Please read important policies and location specific information below. Attending an in-person audition, when possible, is highly recommended! We look forward to seeing you.
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Boca Raton, FL
BBASI auditions are a great opportunity to meet Program staff and experience BBASI methodology. Dancers should treat the audition as a class and demonstrate their individual best. Respecting that dancers come from different training backgrounds and vary in age, each dancer is evaluated within the context of their individual abilities. Successful BBASI candidates demonstrate age-appropriate skills, musicality, commitment to achieving progress, and appreciation for a collaborative environment.
As the Academy is in session during the year, BBASI Artistic Directors and affiliated senior teachers conduct the auditions. During BBASI, ballet classes are taught by the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teachers who travel exclusively from Moscow for the Program.
Important 2022 Audition Policies
REGISTER EARLY! ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. CAPACITY IS LIMITED FOR IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL AUDITIONS.
All BBASI '22 programs require complete and age-appropriate vaccination status (in accordance with CT/NY state guidelines), including fully vaccinated status for Covid-19 at the time of the program start. For BBASI In-Person Auditions:
Dancers 12yrs and older are required to be fully vaccinated with Covid-19 WHO/FDA approved vaccine (2 weeks after the final dose, for J&J - booster is required).
Dancers ages 9-11yrs must show either a Negative result from an FDA Authorized PCR Test taken within 72 hrs of the audition (antigen/antibody tests will NOT be accepted) or fully vaccinated status.
For FLORIDA audition, all ages can show either a Negative result from an FDA Authorized PCR Test taken within 72 hrs of the audition (antigen/antibody tests will NOT be accepted) or fully vaccinated status.
For HOUSTON and PHILADELPHIA auditions, all dancers are required to be fully vaccinated.
Documentation will be verified at check-in. Original documents, clear photos, and official state apps (ie. Excelsior for NY) will be accepted. Absence of such will preclude participation in the audition and RAF's No Refund Policy will apply.
All attending the in-person auditions are expected to be masked at all times, including during class.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Some venues may not allow parent/guardian to enter the facility beyond check-in point. Venues where such will be allowed, parent/guardian must have documentation of own fully vaccinated status (Negative PRC Test allowed for Florida).
For in-person auditions, please check each specific location below for details. Registration will close Friday at 12pm EST prior to the audition. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE POSSIBLE AND CAPACITY IS LIMITED AT EACH LOCATION. All virtual auditions will be conducted in EST.
January 9 - New York, NY
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE
January 9 - Santa Monica, CA
WESTSIDE BALLET ACADEMY
January 15 - Los Angeles, CA
DMITRI KULEV CLASSICAL BALLET ACADEMY
January 15 - Philadelphia, PA
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
January 22 - Dallas, TX
BALLET NORTH TEXAS
January 22 - Hartford, CT
January 23 - Houston, TX
January 23 - Boston, MA
BOSTON BALLET - NEWTON LOCATION
January 23 - San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY OF BALLET
January 23 - Atlanta, GA
January 23 - Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON BALLET - NORTHWEST CAMPUS
January 30 - Boca Raton, FL
February 5 - Chicago, IL
February 6 - New York, NY
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE
Sunday - January 15th
Saturday - January 29th
Saturday - February 5th
Video auditions are accepted for all students unable to attend an in-person or a virtual audition. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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. SUMMER '22: Int'l students should monitor home country and US travel guidance.
To register for an audition:
Advance registration is highly recommended as capacity will be capped for all audition sessions.
Logging In (REGISTER buttons below):
New families will be prompted to create a profile on the Program's Portal to register. When creating your account, dancer's profile photo will need to be uploaded to proceed with registration. INSTRUCTIONS HERE
Returning families should register using their existing profiles through the Parent Dashboard.
Once logged in, click on the "enrollment" tab. You will be prompted to choose a date/time/age group and pay the audition fee.
In selecting the proper age group, please be guided by dancer's age as of June 27, 2022 AND:
If your dancer is 12 years old and requires a barre to safely execute pointe work register for the 9-12 age group.
If your dancer is 12 years old and does not require a barre to execute pointe work register for the 12-14 age group.
Upload dancer's headshot and first arabesque photos according to the instructions in the Forms tab. This is important for dancer's evaluation process.
If you have multiple dancers please register them separately.
Zoom Audition Information:
Subject to the most relevant official guidance at the time of the auditions:
a) Teacher will conduct the class from a studio
b) Students may participate either from their own homes or from a dance studio. (Please only one student/zoom invitation)
Those registering prior to the deadline will receive their Zoom invitation link 48-72 hours prior to their audition. Those registering after the deadline, if capacity permits, will receive their Zoom invitation link about 1 hr prior to the audition.
BBASI's expectation that the dancer has thoroughly warmed up and stretched in advance.
If any injuries notify us in advance in writing and to self modify participation.
Notification of Results:
Results will be notified within 2 weeks from the date of your LIVE, VIRTUAL, or VIDEO audition, via the email you entered at registration.