Auditions are required for Joffrey Professional Training Programs, the Joffrey Pre-Professional Division, and the Academy's annual Summer Intensives.

The Academy encourages all students interested in joining its summer intensives and/or year-round programs to attend an audition during the annual Audition Tour. The Joffrey Academy also accepts video auditions from those who are unable to attend in-person auditions.

Programs that require an audition include:

  • Summer Intensives
  • Joffrey Studio Company
  • Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program
  • Joffrey Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program
  • Joffrey Conservatory
  • Pre-Professional Division

Summer Intensive Auditions

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. See below for more details on the 2023 Audition Tour as well as how to audition by video if needed.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: The Joffrey Ballet has adopted a policy which requires all staff, faculty, and eligible students/participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in events, programming, and activities at Joffrey Ballet properties or organized by The Joffrey Ballet. This includes auditions. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (including booster when eligible) is required at check-in.*

Please be advised that full vaccination occurs two weeks following a CDC-recommended course of vaccination. Booster eligibility as defined by the Centers for Disease Control can be found here, and calls for a booster shot approximately five months after completing a primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Valid proof of vaccination includes valid photo ID (age 16+) and vaccination card, photo/copy of vaccination card, digital record or app, or printed record from vaccine provider.

MASK REQUIREMENT: Effective October 10, masking will no longer be required at Joffrey Tower. People may choose to mask at any time. Individual voluntary mask use is of course accepted and will be respected. Everyone should continue to monitor for symptoms and be diligent about testing as needed.

2023 Audition Tour Information

Joffrey Academy is excited to announce the launch of Acceptd as our new audition registration platform! This platform is user-friendly and keeps all your audition materials and audition results in one place.

Steps to submit your application:

-Go to https://joffreyacademy.getacceptd.com

-Create your account under the "Sign Up" tab. If you are a student under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian create an account on your behalf. Otherwise, proceed with setting up your account as yourself. 

-Choose which audition you would like to attend, pay the audition fee, and we will see you at audition time!

-PLEASE NOTE: Walk-up registrations will be permitted on audition day through our Acceptd online registration platform until 30 minutes prior to each audition.

If you are having issues with your application, please submit a help request to the Acceptd Support Team via this link. Our Reception team will not be able to answer your technical questions, so we highly encourage you to direct your questions to the Acceptd Support Team. 

Note: If you are a student aged 12 and under and you live within 150 miles of the Joffrey Academy, you must attend the Summer Intensive Audition. If you are unable to attend the Audition, you are required to arrange an in-person audition during which you will be observed in a Joffrey Academy class and considered for the Summer Intensive programs. Students aged 12 and under living further than 150 miles of the Joffrey Academy may still submit a video audition.

• Black camisole leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights, flesh-tone or pink ballet slippers (tights and slipper colors must match)

• Students who are already working on pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to their ballet slippers

• Hair pulled back in bun or ballet hairstyle

OR

• White fitted t-shirt, black tights with black ballet slippers, or gray tights with white ballet slippers

• Hair slicked or pulled back in ballet hairstyle

2023 Audition Cities

Atlanta Ballet 

1695 Marietta Blvd. NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

 

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 10:00amAudition Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016

Studio England, with Registration in Fannie Mae Gallery

 

Age Group 12-14Registration Time: 2:30pmAudition Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Age Group 15+Registration Time: 4:15pmAudition Time: 5:15-7:15pm

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

 

*UPDATED TIMES

Age Group 12-14Registration Time: 9:30am*Audition Time: 10:30am-12:15pm*

Age Group 15+Registration Time: 12:45pm*Audition Time: 1:45-3:45pm*

 

Age Group 17+ (Contemporary)Registration Time: 4:15pm*Audition Time: 5:15-6:45pm*

Ballet West

52 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Studio B - 4th Floor

 

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 5:00pmAudition Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Houston Ballet

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

 

Age Group 9-12Registration Time: 3:30pmAudition Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 5:15pmAudition Time:6:15-8:00pm

The HARID Conservatory

2285 Potomac Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Age Group 9-12Registration Time: 4:00pmAudition Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 5:00pmAudition Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Pacific Northwest Ballet Phelps Center 

