2022 Auditions

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Advanced registration is required for all auditions. Registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Wednesday prior. See “How to Register for Auditions” below. Same day and walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
Please review our health and safety policies here regarding vaccination and testing requirements for students attending the 2022 Summer Intensive Programs prior to registering for auditions.

Your audition determines acceptance into the Intermediate 3-week or Pre-Professional 6-week Summer Intensive program.  Audition results are emailed within 10 days of your audition.

Ladies should wear a solid color leotard, pink tights and bring ballet and pointe shoes.
Gentlemen should wear a white shirt, black tights, ballet shoes.

How To Register for Auditions

Advanced registration is required for all auditions. Registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Wednesday prior.

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, but if the student is under 18 years old, please provide a parent/guardian email address instead.

Step 2: Complete the registration and payment process to reserve your spot in the audition:
Once your account is created, click the Auditions tab at the top of the page and find the preferred audition. 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 three confirmation emails. The first and second will be a receipt and confirmation automatically generated from Mindbody on behalf of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  A third email will be sent from Alyx Johnson, School & Academy Coordinator, within 72 hours to the email address listed in the student’s account and will include a link to an online Audition Registration Form. Complete this form in advance of your audition date.

  • Submit a Video Audition

    Video audition submissions are due by March 5, 2022.
    Please see details on “How to Register for Auditions” above.

    Video Guidelines
    All videos must be labeled with the student’s name, uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and can be unlisted or required a password to view. Share the link/url (and password, if required) when completing the online Audition Registration Form sent to you via email.

    Videos should be approximately 5-minutes in length and include barre and center work. Please include the following exercises:

    • At barre: battement jete, fondu, adagio, and grand battement.
    • Center: adagio, turns, and jumps

    Ladies should wear their pointe shoes. Students 16 and older should submit an video of a classical variation, in addition, if available.

    Additional Materials
    Please include a headshot and a photo in first arabesque (en pointe, if applicable).

  • Atlanta, GA

    The Atlanta audition on Sunday, January 9 at Atlanta Ballet has been canceled.

  • Boca Raton, FL

    Saturday, January 15
    Check-In 1:30-2:00pm | Audition 2:00-3:30pm

    The HARID Conservatory
    2284 Potomac Rd
    Health and safety policies at The HARID Conservatory include:

    • All persons must apply hand sanitizer from the dispenser provided in the building entryway.
    • Participants and their parents must wear masks, covering both mouth and nose, while inside
      HARID’s facilities, including during the audition class.
    • One adult may accompany each audition participant into the building for the purpose of helping the
      participant register/check in for the audition (if necessary). Once that process has been completed,
      the parent must be asked to leave the building and wait outdoors or in their vehicle until the
      audition is completed.
    • As part of the registration/check-in process, each participant must undergo a temperature check.
      Any participant whose temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building.
    • While participants and parents are in the building hallways, they should maintain
      physical distancing to the extent possible.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and The HARID Conservatory staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Boston, MA

    Saturday, February 19
    Check-In 3:00-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5:00pm

    Boston Ballet (Newton Studio)
    153 Needham St
    Newton, MA 02464
    Health and safety policies at Boston Ballet include:

    • All auditionees must show proof upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The following forms of proof will be accepted:
      • Vaccination card in paper form or a photo of the card.
    • Masks are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Auditionees must be spaced 3 feet apart at all times.
    • Auditionees must attest that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and that they haven’t been exposed to COVID-19 prior to audition entry.
    • Auditionees must wipe down their portion of the barre after class to keep studio spaces sanitary. Boston Ballet School will supply sanitizing wipes.
    • To keep capacities low, parents/guardians and other guests are not allowed past check-in. Auditionees may be picked up at the front lobby after the audition.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Boston Ballet staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Chicago, IL

    Saturday, February 12
    Check-In 3:00-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5:00pm (ages 11-14)
    Check-In 5:00-5:30pm | Audition 5:30-7:00pm (ages 15+)

    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    1016 N Dearborn St
    Health and safety policies at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts include:

    • All guests are required to provide a government issued ID and proof of vaccination.
      • All religious and medically exempt patrons must provide proof of exemption, a government issued ID, and negative (PCR or Antigen) test taken within 72hrs of entry. Home tests are not acceptable.
    • Thermoscan temperature checks are required of all guests entering the facility.
    • Masks are required at all times.
    • Only auditionees are granted access beyond the vestibule. No parents/guardians or other guests will be allowed beyond this point.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and The Ruth Page Center for the Arts staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.

