General auditions take place in the fall. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled auditions, please call 215.587.6942 to arrange for an individual evaluation. Auditions are not required for The School’s Children’s Program (ages 18 months to 7 years). As well, this program is not part of the graded curriculum at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet; therefore, Children’s Program students seeking admission to the school division’s Pre-Professional Program will need to be reevaluated by our faculty (in lieu of an audition) at the end of the program year in order to determine if they are ready for advancement.


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. 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 by the deadline indicated in their acceptance notification, 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 February 12, 2018.  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.

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

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