The Company

Summer Intensive Audition Tour

Students from the ages of 12-21 may audition during our National Audition Tour (ages 11-21 in Raleigh). We recommend that students who are unable to attend a live audition send a video/DVD audition.
Click here for a schedule of tuition and boarding fees.


Audition Dates:

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta BLVD. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Sunday, January 8
1:30-3:00 pm, ages 12-21

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Sunday, January 15
12:30-2:00 pm ages 12-21


Boston, MA 
Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116
Sunday, January 8
6:00-7:30 pm, ages 12-21


Raleigh, NC
Carolina Ballet
3401-131 Atlantic Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Saturday, January 7
12:00-1:30 pm, ages 11-13
2:30-4:00 pm, ages 14-21

Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Joffrey Tower, 10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Saturday, January 28
4:30-6:00 pm ages 12–21


Raleigh, NC 
Carolina Ballet
3401-131 Atlantic Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Sunday, February 5
2:00-3:30 pm, ages 11-13
4:30-6:00 pm, ages 14-21

Columbia, SC
USC Department of Theater & Dance
324 Sumter St
Columbia, SC 29208
Sunday, January 22
2:00-3:30 pm, ages 12-21


Richmond, VA
Richmond Ballet
407 E Canal St
Richmond, VA 23219
Sunday, January 8
12:30-2:00 pm ages 12–21

Columbus, OH
Ballet Met
322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Saturday, January 21
4:30-6:00 pm ages 12–21


Tampa, FL
Patel Conservatory 
David A. Straz, Jr., Center for the Performing Arts
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
Sunday, January 15
12:30-2:00 pm, ages 12-21

Miami, FL
Miami City Ballet
2200 Liberty Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Saturday, January 14
3:30-5:00 pm ages 12–21


Washington, D.C.
Washington School of Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Satuday, January 7
3:30-5:00 pm, ages 12-21

New York, NY
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Saturday, January 21
3:30-5:00 pm, ages 12-21


Winston-Salem, NC
UNC School of the Arts
1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188 
Saturday, January 14
3:30-5:00pm, ages 12-21

Philadelphia, PA
The Rock School
1101 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Saturday, January 21
4:30-6:00 pm ages 12–21



Please note the following requirements for auditions:

  • $35 non-refundable master class audition fee (cash only)
  • Pointe shoes required for women
  • Women: please wear pink-footed tights and a black leotard
  • Men: please wear black tights and a white T-shirt
  • All auditioning students must bring a 4x6 full body photo in first arabesque and a headshot
  • (on pointe for students studying on pointe)

Registration for master classes begins 30 minutes prior to the start of each class. There is no pre-registration for auditions. All participants must register on-site during the registration time.

All students will receive notification of the results by e-mail  2-3 weeks after their audition. Please wait three weeks before inquiring about audition results.
Video auditions accepted. For further information call Sayward Grindley at Carolina Ballet (919) 719-0800 ext. 8489 or (919) 624-8248.

Please note that manual adjustment of a student's body to correct alignment and technique is a standard practice. If this is not acceptable, please Do Not Audition.

Each student must meet the qualifying age for his or her session by the first day of the program. We welcome students of any race, religion, color, national origin, or creed.

Audition Video

We strongly encourage students to attend one of our national or local auditions. If you cannot attend one of our scheduled auditions you may submit a video/DVD audition with an application form.

Audition videos must be postmarked March 1, 2017 or earlier. There is a $30 video audition fee. Please make the check payable to Carolina Ballet, and mail check, audition form, and video or DVD to:
Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive
3401-131 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604


The form is in Adobe Acrobat format; if you don't have Acrobat you can
click here to download a free version of it.

Video Guidelines:

Total Length should be 5 minutes.
In practice clothes, please show the following according to level of training and technical ability:

In the center

  • Adagio
  • Pirouettes en dedans and en dehors
  • Petite allegro
  • Grand allegro

Pointe work

  • Échappé combination
  • Turns executed on diagonal
  • Consecutive relevés on two feet and/or one foot


Our national audition tour is sponsored by