Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins


Auditions for 11 to 18 year olds

All applicants 11-years-old and over are expected to have previous ballet training.   They are auditioned at SAB on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Those accepted begin classes during the same week.  There is a $35 application fee for these auditions.

2014 Winter Term Audition for 11 to 18 year olds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The audition times* for specific age groups are as follows:

3:30 PM - Ages 16-18
4:30 PM - Ages 13-15
5:30 PM - Ages 11-12

*Please note the audition time for 15 year-olds has been adjusted to 4:30 from the previously published 3:30 to better distrubute applicant groups.  We apologize for any confustion or inconvenience. All 15 year olds should register for the 4:30 time slot. 


Online pre-registration is now closed for this audition. 


General Audition Information

  • All applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition. Only a government issued document such as a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • All girls should bring pointe shoes to the audition.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted