Auditions

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Entrance to the Summer Intensive is by audition only at one of our scheduled audition sites. Auditions take place in January and February of each year. Prospective students may preregister online, or onsite the day of the audition. To preregister see links below for audition sites.

An audition fee is required of all applicants. Online preregistration for auditions is $30, and day of registration is $40,  payable either in cash or check made out to Oregon Ballet Theatre School.

For prospective students living more than 200 miles from an audition site, video auditions will be accepted. See information for video auditions below.

All applicants must submit a head shot and a photo in a ballet pose of their choice on audition day. Photos should be a minimum size of 4″x6″; a student’s school photo is sufficient for a head shot.


Audition Pre-Registration

Please click here to complete our pre-registration form and register for an audition site. By completing the pre-registration form you will create a MINDBODY account. Once you complete this form you will be redirected to our MINDBODY system. Log in to your MINDBODY account , locate your audition site, click “Sign Up Now”, and make payment. You must make payment to complete your student’s pre-registration. Students who pre-register will be charged $30. Students who register day of audition will be charged $40.

Pre-registration for each city will close 48 hours before the audition date.

 

San Francisco

January 4, 2020
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center – 26 Seventh St.

  • 1:00 PM-1:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 1:30 PM-3:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Salt Lake City

January 4, 2020
Ballet West – 52 West 200 South

  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12-14
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12-14
  • 3:30 PM-4:00 PM:
    Registration – Ages 15 & Older
  • 4:00 PM-5:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 15 & Older

 

Los Angeles

January 5, 2020
University of Southern California – 849 W. 34th St.

  • 12:00 PM-12:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 12:30 PM-2:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Dallas-Fort Worth

January 5, 2020
Texas Ballet Theatre – 1540 Mall Circle

  • 2:30 PM-3:00 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

 

Pittsburgh

January 12, 2020
Pittsburgh Ballet – 2900 Liberty Ave.

  • 6:00 PM-6:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Portland

January 12, 2020
Oregon Ballet Theatre – 0720 SW Bancroft St.

  • 9:30 AM-10:00 AM:
    Registration – Ages 15 & Older
  • 10:00 AM-11:30 AM:
    Audition – Ages 15 & Older
  • 11:00 AM-11:30 AM:
    Registration – Ages 8-12 – No Pointe Experience
  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 8-12 – No Pointe Experience
  • 12:00 PM-12:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12-14 – Pointe Experience
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12-14 – Pointe Experience

 

Washington, D.C.

January 18, 2020
The Washington Ballet – 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • 4:30 PM-5:00 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Seattle

January 18, 2020
Pacific Northwest Ballet – 301 Mercer St.

  • 5:00 PM-5:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12-14
  • 5:30 PM-7:00 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12-14
  • 6:30 PM-7:00 PM:
    Registration – Ages 15 & Older
  • 7:00 PM-8:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 15 & Older

 

 

Vancouver, B.C.

January 19, 2020
Goh Ballet – 2345 Main St.

  • 5:00 PM–5:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 5:30 PM–7:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

New York City

January 19, 2020
American Ballet Theatre – 890 Broadway

  • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 10:30 AM-12:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Phoenix

January 19, 2020
Ballet Arizona – 2835 E. Washington St.

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Boston

January 20, 2020
Boston Ballet – 19 Clarendon St.

  • 4:00 PM-4:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 4:30 PM-6:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

 

Austin

January 20, 2020
Ballet Austin – 501 W. 3rd St.

  • 5:00 PM-5:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 5:30 PM-7:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Chicago

January 25, 2020
Ruth Page Dance Center – 1016 N. Dearborn St.

  • 4:00 PM-4:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 4:30 PM-6:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

 

Indianapolis

January 26, 2020
Indianapolis Ballet – 502 N. Capitol Ave., Ste B

  • 12:00 PM-12:30 PM:
    Registration – Ages 12 & Older
  • 12:30 PM-2:30 PM:
    Audition – Ages 12 & Older

Please click here to complete our pre-registration form and register for an audition site.


Video Auditions

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of an audition city may submit a video application.

Videos should show a simple classical ballet variation of the student’s choosing, and be no longer than two minutes. Videos from female applicants must contain pointe work. Videos should not contain verbal instruction or coaching. Please include a link to the student’s audition video in their application. YouTube format is preferred. DVDs cannot be accepted. Applicants must submit a head shot and a photo in a dance pose of their choice via e-mail to schoolofobt@obt.org. The application fee for a video audition is $30 and payable after completing the video audition application. The application form will automatically redirect to payment system. Video auditions will be reviewed January 4, 2020–April 30, 2020. Due date for submission is April 30, 2020. For questions please contact OBT School at schoolofobt@obt.org.


International Students

International students may apply for admission using the video audition information as stated above, or attend one of our scheduled auditions. International students who are accepted will need to obtain an M-1 visa through Oregon Ballet Theatre School. An M-1 visa allows a student to study in the United States for a specified amount of time exclusively at Oregon Ballet Theatre School. For questions please contact OBT School at schoolofobt@obt.org