2020 INTERNATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

Admittance into the summer intensive program is by audition at one of our audition locations or by video audition. Houston Ballet Academy students enrolled for the 2020 Spring Semester do not need to audition for the summer program and summer placement will be emailed to current students in December. 

The six-week summer intensive program for Levels 5 - 8 is June 15 - July 25, 2020. 

The Level 1 - Intermediate 2 Summer Programs are June 1 – June 12, 2020 and July 27 - August 8, 2020. Auditions are only held in Houston.

 

Pre-registration: Pre-registration will open on November 1, 2019.  Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Pre-registration is available for each city until midnight on the Tuesday prior to each audition. Pre-registration fee is nonrefundable $35 and in-person registration fee is nonrefundable $40. (Due to the currency exchange rate, students registering the day of at one of our Australian locations will need to pay $55 AUS.) You may only audition in one city. You must audition in your age group based on your age the day of the audition. Students that are 11 years old at the time of the audition but will be 12 by the first day of the intensive may audition in the 12+ age group at audition sites other than Houston.

Note: Students that are 11 years old and auditioning in Houston must audition with the 10 - 11 year old age group. 

 

Audition Day: Please arrive at the registration times corresponding to your age group listed below to check-in and receive your audition number. For day-of audition updates and weather issues, please check our Facebook account.


Video auditions: Video auditions are accepted, but in person auditions are strongly preferred. All video auditions must be submitted through our online portal with a credit card payment. Emailed video links and mailed DVDs will not be acknowledged or returned. Summer video auditions can be submitted January 4 - February 10, 2020.  Summer video audition results will be conveyed by March 1, 2020.
Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/houstonballet to review requirements and submit video audition materials. 


Houston Ballet II Auditions: All audition tour cities will be Houston Ballet II consideration cities. If the adjudicator feels a student may be a candidate for HBII, the student will be notified via email and invited to attend an audition class at Houston Ballet Academy in the Spring. Click here to watch a video about our Houston Ballet II program. 

How to pre-register for summer auditions:

  1. Log in here to view the Audition Tour 2020 Pre-registration online form.
  2. Select desired audition city from the alphabetical list and complete the form.
    • Note: You will be required to submit a nonrefundable $35 credit card payment to submit the form.
  3. After you submit the payment: download, print, and follow the instructions for completing the one page paper audition tour registration 2020 form. 
    Download the audition form for U.S. cities
    Download the audition form for Australian cities.
  4. Bring the receipt of payment, completed paper form, and two photos of yourself (any size): a headshot (all ages), first arabesque tendu (ages 9-11 only), or a full body photograph in first arabesque (ages 12+ only) to the audition. 

Pre-registration is open now!

 

2020 Audition Tour Locations

Please note: Cities are listed in alphabetical order.

Australia

City

Artistic Staff

Date

Location

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Brisbane

Vicki Attard

February 2, 2020

Queensland National Ballet School

Sydney

Vicki Attard

January 19, 2020

Village Nation

City

Brisbane

Artistic Staff

Vicki Attard

Date

February 2, 2020

Location

Queensland National Ballet School

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City

Sydney

Artistic Staff

Vicki Attard

Date

January 19, 2020

Location

Village Nation

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United States

City

Artistic Staff

Date

Location

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Atlanta, GA

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

January 26, 2020

Atlanta Ballet

Boca Raton, FL

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

January 24, 2020

The Harid Conservatory

Boston, MA

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 10, 2020

Boston Ballet

Chicago, IL

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 18, 2020

Ballet Chicago

Columbus, OH

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

February 2, 2020

 

BalletMet Dance Academy

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

February 1, 2020

Texas Ballet Theater

Denver, CO

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

February 9, 2020

Colorado Ballet

Houston, TX

Houston Ballet Academy Artistic Staff

January 18, 2020 &
February 8, 2020

Houston Ballet

Indianapolis, IN

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 17, 2020

En Pointe Indiana

New York City, NY

Claudio Muñoz & Melissa Bowman

January 25, 2020

The Ailey Studios

Orange County, CA

Melissa Bowman & Steven Woodgate

January 12, 2020

Southland Ballet Academy

Philadelphia, PA

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 11, 2020

Pennsylvania Ballet

Phoenix, AZ

Melissa Bowman & Steven Woodgate

January 11, 2020

Ballet Arizona

San Diego, CA

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 4, 2020

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

San Francisco, CA

Melissa Bowman & Susan Bryant

January 19, 2020

San Francisco Ballet

Seattle, WA

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 5, 2020

Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Silver Spring, MD

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 12, 2020

Maryland Youth Ballet

Tampa, FL

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

January 25, 2020

University of South Florida

Winston-Salem, NC

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

January 19, 2020

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

City

Atlanta, GA

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

January 26, 2020

Location

Atlanta Ballet

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City

Boca Raton, FL

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

January 24, 2020

Location

The Harid Conservatory

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City

Boston, MA

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 10, 2020

Location

Boston Ballet

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City

Chicago, IL

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 18, 2020

Location

Ballet Chicago

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City

Columbus, OH

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

February 2, 2020

 

Location

BalletMet Dance Academy

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City

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

February 1, 2020

Location

Texas Ballet Theater

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City

Denver, CO

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

February 9, 2020

Location

Colorado Ballet

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City

Houston, TX

Artistic Staff

Houston Ballet Academy Artistic Staff

Date

January 18, 2020 &
February 8, 2020

Location

Houston Ballet

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City

Indianapolis, IN

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 17, 2020

Location

En Pointe Indiana

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City

New York City, NY

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Melissa Bowman

Date

January 25, 2020

Location

The Ailey Studios

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City

Orange County, CA

Artistic Staff

Melissa Bowman & Steven Woodgate

Date

January 12, 2020

Location

Southland Ballet Academy

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City

Philadelphia, PA

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 11, 2020

Location

Pennsylvania Ballet

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City

Phoenix, AZ

Artistic Staff

Melissa Bowman & Steven Woodgate

Date

January 11, 2020

Location

Ballet Arizona

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City

San Diego, CA

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 4, 2020

Location

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

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City

San Francisco, CA

Artistic Staff

Melissa Bowman & Susan Bryant

Date

January 19, 2020

Location

San Francisco Ballet

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City

Seattle, WA

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 5, 2020

Location

Pacific Northwest Ballet School

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City

Silver Spring, MD

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 12, 2020

Location

Maryland Youth Ballet

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City

Tampa, FL

Artistic Staff

Cheryne Busch & Susan Bryant

Date

January 25, 2020

Location

University of South Florida

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City

Winston-Salem, NC

Artistic Staff

Claudio Muñoz & Cheryne Busch

Date

January 19, 2020

Location

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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CLICK HERE to review our Summer Intensive FAQ's for additional information.

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