BFA at Dominican

How to Apply

Our BFA Program is designed for the career-oriented pre-professional dancer. Prospective students should be at the advanced level in ballet, with additional training in modern and other dance forms a plus. All applicants must submit a dance application to Alonzo King LINES Ballet as well as an Academic Application to Dominican University of California.

Transfer Students: Sophomore and junior transfer students are welcome to apply. We strongly prefer that BFA Program graduates spend a minimum of two years in our program, thus we generally do not accept transfers into the senior class. If you are interested in transferring, we recommend that you email the Program Director, Marina Hotchkiss. In your email please describe your dance/college history, and attach a transcript if possible.


September 1, 2023

Artistic Application Due:
March 1, 2024

Audition Deadline:
March 1, 2024

Academic Application | Dominican University of California

Deadline: February 1, 2024

  • Dominican University of California application form or Common Application
  • 500 word essay (see application for suggested topics)
  • Official high school or college transcript(s)
  • Letter of Recommendation from an academic source

Note: Your audition fulfills the Arts Supplement portion of the application

Artistic Application | Alonzo King LINES Ballet 

Deadline: March 1, 2024   This artistic application involves an audition as well as submission of the following materials:

  • Letter of intent describing how dance has led to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world
  • Letter of recommendation from a dance teacher
  • Resume of dance experience
  • Headshot
  • $36 application fee

Start Application

Audition | Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Auditions for our 2023 school year will take place at one of our National Audition Tour locations, in-person on campus, or via video submission.

Deadline: March 1, 2024.
Regardless of audition method, all Artistic Application materials must be submitted to Acceptd prior to auditioning, including a video of a contemporary solo.

National Audition Tour has concluded

Individually Scheduled Audition

To schedule an in-person audition and campus visit, email Marina Hotchkiss and CC Maddie Sager.

Video Audition

*Video auditions should include:

    • Center adagio
    • Pirouette combination
    • Petite allegro
    • Pointe combination optional (women)
    • Performance or rehearsal footage of a solo or duet
    • A video of the applicant performing a contemporary solo (3 minutes max.)
    • Maximum length: 10 minutes

Covid-19 Protocols

In order to audition in-person, all participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and must comply with organization masking mandates.

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