Open auditions for professional company contracts & CBII/Trainee program

Become a Cincinnati Ballet Dancer

Cincinnati Ballet will hold open auditions for all dancers interested in joining the professional company or CBII (Cincinnati Ballet Second Company) and Trainee programs.

Times and locations of auditions are subject to change, so please check back close to your audition.

Required Audition Materials:

  • Résumé: Please detail personal information including: birth date, height, nationality and citizenship, current visa status if applicable, email address, phone and an address where you can be reached February-July, 2017.
  • Dance photos: A headshot and one to two different full body views
  • $25 USD This fee is waived when current AGMA card is presented

Dancer Requirements

  • Maximum height for females: 5’9″
  • Minimum height for males: 5’9″

Video Requirements

Video links and DVDs should include current class (center work only) and performance work, providing a good representation of the dancer’s classical work as well as some contemporary styles. Videos are optional unless attending company class auditions.

Include these in your video

  • Solo performance material in classical work
  • Solo performance material in contemporary work
  • Ladies must show at least one work on pointe
  • If performance material is not available, you may send studio work that includes a variation and classwork with examples of adagio, petit and grand allegro and pirouettes.

Company Class Auditions

If you are unable to attend our open auditions, please feel free to mail or email your audition materials to us. If your application is accepted, Cincinnati Ballet will contact you to invite you to attend one of our company class auditions. Company class auditions are by invitation only.

Applicants must send video examples via online link or DVD, résumé, full body photos, and $35 audition fee to the address listed below for consideration.

Cincinnati Ballet
ATTN: Company Auditions/Melissa Wood
1555 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45214


Make checks payable to: Cincinnati Ballet. Checks and money orders only, no credit cards are accepted. Fees waived for AGMA members who enclose a copy of current AGMA membership card. All audition materials are reviewed by Johanna Wilt, Associate Artistic Director, once audition fee and all required materials are received

Audition dates coming soon.

We have concluded auditions for the 2017-2018 season. Please check back in the fall to learn more about auditioning for Cincinnati Ballet or Cincinnati Ballet Second Company for the 2018-2019 season. Thank you!

Cincinnati Ballet Open Audition Dates


February 4, 2017

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Houston Ballet
601 Preston St.
Houston, TX 77002

Registration 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Audition 5:00 – 7:00 pm

San Francisco

February 26, 2017

San Francisco Ballet
Jewett Studio
455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Registration 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Audition 2:30 – 4:30 pm

New York

March 4, 2017

Men’s Auditions

School of American Ballet (SAB)
Fifth Floor Studio
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Registration 5:00-5:30 pm
Audition 5:30-7:30 pm

New York

March 5, 2017

Women’s Auditions

School of American Ballet (SAB)
Fifth Floor Studio
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Registration 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Audition 4:30-7:00 pm


March 12, 2017

Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Registration 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Audition 2:00 – 5:00 pm


March 26, 2017

Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Registration 11:00 am – Noon
Audition Noon – 2:00 pm

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