    Sunday, March 6
    Check-In 4:30-5:00pm | Audition 5:00-6:30pm

    Joffrey Ballet
    10 E Randolph St
    Health and safety policies at Joffrey Ballet include:

    • Everyone entering the building is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines.
    • All auditionees must show proof upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination cards in paper form or a photo of the card are valid forms of proof.
    • Complete health and safety policies will be posted here shortly.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Joffrey Ballet reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Houston, TX

    Saturday, February 19
    Check-In 4:00-4:30pm | Audition 4:30-6:00pm

    Houston Ballet
    601 Preston St
    Health and safety policies at Houston Ballet include:

    • Everyone entering the building is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines.
    • All auditionees must show proof upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination cards in paper form or a photo of the card are valid forms of proof.
    • Houston Ballet does not have a waiting area for parents.
    • Anyone entering the building, including the foyer, must be masked.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Houston Ballet reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Indianapolis, IN

    Sunday, January 16
    Check-In 1:00-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Butler University
    4600 Sunset Ave
    Health and safety policies for Butler University include:

    • Everyone entering the building is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines.
    • All auditionees must show proof upon arrival that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination cards in paper form or a photo of the card are valid forms of proof.
    • Masks are required to be worn while inside the building.
    • Complete health and safety policies will be posted here shortly.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Joffrey Ballet reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Milwaukee, WI

    Saturday, January 29
    Check-In 1:00-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3:00pm (ages 11-14)
    Check-In 3:00-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5:00pm (ages 15+)

    Saturday, February 19
    Check-In 1:00-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3:00pm (ages 11-14)
    Check-In 3:00-3:30pm | Audition 3:30-5:00pm (ages 15+)

    Milwaukee Ballet
    Baumgartner Center for Dance
    128 N Jackson St
    Health and safety policies at Milwaukee Ballet include:

    • Masks are required at all times.
    • Only auditionees are granted access beyond the vestibule. No parents/guardians or other guests will be allowed beyond this point.
    • Social distancing (minimum 3 feet) will be practiced whenever possible.
    • Milwaukee Ballet staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.

    Find information below about NSIA auditions at Milwaukee Ballet on Sunday, January 9.

  • Minneapolis, MN

    Saturday, February 5
    Check-In 2:30-3:00pm | Audition 3:00-4:30pm

    Minnesota Dance Theatre
    528 Hennepin Ave, Sixth Floor
    Health and safety policies at Minnesota Dance Theatre include:

    • All guests entering the building must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Orlando, FL

    Sunday, January 23
    Check-In 4:00-4:30pm | Audition 4:30-6:00pm

    Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
    600 N Lake Formosa Dr
    Health and safety policies at Orlando Ballet include:

    • Any individual seeking entrance at HOBC will be required to wear a face covering upon entering.
    • Additionally, they may be asked a series of screening questions and have their temperature taken as a precautionary measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    • An individual who has a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will not be permitted to enter
      HOBC. Anyone who exhibits signs of a temperature after initial entrance may be subsequently rescreened.
    • Any postings or directional signage are to be respected and adhered to at all times.
    • All guest should practice proper social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet between themselves and others whenever possible, even when masked.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Orlando Ballet staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Phoenix, AZ

    Sunday, February 20
    Check-In 1:00-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Ballet Arizona
    2835 E Washington St
    Health and safety policies at Ballet Arizona include:

    • All individuals are required to wear a mask while in the building, including during class.
    • No parents/guardians are allowed in the building during the audition.
    • Temperatures will be taken upon entry.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Ballet Arizona staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Sunday, February 6
    Check-In 4:00-4:30pm | Audition 4:30-6:00pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    2900 Liberty Ave
    Health and safety policies at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre include:

    • For the safety of all, PBT requires that all guests provide either proof of full vaccination or negative test before entry is permitted.
      • Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests may display proof digitally or present a physical copy. Use of a Digital Vaccination Passport App is also acceptable. Photo identification may be required.
      • A negative COVID-19 test must be a clinical test with a printed date and time and result that meets one of the following requirements:
        1. The test is a PCR test taken no more than 72-hours before the event, show, visit, etc. OR
        2. The test is a rapid antigen test taken no more than 24-hours before the event, show, visit, etc. (this is NOT an over-the-counter home test.)
    • Masks are required while indoors at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, except while actively eating or drinking.
    • Participants should be spaced 3 feet apart at all times to the best of your ability.
    • Participants must wipe down their portion of the barre after class to keep studio spaces sanitary. PBT will supply wipes.
    • Only necessary event personnel may occupy the premises for the duration of the event. This includes event coordinators, employees, and participants, but does not include non-participating family members or friends of event personnel. Non-participants must wait outside the premises during the event.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Sarasota, FL

    Saturday, February 12
    Check-In 12:00-12:30pm | Audition 12:30-2:00pm

    The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
    4740 Cattlemen Rd

    Health and safety policies at The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will be posted here shortly.

    • Milwaukee Ballet and The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • St. Augustine, FL

    Saturday, January 22
    Check-In 1:00-1:30pm | Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Saint Augustine Ballet
    1711 Lakeside Ave #10
    Health and safety policies at Saint Augustine Ballet will be posted here shortly.

    • Milwaukee Ballet and Saint Augustine Ballet staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
  • Washington, D.C.

    Saturday, February 5
    Check-In 5:00-5:30pm | Audition 5:30-7:00pm

    The Washington School of Ballet (Cathedral Commons)
    3308 Wisconsin Ave
    Health and safety policies at The Washington Ballet School include:

    • Everyone must remain masked inside the building.
    • There is no access to dressing room access.
    • TWSB strongly recommends that all individuals over 12 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Milwaukee Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet staff reserve the right to turn away auditionees if facility policies are not met.
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