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Digital Audition Applications

Digital audition applications have now closed. Please refer back to this page in March 2021 for further updates. 


How to Apply

    • Film student demonstrating the relevant audition requirements (see below) and save via one of the following formats:
      YouTube video - Listed/Unlisted
      Vimeo video - Public/Private
        • Footage must be compiled into one video
        • Take 2 x standard images (4"x 6" / 10cm x 15cm) of applicant in practice clothes. Required poses:
        Full length facing side-on profile to the camera with feet in parallel 1st - Example Photo
        Tendu a la seconde a terre en face with arms in second - Example Photo
          • Register or log-in to your account on The Australian Ballet School website before filling out your application
          • Fill in the application form, selecting the relevant training programme for the applicant (more than one can be selected)
          • Pay relevant audition fees following submission of the application (as directed via the website).

          Please note that applications will not be processed if incomplete.

          Tips for filming your Digital Audition

          • Film in a clear, well-lit space. We need to see you!  
          • Ensure the dancer’s full body length is visible. 
          • The camera must be positioned at an angle that shows the dancer at their best.
          • The use of a tripod is recommended to ensure a stable image.
          • Check the quality of image and sound prior to submission.

          Digital Audition Content

          Auditioning for After School Programme and Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme (Levels 1-3)

          For course information, please visit After School Programme and Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme

          (a)   Barre Work ·

          Please film barre work on both sides 

          • Plies – once in each position  
          • Battement Tendus
          • Developpés 
          • Battement Fondus 
          • Grand Battements

          (b)   Centre Work

          • Port de Bras 
          • Jumps

          Auditioning for Full-Time Programme (Level 4-8)

          For course information, please visit Full-Time Training

          (a) Barre Work 

          Please film barre work on both sides

          • Demi & Grand Plies – once in each position 
          • Battement Tendus – 4 in each direction on both legs 
          • Ronde de Jambe a terre and en l’air – 4 en dehors & en dedans 
          • Frappe – as for tendus & on demi-pointe 
          • Developpés 90 degrees – both sides, all directions 
          • Battement Fondus 45 degrees – both sides, all directions 
          • Grand Battements – as for tendus

          (b) Centre Work 

          • Port de Bras 
          • Adage 
          • Some centre practice with various pirouettes 
          • Basic allegro steps 
          • Small batterie combinations 
          • Grand Allegro 
          • Short Variation including beats, jumps and turns

          The video should also include an enchainment with pirouettes (on pointe for girls).

          (c) Solo 

          A short solo showing applicant's performing quality and personality.

          Terms & Conditions

          General Information 

          • Footage must be compiled into one video
          • Preferred dress for audition:
            1.  Girls: leotard, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes. No skirts or outerwear.   
            2.  Boys: unitard or full-length tights, form-fitting t-shirt/singlet, socks and ballet shoes
          • The Australian Ballet School collects and uses your information in accordance with the relevant privacy legislation.
          Please refer to our website for details regarding The Australian Ballet School Training Programme.
             For all enquiries please contact The Australian Ballet School, on +61 3 9669 2807.


                Applicants for the Full Time Programme (FTP) must be aged 13 to 18 years at 30 June 2021.
                Applicants for the After School Programme (ASP) and Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme (ITP) must be aged 8 to 13 years at 30 June 2021.
                Successful auditionees will be offered training options based on their age, location and ability. This arrangement offers greater access and training options to develop young dancers.


                The Digital Audition fee is $125.00 AUD. Payment must be received with application in order for the application to be processed.

                Refund Policy

                The Australian Ballet School is unable to offer refunds for YouTube or Vimeo applications once the application has been received by The Australian Ballet School.


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