Please choose one audition method, either video or in-person, as outlined below. All auditions are given equal consideration for admission.
VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should review their video for clarity before submitting. Please record each of the following three sections separately:
1. Introductory Section
A brief close-up shot of the dancer (face or ½ body), in which the dancer clearly states his or her name, age, and a brief history of previous dance training.
2. Technique Section (to musical accompaniment)
Grand Adagio with développés in each position, promenades, and pirouettes;
Petit Allegro, including jumps on two feet, jetés, temps levés, assemblés, and beats;
Grand Allegro including grand jetés and tour jetés, and either balancés or waltzes.
Men, please include simple tour en l’air.
3. Performance Section
A prepared solo; the solo may be original choreography or from standard repertory. It should demonstrate the dancer’s artistic qualities and flow of movement, and should be approximately two minutes in length. The solo may be ballet or modern. You may include a second solo in the other style if you wish.
Please note, pointe work is NOT required as part of the video audition. However, women are welcome to do the technique and/or the performance section en pointe if they so choose.
The dancer must be in a unitard or tights and tight fitting top or leotard that clearly enables the viewer to observe the dancer’s technique. No skirts, no loose fitting tee-shirts, no leg warmers, and no costumes. It is recommended that care be taken to wear colors that will stand out clearly from the background.
Please carefully consider the space in which you are filming: What is in the background (furniture, people, pets, signs, etc.)? Does your clothing contrast with the background color so that you are clearly visible? Is there enough light? While we do not require professional video quality, it is to your benefit to create the best possible conditions for filming. Please review your pre-screening before submitting it to be sure that you can be clearly seen throughout the duration of the video.
Video auditions must be submitted via the online application no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2016. Please note that the Dance Division faculty will not review pre-screening videos submitted via email, or on video-sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
Auditions are available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis, and some auditions may fill to capacity before the application deadline. Therefore, if an applicant requires an audition in a particular city or on a particular date, it is recommended that the application be submitted well before the deadline. Should your first choice audition date become full, please select another date or audition by video.
The auditions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas are currently full. We have started waiting lists for the New York, Chicago and San Francisco auditions and will notify dancers on the list if space becomes available. If you are interested in joining the New York, Chicago or San Francisco waiting lists, please submit your application and pay the application fee before the deadline, and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Applicants on the waiting list who are unable to attend a live audition may submit a video audition instead.
We are no longer accepting names for the Dallas waiting list.
The audition will consist of a ballet class, followed by a callback consisting of a modern class. The faculty will only invite those students whom they are seriously considering for admission to return for the modern portion of the audition. Dancers who are called back to the modern class will be released 2-2.5 hours after the start time of the audition.
There is no pointe work in the audition. A prepared solo is NOT required at the live auditions for the Summer Dance Intensive.
Any dancer who does not appear to have adequate dance training may be asked to leave for his or her own safety, as well as the safety of other dancers at the audition.
Required dress for the audition is black leotard, pink tights, and flat ballet shoes for women, and white t-shirt, black tights, white socks, and ballet shoes for men. Pointe shoes are not needed. For the modern dance section, candidates must be barefoot.
All details, including the exact location of the audition, will be available when registering for the audition (after the application has been submitted). Once The Juilliard School receives the submitted application, the applicant will be emailed instructions on how to self-schedule an audition via an online system. Auditions may not be scheduled until a complete application is received by The Juilliard School.