Auditions

All auditions will take place on-site at Milwaukee Ballet’s Baumgartner Center for Dance, 128 N Jackson St, Milwaukee.

Pre-registration will be required for all 2021 auditions. Walk-up and same-day audition registrations will not be accepted.

Your audition determines acceptance into the Intermediate 3-week or Pre-Professional 5-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

    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 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 thid email will be sent from Alyx Johnson, MBSA Administrator, 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.

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  • Auditions for Ages 11-14

    Saturday, January 30, 2021
    Check-In | 2:30-3:00pm
    Audition | 3:00-4:30pm

    Saturday, February 6, 2021
    Check-In | 2:30-3:00pm
    Audition | 3:00-4:30pm

    Sunday, February 21, 2021
    Check-In | 12:00-12:30pm
    Audition | 12:30-2:00pm

  • Auditions for Ages 15+

    Saturday, January 30, 2021
    Check-In | 5:00-5:30pm
    Audition | 5:30-7:00pm

    Saturday, February 6, 2021
    Check-In | 5:00-5:30pm
    Audition | 5:30-7:00pm

    Sunday, February 21, 2021
    Check-In | 2:30-3:00pm
    Audition | 3:00-4:30pm

  • Submit a Video Audition

    Video Audition submissions are accepted through March 5, 2021. Space in the 2021 programs is extremely limited, so early applications are encouraged.

    Please see details on “How to Register for Auditions” above.

    Video Guidelines
    All videos must be 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.

    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. Please include exercises of adagio, turns, and jumps in center. Ladies should wear their pointe shoes.  Label the video with your name. Students 16 and older should submit a 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).

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