Audition Tour

Overview

International Audition Tour Information

Admission into the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. Students interested in our year-round Conservatory ProgramTrainee Program or Studio Company should also audition during the International Audition Tour.

 

A list of 2018 tour cities has been announced!

Online registration opens November 1, 2017.

 

Students who are unable to attend an audition in person can submit a video audition following directions under the 'Video/DVD Auditions tab. Video auditions will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018.

  

What to bring: 

  • A headshot (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", Ladies - on pointe)
  • Audition Form
  • $35 registration fee paid in cash or check (if not already pre-registered and paid online)
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls who are already working on pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers

 

Learn more about our Summer Intensive Programs at joffrey.org/summerintensives 

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.

 

Audition Cities

Audition Cities

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Audition Tour cities!


All Summer Intensive programs take place in Chicago, IL. More information on our Summer Intensive programs can be found on our Summer Intensives page.


San Francisco, CA - January 6, 2018

San Francisco Ballet

455 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00 PM Registration; 2:00-3:15 PM Audition Ages 9-13 

2:30 PM Registration; 3:30-5:00 PM Audition Ages 14+


Washington, DC - January 6, 2018

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:15 PM Audition Ages 12-14 

5:30 PM Registration; 6:30-8:00 PM Audition Ages 15+


Chicago, IL - January 7, 2018 (first audition)

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E. Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

9:00 AM Registration; 10:00-11:45 AM Audition Ages 9-11 

12:00 PM Registration; 1:00-2:15 PM Audition Ages 7-8


New York, NY - January 7, 2018

School of American Ballet

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023

5:00 PM Registration; 6:00-7:30 PM Audition Ages 13+ 


Fountain Valley, CA - January 12, 2018

Southland Ballet

9527 Garfield Avenue

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-6:15 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

5:30 PM Registration; 6:30-8:00 PM Audition Ages 13+


Encino, CA - January 13, 2018

LA Ballet Academy

16422 Ventura Boulevard

Encino, CA 91436

2:00 PM Registration; 3:00-4:15 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

3:30 PM Registration; 4:30-6:00 PM Audition Ages 13+


Boston, MA - January 15, 2018

Boston Ballet

19 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

11:00 AM Registration; 12:00-1:15 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

12:30 PM Registration; 1:30-3:30 PM Audition Ages 13+


Seattle, WA - January 15, 2018

Pacific Northwest Ballet

301 Mercer Street

Seattle, Washington 98109

8:00 AM Registration; 9:00-10:15 AM Audition Ages 12-14 

9:30 AM Registration; 10:30-12:00 PM Audition Ages 15+


Salt Lake City, UT - January 19, 2018

Ballet West

Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre

(Trolley Square, Studio A)

52 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

4:30 PM Registration; 5:30-7:30 PM Audition Ages 13+


Denver, CO - January 20, 2018

Colorado Ballet

1075 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

2:30 PM Registration; 3:30-5:30 PM Audition Ages 13+ 


Chicago, IL - January 21, 2018 (second audition)

The Joffrey Ballet

10 E. Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

9:30 AM Registration; 10:30 AM-12:15 PM Audition Ages 12-14

12:30 PM Registration; 1:30-3:30 PM Audition Ages 15+


Houston, TX - January 21, 2018

Houston Ballet

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX 77002

9:00 AM Registration; 10:00-11:15 AM Audition Ages 9-12 

10:30 AM Registration; 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Audition Ages 13+


Atlanta, GA - January 27, 2018

Atlanta Ballet

1695 Marietta Boulevard NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

4:00 PM Registration; 5:00-7:00 PM Audition Ages 13+ 


Boca Raton, FL - January 28, 2018

The HARID Conservatory

2285 Potomac Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

11:00 AM Registration; 12:00-1:30 PM Audition Ages 9-12 

1:00 PM Registration; 2:00-3:30 PM Audition Ages 13+

 

Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - February 1, 2018

Chasse Dance Studios

Chassestraat 64

1057 JJ Amsterdam

Time TBA, Ages 12+ with pointe experience


London, England - February 3, 2018

English National Ballet School

Carlyle Building, Hortensia Rd

London SW10 0QS, United Kingdom

13:00 (1:00 PM) Registration; 14:00-15:30 (2:00-3:30 PM) Audition Ages 12+ with pointe experience


Basel, Switzerland - February 4, 2018

Location TBA

11:00 (11:00 AM) Registration; 12:00-13:30 (12:00-1:30 PM) Audition Ages 12+ with pointe experience

International Auditions

Video/International Auditions

International Auditions

*Please note - there is no audition fee for Europe.


