Houston Ballet, under the direction of Stanton Welch, is looking for male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2023-2024 season. Pre-registration for the open auditions is not required. 

Dancers interested in participating in an open audition or company class audition for Houston Ballet must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after receiving both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine considered effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). All auditionees must provide proof of vaccination and show their personal ID at registration in order to participate in an open audition or company class audition.

Medical-grade masks (such as surgical, KN95, or N95 masks) must be worn at all times when in common areas during open auditions. Masks must be well-fitted and cover the nose and mouth. Masks must also be worn at all times during company class auditions. 

COVID-19 protocols are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Dancers should bring the following items to their audition:

  • Résumé
  • Current headshot (additional dance photos may be submitted but are not required)
  • Pointe shoes (for women only)
  • Proof of vaccination (acceptable forms include a physical card, a photograph of the card, or an official digital vaccination record, like the Clear App or NYC COVID Safe app)
  • Personal ID

Company Open Auditions for the 2023-2024 season:

Sunday, January 29th, 2023 – New York, NY
New York City Center

Check in on 4th floor, Studio 4

Enter via stage door at:
130 West 56th St, between 6th & 7th Ave

New York, NY 10019     

9:15 - 10:00 AM                      
Registration for Women
10:15 AM – 1:15 PM                 
Women’s Class 
12:45 – 1:15 PM                       
Registration for Men 
1:30 – 3:30 PM                         
Men’s Class 
3:45 – 5:45 PM                         
Repertory Class for selected dancers


Sunday, March 12th, 2023 – Houston, TX
Houston Ballet Center for Dance
601 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002


9:00 - 9:30 AM                         


9:45 AM – 11:45 PM                 
Combined Class for Women and Men 

12:00 - 1:00 PM                       
Repertory Class for selected dancers


If you have further questions regarding the open auditions, please contact us at companyauditions@houstonballet.org. No phone calls, please.


Company class auditions are by invitation only. Although we prefer that dancers attend one of our open auditions, individuals interested in being considered for a company class audition may submit the following materials:

  • Résumé /CV (PDF or Word Doc only) including your email address, height, date of birth, citizenship, training and performance experience
  • Current headshot 
  • Full body dance shot
  • DVD or video link (Vimeo or YouTube only) including at least TWO classical variations and a contemporary variation

Please send materials by email to companyauditions@houstonballet.org or by mail to:

Houston Ballet
Attn: Company auditions
601 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002