BFA at Dominican

How to Apply
Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dominican University of California


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 I BFA Program 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.



Application Opens:
September 1, 2019

Academic Application Opens:
August 1, 2020
Artistic Application Due:
March 1, 2020
Audition Deadline:
March 1, 2020

Academic Application | Dominican University of California

Deadline: February 1, 2020

  • 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
  • Official SAT or ACT scores


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


Artistic Application | Alonzo King LINES Ballet 

Deadline: March 1, 2020

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
  • A video of the applicant performing a contemporary solo (3 minutes max.)
  • $36 application fee

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Audition | Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Deadline: March 1, 2020

There are 3 Options available to submit your Audition. We prefer that auditions take place in-person, but understand that this may not be possible for all candidates.


In-Person Audition

Join us for an in-person audition in our Bay Area home. We offer the following options:

  • Visit us in San Francisco at LINES Ballet
  • Visit us in San Rafael at Dominican University
  • Take ballet with our current BFA students


Auditions are offered on weekdays only. Your audition date will be arranged with our BFA Program Director.

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National Open Auditions

Join us on tour for our LINES Ballet BFA National Auditions. When auditioning, please be aware:

  • Artistic Application materials must be submitted prior to the audition
  • Ladies are asked to bring pointe shoes
  • Prepared solos are not required


Sunday, January 19
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Visceral Dance Chicago

Monday, January 20
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Mark Morris Dance Center

Sunday, February 16
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
*This audition is paired with our San Francisco LINES Day. Applicants must turn in their BFA applications in order to register for the full workshop. BFA applicants will receive a discounted rate of $50 for the day in addition to paying the $36 BFA application fee.

Sunday, January 26
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Westside School of Ballet

Sunday, February 2
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet

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Video Audition

Video auditions should include:

  • Center adagio
  • Pirouette combination
  • Petite allegro
  • Pointe combination (women)
  • Performance or rehearsal footage of a solo or duet
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes


Submit online to:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Attn: Marina Hotchkiss
26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

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