Auditions are open to all male and female students ages 8-21. Students 12 years of age and older are encouraged to attend any audition on our Summer Intensive nation tour. Students ages 8-11 may only attend the Philadelphia auditions at SPB. All students ages 8-21 that are unable to attend an audition on our tour may submit a video audition or arrange for an in-person evaluation by contacting Joanne Smith at or 215.587.6942.


Applicants should begin their video with a short introduction including their name, age, birthdate, and current training facility.

Please include a short barre’ showing plies, tendus, and fondu. Centerwork should include an adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro. Gentleman need to show batterie and tours. Ladies pointework should include releves, echappes, and pirouettes.

Video applicants will receive result notification via email by February 15 of their audition or video submission date. Once accepted into the Summer Intensive, all students must register within four weeks of their admission date as space is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. When full capacity is reached, the remaining students will be placed on a wait list. 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 unless they want to be considered for a scholarship. Current students MUST register prior by February 1 to secure a spot. Students registering by February 1st will be given priority enrollment over students from the national audition tour.

Acceptance to the summer intensive is competitive, and only the most proficient students are invited to participate. Select students from the Summer Intensive may be invited to attend The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s full-year Pre-Professional or Trainee Programs.

*Please note: auditions are not required for the children’s summer program (ages 2-7) or the adult program.

Ballet West Academy
52 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

January 4, 2019

Colorado Ballet
1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

January 5, 2019

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
5 North Orange Street #3
Carlisle, PA 17013

January 5, 2019

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

January 6, 2019

North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

January 12, 2019

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet
323 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Washington Ballet
The Joseph C. Coleman Studios
3308 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

January 13, 2019

The School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

January 19, 2019

Houston Ballet
Center for Dance
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002

January 20, 2019

The Hartt School
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT 06112

January 20, 2019

Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

January 21, 2019

Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

January 25, 2019

Orlando Ballet
415 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

January 26, 2019

Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

January 26, 2019

Next Generation Ballet
The Straz Center
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602

January 27, 2019

New World School of the Arts
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

January 27, 2019

Southland Ballet
9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

February 2, 2019

Oregon Ballet Theatre
0720 Southwest Bancroft Street
Portland, OR 97239

February 3, 2019

Centro de Bellas Artes
Ave. Ponce de Leon Pda. 22 1/2
San Juan, PR 0091

February 9, 2019

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