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ABT Studio Company Auditions

2014-2015 Season

To audition for ABT Studio Company, you must be between the ages of 16-20 years old and have reached an advanced level of ballet training. Space in ABT Studio Company is extremely limited.

For more information about the audition process, please email rschwartz@abt.org or call (212) 477-3030, ext 1177.

Open Auditions

Dancers attending an open audition should bring with them a current resume/ curriculum vitae (including height and date of birth), photograph in first arabesque and a headshot. The audition will include technique, partnering and ABT repertory. Both of the auditions below are in conjunction with the ABT Summer Intensive audition.

Houston, Texas
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: Registration, 10:00am / Audition Class, 11:00am
Place: Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
(713) 523-6300
Cost: $30 USD, Cash or Check only
 
Long Beach, California
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: Registration, 3:00pm / Audition Class, 4:00pm
Place: Cal State University Long Beach, Dance Department
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
(562) 985-2024
Cost: $35 USD, Cash or Check only
 
New York, New York
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Time: Registration, 2:00pm / Audition Class, 3:00pm
Place: American Ballet Theatre, 3rd Floor
890 Broadway (between 19th St. and 20th St.)
(212) 477-3030, ext 1177
Cost: $35 USD, Cash or Check only
Dress Code for Open Auditions
Girls: full-length pink tights and black leotards with ballet slippers and pointe shoes
Boys: white t-shirt or leotard, full-length black tights and ballet slippers.

No legwarmers, skirts, or loose fitting clothing.


Video Auditions

Videos (ten minutes maximum) must include class work, in particular: work at the barre and in the center consisting of adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro. Women should include a pirouette combination en pointe with both en dehors and endedans turns. Men, please include a combination with tours en l’air. A Classical/ contemporary variations may also be included.

Video applications are accepted year-round. Please mail DVD, resume/curriculum vitae (including height and date of birth) and photos to the following address:

American Ballet Theatre
attn: ABT Studio Company
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10003

Video auditions may also be sent electronically to jkoschool@abt.org. If sent electronically, audition videos must be sent as workable YouTube, Vimeo or other video link.

Video auditions that do not follow the guidelines above will be considered incomplete, and will be ineligible for consideration.