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.

2019 Audition Dates and Locations

San Francisco – January 4, 2019
San Francisco Ballet – 455 Franklin St.
Preregister Here

  • 3:30 PM–4:00 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Seattle – January 5, 2019
Pacific Northwest Ballet – 301 Mercer St.
Preregister Here

  • 10:30 AM–11:00 AM: Registration – Ages 12-14
  • 11:00 AM–12:15 PM: Audition – Ages 12-14
  • 12:15 PM–12:45 PM: Registration – Age 15 and Older
  • 12:45 PM–2:00 PM: Audition – Age 15 and Older
Los Angeles – January 6, 2019
Westside Academy – 1709 Stewart St.
Preregister Here

  • 8:30 AM–9:00 AM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 9:00 AM–11:00 AM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Minneapolis – January 12, 2019
Minnesota Dance Theater – 528 Hennepin Ave.
Preregister Here

  • 11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Salt Lake City – January 13, 2019
Ballet West – 52 West 200 South
Preregister Here

  • 8:30 AM–9:00 AM: Registration – Ages 12–14
  • 9:00 AM–10:15 AM: Audition – Ages 12–14
  • 10:15 AM–10:45 AM: Registration – Age 15 and Older
  • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM: Audition – Age 15 and Older
Washington, DC – January 19, 2019
The Washington Ballet – 3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Preregister Here

  • 4:00 PM–4:30 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 4:30 PM–6:30 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Philadelphia – January 20, 2019
Pennsylvania Ballet – 323 North Broad St.
Preregister Here

  • 11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
New York – January 21, 2019
Steps on Broadway – 2121 Broadway
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  • 8:30 AM–9:00 AM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 9:00 AM–11:00 AM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Chicago – January 26, 2018
Joffrey Ballet – 10 E. Randolph St.
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  • 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Pittsburgh – January 27, 2019
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre – 2900 Liberty Ave.
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  • 2:30 PM–3:00 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM: Audition – Age 12 and Older
Austin – February 2, 2019
Ballet Austin – 501 West 3rd St.
Preregister Here

  • 4:00 PM–4:30 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 4:30 PM–6:30 PM: Audition  – Age 12 and Older
Kansas City – February 3, 2019
Kansas City Ballet – 500 W. Pershing Rd.
Preregister Here

  • 2:00 PM–2:30 PM: Registration – Age 12 and Older
  • 2:30 PM–4:30 PM: Audition  – Age 12 and Older
Portland – February 3, 2019
Oregon Ballet Theatre – 0720 SW Bancroft St.
Preregister Here

  • 2:30 PM–3 PM: Registration – Ages 8–11
  • 3 PM–4 PM: Audition – Ages 8–11
  • 3:30 PM–4 PM: Registration – Ages 12–14
  • 4 PM–5:30 PM: Audition – Ages 12–14
  • 5 PM–5:30 PM: Registration – Age 15 and Older
  • 5:30 PM–7 PM: Audition – Age 15 and Older

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.

Video Audition Requirements

  • 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.

Application Submission Information

  • 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, 2019 through April 30, 2019.

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


Notification

Prospective students will be informed via email of OBT School’s decision within two weeks of their audition date or two weeks after a video application is received. A non-refundable deposit of one-quarter the tuition associated with the chosen session, plus a $35 registration fee are due within two weeks of being notified of acceptance in order to reserve a spot in the Summer Intensive.
All deposits, tuition and fees are non-refundable.

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