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We are looking for talented young dancers with a passion for classical ballet

The Royal Ballet School holds auditions across the UK and internationally.

Applications for our full-time and Mid/Senior/Advanced Associate programmes open in September each year. Auditions take place in the Spring term. All auditions are for courses which start the following September.

Applications for our Junior Associate programme open in January each year. Auditions are held in the Summer term and are for courses which start in September.

All applications received by the closing date are offered an audition class. There is no pre-selection for preliminary or Associate auditions - all applicants are offered an audition class. Preliminary auditions for full-time students are the sole audition for Mid/Senior/Advanced Associates. Applicants audition together in age appropriate classes which last 1h15 to 1h30. Details of the audition class allocated will be emailed to applicants in December.

Our Intensive Courses’ applications open in September and are not required to audition. Our Intensive Course students are selected from the applications and photos we receive.

Find out more about our international auditions and international and EEA video applications.

2018/19 applications

Training course Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
Full-time training
White Lodge and Upper School 2019
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  Find out more
Junior Associates
2019
CLOSED January 2019 tbc  Find out more
Mid Associates
2019
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  Find out more
Senior Associates
2019
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  Find out more
Advanced Associates
2019
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  Find out more
Spring Intensives
2019
OPEN 17 September 2018 17 October 2018  Find out more and apply
Summer Intensives
2019
OPEN 17 September 2018 1 November 2018 Find out more and apply

Audition dates

Visit our audition dates page to find out when and where our auditions are.

Photo and video requirements

For some of our courses you will need to submit photographs or videos to support your application. Find out more about photo and video requirements.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A