US and International


New York, NY

Los Angeles, CA  Tampa, FL

Boca Raton, FL

Seattle, WA

Boston, MA   

Washington, DC 

Toronto, Canada

Hartford, CT

San Francisco, CA 

Chicago, IL

Atlanta, GA

Denver, CO

Philadelphia, PA

Winston-Salem, NC

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

Indianapolis, IN  

BBASI auditions are a great opportunity to meet Program staff and learn about the different programs. Dancers should treat the audition as a class and try their individual best. BBASI staff respect that dancers come from different training backgrounds, are on different levels, and vary in age. Each dancer is evaluated within the context of their individual abilities. Successful BBASI candidates demonstrate: age appropriate skill, musicality, commitment to achieving progress, and appreciation for a collaborative environment.  (Please note:  During BBASI all ballet classes are taught by the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teachers.  However, as the Academy is in session during the auditions tour, local teachers instruct our auditions.)

To register for an audition:

Advance on-line registration is highly recommended.   Please keep in mind that Program reserves the right to limit on-site registration.

  1. New families will be prompted to create a profile on the Program's Registration Portal.  Returning families should use their existing profile on the Program's Portal.

  2. Once logged in to your profile, click on the "enrollment" tab. To enroll for a specific audition, please be guided by your dancer's age as of June 22, 2020.

  3. You will be prompted to choose a date/location/time and pay the $35 fee.

  4. If you upload your head shot and first arabesque photos according to the instructions in the Forms tab, you will NOT need to bring hard copies with you to the audition.

Notification of Results:

Results will be notified within 2 weeks from the date of your LIVE or VIDEO audition, via the email you entered at registration.

2020 Live & Video Auditions

Video Auditions

BBASI welcomes students from all over the world.  Participant families regularly represent: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea,  Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. 


Video auditions accepted for international students and those unable to attend a live audition.  Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.



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Tel: 212-687-6118 ext. 201

Listed programs based in the United States are a partnership between New York based Russian American Foundation (“RAF”) and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy (“Academy”). The Programs are operated by RAF, based on a ballet curriculum designed by the Academy and taught by its ballet teachers. Unless otherwise expressly stated, RAF has no affiliation with other programs operated or sponsored by the Academy in Russia or other parts of the world. The Programs are not formally affiliated with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Company.  PROGRAM DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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