Auditioning & Program Eligibility
Charlotte Ballet will accept a video audition for the 2016/2017 Pre-Professional Division June 2016 through August 2016. Submissions must include a completed Pre-Professional Division Audition Form, a $40 audition fee, a 4×6 headshot, and a 4×6 photo in first arabesque. Video auditions should be no longer than 15 minutes in length and must include a live introduction with name, age, years of study, and current place of study. Video should have center work including adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), and pointe work for women. Men should include tour en l’air and allegro that includes beats and pirouettes. Video should also include one classical variation, and one contemporary ballet variation.
Please submit all audition materials together by mail:
16/17 Pre-Professional Division
Attn: Ruth Gibbs
701 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
If you prefer to submit your video audition materials via email, you may do so by submitting one video link. Video auditions sent in separate/multiple links will not be reviewed. The video audition form and required photos (see above) must be submitted together as one PDF email attachment.
Dancers may audition in January and February 2016 either by video or in person in part of our National Audition Tour. Students are evaluated on the following criteria to determine eligibility for this intense level of training:
-Natural physical attributes such as flexibility, coordination, body proportion, arch of the foot, line of the leg, muscle strength, stamina, jump, turn-out
– Focus, level of discipline, ability to learn quickly
– Commitment level which includes desire, drive, passion for the art form, attendance record
Those who are interested in the year-round program are encouraged to attend our summer intensive. The Academy uses the Summer Intensive as a time to evaluate dancers for acceptance into our year-round training programs at the Conservatory, Trainee, and Apprentice levels.
For further program information and audition inquiry, please contact Academy Program Manager, Ruth Gibbs.
Please note Charlotte Ballet Academy is not an SEVP certified school.