How to Audition

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program

Check back here Nov 1, 2019 for next year’s 2020 Audition Season!

Register and audition for a transformative 2 years immersed in artistic investigation, technical growth and personal discovery!

  • Acceptance to Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program is by audition only.
  • Candidates must be 17 years of age at the time of the audition in order to be considered.
  • Candidates must complete their high school degree or equivalent prior to entering the program.


$35Early Registration | Online Before Day of Audition
$45Day of Registration | Online or In-person
$50Video Audition Registration

By credit card only. No refunds given.

Please Note: Advance online registration is highly recommended.


All prospective students must submit the following materials:

  • Headshot | Size 4×6″
    Write your full name, date of birth, and age on the back and bring a copy to your audition.


  • 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
    Please include your full contact information at the top of the page.


  • Contemporary Solo | Video Link
    Submit a current 2-minute video link of your contemporary and/or improvisational movement. No mailed hard-copies will be accepted.    


  • 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:
  •   training-program@linesballet.org  OR
  •   Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  •      Attn: Training Program
  •      26 7th Street, 5th Floor
  •      San Francisco, CA 94103


There are 3 ways to audition for the Training Program:

  • Video Audition | For Students who cannot attend in-person
  • Individually Scheduled Audition | San Francisco, CA
  • Immersive Audition | San Francisco, CA

We highly encourage participants to attend an in-person audition. However, we understand that this may not be possible for some dancers, and offer a Video Audition option.

DRESS CODE: There is no dress code for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program, however one must wear tasteful, form-fitting dance or athletic wear, no restriction of color and style. Hair must be neatly styled away from the face and neck. Ballet slippers are required for class. Although pointe work is seldom requested, bring pointe shoes.


Karah Abiog
Program Director
415.863.3040 x245

Kathleen Bostleman
Program Coordinator
415.863.3040 x244


Video Audition



Students unable to attend an in-person audition may audition via video. Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline.

Audition footage should be no longer than 10 minutes in length — with the main focus on your center and solo work. Please include:

  • Minimal barre work | 1 Side Only
  • Center adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Petite allegro
  • Grand allegro
  • Pointe work | If Applicable
  • Solo | 2 minutes of contemporary and/or improvisational movement — either your choreography or someone else’s — highlighting your movement quality and artistic choices.

**If you experience any technical difficulties with our ACTIVE registration system, please contact us immediately at kathleen.bostleman@linesballet.org or 415.863.3040 x 244**




Join us at our Downtown San Francisco home on a date convenient for your schedule. Take a ballet class with one of our esteemed faculty members alongside our very own Training Program students. Classes generally occur on Monday – Friday, but are subject to space and availability.

To schedule your audition, please contact us with your preferred dates:
  415.863.3040 x 244

Note: All auditions must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.




Experience a full afternoon workshop intensive at our Downtown San Francisco home. Get a glance into a day in the life of our Training Program Students. This immersive experience consists of a ballet class, repertory investigation, and explorative improvisation movement with one of our celebrated faculty members.


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.

Photo Credit: Training Program | Alonzo King LINES Ballet | © Steve Disenhof