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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The Royal Ballet School will be holding auditions in Kansas, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in January 2020.

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: 6.30-7pm
Audition: 7-8.15pm
Q&A for all students and parents as available: 8.25-8.45pm

Applications close: 13 January 2020, 12pm GMT

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 to 15-year-olds): 10.15-11.15am
Audition class A: 11.30am-1pm
Q&A for all students: 1.30-2pm
Registration 2 (15 to 18-year-olds): 2-3pm
Audition class B: 3.15-4.45pm
Audition class C: 5-6.30pm

Applications close: 13 January 2020, 12.00 GMT

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: 3.15-4.15pm
Audition 1: 4.30-5.45pm (13 to 15-year-olds by 31 August 2020)
Q&A: 5.50-6.15pm
Registration 2: 5.45-6.15pm
Audition 2: 6.30-7.45pm (16 to 18-year-olds by 31 August 2020)

Applications close: 13 January 2020, 12pm GMT

Chicago (13 to 18-year-olds)

When: 25 January 2020
Where: Joffrey Tower, 10 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration 1: 5-5.45pm
Audition 1: 6-7.15pm (13 to 15-year-olds by 31 August 2020)
Registration 2: 6.30-7.15pm
Q&A for students and parents of both auditions: 7.20-7.50pm
Audition 2: 8-9.15pm (16 to 18-year-olds by 31 August 2020)

Applications close: 13 January 2020, 12pm GMT