Summer Intensive Auditions & Registration

  • Please register for the audition of your choice below. 
    Results will be emailed within 7 (seven) days of the completion of each audition to students who successfully completed an online registration. Correspondence will be emailed to the primary contact email reported on the registration from.
  • You may register in person at the audition location
    by filling out the application form provided by Summer Intensive Staff and paying the $35 non-refundable application fee (in exact change, cash only). Any persons not filling out the registration form online, may have a longer wait for results.
  • At some locations students may also audition for admission to the University of Utah Department of Ballet at the same time.
    For more information please contact the Department of Ballet directly.
  • Students should bring copies of the following poses to submit at the audition. Each copy should have the student name clearly printed on the reverse side.
    • Tendu a la seconde
    • First arabesque (ladies en pointe)
    • Head shot

Please attend the audition time for your current age at the time of your audition. You may audition with 12 year olds if you will be 12 years old by June 1.

Click here for audition tour dates 2014-2015

Washington, DC 
January 10, 2015

Washington School of Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Ages 12-14         
4:30-5:00 pm – Registration/check-in
5:00-6:30 pm- Audition

Ages 15-older  
5:45-6:30 pm – Registration/check-in
6:30-8:00 pm- Audition  

Chicago, IL
January 11, 2015                    

Ballet Chicago 

17 North State Street 
Chicago IL 60602 

Ages 12 and above        
2:00-3:00 pm – Registration/check-in

Ages 12-15
3:00 – 4:30 pm- Audition

Ages 16-older                 
4:30 – 6:30 pm- Audition  

Dallas, TX
January 11, 2015

Ballet Academy of Texas

145 Fitness Court 
Coppell, TX 750193

Ages 12 and above        
1:00-2:00 pm – Registration/check-in

Ages 12-15                      
2:00 – 3:30 pm- Audition

Ages 16-older              
3:30 – 5:00 pm- Audition 

Tampa, FL 
January 17, 2015

Next Generation Ballet | Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602 

Ages 12 and above         
3:45-4:45 pm – Registration/check-in

Ages 12-14         
4:45-6:15 pm- Audition

Ages 15-older        
6:30-8:00 pm- Audition  

Seattle, WA 
January 17, 2015 

Pacific Northwest Ballet

301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Ages 12-14          
4:00 – 4:30 pm – Registration/check-in
4:30 – 6:00 pm- Audition

Ages 15-older
5 – 6 pm – Registration/check-in
6:00-8:00 pm- Audition   

Houston, TX               
January 18, 2015

Houston Ballet Center for Dance

601 Preston St.
Houston TX 77002 

Ages 12 and above
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Registration/Check-in           

Ages 12-14
4:00 – 5:30 pm- Audition

Ages 15-older
5:30 – 7:00 pm- Audition

San Francisco, CA     
January 18, 2015 

LINES Ballet

26 Seventh Street 5th Floor 
San Francisco CA 94103

Ages 12 and above          
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Registration/check-in                                         
2:00 – 5:00 pm- Audition

New York City, NY     
January 24, 2015      

The Ailey Studios

The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Ages 12-15
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Registration/check-in
5:30 – 7:00 pm- Audition

Ages 16-older
6:15 – 7:00 pm – Registration/check-in
7:00 – 8:30 pm- Audition   

Los Angeles, CA
January 25, 2015   

Orange County Dance Center

16161 Springdale St. 
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 

Ages 12-13
1:00-2:00 pm – Registration
2:00-3:00 pm- Audition      
(students from this audition may be asked to stay for 3:00-4:30 audition)

Ages 14-15          
2:00-3:00 pm – Registration
3:00-4:30 pm- Audition

Ages 16-older
3:30-4:30 pm – Registration
4:30-6:30 pm- Audition                             

Salt Lake City, UT       
January 31, 2015

Ballet West

Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre
52 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ages 12-14                      
1:00-2:00 pm – Registration/Check-in           
2:00 – 3:30 pm- Audition

Ages 15-older
2:30-3:30 pm – Registration/Check-in           
3:30 – 5:30 pm- Audition

Click here for Video Audition Information

Video auditions will be accepted from January 1, 2015 through February 1, 2015.

Videotape or DVD auditions are welcome. Video auditions must be received by Feb 1st. Video auditions received after Feb 1st will still be reviewed for acceptance.

Students are encouraged to upload their video to YouTube or Vimeo and send us a link to view. Please grant access to to view your private video (if applicable).

Videotaped auditions should be recorded and submitted in DVD format; able to be played on PC format, (PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, or Quicktime). Please double check before DVD is submitted. 

Audition should be of a full class and must include:

  • barre work
  • grand adagio
  • pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans)
  • petit allegro
  • allegro (i.e. assemble ballonne, ballotte)
  • grand allegro
  • pointe work (i.e. echappe, continuous releves in arabesque, pirouettes; en dehors and en dedans, bourrees)
  • a short variation of choice (students age 15+)
  • Pointe work should include plenty of material to be able to judge technical ability. This is the area where most video submissions come up short.

Please mail videotaped auditions to:

Ballet West Academy

C/O Lisa Hoyt
52 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Please register online prior to your submission and include your contact information within your audition package.

Results will be emailed within 21 days of receipt of the video and registration. Correspondence will be emailed to the primary contact email reported on the registration from.


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