For Auditions for Summer 2020 and Year-Round 2020-2021, please visit our AUDITION TOUR page.
Auditions for Year-Round Professional Training Program 2019-2020:
Applicants should be between 12 - 19 years of age and have a strong basic classical foundation in relation to their level and age. (11 year olds may audition as long as they are age 12 by September). Dancers should audition with the age group that they fall into on the date of the audition. Please bring to your audition two recent photos, (1st arabesque and tendu a la seconde). Photographs will not be returned. Girls should wear a solid color leotard and full-length pink tights with ballet slippers. Boys should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights.
Acceptance and Enrollment Process
Upon completing an 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 Enrollment Forms detailing the fees, deadlines, etc.
**For questions regarding the Professional Training Program or the audition process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please unless urgent.
July 14, 2019 New York, NY
Ellison Ballet Studios/Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Ages 12-14: Check-In: 12:00pm Audition: 1:00-2:45pm
Ages 15-19: Check-In: 2:00pm Audition: 2:45-4:30pm
Please register online at the link above before sending us your video audition.
Unregistered candidates will not be considered for Ellison Ballet programs.
Video submission deadline: August 1, 2019
YouTube/Vimeo audition video links should be e-mailed to:
DVD auditions should be mailed to:
248 W 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
Video Submission Information:
Video 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. The attire should be a black leotard and full length pink tights for ladies and a white shirt and black tights for men.
Scholarships are limited and considered for students of exceptional talent and need and granted at the sole discretion of Ellison Ballet. Students receiving scholarship are expected to make early decisions about attendance.
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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