Audition information is for NW Campus ONLY. Summer audition for the NW Campus 5 week program (Upper Division) is CLOSED. Applications for the Lower Division Summer Intensive and 2 week Training Program in August are still being accepted . For information about our SE Campus use link above. *Accepting applications for Pre Ballet 3 and Level 1B for the Lower Division Summer Intensive, Pre Ballet 2, Level 1A, and Level 2 are CLOSED.
Students are accepted into The Washington School of Ballet’s Summer Intensive by audition only. Audition classes will take place in various cities. These auditions are meant for students ages 13-22 (All students must be no younger than 13 by June 23, 2015). We will consider students who are 12 years old that have had a year of pointe. However, we are not able to provide housing to students this age. Auditions for the Lower Division (ages 6 to 9) will be conducted by appointment. Please email Anne Erps at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. In addition, students ages 10 to 12 can do an in class audition by appointment. Please email Donna Glover at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Students may audition by either attending an audition class or submitting a video audition. DVD and video link auditions should be no longer than 10 minutes and must include an introduction with the student's name, age, years of study and places of study. Students must submit an audition form, a check for the $40 made out to The Washington Ballet, photograph and one letter of recommendation from your teacher. The DVD or video must have center work including adagio, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, petit allegro, grand allegro and pointe work for the girls. Male students should include tour en l'air, single or double depending on age and level and allegro that includes beats and grande pirouettes.
Summer Intensive classes are taught by various members of The Washington School of Ballet faculty and includes members of the artistic staff. Faculty includes Kee Juan Han, Kristina Windom, Vladimir Djouloukhadze, Kim Sonderegger, Stephanie Walz and TWB artistic staff- Septime Webre, David Palmer, Elaine Kudo and Luis R. Torres. Please visit our Leadership and Faculty page for a full list and bios.
Students currently enrolled in The Washington School of Ballet’s School Year DO NOT need to audition for the summer intensive. Please fill out a registration form at the front desk of the main building. These will be available at the front desk in February. All students will continue in their current level for the summer intensive.
TWSB does not pre-register for auditions but you may fill out the audition form ahead of time and bring it with you. Audition forms will also be available at each audition. Please click here for an audition form. All audition fees are $30. On the day of the audition, students should bring in a headshot and a photo in first arabesque, along with their registration form.
Please check back for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the two week intermediate level summer training from August 3-14, download, complete and submit the REGISTRATION FORM. View and download our flyer for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Lower Levels (Pre Ballet 2 & 3, Levels 1A, 1B, 2 & 3): June 22-July 17
Upper Levels (Levels 4 through 9):June 22-July 24