MCB School Auditions


Miami City Ballet School’s reputation as one of the foremost ballet training academies in the country necessitates a selective process for admission.

Admission for the following programs are by audition only.

YEAR – ROUND PROGRAMS

Pre-Professional Divisions
Student Divisions
Spring Break Workshop

SUMMER PROGRAMS

MCB Summer Intensive
Young Dancer Intensive
Choreographic Intensive
Young Choreographic Intensive

Audition Registration Here

 

2020 National Audition Tour Dates

 

Friday, January 3
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Ages 9-14
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30-6:30 PM
Audition Class 6:30-8:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Friday, January 3
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:30-3:30 PM
Audition Class 3:30-5:00 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Saturday, January 4
Chicago, IL
School of Ballet Chicago
17 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602

Ages 9-14
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Ages 15-16
Registration 5:30-6:30 PM
Audition Class 6:30-8:00 PM

Ages 17-18
Registration 7:00-8:00 PM
Audition Class 8:00-9:30 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Saturday, January 4
Los Angeles, CA
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Sunday, January 5
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:30-3:30 PM
Audition Class 3:30-5:00 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Sunday, January 5
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Ages 9-14
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:30-6:30 PM
Audition Class 6:30-8:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

 

Saturday, January 11
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Ages 9-14
Registration 4:30-5:30 PM
Audition Class 5:30-7:00 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 6:00-7:00 PM
Audition Class 7:00-8:30 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 9

 

Sunday, January 12
New York, NY
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:30-3:30 PM
Audition Class 3:30-5:00 PM

Ages 15-16
Registration 4:00-5:00 PM
Audition Class 5:00-6:30 PM

Ages 17-18
Registration 5:30-6:30
Audition Class 6:30-8:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 9

 

Sunday, January 12
Washington, DC
The Washington School of Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Ages 9-14
Registration 12:00-1:00 PM
Audition Class 1:00-2:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 1:30-2:30 PM
Audition Class 2:30-4:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 9

 

Friday, January 17
Tampa, FL
Patel Conservatory
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602

Ages 9-14
Registration 3:00-4:00 PM
Audition Class 4:00-5:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:30-5:30 PM
Audition Class 5:30-7:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

 

Saturday, January 18
Philadelphia, PA
The Rock School for Dance Education
1101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

 

Sunday, January 19
Cary, NC
Cary Ballet Conservatory
3791 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

Ages 9-14
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 5:00-6:00 PM
Audition Class 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

 

Monday, January 20
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
2900 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 16

 

Saturday, January 25
Miami Beach, FL
Miami City Ballet School
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Ages 9-14
Registration 3:00-4:00 PM
Audition Class 4:00-5:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 4:30-5:30 PM
Audition Class 5:30-7:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 23

 

Sunday, January 26
Plano, TX
Chamberlain School of Ballet
3003 W 15th Street, Plano TX 75075

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 23

 

Sunday, January 26
Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Ages 9-14
Registration 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Class 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 3:30-4:30 PM
Audition Class 4:30-6:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 23

 

Sunday, February 2
Salt Lake City, UT
Ballet West Academy
52 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ages 9-14
Registration 12:00-1:00 PM
Audition Class 1:00-2:30 PM

Ages 15-18
Registration 1:30-2:30 PM
Audition Class 2:30-4:00 PM

Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 30

 


IMPORTANT: Registration deadlines are fourteen (14) days after audition results are received. All results are sent via email.


 

19-20 School Year Auditions


Please visit the Pre-Professional & Student Divisions tabs for audition guidelines.

Video Auditions


Video auditions are being accepted for the 19-20 School Year Program. Please visit the Video Auditions tab for more information.

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 or email school@miamicityballet.org

All applicants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the National Audition Tour. Please register here to create an account and complete the pre-registration form. For students who cannot attend in person should submit an audition video.

Please complete only ONE pre-registration form even if you are interested in more than one program. All students will be considered for each program based on age eligibility during the audition.


Summer Program Audition Tour Guidelines

  • Pre-register online, or register in person at the audition site. Please do not bring resumés, recommendation letters or photos.
  • An audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card. *Please note, only cash or checks will be accepted in-person at the Audition Tour locations – no credit cards!
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.
  • Girls of all ages are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a leotard (any style and color), pink tights and ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun. Girls 11-18 should bring pointe shoes.
  • Boys 9-18 are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes.
  • All students should audition with the age group that they will be in at the start of the program they are auditioning for.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.

Students can expect to take a full hour to hour-and-a-half ballet class. All students will receive email notification of the results within 12-14 days after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

 

*$35 for online pre-registration; $40 in-person payment – all audition fees are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance!


Please visit MCB Summer Intensive for details on registration, housing, and tuition.

