The 2015 National Audition Tour is now complete.

If you would like to schedule an audition appointment, please contact Upper School Administrator, Val Jambois at vjambois@balletchicago.org, or 312-251-8838.

For those who cannot attend a scheduled audition, video auditions are accepted. To audition by video, please print our Video Audition Form and return it with your video/dvd, photographs, and $35.00 application fee. All videos must be received by April 30, 2015.

Click here to make an online payment if you are submitting a video audition:

Please keep the videotape simple. Be sure you are the only person in the video. It is only to see your class work and not a choreographic exercise. If you have a performance video, you are welcome to submit it along with the required videotape. The full video should be no more than 15 - 20 minutes in length.

Please include with your video: the following photographs
  • First Arabesque (profile), women on pointe
  • Developpe a la seconde (profile)
  • Grand plie in second position from the side
  • Sous sus, women on pointe

The video/dvd should include the following clasroom exercises:

  • Barre Work - Camera needs to be shot from dancer's profile
    • Plie
    • Tendu
    • Degage
    • Ronds de jambe
    • Developpes
    • Frappe
    • Ronds de jambes en l'air
    • Grand battement
  • Center Floor
    • Tendu
    • Adagio
    • Pirouettes
    • Waltz
    • Petite allegro
    • Grand allegro
  • For Ladies
    • A pointe work combination, including turns en pointe.
  • For Men
    • Grand pirouette
    • Tour en l'air combination
Click below to download the video audition form:

 
   

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