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: email@example.com.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
Audition Fee- $35.00
Dancers MUST register by online prior to auditioning.
Before registering for the 2019 IABD Auditions, please note this is a multi-step registration process. To ensure that you are fully eligible for the 2019 IABD Auditions, please complete the following steps:
1.Log in to your IABD Member or Non-member/Subscriber profile here on our website. ALL Auditionees MUST have a profile here on our website. If you don’t have a log-in you will need to registerhere and create your member profile.
2. Complete your user profile.
A completed profile has:
An updated profile picture with your headshot
A completed personal information section
All required fields (indicated by the text *required for auditionees*) completed
A full body photo (mandatory for all Ballet auditions) attached
[OPTIONAL] attached resume/cv NOTE: this attachment is NOT in lieu of a completed profile page. Incomplete profiles will be considered invalid.
3. Register and Pay
Once you have updated your user profile click the audition below to register and pay. PLEASE NOTE: You will need your login to register. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
*Personal contact information will automatically become visible to the IABD community. In order to hide personal information (phone numbers, addresses etc.) you must manually adjust your privacy settings.
To do so, you will need to find this icon to the left of the desired text box.
Once you have found it you will click and choose Private (Not Visible In Profile). This will hide your personal information from the IABD community.
Once you have completed these steps you can register for your desired audition below
"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