Recognizing that we share one world and our future is interconnected, BBASI Programs are known for fostering dialogues of mutual understanding, respect, and shared values for ballet students and educators.

BBASI auditions are a great opportunity to meet Program staff. 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, local 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 2023 Audition Policies

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  CAPACITY IS LIMITED FOR IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL AUDITIONS.

 

All BBASI '23 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: 

  • While the Auditions will be governed by the local state and venue regulations, Program reserves the right to reasonably modify protocols at a later time, depending on local spread, or other factors.

  • Required compliance with Program's most current "Attend or Stay at Home Guidance" which will be emailed to all enrolled . If a dancer will be required to stay at home due to health concerns, BBASI will offer participation in a virtual or video audition at no costs.

2023 Auditions

For in-person auditions, please check each specific location below for details. Registration will close Friday at 5pm EST prior to the audition. ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. All virtual auditions will be conducted in EST. 
Video Auditions
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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. 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.   

  1. Logging In:

    • 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.

  2. Once logged in, click on the "enrollment" tab. You will be prompted to choose a date/time/age group and pay the audition fee.

  3. In selecting the proper age group, please be guided by dancer's age as of June 26, 2023 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.

  4. Upload dancer's headshot and first arabesque photos according to the instructions in the Forms tab. This is important for dancer's evaluation process.

  5. 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.

2023 Auditions

New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
Windsor, CT
Chicago, IL
Philadelphia, PA
Virtual and Video options welcome. Additional in-person locations may be announced!