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ABT Studio Company Auditions

2015-2016 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.

Open Auditions

Dancers who wish to be considered for ABT Studio Company are encouraged to attend the 2016 ABT Summer Intensive audition for their age group in either Chicago (January 18), Long Beach (January 24), or New York (February 7). Please bring a resume, headshot and first arabesque photo. For more information about the ABT Summer Intensive Audition Tour, click here.

Chicago, Illinois
Date: Monday, January 18, 2016
Time: Registration, 12:30pm / Audition Class, 1:30pm
Place: Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph St.
Cost: $35 USD, Cash or Check only
Long Beach, California
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: Registration, 3:00pm / Audition Class, 4:00pm
Place: Cal State University Long Beach, Dance Department
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Cost: $35 USD, Cash or Check only
New York, New York
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
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
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

Video submissions (10 minute maximum) are accepted year-round and 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 and men should include a combination with tour en l’air. A classical/contemporary variation may also be included.

Please send your video, headshot and resume/curriculum vitae (including height and date of birth) via email to ABTStudioCompany@abt.org, or mail to the address below:

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

For additional ABT Studio Company audition inquiries please contact Jillian Brinberg, ABT Studio Company Manager, 212-477-3030 ext. 1172 or jbrinberg@abt.org.