National Summer Intensive Audition

As we navigate the current national pandemic, Milwaukee Ballet and several professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective.  We understand the uncertainty of the coming audition season and summer intensive offerings, and we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend a National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives. Visit the official NSIA website for more details.

Professional Schools in the NSIA 2022 Collective:
Atlanta Ballet | Atlanta, GA
BalletMet | Columbus, OH
Charlotte Ballet | Charlotte, NC
Colorado Ballet | Denver, CO
Cincinnati Ballet | Cincinnati, OH
Kansas City Ballet | Kansas City, MO
Louisville Ballet | Louisville, KY
Milwaukee Ballet | Milwaukee, WI
Nashville Ballet | Nashville, TN
Oklahoma City Ballet, | Oklahoma City, OK
Pennsylvania Ballet | Philadelphia, PA
The Sacramento Ballet | Sacramento, CA
Sarasota Ballet | Sarasota, FL
Texas Ballet Theatre | Fort Worth, TX

Pre-registration will be required for all NSIA auditions at Milwaukee Ballet and will go live on Monday, November 29 at noon.
Walk-up and same-day audition registrations will not be accepted.

Ladies should wear a dark solid color leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and bring ballet and pointe shoes.
Gentlemen should wear a white shirt with black tights and ballet shoes.

How It Works

Students choose a city from the audition schedule and register with the host school. The audition is in-person, and the remaining schools will observe the audition via Zoom. Students are required to follow the safety protocol of the school at which they audition.  The auditions will be recorded so that the observing schools may review the auditions if needed.  Students will have the opportunity to select which schools they would like to audition for, however all schools in the collective may reach out to any students who audition.  Students must pre-register and pay the registration fee directly to the host school in the city where they audition.  The secondary registration form must be completed in order to be considered by observing schools.

NSIA Auditions at Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee Ballet
Baumgartner Center for Dance
128 N Jackson St | Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • How to register

    To register for the NSI Audition at Milwaukee Ballet, complete all following steps in order. Step 1 is crucial in reserving your spot in the NSIA Audition at Milwaukee Ballet.

    Step 1: Create an account under Milwaukee Ballet’s Mindbody registration portal for the paying individual. Complete all fields for personal and billing information. If a parent/guardian has created the account, go to “Add Family Member” to create a subaccount for the auditioning student. Complete all fields, and be sure to list the primary contact email address.

    Step 2: Complete the registration and payment process to guarantee your spot in the NSIA Audition at Milwaukee Ballet: Once your account is created, click the Auditions tab at the top of the page and find the audition listed for your student’s age range. Click “Sign Up Now” and select the Enroll – [Student’s Name] button. Complete check out details in cart before placing order.

    Step 3: Look for two confirmation emails. The first will be automatically generated from Mindbody on behalf of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  A second email will be sent from Alyx Johnson, MBSA Administrator, within 24 hours to the email address listed in the student’s account/subaccount and will include a link to the NSIA collective’s Audition Registration Form. Complete this form to share your information with all participating schools.

    Register now
  • Ages 11-14

    Sunday, January 9, 2022
    Check-In | 9:30-10:00am
    Audition | 10:00-11:30am

  • Ages 15-16

    Sunday, January 9, 2022
    Check-In | 11:30am-12:00pm
    Audition | 12:00-1:30pm

  • Ages 17+

    Saturday, January 9, 2022
    Check-In | 1:30-2:00pm
    Audition | 2:00-3:30pm

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