International auditions


Our international preliminary auditions for full-time training will take place in the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Korea and the USA in 2019/20.

We want aspiring young dancers, whose dream is to come to The Royal Ballet School, to have the opportunity to present their talent and potential closer to home. These preliminary auditions are run separately to our main auditions process.

Please note these are preliminary auditions. All successful candidates attend a final audition in London.

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What: Masterclasses and auditions
- Livorno - Masterclasses 23-24 November 2019 and audition 24 November 2019
- Rome – Masterclasses 25-26 November and audition 26 November 2019
- Livorno - A.E.D via Masi 7 I-57121, Livorno, Italy
- Rome - Balletto di Roma via Aurelia 477, Rome, Italy
Ages: 14-18 years old by 31 August 2020
Applications open: 1 September 2019, places are limited
Audition fee: 55 €

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Audition  | オーディション

Attend a preliminary audition on 22 December with The Royal Ballet School's Artistic Director Christopher Powney and Head of Intensive Courses and International Relations Samira Saidi.

When: 22 December 2019
- 11-14-year-olds
Registration: 14.30-15.30 for a 15.30 start
Departure: 17.00
- 15-17-year-olds
Registration: 17.15-18.45 for a 18.45 start
Departure: 19.00
Where: The Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS), 4-26-4 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0063 Japan
Application fee: £65
Audition fee: £100

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The Royal Ballet School is coming to Seoul in December 2019 for a three-day intensive course for 11 to 16-year-olds and a series of masterclasses for 11 to 18-year-olds. There will also be an opportunity to audition with the School’s Artistic Director Christopher Powney.

Intensive Course - 16-18 December 2019
Masterclasses - 16-17 December 2019
Audition - 18 December 2019
Where: Yewon School / Chung-Ang University in Seoul
Applications open: 27 October 2019
Application fee: 150,000 WON
Audition fee: 200,000 WON

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로얄발레학교가 서울에서 2019년 12월16~18일까지 3일간 인텐시브코스(11세~16세), 마스타클라스(11세~18세)를 개최합니다. 로얄발레학교 교장인 크리스토퍼 포오니(Christopher Powney)가 직접 오디션을 주관합니다.

일시         2019년 12월 16일~18일
장소        예원학교 / 중앙 대학교 흑석 캠퍼스

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The Royal Ballet School will be holding auditions in Kansas, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in January 2020. Applications open here on 31 October 2019.

Kansas City, MO (13 to 17-year-olds)

When: 18 January 2020
Where: Kansas City Ballet, Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City MO 64108
Registration: 18.30-19.00
Audition: 19.00-20.15
Q&A for all students and parents as available: 20.25-20.45
Applications open: 31 October 2019
Applications close: 9 January 2020
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Los Angeles (13 to 18-year-olds)

When: 20 January 2020
Where: The Music Center, 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Registration 1 (13-15 years): 9.45-10.45
Audition class A: 11.00-12.15
Audition class B: 12.45-14.00
Registration 2 (16-18 years): 14.00-15.00
Audition class C: 15.15-16.45
Audition class D (tbc): 17.00-18.30
Applications open: 31 October 2019
Applications close: 9 January 2020
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New York City (13 to 18-year-olds)

When: 22 January 2020
Where: The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Registration 1: 15.15-16.15
Audition 1: 16.30-17.45 (13-15 years by 31 August 2020)
Q&A: 17.50-18.15
Registration 2: 17.45-18.15
Audition 2: 18.30-19.45 (16-18 years by 31 August 2020)
Applications open: 31 October 2019
Applications close: 9 January 2020
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Chicago (13 to 18-year-olds)

When: 25 January 2020
Where: Joffrey Tower, 10 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration 1: 17.00-17.45
Audition 1: 18.00-19.15 (13-15 years by 31 August 2020)
Registration 2: 18.30-19.15
Q&A for students and parents of both auditions: 19.20-19.50
Audition 2: 20.00-21.15 (16-18 years by 31 August 2020)
Applications open: 31 October 2019
Applications close: 9 January 2020

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It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel our Barcelona auditions and workshop.

We have taken advice from the Foreign Office and they recommend that we do not travel to Barcelona at this time. We must consider the safety of our staff, the students and parents.

Please accept our sincere apologies and we are very sorry for the disruption this may cause. We will look to see if the audition and workshop can be rescheduled for a later date.

In the meantime applicants can request to audition in Livorno or Rome, Italy instead if desired. Please see above the application details. Otherwise, applicants will be offered a full refund.

Please contact for further information or for refunds email