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org

How to Audition for Pre-Professional and Student Divisions (Year-Round)


Pre-Professional Division

Young men and women, ages 14-18, may audition or be considered for the Year-Round Program by:

  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab*.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions
  • Participating in the Summer Intensive, if accepted.

*Please note that video submissions are required as the first step of consideration for all Pre-Professional Division candidates who are unable to attend an in-person audition during the Audition Tour or be evaluated in-person during the Summer Intensive Program. 

 Student Division

Boys and girls, ages 8-13, may audition or be considered for the Year-Round Program by:

  • Participating in an age-appropriate ballet class during the school year.(schedule an appointment)
  • Video submission. (Please visit the Video Auditions tab)
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions
  • Participating in the Summer Intensive, if accepted.

 


In-Person Year-Round Audition Guidelines (for Student Division Only*)

 

*Please note that video submissions are required as the first step of consideration for all Pre-Professional Division candidates who are unable to attend an in-person audition during the Audition Tour or be evaluated in-person during the Summer Intensive Program. 

  • Email school@miamicityballet.org to request an audition appointment, with the student’s name and age.
  • Once the request is approved and an appointment is confirmed, an audition form will be emailed and must be completed/processed with payment prior to the audition date.
  • The audition fee* is payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Arrive at least a half hour prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.  Please do not bring resumés, recommendation letters or photos.
  • Girls of all ages are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a leotard (any style and color), pink tights and ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face, in a bun. Girls should bring pointe shoes.
  • Boys are expected to have previous ballet training and should wear a white shirt, black tights or jazz shorts, and ballet shoes.
  • Parents are not allowed to observe the audition. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • All students will receive email notification of the results 12-14 days after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$40 in-person payment – all audition fees are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance!

 


Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org

Video Auditions


Video Audition Guidelines

  • Please complete the Audition Registration form by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button above. Be sure to include a link to your video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo).
  • The $40.00 audition fee is payable by credit card.  All audition fees are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable regardless of circumstance!
  • Deadlines:
    • The Summer Intensive video audition deadline for international students is March 1.
    • The Summer Intensive video audition deadline for U.S. students is March 25.
    • There is no deadline for Student Division or Pre-Professional video auditions.

Video Audition Registration here


Video Submissions for MCB Summer Intensive and Choreographic Intensive for Ages 14-18

I. At the barre:

– Pliés
Tendu & Dégagé
– 
Fondu & Développé (front, side, back)
Grand Battements

II. In the center:

– Adagio combination
Pirouettes (en dehors, en dedans)
Two combinations using assemblé, jeté, sissonne, and glissade

III. Diagonal across the floor:

– Grand jeté and tour jeté

IV. For Girls (en pointe):

– Echappé combination with passé
Pirouette combination
Fouettés (16 if possible)
Piqué turns

V. For Boys:

– Entrechat Six (16 bars)
Single or double tour en l’air
Grand pirouettes à la seconde (for advanced boys)
Jump combination with échappés, assemblés and jetés and sissonnes (with beats, if possible)

Variation is NOT required.


Video Submissions MCB Summer Intensive or for Student Division for Ages 9-13

I. At the barre:

– Grand plié in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th positions
Four tendus in 1st and 5th positions en croix
Degagés from 5th position en croix
Adagio with développé to the front, side, and back
Grands battements en croix

II. In the center:

Tendus in croisé, effacé, à la seconde, devant and derrière.
Pirouette from 5th position
Adagio with développé front, side, and back; can also include pirouettes from 4th position
Sauté in first, second, and changement in 5th position.
Assemblé
Petit allegro with jeté and glissade
Simple grand allegro from the corner.
Piqué turns and châiné turns from the corner.

III. If the student has already begun Pointe:

– Relevés on 2 feet in first and second position.
Echappés in second and fourth positions.
Passé relevés from front to back, and back to front.
Piqué turns from the corner.

Variation is NOT required.


Video Submissions for Pre-Professional Division for Ages 14-18

Please note that an in-person audition may still be required for admission into the Pre-Professional Division after viewing a video submission.

I. At the barre:

– Pliés
Tendu & Dégagé
Fondu & Développé (front, side, back)
Grand Battements

II. In the center:

– Adagio combination
Pirouettes (en dehors, en dedans)
Two combinations using assemblé, jeté, sissonne, and glissade

III. Diagonal across the floor:

– Grand jeté and tour jeté

IV. For Girls (en pointe):

– Echappé combination with passé
Pirouette combination
Fouettés (16 if possible)
Piqué turns

V. For Boys:

– Entrechat Six (16 bars)
Single or double tour en l’air
Grand pirouettes à la seconde (for advanced boys)
Jump combination with échappés, assemblés and jetés and sissonnes (with beats, if possible)

Variation is NOT required.


 Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org