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

As a result of COVID-19, we continue to accept digital auditions for our Full-Time Programme in 2021, however, to be considered for a full-time place in the next intake year (January/February), audition applications must be received by the School no later than 1 December 2020; results will be released by mid-January 2021.

For auditionees who wish to apply for the Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme, we are only accepting Victorian applications at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you are a Victorian resident, audition applications must be received by the School no later than 1 December 2020; results will be released by 31 January 2021.

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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 1 December.

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.