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Auditions

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Advanced registration is $40 per student and is recommended for all auditions as space is limited. Pre-registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Monday prior. Day-of audition walk-in registrations are $45 and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as space remains available.

All auditionees must adhere to any Health & Safety policies established by Milwaukee Ballet and/or the audition host venue. Find prospective Health & Safety policies and requirements for Milwaukee Ballet 2023 Summer Intensive Program attendees here (subject to change).

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.

  • Pre-registration for Auditions

    Advanced registration is $40 per students and is recommended for all auditions as space is limited. Pre-registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Monday prior.

    Step 1: Create an account in Milwaukee Ballet’s new registration portal. Complete all fields and click “Create Account.” If you receive an error that your email is associated with another account, please reset your password to access your account.

    Step 2: Then use the direct link for your audition below to access the registration page. Select the quantity of students to register from the drop-down menu and click “Purchase.” If a parent/guardian has created the account, select the “Add a registrant to your options” text to register under the auditioning student’s name. Complete all fields, click save, and then select the auditioning student’s name form the “Registrant #1” drop-down menu. Continue through to “Check Out” and complete your order by clicking “Buy Now.”

    Step 3: Look for two confirmation emails. The first will be an automatically generated email confirming your registration. A second email will be sent from Alyx Johnson, MBSA Coordinator, within 72 hours to the registered email address and will include a link to an online Audition Registration Form. All registered students must complete this form at least one week in advance of their audition date.

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  • Day-Of Walk-in Registration

    Day-of audition walk-in registrations are $45 and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as space remains available. Pre-registration for $40 is recommended, as space is limited.

    To register for an audition day-of, please report to the audition host venue at the start of the listed registration/check-in time. Bring your printed and completed Walk-In Registration Form. The $45 audition fee can be submitted in cash to Milwaukee Ballet staff or via credit card (use the space provided on the form). Checks of any kind will not be accepted.

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  • Submit a Video Audition

    Video audition submissions are due by March 5, 2023.
    Please see details on “Pre-registration 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).

    Register to Submit Video Audition
  • Atlanta, GA

    Sunday, February 26
    Registration/Check-In 1:30-2:00pm
    Audition 2:00-3:30pm

    Atlanta Ballet
    1695 Marietta Blvd NW

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  • Boca Raton, FL

    Sunday, January 29
    Registration/Check-In 2:30-3:00pm
    Audition 3:00-4:30pm

    The HARID Conservatory
    2284 Potomac Rd

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  • Boston, MA

    Sunday, February 12
    Registration/Check-In 12:00-12:30pm
    Audition 12:30am-2:00pm

    Boston Ballet
    19 Clarendon St

  • Chicago, IL

    Sunday, January 22
    Registration/Check-In 11:00-11:30am
    Audition 11:30am-1:00pm

    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    1016 N Dearborn St

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  • Houston, TX

    Sunday, February 26
    Registration/Check-In 1:00-1:30pm
    Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Houston Ballet
    601 Preston St

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  • Indianapolis, IN

    Sunday, January 15
    Registration/Check-In 12:00-12:30pm
    Audition 12:30-2:00pm

    Lilly Hall at Butler University
    4600 Sunset Ave

  • Los Angeles, CA

    National Master Audition
    Wednesday-Friday, December 28-30, 2022

    Register online by December 1, 2022

    Ballet California
    Lauridsen Ballet Centre
    1261 Sartori Ave
    Torrance, CA

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  • Memphis, TN

    Sunday, February 12
    Registration/Check-In 11:30am-12:00pm
    Audition 12:00-1:30pm

    Ballet Memphis
    2144 Madison Ave

  • Milwaukee, WI

    Saturday, January 28
    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 18
    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

    Find information below about the NSIA Tour at Milwaukee Ballet on Sunday, February 5.

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  • Minneapolis, MN

    Saturday, February 11
    Registration/Check-In 1:00-1:30pm
    Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Minnesota Dance Theatre
    528 Hennepin Ave, Sixth Floor

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  • Orlando, FL

    Sunday, January 15
    Registration/Check-In 5:00-5:30pm
    Audition 5:30-7:00pm

    Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre
    600 N Lake Formosa Dr

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  • Phoenix, AZ

    Saturday, February 25
    Registration/Check-In 10:00-10:30am
    Audition 10:30am-12:00pm

    Ballet Arizona
    2835 E Washington St

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  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Saturday, February 18
    Registration/Check-In 2:00-2:30pm
    Audition 2:30-4:00pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    2900 Liberty Ave

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  • Salt Lake City, UT

    Saturday, February 25
    Registration/Check-In 4:00-4:30pm
    Audition 4:30-6:00pm

    Ballet West
    52 West 200 South

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  • Sarasota, FL

    Saturday, February 4
    Registration/Check-In 2:00-2:30pm
    Audition 2:30-4:00pm

    The Sarasota Ballet
    500 Tallevast Rd


    Saturday, February 18
    Registration/Check-In 10:00-10:30am
    Audition 10:30am-12:00pm

    Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
    4740 Cattlemen Rd

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  • Seattle, WA

    Sunday, February 12
    Registration/Check-In 1:00-1:30pm
    Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Pacific Northwest Ballet
    301 Mercer St

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  • St. Augustine, FL

    Saturday, January 28
    Registration/Check-In 1:00-1:30pm
    Audition 1:30-3:00pm

    Saint Augustine Ballet
    1711 Lakeside Ave #10

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  • Washington, D.C.

    Sunday, February 19
    Registration/Check-In 10:00-10:30am
    Audition 10:30am-12:00pm

    The Washington School of Ballet (Cathedral Commons)
    3308 Wisconsin Ave

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