Photograph requirements

Photograph requirements

Auditions, Associate Programme and Intensive Courses

All photographs must be uploaded onto the online application forms for auditions and intensive courses. Emailed photographs are not accepted.

You do not need to use a professional photographer for these images.

Please use current images and do not use any images you have used in a previous Royal Ballet School application.

The positions shown in the diagrams for Junior Associate entry are visual guidelines only, for other programmes please also read the detailed descriptions of the positions and speak with your regular dance teacher and with their guidance practise the positions in front of a mirror before taking the photos.

Photographs should be sized correctly, displayed the right way up and with the dancer filling the full frame.

Please include the applicant’s full name in the file name of the photograph. Please use jpg, jpeg or png file formats and make sure that the images do not exceed 10MB.

Junior Associate / Associate Short Course – Belfast applications

For candidates aged between 8-10 years on 31 August 2022 and in current School Years 3, 4 and 5
Photograph requirements

Female candidates: a plain-colour leotard (simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), ballet socks, bare legs (no tights) and ballet shoes with elastic (no ribbons). Hair neatly groomed.

Male candidates: a close-fitting t-shirt or dance leotard, dance shorts or plain-colour swimming trunks, short white socks and bare legs (no tights), ballet shoes. Hair neatly groomed, if long please tie back (no headbands).

Full-time training / Mid Associate / Intensive Courses applications / Associate Short Course – Belfast / Livorno programme

For candidates aged between 10-11 years on 31 August 2022
Photograph requirements
Photograph requirements
Please also take a headshot of the candidate for full-time training and Mid Associate applications

Female candidates: a plain-colour leotard (simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), ballet tights (pink or a colour to match skin tone) or ballet socks as preferred and ballet shoes with elastic (no ribbons). Hair neatly groomed.

Male candidates: a dance leotard or close-fitting white t-shirt, dance shorts or mid to dark footless tights, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Hair should be neatly groomed.

Full-time training / Mid, Senior and Advanced Associates / Intensive Courses / Associate Short Course – Belfast applications / Livorno programme

For candidates aged between 12-20 years on 31 August 2022
Photograph requirements
Photograph requirements
Please also take a headshot of the candidate for full-time training, Mid, Senior and Advanced Associate applications

Female candidates: a plain-colour leotard (not white, simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), pink tights, or a colour to match skin tone if preferred, soft shoes and pointe shoes (picture 4, in pointe shoes only if already working on pointe, if not yet on pointe do this position in soft shoes on demi). Hair neatly groomed. Subtle/natural make-up only, if worn.

Male candidates: a close-fitting white t-shirt or leotard, mid to dark colour tights (no white tights, no dance shorts), white socks, black or white ballet shoes. Hair neatly groomed, if long please tie back (no headbands).

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