ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE



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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 27, 2016. 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 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.

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

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January 2
Saturday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
10:00am
12:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 3
Sunday
New York, NY (YDSW only)*
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
10:00am
11:30am
1:00pm
9*
10*
11-12*
       
January 3
Sunday
Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave.
www.miamicityballet.org
1:00pm
3:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 9
Saturday
Washington, DC
American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
1570 E. Jefferson St.
www.americandance.org
10:00am
11:00am
1:30pm
4:00pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 9
Saturday
Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
601 Preston St.
www.houstonballet.org
4:00pm
6:00pm
15 & up
11-14
       
January 9
Saturday
Columbus, OH
Ballet Met
322 Mt. Vernon Ave.
www.balletmet.org
11:00am
1:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 10
Sunday
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon St.
www.bostonballet.org
3:00pm
4:00pm
6:30pm

9-12*
11-14
15 & up

       
January 10
Sunday
Dallas, TX
Ballet Academy of Texas, Coppell
145 Fitness Court
www.balletacademyoftexas.com
12:00pm
1:00pm
3:00pm
5:30pm
9-12*
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 10
Sunday
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave.
www.pbt.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 16
Saturday
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer St.
www.pnb.org
4:30pm
6:30pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 16
Saturday
Austin, TX
UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance
300 East 23rd Street
www.utexas.edu
10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 17
Sunday
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University
Maggie Allesee Dept. of Theatre & Dance
4842 Cass Ave., 3rd Floor
https://wayne.edu
11:00am
1:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 17
Sunday
San Jose, CA (YDSW only)
Silicon Valley Ballet
40 North First Street
www.siliconvalleyballet.org
3:00pm
4:30pm
9-10*
11-12*
       
January 17
Sunday
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Ballet
500 W. Pershing Road
www.kcballet.org
10:00am
12:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 18
Monday
Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet
10 E. Randolph St.
www.joffrey.org
10:00am
11:00am
1:30pm
9-12*
11-14
15 & up+
       
January 18
Monday
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St.
www.sfballet.org
1:00pm
3:30pm
6:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       
January 23
Saturday
Phoenix, AZ
The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 East Washington Street
www.balletaz.org
2:00pm
4:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 23
Saturday
January 24
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 24
Sunday
Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Drive
www.coloradoballet.org
4:00pm
6:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       

January 24
Sunday

Rescheduled due to inclement weather

New Date:
January 31
Sunday

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

9:30am
12:00pm


11-14
15 & up
       
January 29
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 30
Saturday
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
10745 Linkwood Ct.
www.batonrougeballet.org
3:00pm
5:00pm
11-14
15 & up
       
January 31
Sunday
Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
2201 McRae Ave.
www.orlandoballet.org
10:00am
12:00pm

11-14
15 & up
       
January 31
Sunday
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
www.atlantaballet.com
2:30pm
4:30pm
6:30pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up
       

January 31
Sunday
New Date

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

2:00pm
4:30pm

11-14
15 & up
       
February 7
Sunday
New York, NY
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
(212) 477-3030 x3416
*Please note time change for Ages 16+*

10:00am
12:00pm
3:00pm
11-13
14-15
16 & up+
       
International
February 21
Sunday
Forli, Italy
Ateneo Danza
Via Bezzecca NR. 13/A
47122 Forli
Italy
www.ateneodanza.it
11:00am
3:00pm
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 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 Chicago (January 18), Long Beach (January 24), or New York (February 7). 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, 2015 through Monday, February 1, 2016. To apply with a video audition, please visit: Application Information.

 

Summer Intensive Video Audition Application

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.