AUDITION - EB-PTP 2015-2016

Ellison Ballet Year Round Professional Training Program


Program begins September 9, 2015.

For students 12-19 years of age

Audition Location
The Ailey School
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Audition Dates
Sunday, July 19
AGES 12-14: 4:30-6:00pm (Check In: 4:00pm)
AGES 15-19: 6:00-7:30pm (Check In: 5:30pm)

Sunday, August 9
AGES 12-14: 5:00-6:30pm (Check In: 4:30pm)
AGES 15-19: 6:30-8:00pm (Check In: 6:00pm)


Applicants should have a strong classical foundation in relation to their age and demonstrate the physical, mental, and emotional aptitude necessary for serious classical ballet training.

Please provide two recent photos:
-1st arabesque
-tendu a la seconde
Photographs will not be returned.

Audition Attire
Black leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers.
Bring pointe shoes as audition will conclude with pointe class.

White t-shirts and full-length black tights.
Boys may wear white shoes with white socks or black shoes.

International Visa Program available.
Student Housing available.

Video/DVD/YouTube Auditions:
If you are unable to attend the audition dates and would like to request an audition appointment or submit an audition via video/DVD or YouTube link, please write us at or call us at 646.385.8485
Please register online before sending us your video audition -- Unregistered candidates will not be considered for Ellison Ballet programs.

Video/DVD submissions should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length and demonstrate barre and center exercises, including adagio, tendus, pirouettes, grand pirouettes, petit, medium, and grand allegro, tours en l'air for men, fouettes and pointe work for ladies. You may also include a classical ballet variation if desired. At the beginning of the video, you should introduce yourself and state your age, the number of year(s) of ballet/dance study, the number of years of pointe work (if applicable), the name(s) of your current school and teacher(s), and any previous summer intensive programs, festivals and/or international ballet competitions in which you have participated.

*Audition video submission deadline: August 7th, 2015

Please send all Video/DVD submissions to:
Ellison Ballet
248 W 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 646-385-8485
Fax: 646-385-8484

YouTube on-line audition video links should be e-mailed to:

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
Ellison Ballet admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of the aforementioned qualities or characteristics in its recruitment and admission of students, educational policies, scholarship programs, and the operation of any of its school-administered programs.




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