Auditions for our summer program are open to all students (ages 8 & above) for the level suiting their skill, background, and degree of training. A national audition tour will be conducted January through March 2018. Those students unable to attend may submit a video audition or arrange for an individual evaluation by contacting Joanne Smith at or 215.587.6942.

Applicants will receive result notification within two weeks of their audition. Once accepted into the summer intensive, all students must register within four weeks of their admission date, as space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. When full capacity is reached, remaining students will be placed on a wait list, so please be sure to register and submit your deposit on time in order to ensure your spot in the program.

Current students of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet are not required to audition and will be given priority enrollment over students from the national audition tour. Registration forms will be emailed mid-January and due back no later than mid-February.  Late registrants will be placed on a waitlist until the completion of the national audition tour and accepted only when and if space is available.

Acceptance to the summer intensive is competitive, and only the most proficient students are invited to participate. Select students from the summer program may be invited to attend the School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s full year program.

*Please note: auditions are not required for the children’s summer program (ages 4-7).

Audition Dates

January 7 – Philadelphia, PA
January 7 – Pittsburgh, PA
January 13 – Winston-Salem, NC
January 14 – Washington, DC
January 14 – Carlisle, PA
January 15 – New York, NY
January 15 – Boston, MA
January 20 – Hartford, CT
January 21 – Syracuse, NY
January 27 – Orlando, FL
January 28 – Atlanta, GA
January 28 – Tampa, FL
February 4 – Miami, FL
February 11 – Chicago, IL
February 18 – Houston, TX
February 18 – Minneapolis, MN
March 11 – Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia, PA

January 7 & March 11, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

January 17, 2018

Winston-Salem, NC

January 13, 2018

Washington, DC

January 14, 2018

Carlisle, PA

January 14, 2018

New York, NY

January 15, 2018

Boston, MA

January 15, 2018

Hartford, CT

January 20, 2018

Syracuse, NY

January 21, 2018

Orlando, FL

January 27, 2018

Atlanta, GA

January 28, 2018

Tampa, FL

January 28, 2018

Miami, FL

February 4, 2018

Chicago, IL

February 11, 2018

Houston, TX

February 18, 2018

Minneapolis, MN

February 18, 2018

Audition registration for the other year-round programs offered at our School can be found here.

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Advanced, high-caliber ballet instruction from June 26th – July 28th.

Week-Long Programs

A host of exciting, in-depth weeklong workshops, July 31st – September 1st.

Programs & Classes

Receive extensive instruction in classical ballet discipline. Earn opportunities to perform in professional productions and augment your training with expanded instruction in contemporary/modern dance, Pilates, and other strength-building techniques.