Amsterdam, Netherlands - February 1, 2018

London, England - February 3, 208

Basel, Switzerland - February 4, 2018

 

International Audition Forms

The Joffrey Academy is happy to provide forms for International students in French, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. We ask that students fill out the forms in English. Please complete forms and send video per the instructions below.

 

FRENCH

Joffrey Academy fournit des formulaires pour les étudiants internationaux en français, japonais et portugais. Nous demandons que les étudiants remplissent les formulaires en anglais. S'il vous plaît remplir les formulaires et envoyer la vidéo en suivant les instructions ci-dessous.

French Form


SPANISH
The Joffrey Academy se complace en proporcionarle formas para los estudiantes internacionales en Inglés, Japonés, Portugués y Español. Pedimos a los estudiantes que llenen los formularios en Inglés. Por favor, completar formularios y enviar video por las siguientes instrucciones.
Spanish Form

 

JAPANESE

シカゴのジョフリーバレエ付属、ジョフリーアカデミーでは日本語での申し込み書式もご用意しておりますが、恐縮ながら書類の作成は英語のみにてお願いしております。 全ての項目に漏れなくご記入の上、ビデオと共にご送付下さい。

Japanese Form

 

PORTUGUESE

Joffrey Academy fornece formulários para estudantes internacionais em Francês, Japonês e Português. Nós pedimos que os alunos preencham os formulários em Inglês. Por favor, preencher formulários e enviar um vídeo de acordo com as instruções abaixo.

Portugese Form

 

 

 

Video/DVD Auditions

Auditions

Video/DVD Auditions

Students who are unable to attend the audition tour may submit a video audition electronically or by mail. Video auditions will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018. Video auditions are accepted on an ongoing basis, as space permits. It is highly recommended that students submit video auditions by February 1, as space in our programs fills up quickly. Students who submit a video audition after February 1, may not receive a result before registration opens. The prospective student should be easily identifiable in the video. Result emails are sent to the email provided within 14 days once video and payment are received.


Step 1: Register and Pay Audition Fee

If new to the Joffrey Academy, please create a guest account. If you are a past or current student, please login to your existing account. If you do not know your login information, please call Academy Reception at 312.784.4600.

 

Step 2: Complete the video audition form

In order to complete the online form student will need to upload:

 

  • A headshot with ballet hairstyle
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (Ladies - on pointe)
  • An audition video link


Audition video must be no longer than 15 minutes in length and should include:

  • Barre exercises (one side only)
  • Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro (on pointe, if applicable)
  • One solo: (not mandatory) in practice clothes
  • Students ages 7-8 are only required to demonstrate combinations done in their regular ballet classes


The Joffrey Academy of Dance strongly recommends submitting video auditions electronically, however, 

DVD audition videos and materials may be sent to the following address:


Joffrey Academy of Dance
Attention: Academy Video Auditions
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

If submitting by mail, please send the following along with your Video/DVD:

  • $40 non-refundable video audition fee by cash or check payable to The Joffrey Ballet
  • Completed Audition Form 
  • A headshot (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", Ladies - on pointe)
  • Video/DVD must be labeled with student name and age
  • Note: materials will not be returned
 

Students will be accepted and placed into programs based on their video audition and solely at the discretion of the artistic staff. Acceptance and level is subject to change after student's first in-person class.

Content

International Audition Tour Information

Admission into the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. Students interested in our year-round Conservatory ProgramTrainee Program or Studio Company should also audition during the International Audition Tour.

 

A list of 2018 tour cities has been announced!

Online registration opens November 1, 2017.

 

Students who are unable to attend an audition in person can submit a video audition following directions under the 'Video/DVD Auditions tab. Video auditions will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018.

  

What to bring: 

  • A headshot (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", Ladies - on pointe)
  • Audition Form
  • $35 registration fee paid in cash or check (if not already pre-registered and paid online)
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls who are already working on pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers

 

Learn more about our Summer Intensive Programs at joffrey.org/summerintensives 

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.

 

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