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 into the Pre-Professional and Student Divisions, MCB Summer Intensive and Choreographic Intensive are by audition only. There are various ways to audition for each program — please browse the tabs below and carefully read the instructions and guidelines.

Upcoming Auditions


Saturday, April 1
MCB Studios
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach

Audition for the MCB Summer Intensive, Choreographic Intensive, Spring Break Workshop and the 17-18 School Year Program*

1:30 – 2:00 pm Registration (ages 9-14)
2:00 – 3:00 pm Audition (ages 9-14)
2:30 – 3:00 pm Registration (ages 15-18)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Audition (ages 15-18)

*Auditionees will be considered for ALL programs at the time of the audition. Students who are accepted into the Summer Intensive and placed in Levels III and up will be eligible to participate in the Spring Break Workshop, which runs April 10-15.  The program will feature master classes with Arantxa Ochoa, Director of Faculty and Curriculum. If accepted, program details will be included in audition results.

Please also note:

  • Registration is on-site only. Please bring an audition fee of $35 (cash or check only). Do not bring photos.
  • See the Summer Programs tab for Audition Guidelines
  • If you are unable to attend, you may submit a video audition. See the Video Auditions tab.
  • Due to limited dormitory availability, students auditioning on April 1 will not be eligible for housing during the summer programs. We can recommend alternative housing options for your convenience.

 

2017 National Audition Tour


The tour has now concluded. You may still submit a video audition. Please visit the Video Auditions tab.

 Friday, January 6
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, January 7
Chicago, IL

Sunday January 8
Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, January 14
Boston, MA

Sunday, January 15
New York, NY

Monday, January 16
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, January 20
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, January 21
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, January 21
Miami Beach, FL

Sunday, January 22
Seattle, WA

Sunday, January 22
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 28
Houston, TX

Saturday, January 28
Winston-Salem, NC

Sunday, January 29
Plano, TX

Sunday, January 29
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, February 3
Tampa, FL

Saturday, February 4
Orlando, FL

 

South American Master Classes – Roteiro de Master Class da América do Sul 2017


Workshop Olivier Pardina
Sexta-feira, 27 de janeiro
Escola de Dança Alice Arja
Rio de Janeiro

Master Class
Sabado, 28 de janeiro
Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

Domingo, 29 de janeiro
Raça Centro de Artes
São Paulo

 
Para maiores informações, contate stella@miamicityballet.org

 

17-18 School Year Auditions


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

Video Auditions


Video auditions are being accepted for the Summer Intensive and 17-18 School Year Program. Please visit the Video Auditions tab for more information.

Questions?

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

MCB Summer Intensive

June 19-July 21, 2017

 

Choreographic Intensive

July 24-August 4, 2017

Students may audition for the MCB Summer Intensive (ages 9-18) and the Choreographic Intensive (ages 14-18) in person at any of the 17 U.S. cities during the 2017 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour, or by video audition. Students ages 14-18 who audition will automatically be considered for both programs. If accepted, these students will have the option of attending one or both. Students ages 9-13 who audition will be considered for the MCB Summer Intensive only.

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Audition 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.
  • All students will receive email notification of the results 7-10 days after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

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 one week after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$30 for online pre-registration; $35 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

Pre-Professional and Student Divisions

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Pre-Professional Division

Young men and women, ages 14-18, may audition by:

  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab. *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 (Audition Tour or open call)
  • Auditioning in one of the cities listed on the 2017 Summer Intensive Audition Tour.
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions (will be posted on the website when scheduled)

Student Division

Boys and girls, ages 8-13, may audition by:

  • Participating in an age-appropriate ballet class during the school year. Please call 305.929.7007 x1 to schedule an appointment
  • Video submission. Please visit the Video Auditions tab
  • Attending one of MCB School’s open-call auditions (will be posted on the website when scheduled)

Audition 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 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 7-10 days after their audition. Admitted students will be provided instructions on registration.

*$30 for online pre-registration; $35 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

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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), plus two full-body photos (3″ x 5” or 4″ x 6”).
    • Girls: One in first arabesque and one in tendu à la seconde, wearing practice clothes and no skirt
    • Boys: One in first arabesque and one in à la seconde en l’air
  • The $35.00 audition fee is payable by credit card.
  • 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 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