Summer Intensive Auditions

Auditions for Milwaukee Ballet's Summer Intensive are on now! Submit a video audition or visit us in person on our National Summer Intensive Tour.

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In-Person Auditions

Advanced registration is $40 per student and is recommended for all auditions as space is limited. Pre-registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Monday prior. Day-of audition walk-in registrations are $45 and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space remains available.

Your audition determines acceptance into the Intermediate 3-week or Pre-Professional 6-week Summer Intensive program.  Audition results are emailed within 10 days of your audition.

Ladies should wear a solid color leotard, pink or skin-toned tights, and matching and bring ballet and pointe shoes.
Gentlemen should wear a white shirt, black tights, and ballet shoes.

Pre-registration for Auditions

Advanced registration is $40 per students and is recommended for all auditions as space is limited. Pre-registration for each audition closes at midnight of the Monday prior.

Step 1: Create an account in Milwaukee Ballet’s new registration portal. Complete all fields and click “Create Account.” If you receive an error that your email is associated with another account, please reset your password to access your account.

Step 2: Then use the direct link for your audition below to access the registration page. Select the quantity of students to register from the drop-down menu and click “Purchase.” Continue through to “Check Out” and complete your order by clicking “Buy Now.”

Step 3: Look for an automatically generated confirmation email that will include a link to an online Audition Registration Form. This form collects additional details about the audition registrant and must be completed at least one week in advance of their audition date.

Day-Of Walk-in Registration

Day-of audition walk-in registrations are $45 and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as space remains available. Pre-registration for $40 is recommended, as space is limited.

To register for an audition day-of, please report to the audition host venue at the start of the listed registration/check-in time. Bring your printed and completed Walk-In Registration Form. The $45 audition fee can be submitted in cash to Milwaukee Ballet staff or via credit card (use the space provided on the form). Checks of any kind will not be accepted.

2024 Summer Intensive Audition Tour

Birmingham, AL

Saturday, January 27
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Alabama Ballet
2726 First Ave S

Boca Raton, FL

Sunday, February 4
Registration/Check-in | 10:00-10:30am
Audition | 10:30am-12:00pm

The Harid Conservatory
2284 Potomac Rd

Charlotte, NC

Saturday, February 24
Registration/Check-in | 2:30-3:00pm
Audition | 3:00-4:30pm

Charlotte Ballet
701 N Tyron St

Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 11
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N Dearborn St

Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, January 13
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Ave SW 

Houston, TX

Saturday, February 24
Registration/Check-in | 4:00-4:30pm
Audition | 4:30-6:00pm

Houston Ballet
601 Preston St

Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, February 25
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Butler University, Lilly Hall
4600 Sunset Ave

Los Angeles, CA

National Master Audition
December 28-30, 2023
Learn more and register via Ballet California 

Lauridsen Ballet Centre
1261 Sartori Ave
Torrance, CA 90501

Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, January 27 or Saturday, February 17

Ages 11-14

  • Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
  • Audition | 1:30-3:30pm

Ages 15+

  • Registration/Check-in | 3:30-4:00pm
  • Audition | 4:00-6:00pm

Milwaukee Ballet
128 N Jackson St

Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, January 20
Registration/Check-in | 4:00-4:30pm
Audition | 4:30-6:00pm

Minnesota Dance Theater
528 Hennepin Ave, Sixth Floor

Omaha, NE

Saturday, February 3
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

American Midwest Ballet
1001 S Sixth St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501t

Orlando, FL

Sunday, February 18
Registration/Check-in | 12:00-12:30pm
Audition | 12:30-2:00pm

Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Center
600 N Lake Formosa Dr

Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, February 17
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Ballet Arizona
2835 E Washington St

Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, January 27
Registration/Check-in | 4:30-5:00pm
Audition | 5:00-6:30pm

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave

Portland, OR

Sunday, February 18
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Oregon Ballet Theatre
720 S Bancroft St

Providence, RI

Sunday, February 25
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Ballet Rhode Island
825 Hope St

Salt Lake City, UT

Saturday, February 17
Registration/Check-in | 4:00-4:30pm
Audition | 4:30-6:00pm

Ballet West
52 West 200 South

Sarasota, FL

Sunday, January 28Registration
Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
4740 Cattlemen Rd

Seattle, WA

Sunday, February 18
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St

St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, February 17
Registration/Check-in | 1:00-1:30pm
Audition | 1:30-3:00pm

Saint Augustine Ballet
1711 Lakeside Ave #10

National Summer Intensive Audition (NSIA)

Discover more about NSIA Tour at Milwaukee Ballet or visit the official NSIA website more information about NSIA and the professional ballet school collective’s nation-wide auditions.

Submit a Video Audition

Video auditions must be submitted no later than April 15, 2024.

Please see details on “Pre-registration for Auditions” above.

Video Guidelines
All videos must be labeled with the student’s name, uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and can be unlisted or required a password to view. Share the link/url (and password, if required) when completing the online Audition Registration Form sent to you via email.

Videos should be approximately 5-minutes in length and include barre and center work. Please include the following exercises:

  • At barre: battement jete, fondu, adagio, and grand battement.
  • Center: adagio, turns, and jumps

Ladies should wear their pointe shoes. Students 16 and older should submit an video of a classical variation, in addition, if available.

Additional Materials
Please include a headshot and a photo in first arabesque (en pointe, if applicable).

Video Overview

Hear and see what students and staff have to say about our Summer Intensive Program.

Pre-Professional Program

Our dynamic Pre-Professional Program educates, trains and prepares students for a career in professional dance.