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


Auditions for 11 to 18 year olds

All applicants 11-years-old and over are expected to have previous ballet training.   Winter Term auditions for this age group are held on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Those accepted begin classes during the same week.  There is a $40 application fee for these auditions.  Applicants who are between the ages of 12 and 18 are strongly encouraged to audition for SAB's five week Summer Course, as that program can be an entry point to the Winter Term.  For more information about SAB's Summer Course, visit this link.

2016 Audition for 11 to 18 year olds

This year's Winter Term audition for 11 to 18 year olds will take place at SAB on the following date and times:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
3:30 PM - Ages 15-18
4:30 PM - Ages 13-14
5:30 PM - Ages 11-12

Online Pre-registration is required for this audition.  You must be prepared to pay the $40 audition fee online at the time of registration.  This fee is not refundable.  Applicants should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their audition time. Please note: 2016 Summer Course students are not eligible for this audition.

>>Click here to pre-register for this audition


General Audition Information

  • All applicants must show official proof of birth at the time of the audition. Only a government issued document such as a birth certificate or passport will be acceptable as proof.
  • As a general rule, recommendation letters, photographs and resumes are not accepted at auditions.
  • All girls should bring pointe shoes to the audition.
  • Observation of auditions is not permitted