IABD is holding the BALLET AUDITIONS for Women and Men of Color who seek company contracts in Main and Second Company's for the Premier Ballet Companies of the United States. Professional training and summer workshop programs will also be available. For more information please email, place BALLET AUDITION in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-up registration at the venue site will not be accepted.
Must be 15 or older
Have at least 5 years or more of Ballet training
En Pointe (Women)
Full-body Dance Photograph
Résumé and Headshot
$35.00 Audition Fee
1st Annual Ballet Audition for Men of Color (open audition)
"There has recently been a great deal of attention to the fact that the world of ballet is a very closed one to most of the diverse population of our nation. Many of us believe a change of thinking and action is clearly needed in order to create a more diversified, representative and open pool of talented and passionate practitioners. This is not only an ethical imperative but also a way of revitalizing the art form and making it more representative of our culture and our time. Imagine how meaningful it would be for dancers from communities of color just to be seen. Imagine what it would be like to discover all the unrecognized talent in their midst. Imagine what a company or school that truly represents the beautiful and powerful diversity of our entire culture would look like. Help us make that happen."
~ Stephen Pier, DirectorofDance
The Hartt School, University of Hartford