Audition Tour

Overview

General Audition Information

National and International Audition Tour

The 2015 Audition Tour has been announced, please see the Audition Cities tab. Pre-register here.

Admission into the Joffrey Academy summer intensives is by audition only. Summer intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. During the Audition Tour, students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division, Trainee Program, or Studio Company

  

What to bring: 

  • A headshot (wallet size) with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (Ladies - on pointe)
  • Audition Form
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls who are already working en pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers

 

 

Audition Cities

Audition Cities

Pre-register here
Day-of registration and check-in starts one hour before audition unless noted otherwise. 

*Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program.

 

Chicago, IL - Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ages 12 and up

The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

1:30-3:00 PM, Ages 12-14,
Registration opens at 12:30 PM

3:30-5:30 PM, Ages 15 and up,
Registration opens at 2:30 PM

 

Seattle, WA - Friday, January 16, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

7:30-9:00 PM, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience, 
*Registration opens at 7:00 PM


San Diego, CA - Saturday, January 17, 2015

Neisha’s Dance & Music Academy
870 Jetty Ln
Chula Vista, CA 91914

4:00-5:00 PM, Ages 9-13 with no pointe experience,
Registration opens at 3:00 PM

5:15-6:45 PM, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience,
Registration opens at 4:15 PM 

  

Orange County, CA - Sunday, January 18, 2015

Southland Ballet 
9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, 92708

12:00-1:00 PM, Ages 9-13 with no pointe experience, 
Registration opens at 11:00 AM

1:15-2:45 PM, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience,
Registration opens at 12:15 PM 

 

Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, January 18, 2015

LA Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

2:30-3:30 PM, Ages 9-13 with no pointe experience,
Registration opens at 1:30 PM

4:00-5:30 PM, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience,
Registration opens at 3:00 PM 

 

San Francisco, CA - Monday, January 19, 2015

San Francisco Ballet 
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

9:15-10:15 AM, Ages 9-13 with no pointe experience,
Registration opens at 8:15 AM

10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience,
Registration opens at 9:30 AM 

 

Boston, MA - Friday, January 23, 2015

Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

6:30-7:30 PM, Ages 12-14,
Registration opens at 5:30 PM

7:45-9:00 PM, 15 and up, 
Registration opens at 6:45 PM 

 

New York, NY - Saturday, January 24, 2015

School of American Ballet 
165 W 65th St 
New York, NY 10023

4:00-6:00 PM, Ages 15 and up,
Registration opens at 3:00 PM 

 

Washington, DC - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Ages 12-14,
Registration opens at 10:00 AM

1:00-2:30 PM, Ages 15 and up,
Registration opens at 12:00 PM 

 

Chicago, IL - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ages 7-11

The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Ages 7-8,
Registration opens at 10:00 AM

12:30-2:00 PM, Ages 9-11,
Registration opens at 11:30 AM 

 

Houston, TX - Friday, January 30, 2015

Houston Ballet
601 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002

5:30-6:45 PM, Ages 12-14,
Registration opens at 4:30 PM 

7:00-8:30 PM, Ages 15 and up,
Registration opens at 6:00 PM 

 

Boca Raton, FL - Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Harid Conservatory
2285 Potomac Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

10:00-11:30 AM, Ages 12-14,
Registration opens at 9:00 AM

12:00-1:30 PM, Ages 15 and up,
Registration opens at 11:00 AM 

 

International Audition

London, UK - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

English National Ballet School
Carlyle Building, Hortensia Rd
London SW10 0QS, United Kingdom

6:30-8:30 PM, Ages 12 and up,
Registration opens at 5:30 PM 

 

Paris, France - Friday, March 27, 2015

Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris
100, Rue du Cherce Midi 75006 Paris

5:30-7:00 PM, Ages 12 and up,
Registration opens at 4:30 PM 


 

International Auditions

Video/International Auditions

International Auditions

London, UK - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Audition Location:
English National Ballet School

6:30-8:30 PM, Ages 12 and up

 

Paris, France - Friday, March 27, 2015

Audition Location:
Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris
100, Rue du Cherce Midi 75006 Paris

5:30-7:00 PM, Ages 12 and up


International Audition Forms

The Joffrey Academy is happy to provide forms for International students in French, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. We ask that students fill out the forms in English. Please complete forms and send video per the instructions below.

 

FRENCH

Joffrey Academy fournit des formulaires pour les étudiants internationaux en français, japonais et portugais. Nous demandons que les étudiants remplissent les formulaires en anglais. S'il vous plaît remplir les formulaires et envoyer la vidéo en suivant les instructions ci-dessous.

French Form


SPANISH
The Joffrey Academy se complace en proporcionarle formas para los estudiantes internacionales en Inglés, Japonés, Portugués y Español. Pedimos a los estudiantes que llenen los formularios en Inglés. Por favor, completar formularios y enviar video por las siguientes instrucciones.
Spanish Form

 

JAPANESE

シカゴのジョフリーバレエ付属、ジョフリーアカデミーでは日本語での申し込み書式もご用意しておりますが、恐縮ながら書類の作成は英語のみにてお願いしております。 全ての項目に漏れなくご記入の上、ビデオと共にご送付下さい。

Japanese Form

 

PORTUGUESE

Joffrey Academy fornece formulários para estudantes internacionais em Francês, Japonês e Português. Nós pedimos que os alunos preencham os formulários em Inglês. Por favor, preencher formulários e enviar um vídeo de acordo com as instruções abaixo.

Portugese Form

 

 

 

Video/DVD Auditions

Auditions

Video/DVD Auditions

Students who are unable to attend the audition tour may submit a video audition electronically or by mail. Video auditions are accepted on an ongoing basis, as space permits. It is highly recommended that students submit video auditions by February 1, as space in our programs fills up quickly. Students who submit a video audition after February 1, may not receive a result before registration opens. The prospective student should be easily identifiable in the video. Result emails are sent to the email provided within 14 days once video and payment are received.

 

Step 1: Register and pay for a video audition

Step 2: Complete the video audition form


In order to complete the online form student will need to upload:

 

  • A headshot with ballet hairstyle
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (Ladies - on pointe)


Audition video must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and should include:

  • Barre exercises (one side only)
  • Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro (on pointe, if applicable)
  • One solo: (not mandatory) in practice clothes
  • Video/DVD must be labeled with student name and age
  • Girls ages 7-8 are only required to demonstrate combinations done in their regular ballet classes


The Joffrey Academy of Dance strongly recommends submitting video auditions electronically, however, 

DVD audition videos and materials may be sent to the following address:


Joffrey Academy of Dance
Attention: Academy Auditions
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

If submitting by mail, please send the following along with your Video/DVD:

  • $40 non-refundable video audition fee by cash or check payable to The Joffrey Ballet
  • Completed audition form
  • A headshot (wallet size) with ballet hairstyle
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (Ladies - on pointe)
  • Note: materials will not be returned
 

Students will be accepted and placed into programs based on their video audition and solely at the discretion of the artistic staff. Acceptance and level is subject to change after student's first in-person class.

Content

General Audition Information

National and International Audition Tour

The 2015 Audition Tour has been announced, please see the Audition Cities tab. Pre-register here.

Admission into the Joffrey Academy summer intensives is by audition only. Summer intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. During the Audition Tour, students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division, Trainee Program, or Studio Company

  

What to bring: 

  • A headshot (wallet size) with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (Ladies - on pointe)
  • Audition Form
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls who are already working en pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers

 

 

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