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 National 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 all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training.

Video auditions will be accepted for the 2021 National 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 will be required for all auditions.  Audition class sizes will be limited.

Audition Registration information will be available in December. 

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 take place on Zoom during the weekends in January and February.


Information on how to register and audition will be posted in mid-December.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

Video Auditions

Video auditions will be accepted on the 2021 Virtual Audition Tour.  The portal to submit a Video audition will be open from January 1 – March 1.


Video audition requirements and instructions will be available in mid-December.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
Important Audition Details

Young Dancer Summer Workshop (YDSW)Dancers interested in the YDSW should audition with their age group at the time of audition. This includes students ages 9 to 11, and 12-year-olds at the beginning pointe level.

YDSW & Summer Intensives: Dancers ages 11 and 12 who wish to be considered for both YDSW and the Summer Intensives may attend any of the Summer Intensive audition classes for ages 11 and up.

ABT Collegiate Summer IntensiveDancers interested in the ABT Collegiate Summer Intensive may audition at any of the audition sites with their age group.

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