sunday
Washington, DC
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
1570 E. Jefferson St.
www.americandance.org
11:00am
12:00pm
2:30pm
5:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 5
Sunday
New York, NY (YDSW Only)
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
1:00pm
2:30pm
4:00pm
9*
10*
11-12*
       
January 10
Friday
Austin, TX
UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Winship Drama Building
23rd St. and San Jacinto
(512) 232-7099
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 11
Saturday
Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
(713) 523-6300
11:00am
1:30pm
15 & up+
11-14
       
January 11
Saturday
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Dance Theatre
528 Hennepin Ave., 6th Floor
(612) 338-0627
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 12
Sunday
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Ct.
(972) 745-0199
10:00am
11:00am
2:00pm
4:30pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 12
Sunday
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ballet
500 W. Pershing Road
(816) 931-2299
2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 12
Sunday
Nashville, TN
Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon Street
(615) 297-2966
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 17
Friday
Birmingham, AL
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
(205) 252-9241
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 18
Saturday
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
(404) 873-5811
1:00pm
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 18
Saturday
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University
4841 Cass Ave. 3rd Fl.
(313) 577-4273
11:00am
1:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 18
Saturday
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St.
(415) 861-5600
2:00pm
4:00pm
6:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 19
Sunday
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
10745 Linkwood Ct.
(225) 766-8379
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 19
Sunday
Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower
10 E. Randolph St.
www.joffrey.org
10:00am
11:00am
1:30pm
9-12*
12-14
15 & up

       
January 19
Sunday
San Jose, CA (YDSW only)
Ballet San Jose
40 N. First Street
(408) 228-2820 x 223
11:00am
12:30pm
9-10*
11-12*
       
January 20
Monday
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
The Phelps Center
301 Mercer St.
(206) 441-2435
12:00pm
2:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 25
Saturday and
January 26
Sunday
Long Beach, CA
Cal. State Univ. Long Beach, Dance Dept.
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
(562) 985-2024
10:00am
11:00am
2:00pm
4:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
January 26
Sunday
Winston-Salem, NC
University of NC School of the Arts
1533 S. Main St.
(336) 770-3209
3:00pm
5:30pm

11-14
15 & up
       
February 1
Saturday
Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave. (305) 929-7000
2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 1
Saturday
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave.
(412) 281-6727
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 1
Saturday


February 2
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
2:00pm
4:00pm
6:00pm

10:00am
12:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up

11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
February 2
Sunday
Columbus, OH
Ballet Met
322 Mt. Vernon Ave.
(614) 224-1672
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
February 2
Sunday
Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
415 East Princeton Street
(407) 426-1733
10:00am
12:00pm
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 audition, ages 9-11 and 12 year olds at the beginning pointe level, audition at starred sites only.

+ Dancers who wish to audition for the ABT Studio Company should attend the audition for their age group in Houston (January 11), Long Beach (January 26), or New York (February 2). The ABT Studio Company is open to dancers ages 16-20. Please bring a resume, headshot and first arabesque photo.

Video auditions are also available. The deadline for all video submissions is January 31, 2014. 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. Videos that replace a canceled audition site must be submitted within 10 days after the scheduled date.

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