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 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 2022 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 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 is required at check-in at every audition except for The HARID Conservatory (Boca Raton, FL).

MASK REQUIREMENT: Joffrey Academy of Dance requires participants to wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth at all times, including check-in and for the duration of all classes and auditions (where allowed by law).

2022 Audition Tour Information

Students who pre-register online save $5 from their audition fee. Online pre-registration is strongly recommended but not required. To pre-register, dancers must complete these two steps:

To pre-register for an audition:

1)  Register Online

2) Complete the Online Audition Form

Pre-registered students who have completed the Online Audition Form must bring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to the audition. No additional materials will be needed. 

Online pre-registration will close the prior Sunday of each audition.

 

To register in person the day of an audition, please bring:

- A completed Audition Form

- $45 cash or check (made out to Joffrey Ballet)

- Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

- A headshot with ballet hairstyle (4x6)

- Students 12 and up: First Arabesque photo (4x6) - ladies, on pointe

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE - all participants must wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth at all times, including check-in and for the duration of all classes and auditions (where allowed by law)

2022 Audition Cities

Kansas City Ballet

Bolender Center

500 W Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-7:00 PM Audition Ages 13+

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

 

9:00 AM Registration; 10:00-11:45 AM Audition Ages 9-11

12:15 PM Registration; 1:15-2:30 PM Audition Ages 7-8

PLEASE NOTE - In keeping with the newly revised Chicago Vaccine Requirement, effective January 3, 2022, any individual age 5 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination to participate in any in-person classes or activities held at Joffrey Tower, South Loop Studios, or sponsored by Joffrey Academy in the city of Chicago.

Ballet West

52 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Studio B - 4th Floor

 

4:30 PM Registration; 5:30-7:30 PM Audition Ages 13+

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

 

9:30 AM Registration; 10:30 AM-12:15 PM Audition Ages 12-14**

12:45 PM Registration; 1:45-3:45 PM Audition Ages 15+ with pointe experience

4:15 PM Registration; 5:15-6:45 PM Audition Ages 17+ *Contemporary

PLEASE NOTE - In keeping with the newly revised Chicago Vaccine Requirement, effective January 3, 2022, any individual age 5 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination to participate in any in-person classes or activities held at Joffrey Tower, South Loop Studios, or sponsored by Joffrey Academy in the city of Chicago. 

**This audition is currently FULL. We will accommodate as many walk-ups as possible but cannot guarantee space will be available.

San Francisco Ballet

455 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

2:00 PM Registration; 3:00-4:30 PM Audition Ages 9-13 

3:45 PM Registration; 4:45-6:15 PM Audition Ages 14+ with pointe experience

5:30 PM Registration; 6:30-8:00 PM Audition Ages 17+ *Contemporary 

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM SAN FRANCISO BALLET:

Attendees must wear a well-fitted surgical, KN95, or N95 face covering at all times in San Francisco Ballet. Cloth masks are not permitted. We will have disposable surgical face masks available for those that arrive without one of these mask types.

Only the attendee of the audition will be permitted inside the building to reduce crowding. With pre-registration, we are hoping there will not be a need for parents or guardians to accompany attendees into the registration process. If there is a legitimate accessibility concern or accommodation needed, we can permit one companion in with the attendee, provided they also meet the vaccination requirements, for the registration process only. Parents and guardians should expect to wait outside or return near the end of the session.

As a reminder, we will be checking vaccine status at the front door, and attendees will not be let in until the registration period opens.

The Francia Russell Center

1611 136th Place NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

 

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:30 PM Audition Ages 9-13 

5:45 PM Registration; 6:45-8:15 PM Audition Ages 14+ with pointe experience

BalletMet Dance Academy

322 Mt. Vernon Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

Registration in lobby

 

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-7:00 PM Audition Ages 13+

LA Ballet Academy

15255 Ventura Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

10:00 AM Registration; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

11:45 AM Registration; 12:45-2:15 PM Audition Ages 13+

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016

Studio England, with Registration in Fannie Mae Gallery

 

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

12:00 PM Registration; 1:00-3:00 PM Audition Ages 15+ with pointe experience

Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

 

9:30 AM Registration; 10:00-11:45 AM Audition Ages 13+

11:00AM Registration; 12:00-1:30 PM Audition Ages 17+ *Contemporary 

City Center Studios

130 W 56th Street

New York, NY 10019

Studio 4

 

11:00 AM Registration; 12:00-2:00 PM Audition Ages 13+

1:30 PM Registration; 2:30-4:00 PM Audition Ages 17+ *Contemporary 

Atlanta Ballet

1695 Marietta Boulevard NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

 

6:15 PM Registration; 7:00-9:00 PM Audition Ages 13+

The HARID Conservatory

2285 Potomac Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Current HARID Students ONLY – 1:30 PM Registration; 2:30-4:00 PM Audition

3:15 PM Registration; 4:15-5:45 PM Audition Ages 13+

Houston Ballet

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

 

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:30 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

5:45 PM Registration; 6:45-8:30 PM Audition Ages 13+

Video Auditions

Video auditions for the 2022 Summer Intensives will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2022 (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).

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 log in to your existing account. If you do not know your login information, please contact Academy Reception at reception@joffrey.org

Step 2: Complete the Video Audition Form

In order to complete the online form, students will need to upload:

• A headshot with ballet hairstyle

• For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (ladies—on pointe)

• An audition video link

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

• One solo (not mandatory) in practice clothes

• Students auditioning for Studio Company or Trainee must include a classical variation from classical repertoire on pointe and a contemporary solo or improvisation.

• Students ages 7–8 are only required to demonstrate combinations done in their regular ballet classes

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

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2022-2023 Professional Training Programs

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