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.

MCB Summer Intensive and Choreographic Intensive
2017 National Audition Tour

Pre-Registration now Open!

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 listed below, 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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Friday, January 6
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


Saturday, January 7
Chicago, IL
Ballet Chicago
17 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60602

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


Sunday January 8
Silver Spring, MD
Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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


Saturday, January 14
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

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

Ages 17-18
Registration 5:00-6:00 PM
Audition Class 6:00-7:00 PM


Sunday, January 15
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


Monday, January 16
Philadelphia, PA
The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet
323 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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


Friday, January 20
Los Angeles, CA
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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


Saturday, January 21
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

*NOTE* Students may also audition for MCB School’s current school year program at this audition.

Saturday, January 21
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


Sunday, January 22
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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


Sunday, January 22
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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

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


Saturday, January 28
Houston, TX
Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002

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


Saturday, January 28
Winston-Salem, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

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

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


Sunday, January 29
Plano, TX
Chamberlain School of Ballet
3003 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

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


Sunday, January 29
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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

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


Friday, February 3
Tampa, FL
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. 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


Saturday, February 4
Orlando, FL
Orlando Ballet School
2201 McRae Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

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

 

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
Estrada do Tindiba nº 1497
Taquara – Jacarepaguá
Rio de Janeiro

Horário
14:00 ás 15:30 12 à 19 anos


Master Class

Sabado, 28 de janeiro
Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
Rua José Higino nº 115
Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro

Horário
11:00 às 12:30 12 à 14 anos
13:00 às 14:30 15 à 19 anos


Master Class

Domingo, 29 de janeiro
Raça Centro de Artes
Avenida Alberto Byington nº 397
Vila Maria Alta
São Paulo

Horário
10:30 às 12:00 12 à 14 anos
12:00 às 13:30 15 à 19 anos

Para todas as Master Class, por favor se apresentar uma hora antes para fazer a inscrição.

Para maiores informações, contate stella@miamicityballet.org

 

16-17 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 16-17 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