Support the ABT Today Fund! DONATE NOW

Summer Programs

Audition Information

Summer Programs Audition Information

Due to ongoing concerns relating to COVID-19, ABT’s 2021 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour will be held virtually.

Audition classes will take place via Zoom during weekends in January and February.  Students will participate in audition classes based on their age at the time of the audition.

The Virtual Audition Tour is a dancer’s opportunity to audition for all ABT Summer Programs including Summer Intensives, the Collegiate Summer Intensive, and Young Dancer Summer Workshops. Auditions are open to students of all genders who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training.

Video auditions will be accepted for the 2021 Virtual Audition Tour.  All students must audition as part of the 2021 Virtual Audition Tour, regardless of previous participation.  Participation in ABT Summer Programs is by audition and acceptance only.  Students may only audition once each year. Auditioning on any date will allow you to be considered for all Summer Intensive Programs and merit-based scholarships.  Online pre-registration is required for all auditions.  Audition class sizes will be limited.

Thank you to all of the dancers who attended the 2021 Summer Intensives!  Information on the 2022 Summer Training Programs and 2022 National Audition Tour will be posted in November.

Age Requirements

Young Dancer Summer Workshop:

  • Applicants must be 9 to 11 years old by the start date of the program, or 12-year-olds at the beginning pointe level.
  • 12-year-olds applicants that will turn 13 during the program are not eligible to attend the Young Dancer Summer Workshop.

Summer Intensives:

  • Applicants must be at least 11 years old by their audition date and no older than 20 on June 21, 2021.
  • Age requirements vary by site.

Collegiate Summer Intensive:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24
  • Applicants over the age of 18 will be considered for the New York and Collegiate Intensives only.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Live Auditions

American Ballet Theatre will hold a Virtual Audition Tour for the 2021 Summer Training Programs.  We will not have any in-studio auditions for the safety of our dancers, our faculty and our staff.

Auditions will be conducted through Zoom across six weekends from Friday, January 8 – Sunday, February 14, 2021.  Classes will be held each weekend on Friday evenings and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays.

2021 Audition Tour
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Video Auditions

You may submit a Video Audition for consideration for the 2021 Summer Training Programs.  The portal to submit a Video audition will be open from January 1 – March 1, 2021.  To submit a video application, follow the guidelines listed here.

  • Video auditions must be submitted via our Student Portal. The portal will be available beginning January 1, 2021.
  • An audition fee will be required to complete your video audition (credit card only).
  • Video auditions will be accepted beginning January 1, 2021. The final deadline for video auditions is March 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Video audition results will be emailed by the notification date: March 19, 2021.

Please note that variations and performance footage are not required for video auditions. Submission of such material may negatively affect a student’s chance of acceptance. Please click below to view video guidelines and requirements prior to submission.

Video Audition PortalVideo Audition Guidelines
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Audition Results & Dates

Notification letters will be emailed within 10 business days following each audition. Please look over the schedule below so that you can be prepared to make your decision about enrollment. Each audition weekend has a deadline to secure enrollment.

Your spot in the Summer Intensive program will only be held until the non-refundable tuition deadline date. Please see below for tuition deadlines based on the respective audition dates.  Tuition fees for the Virtual Summer Intensives are due in full at the time of enrollment.

If you audition on this date:
Your tuition must be posted online by this date, 11:59pm EST:
January 8-10
February 1, 2021
January 15-17
February 8, 2021
January 22-24
February 15, 2021
January 29-31
February 22, 2021
February 5-7
March 1, 2021
February 12-14
March 8, 2021
Video Auditions
Video Audition Submissions (January 1-March 1)
April 5, 2021

2021 Virtual Audition Tour

Thank you to all of the dancers who attended the 2021 Summer Intensives!  Information on the 2022 Summer Training Programs and 2022 National Audition Tour will be posted in November.

Contact Us

If you require further assistance or have any questions regarding auditions for ABT’s Summer Program, please contact us.

Contact Us


To view our frequently asked questions about ABT’s Summer Programs, please click below.

View our FAQs