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Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
Chairman of Faculty and Artistic Director Peter Martins

International Auditions

Students currently living outside of the continental US (in Alaska, Hawaii, any US territory or foreign country) who cannot attend one of the School’s auditions in person are invited to submit a video application for any/all programs for which they are eligible:   

Video applications for International students must be submitted between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.  If you are age-eligible and wish to be considered for the Young Dancer Series, you must submit the application before January 19. ​


​Instructions for submitting a video application

  1. Record your audition video. The video should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and portray the student in practice clothes (girls in leotard and tights; boys in T-shirt and tights) in an abbreviated class with the full range of barre and center exercise and, for girls 11 and older, pointe work.
  2. Upload your video to a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Please do not provide a link that requires a file download. If your video has a password, please include the password on the application form (see below). Please do not create private videos that require an invitation to a specific email address to view. 
  3. Once your video is ready to view, complete the online video application which includes a field for a link to your video.  If the video has a password, include the password in this field. This form will collect your biographical and contact information as well as information on your previous ballet training. You will also indicate the specific summer programs to which you are applying.
  4. The international video application fee is $30 (USD).  A $5 administrative fees will be added to any 12 year olds applying to BOTH SAB's Summer Course in NYC AND the Young Dancer Series. The online application for will require you to provide a credit card for payment.
  5. Once you submit the form and see a confirmation screen, your application is submitted to SAB. The School's Audition Manager will review your application and video link and send an email confirming that your application is complete.  Allow a few days after submitting the online form to receive a message from the School.  See below for results information.

Please submit any questions concerning the video application to auditions@sab.org.

>> Click here to complete the Video Application Form
(for international students only)
 

Results for video applications

Application results are sent via email to the applicant email address provided on the application form.  Age-eligible twelve year olds applying to more than one program will receive a separate email result for each program to which they apply.

For SAB's Summer Course in NYC - results are distributed on a rolling basis beginning January 15 through March 1. No results will be distributed before January 15.  If you do not receive a Summer Course result by March 1, please contact webhelp@sab.org with the applicant's name.

For the Young Dancer Series (including NYC Junior Session and CA Workshop) - results will be sent via email on or before February 5.   If you do not receive an email containing your audition results by February 6,  please send an email with the applicant’s name and email address to webhelp@sab.org.