Auditions for ABT Studio Company

Over the weekend American Ballet Theatre held open auditions for the ABT Studio Company in Long Beach, CA and will resume auditions on Saturday, March 3, in New York City. To audition for the ABT Studio Company, dancers must be between the ages of 16-19 years old and have reached an advanced level of ballet training. Space is extremely limited.


The ABT Studio Company is a pre-professional program made up of dancers of outstanding potential, under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Principal Franco DeVita. The mission of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is to train young dancers in preparation for entering ABT’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies.

Dancers attending the audition should bring a current resume that includes height and date of birth, a photograph in first arabesque and a headshot. The audition will consist of technique, partnering and American Ballet Theatre repertory. Dancers attending the open auditions for the ABT Studio Company should visit for information on dress codes and video auditions. A $30 audition fee is required.

The audition will be held at the studios of American Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, New York, NY.