Audition Tour

Overview

The audition tour is now complete. Thank you for everyone who auditioned for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. 

 

If you are interested in auditioning, you may still do so via video audition, however please note that many of our programs have already filled.


Learn more about our Summer Programs at joffrey.org/summerintensives


General Audition Information

National and International Audition Tour

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 (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", 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 on 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

 

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.

 

Audition Cities

Audition Cities

 

Pre-registration is now open! Pre-register here for a Joffrey Academy of Dance audition today!


Chicago, IL - January 10, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet
10 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 

12:00 PM Registration; 1:00-2:30 PM Audition Ages 12-14 

2:30 PM Registration; 3:30-5:30 PM Audition Ages 15+ 

 

San Diego, CA - January 15, 2016

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

5:00 PM Registration; 6:00-7:00 PM Audition Ages 9-13, no pointe experience

6:15 PM Registration; 7:15-8:45 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 

Fountain Valley, CA - January 16, 2016

Southland Ballet
9527 Garfield Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

12:30 PM Registration; 1:00-2:00 PM Audition Ages 9-13, no pointe experience

1:15 PM Regstration; 2:15-4:00 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 

Encino, CA  - January 16, 2016

LA Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:00 PM Audition Ages 9-13, no pointe experience

5:30 PM Registration; 6:30-8:00 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 

San Francisco, CA - January 17, 2016

San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

2:00 PM Registration; 3:00-4:30 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:00 PM Audition Ages 9-13, without pointe experience

 

Seattle, WA - January 18, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

9:00 AM Registration; 10:00 - 11:00 AM Audition Ages 12-14 

10:30 AM Registration; 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Audition Ages 15+

 

Washington, DC - January 22, 2016 -

RESCHEDULED - January 29, see below.

 

New York, NY - January 23, 2016 

CANCELLED

 

Boston, MA - January 24, 2016

Boston Ballet 
19 Clarendon Street 
Boston, MA 02116

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Audition Ages 12-14 

12:00 PM Registration; 1:00-2:30 PM Audition Ages 15+

 

Chicago, IL - January 24, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet
10 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Audition Ages 7-8 

12:00 PM Registration; 1:00-2:30 PM Audition Ages 9-11

 

Washington, DC - January 29, 2016

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016

6:00 PM Registration for Ages 12-14; Audition 7-8pm Ages 12-14 yr olds

7:00 PM Registration for Ages 15+; Audition 8-9:30pm 15+

 

Houston, TX - January 30, 2016

The Houston Ballet Center for Dance
601 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002

3:00 PM Registration; 4:00-5:30 PM Audition Ages 14+

 

Boca Raton, FL - January 31, 2016

The HARID Conservatory
2285 Potomac Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Audition Ages 9-13, no pointe experience

11:15 AM Registration; 12:15-2:00 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 

London, UK - February 6, 2016

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

2:00 PM Registration; 2:30-4:00 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience 


Paris, FR - February 7, 2016 

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

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 


International Auditions

Video/International Auditions

Pre-registration is now open! Pre-register here for a Joffrey Academy of Dance audition today!

 

International Auditions

 

London, UK - February 6, 2016

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

2:00 PM Registration; 2:30-4:00 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience 

 

Paris, FR - February 7, 2016 

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

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Audition Ages 12+, with pointe experience

 

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 Audition Fee

If new to the Joffrey Academy, please create a guest account. If you are a past or current student, please login to your existing account. If you do not know your login information, please call Academy Reception at 312.784.4600.

*Please note – Our online system is currently experiencing issues for those using google chrome. It is recommended that you use a different internet browser or clear your google chrome history before registering. Below is a link with instructions on how to clear your google chrome history.

 

http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/chrome-27/

Step 2: Complete the video audition form

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

 

  • A headshot with ballet hairstyle (4"x6")
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", 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 Video 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 (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", 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

The audition tour is now complete. Thank you for everyone who auditioned for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. 

 

If you are interested in auditioning, you may still do so via video audition, however please note that many of our programs have already filled.


Learn more about our Summer Programs at joffrey.org/summerintensives


General Audition Information

National and International Audition Tour

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 (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", 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 on 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

 

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.

 

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