2018 Upcoming Auditions

Dates and details for this year’s are beginning to emerge, so it can be beneficial to give yourself a game plan before the holidays, especially when some auditions will start as soon as the first week of January.

Companies today vary greatly in how they run their audition season. Some, like Oklahoma City Ballet, are doing the traditional audition tour to seek out both summer intensive and professional hopefuls. Meanwhile others, such as Ballet Idaho or Oregon Ballet Theatre, conduct closed auditions by invitation only. And that doesn’t even encompass the process of auditioning for companies and projects abroad.

Regardless, there’s a lot to think about, and though it can be advantageous if you can get into company class, you won’t always be offered that opportunity. Auditioning can be overwhelming; it is a nightmare to sift through and juggle overlapping dates and locations.

To help you out, we providing a downloadable list of upcoming auditions which will be available and updated for Dance Pro members. Breaking down when companies are holding auditions like the ones below can help ensure you don’t forget important details! Here’s a sneak preview:

Oklahoma City Ballet, Robert Mills | Artistic Director

  • $10 fee
  • Headshot, dance shot, and resume·
  • January 7, 2018 at Houston Ballet, Houston, TX
    • 3 pm
  • January 27, 2018 at Washington Ballet, Washington D.C.
    • 1 pm
  • February 11, 2018 at School of American Ballet, New York, NY
    • 3 pm
  • February 24, 2018 at Lou Conte Dance Studio, Chicago, IL
    • 3 pm
  • Video submissions also accepted
  • DETAILS: https://www.okcballet.org/company/national-auditions/company-audition-tour/

Oregon Ballet Theatre, Kevin Irving | Artistic Director

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 San Francisco, CA
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 New York, NY
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 Houston, TX
  • By invitation only
  • Times TBD
  • DETAILS: https://www.obt.org/company/auditions/

Los Angeles Ballet, Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary | Artistic Directors

  • CV and headshot
  • $30 fee (cash)
  • Saturday, January 27 Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA
    • 10:30 am registration opens, 11:30 am audition
  • DETAILS: https://losangelesballet.org/employment


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