Performance Company and Guest Auditions

Auditions for Ballet Chelsea Performance Company membership and guest roles in the Nutcracker take place at Ballet Chelsea Studios in August. Rehearsals begin in September.

Application, schedule, and fees are typically available in early August.

AUGUST 20, 2017: Company Membership Auditions

Auditions for Ballet Chelsea Performing Company Membership
Registration begins at 12 noon
Audition for Junior Company 1:00-2:15 pm
Audition for Senior Company and Jazz Ensemble 2:30-3:45 pm
Audition for Professional Training Program and Professional Guest performers 4:00-4:30 pm

AUGUST 27, 2017: Nutcracker Guest Auditions

Auditions for guest roles in Ballet Chelsea’s 20th Anniversary Nutcracker
Registration begins at 12noon
Audition for Guest Roles, ages 7-10 1:00 pm
Audition for Guest Roles, ages 11 & up, 2:30 pm

Performance Company Audition Information

Audition Requirements

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled audition to complete registration paperwork and warm-up.

  • Female dancers should wear a simple, solid color leotard, pink tights, pink shoes.
  • Male dancers should wear a white shirt, black tights and white or black shoes.
  • The audition will consist of center work. Additional studio space will be available for dancer warm-up.

Membership Requirements

  • Dancers are eligible to become members of Performance Company from age 8 through high school graduation.
  • Guest members must be at least 7 years old.
  • Both members and guests are required to be enrolled in weekly ballet classes.

Additional details can be found on our Membership Requirements page and on the downloadable PDFs above.

Professional Training Program

Ballet Chelsea provides professional caliber training to individuals who wish to pursue a serious dance education. The Professional Training Program aids dancers in achieving personal dance related goals whether the intent is the pursuit of a post high school career, furtherance of education in a college dance program or a lifelong enjoyment of dance on a recreational level. The skills gained through the Professional Training Program will help members find success in their field of choice through the development of a work ethic, the pursuit of specific goals and the honing of skills needed to achieve individual goals.

Also see: Membership Requirements