AUDITION for EB-PTP Year-Round Program!
Open to Students 12-19 yrs of age
US & Canada Audition Sites
Registration Fee: Online registration $35, pay by credit card.
On-site registration $40, cash or check. Checks payable to Ellison Ballet.
European Audition Sites
Registration: Please register online, but pay your registration fee at your audition site. Payments will need to be made in the following manner:
Paris, Milan, and Saint-Raphael auditions - Checks payable to Autrand Ballet.
London Audition - Cash payment.
Video/Private/EB In-Studio Auditions
Private Auditions include: In-studio auditions at Ellison Ballet, or Mr. Ellison's Sunday open class at Steps on Broadway in New York City. (Please note that there is an additional fee for the "Open Class" at Steps on Broadway)
*You may audition for the 2014/15 year-round program at any one of our summer audition sites.
The program starts September 2014, and concludes May 2015.
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 and tendu a la seconde). Photographs will not be returned. Girls should wear full-length pink tights and a leotard with ballet slippers. Boys should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights. International Visa Program available.
Acceptance and Enrollment Process
Upon completing a year-round audition, participating students will receive a letter indicating acceptance, wait-list, or non-acceptance within two weeks. Accepted students will receive an invitation letter along with an Enrollment Agreement detailing the fees, deadlines and Ellison Ballet – Professional Training Program policies. The Enrollment Agreement must be signed and returned within two weeks of your acceptance. Following, a non-refundable $1,000 deposit and $100 administrative fee paid by August 15, 2014. Wait-listed candidates will be informed in March if their status changes.
Please send all Video/DVD submissions to:
248 W 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
YouTube on-line audition video links should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video/DVD/YT 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 years of ballet/dance study, the number of years of pointe work (if applicable), the name(s) of your current school and teacher(s), programs or international ballet competitions in which you have participated. The attire should be a leotard and full length pink tights for ladies and a white shirt and black tights for men. Please register online before sending us your video audition. Unregistered candidates won't be considered for Ellison Ballet programs. Audition video submission deadline: August 15, 2014.
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.