San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)




Admission to the Summer Session is by audition only. For the health and safety of our ballet community, SF Ballet School will only offer virtual auditions for the 2021 Summer Session. Live virtual auditions will take place on Zoom, or students may submit audition videos. Both audition formats will accommodate students dancing in a studio or at home. Please review the details below.

Audition Age Requirements

Students must be age 14–18 by July 5, 2021 to audition for 2021 Summer Session. Students should audition with the age group based on their age as of July 5, 2021.

Required Items to Audition

When submitting your audition registration, please be prepared to submit the following items.

  • Photo: Please submit a current ballet headshot or portrait style photo that clearly shows the student from the shoulders up.
  • Proof of Age: All students must provide a document proving their age and date of birth. This should be a government-issued document: birth certificate, passport photo page, identification card. When registering online, please upload a high-resolution scan.
  • Audition Fee: $40 for the live virtual audition or $50 to submit a recorded video audition.


Live virtual auditions will be conducted virtually via Zoom and will run like a traditional ballet class, starting at the barre with exercises from plies to grand battements. Then everyone moves to the center. Dancing at home? Not a problem. There will be two types of auditions, one for those who have studio space for their audition and one for students who will be auditioning from their home. Audition combinations will be appropriate to the environment so that everyone can safely participate.



Students who are unable to participate in a live virtual audition may submit a pre-recorded video audition online via Slideroom. Please do not mail or email video auditions. This option is primarily for students who live in a time zone that is not convenient for a live audition but may be used by anyone who is unable to attend a live audition.


Freed of London is the 2021 Summer Session Audition Sponsor