Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional, Trainee Program and Studio Company Auditions

Overview

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, Trainee Program and Studio Company is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 9 to 21+. Students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division

 

Audition Tour 2015 Dates and Locations will be announced in September 2014 for the Summer Intensive and year-round Programs. 

 

Pre-Professional Auditions, for students ages 9 to 18

What to bring: 

  • A formal headshot (4 x 6 size) with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. Headshots will not be returned. 
  • Body shot in first arabesque (4 x 6 print)
  • Audition form

Trainee and Studio Company Audition Requirements:

  • Students ages 17 and up may audition for the Trainee Program and Studio Company

What to bring:

  • A formal headshot (4 x 6 size) with ballet hairstyle
  • Full length photo in first arabesque (4 x 6 print)
  • Studio Company Audition form
  • Dance resume
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls age 12 and older 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

Video/International Auditions

Video/International Auditions

Summer Intensives and Trainee Video Audition

 

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.

English Form

 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Students who are unable to attend one of the auditions in person may audition by sending a video to:


Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Attention: Summer Intensive and Trainee Auditions
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

Audition video/DVD must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should include:
• Barre: Grand Plié, Grand Battement, and Adage on Relevé
• Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro
• One solo: (Not mandatory) in practice clothes
• Video/DVD must be labeled with your name and age
• Girls ages 7-8 are only required to demonstrate a routine done in their regular ballet classes.

 

Please send the following along with your video/DVD:
• $40 USD non-refundable video audition fee
• Please make all checks and money orders payable to The Joffrey Ballet
• Completed audition form
• Formal headshot with ballet hair style
• Photo: First Arabesque (Ladies - en pointe)

 

*Photos and video/DVDs will not be returned

 

Audition Cities

Auditions

Paris, France - Saturday, October 12, 2013

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


Age: 12+
Registration/ Enregistrement: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm / 13h00 - 14h00
Audition/ L'Audition: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 14h00 - 16h00


Chicago - Sunday, January 12, 2014 and Sunday, January 26, 2014

Audition Location:
Joffrey Tower
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Sunday, January 12, 2014
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Ages 12-14
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Ages 15 and up

Sunday, January 26, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ages 7-8
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Ages 9-11


San Diego, CA - Friday, January 17, 2014

Audition Location:
Neisha's Dance & Music Academy
870 Jetty Lane
Eastlake, CA 91914

Friday, January 17, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Ages 9-13 no pointe experience
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience

Southland, CA- Saturday, January 18, 2014

Audition Location:
Southland Ballet
9527 Garfield Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Saturday, January 18, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Ages 9-13 no pointe experience
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience

Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, January 18, 2014

Audition Location:
LA Ballet Academy
16422 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

Saturday, January 18, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Ages 9-13 no pointe experience
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Ages 12 and up with pointe experience

San Francisco, CA - Sunday, January 19, 2014

Audition Location:
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, January 19, 2014
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Ages 9-11
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Ages 12-14
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Ages 15 and up

New York, NY - Saturday, January 25, 2014

Audition Location:
American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Saturday, January 25, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Ages 12-14
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Ages 15 and up

Washington, DC - Sunday, January 26, 2014

Audition Location:
The Washington Ballet School
3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Sunday, January 26, 2014
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Ages 12-14
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Ages 15 and up

Houston, TX – Saturday, February 1, 2014

Audition Location:
Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002

Saturday, February 1, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Ages 12-14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Ages 15 and up

Atlanta, GA - February 8, 2014

Audition Location:
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Saturday, February 8, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Ages 12-14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Ages 15 and up

Miami, FL – Sunday, February 9, 2014

Audition Location:
New World School of the Arts
25 NE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33132

Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Ages 12-14
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Ages 15 and up

Summer Intensives and Trainee Video Audition

Students who are unable to attend one of the auditions in person may audition by sending a video or DVD by February 15 to:
Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Attention: Summer Intensive and Trainee Auditions
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Audition video/DVD must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should include:
• Barre: Grand Plié, Grand Battement, and Adage on Relevé
• Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro
• One solo: (Not mandatory) in practice clothes
• Video/DVD must be labeled with your name and age
• Girls ages 7-8 are only required to demonstrate a routine done in their regular ballet classes.

Please send the following along with your video/DVD:
• $40 non-refundable video audition fee
• Please make all checks and money orders payable to The Joffrey Ballet
Completed audition form
• Formal headshot with ballet hair style
• Photo: First Arabesque (Ladies - en pointe)

*Photos and video/DVDs will not be returned

Content

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, Trainee Program and Studio Company is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 9 to 21+. Students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division

 

Audition Tour 2015 Dates and Locations will be announced in September 2014 for the Summer Intensive and year-round Programs. 

 

Pre-Professional Auditions, for students ages 9 to 18

What to bring: 

  • A formal headshot (4 x 6 size) with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. Headshots will not be returned. 
  • Body shot in first arabesque (4 x 6 print)
  • Audition form

Trainee and Studio Company Audition Requirements:

  • Students ages 17 and up may audition for the Trainee Program and Studio Company

What to bring:

  • A formal headshot (4 x 6 size) with ballet hairstyle
  • Full length photo in first arabesque (4 x 6 print)
  • Studio Company Audition form
  • Dance resume
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls age 12 and older 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
Administrative fields
Override title of Sponsor Sets: 
Video/International Auditions