Overview of Auditions


Please find below information about the ways to audition for entry into The Australian Ballet School's Full-Time Programme, After School Programme or Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme in 2021.

ENTRY BY AUDITION ONLY

The audition options detailed below are for entry into the following programmes at The Australian Ballet School:

  1. Full Time Programme (FTP) (Melbourne-based) 
    Age at 30 June 2020: 13 to 18 years
  2. After School Programme (ASP) (Melbourne-based), and 
  3. Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme (ITP) 
    Age at 30 June 2020: 8 to 13 years
    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.

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

The National Audition Tour is usually conducted during June – August each year, visiting major cities around Australia. Successful auditionees enter the School intake from January the following year.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s tour will not proceed as planned. Instead, please see Digital Auditions below.

DIGITAL AUDITIONS

Digital Auditions will be accepted during 2020 in light of the COVID-19 situation. To be considered for the following January intake, submissions must be received by 21 September 2020.

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INTERNATIONAL VIDEO AUDITIONS

International Video Auditions are accepted throughout the year. However, for Full-Time Programme applicants, consideration for the following January intake cannot be guaranteed for Video Auditions received after 30 June.

Please see Digital Auditions above to apply for an International Digital Audition.

AUDITIONS BY PRIVATE ARRANGEMENT

Subject to availability, auditions by private arrangement are held in Melbourne and may be considered throughout the School year. However, applicants are first encouraged to audition during the National Audition Tour or via a Video Audition. Consideration for the following January intake cannot be guaranteed for auditions by private arrangement held after 30 June.

Due to COVID-19, auditions by private arrangement are not available at this time. Instead, please see Digital Auditions above.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like further information about Auditions, please contact the School via ask@australianballetschool.com.au.