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.  


September 1, 2021

Artistic Application Due:
March 1, 2022

Audition Deadline:
March 1, 2022

Academic Application | Dominican University of California

Deadline: February 1, 2022

  • 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, 2022   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

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Audition | Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Deadline: March 1, 2022. Auditions for our 2022 school year will take place in-person on campus, or via video submission. To schedule an in-person visit, contact Marina Hotchkiss. For video auditions, please review the requirements below.

Video Audition

*Video auditions should include:

    • Center adagio
    • Pirouette combination
    • Petite allegro
    • Pointe combination (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

*We acknowledge that dance training for many has been disrupted this year. Applicants may request a waiver for the Grand Allegro and/or pointe combination(s) in the video audition if this may present a risk to them.
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