Audition

How to Audition

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program

 

THE 2023 AUDITION SEASON IS OPEN!

Register and audition for a transformative 2 years immersed in artistic investigation, technical growth and personal discovery! Acceptance is by audition only. Candidates must be 18 years of age by the start of the program in order to be considered. Candidates must complete their high school degree or equivalent prior to entering the program.

There are currently 3 ways to audition for the Training Program: In-Person, Virtually, or by Video.

COVID Policies

CONTACT

Karah M. Abiog
Director

Timmorie Freeman
Zaria Jackson

Coordinators

training-program@linesballet.org

 

In-Person Auditions & Workshops

 

AUDITIONS

 

Chicago

January 14
Ages 17-25 | 6-8:30pm
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New York

January 16
Last Name A-L | 10:30am-1pm
Last Name M-Z | 1:30-4pm
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Los Angeles

January 21
Ages 17-25 | 6-8:30pm
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Portland

February 4
Ages 11-25 | 2-4:30pm
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WORKSHOPS

 

LifeLINES | San Francisco

December 17-20
Times | Sat – 12pm-5pm | Sun, Mon & Tue – 10am-5pm
Ages | 16-35
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LINES Day | San Francisco

January 8
Time | 10am-4:00pm
Ages | 11-25
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IMMERSIVE WEEKEND | San Francisco

March 18 & 19
Times | 11am-5pm
Ages | 17-25
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INDIVIDUALLY SCHEDULED AUDITION

 

Schedule an audition by taking class with our current Training Program students and an esteemed faculty member. All classes are adjudicated by our Training and Summer Programs Director.

Our coordinator will help you select an appropriate date and time.
No refunds given.

EMAIL TO SCHEDULE

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

(ON)LINES VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Date | February 25
Time | 10am-4pm
Time Zone | Pacific Time Zone
Ages | 11-25
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May use as an audition for Summer and/or Training Program, or take as a stand-alone workshop.

 

Video Audition


Audition footage should be no longer than 8 minutes in length. The intention is to show technical clarity, placement and understanding. Please include:

  • Barre work | 1 side only
  • Center adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Petite & Grande Allegro
  • Solo | 1 – 2 minutes of contemporary or improvisation highlighting your movement quality and artistic choices.

Deadline: April 15, 2023

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REQUIRED MATERIALS

All prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • Headshot | No larger than 5 MB
  • Letter of Intent | Describe your aspirations and intentions as an artist. How do you believe the Training program will help you achieve these goals?
  • Dance Resume | Training, School, Performance History
  • Contemporary Solo | Video Link Submit a current 2-minute video link of your contemporary and/or improvisational movement.
     
  • Letter of Recommendation | 1 Current Dance Teacher Letter from at least 1 current dance teacher describing your level of skill, dedication, character or other relevant information. Teacher must submit this letter directly to:

DRESS CODE

There is no dress code for our Training Program Auditions, nor are there restrictions of color or style. However, we suggest wearing form-fitting dance or athletic wear. Hair should be neatly away from the face. Appropriate footwear to safely dance on the surface of your floor.

AFTER YOUR AUDITION

Audition results are sent via email on a rolling basis. Candidates should expect to receive their results 2-4 weeks after their audition date.
Note: If you have not received an email within 4 weeks, please make sure to check all email addresses affiliated with your account and all junk mail folders for emails from training-program@linesballet.org. If you still have not received notification, please contact us. Include the student’s full name, audition location, and primary email provided at registration in your email.

Photography: Training Program | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Steve Disenhof

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