Pre-Professional & Professional Program Auditions

 2024-2025 program Auditions:

Saturday, June 8

Ages 7-11: 10:45am-11:45am

Ages 12-18: 12:00pm-1:30pm


Audition Fee: $50 USD


*minimum of 3 years’ experience; dancers ages 14-18 will present pointe work during the audition class.


Video Auditions

Video auditions are accepted for both the Pre-Professional and Professional Programs. All video auditions must be submitted through:  with a $75.00 USD credit card payment. Emailed video links and mailed DVDs will not be acknowledged or returned.  

Houston Ballet II Auditions

All Houston Ballet II applicants must first attend a summer intensive audition or submit a video audition as a preliminary requirement. Applicants may then be invited to audition in person at Houston Ballet Academy.


Video audition applications for the 2024-2025 season have concluded as of March 1, 2024.

Videos for 2025-2026 may be submitted January 1, 2025 - March 1, 2025.


Visit to review requirements and submit video audition materials. 

The Nutcracker Auditions

We are pleased to announce that the Houston Ballet Academy will hold auditions  for the 2024 production of Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker!

Auditions for current Houston Ballet Academy students in Levels 1-10 will be held Saturday,  August 24, 2024.  More details will be sent via email.

Auditions for students not currently enrolled in Houston Ballet Academy will be held at the Margaret Alkek Williams Houston Ballet Center for Dance on Sunday, August 25, 2024 from 1:45-3:15 PM.


Who Can Audition?

Male identifying dancers - Ages: 7-14 (with dance training and/or onstage acting experience)

Female and Non-binary identifying dancers - Ages: 7-14 (must currently be enrolled in ballet classes)



Performance Dates:
November 29 - December 29


Students will need to be available for rehearsals and performances during the Thanksgiving weekend and over the Winter Holiday Break.




*Current HBA students do not need to register above.

Summer Intensive Program Auditions

Houston Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive Program will be held June 15 – July 20, 2024.  Registration for the 2024 Summer Intensive Audition Tour will open on November 1, 2023.




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