Auditions are not required for the school’s Children’s Program (ages 3 to 7 years). As well, this program is not part of the graded curriculum at the School of Philadelphia Ballet, therefore, Children’s Program students seeking admission to the Student Program will need to be reevaluated by our faculty (in lieu of an audition) at the end of the school year in order to determine if they are ready for advancement.

New students interested in auditioning for the Student or Professional Programs are encourage to audition in person. Please be aware that Philadelphia Ballet requires that all who enter the building are fully vaccinated and up to date on booster doses when eligible. Dancers who are unable to attend in-person auditions are welcome to submit a video audition with the understanding that the requirement must be met in order to begin classes. Please note, at this time the School of Philadelphia Ballet does not issue student visas.

To ensure the health and safety of our students, their families, employees, and members of our community, the School of Philadelphia Ballet will require that all students be fully vaccinated with the primary series and up to date on vaccine booster dose(s).

2022-2023 in class Audition
$45 Audition Fee



2022-2023 School Year Video Audition
$45 Audition Fee

Applicants should begin their video with a short introduction including their name, age, birthdate, and current training facility. Please include a short barre showing plies, tendus, and fondu on one side onlyCenterwork should include an adagio, pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), petit and grand allegro. Gentlemen need to show batterie and tours. Ladies pointework should include relevesechappes, and pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans). Photo requirements are as follows: headshot, first position plie, first arabesque (in normal ballet class attire).


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