301 Mercer St.

Seattle, WA 98109

Age Group 12-14Registration Time: 3:45pmAudition Time: 4:45-6:15pm

 

Age Group 15+Registration Time: 5:00pmAudition Time: 6:30-8:00pm

 

Colburn School 

200 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Age Group 9-12Registration Time: 12:30pmAudition Time: 1:30-3:30pm

 

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 2:45pmAudition Time: 3:45-5:45pm

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

 

*UPDATED TIMES

Age Group 9-11Registration Time: 9:00am*Audition Time: 10:00-11:45am*

Age Group 7-8Registration Time: 12:15pm*Audition Time: 1:15-2:30pm*

 

San Francisco Ballet

455 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Age Group 9-13Registration Time: 2:00pmAudition Time: 2:30-4:00pm

 

Age Group 14+Registration Time: 3:15pmAudition Time: 4:15-5:45pm

 

Age Group 17+ (Contemporary)Registration Time: 5:00pmAudition Time: 6:00-7:30pm

School of American Ballet

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023

 

Age Group 17+ (Contemporary)Registration Time: 3:30pmAudition Time: 4:30-6:00pm

 

Age Group 13+ (Classical)Registration Time: 5:00pmAudition Time: 600-8:00pm

Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

 

Age Group 13+Registration Time: 1:15pmAudition Time: 2:15-4:00pm

 

Age Group 17+ (Contemporary)Registration Time: 3:15pmAudition Time: 4:15-5:45pm

*UPDATED*

Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza RCPD “Mariemma”

Calle Padre Amigó, 5

28025 Madrid

España

 

Age Group 14-16 Registration Time: 9:00am; Audition Time: 10:00-11:30pm

Age Group 17+ Registration Time: 11:00am; Audition Time: 12:00-2:00pm

 

*Please note: the Madrid auditions will not be subject to the Sunday deadline to submit applications and walk-ups will still be accepted on the day of the audition.

The Royal Ballet

46 Floral St , London

WC2E 9DA, United Kingdom

 

Age Group 13+ Registration Time: 10:00am; Audition Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

 

*Please note: the London auditions will not be subject to the Sunday deadline to submit applications and walk-ups will still be accepted on the day of the audition. 

Video Auditions

Video auditions for the 2023 Summer Intensives will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2023 (subject to change). Video auditions are accepted on an ongoing basis, as space permits. It is highly recommended that students submit video auditions by February 1. Students who submit a video audition after February 1 may not receive a result before registration opens and programs fill. Result emails are typically sent to the email provided within 14 days once video and audition payment are received (note that due to the large amount of video auditions expected this season, results may be delayed).

Steps to submit your application:

-Go to https://joffreyacademy.getacceptd.com

-Create your account under the "Sign Up" tab. If you are a student under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian create an account on your behalf. Otherwise, proceed with setting up your account as yourself. 

-Choose the video audition option and pay the audition fee.

 

Video auditions for the 2023 Summer Intensives and 2023-2024 year-round programs will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2023 (subject to change). Video auditions are accepted on an ongoing basis, as space permits. It is highly recommended that students submit video auditions by February 1, but there is a hard deadline of March 31, 2023 to submit all materials. Students who submit a video audition after February 1 may not receive a result before registration opens and programs fill. Result emails are typically sent to the email provided within 14 days once video and audition payment are received (note that due to the large amount of video auditions expected this season, results may be delayed).

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 Students auditioning for Studio Company or Ballet Trainee must include a classical variation from classical repertoire on pointe and a contemporary solo or improvisation. Students auditioning for Contemporary Ballet Trainee must include a contemporary solo and improvisation. Students ages 7–8 are only required to demonstrate combinations done in their regular ballet classes. Students auditioning for Summer Intensives only may include one solo in practice clothes if desired. The prospective student should be easily identifiable in the video. Videos should be as recent as possible.

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 are subject to change after the student's first in-person class. 

2022 Summer Intensives

We have a lot to offer this summer - click below to learn more!

2022-2023 Professional Training Programs

If you're looking for year-round training, we have many options to explore!