Each year, Cincinnati Ballet auditions talented young students from across the globe for admittance to our nationally acclaimed summer programs.


Admittance to Cincinnati Ballet’s intensive programs is by audition only. This season, students have several ways in which to audition: virtually, in person or by video.


Auditioning gives students the opportunity to be accepted into three programs: Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive, Cincinnati Ballet’s Collegiate Intensive (produced in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music) and Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive.


Summer Intensive candidates must be 12 years old by the program start date in order to audition. Collegiate Intensive candidates must be 18 years old by the program start date in order to audition. Youth Summer Intensive candidates age 12 and older will be considered through the channels below, while those under 12 have separate audition opportunities available on the Youth Summer Intensive webpage.


Dancers interested in Cincinnati Ballet’s Professional Training Division should audition through the channels below and plan to attend either the Summer or Collegiate Intensive. The majority of PTD candidates are initially identified through auditions and final selections are made through the course of intensives.


The National Summer Intensive Audition Tour represents a collective of professional ballet schools from across the nation who have come together to make it both easy and safe for students to audition for 13 national summer intensive programs from a location convenient to them. Students interested in auditioning through the NSIA Tour should pre-register for their age group (age at the time of audition) via the register button below. Pre-registration closes at 11:59 PM (EST) the Thursday prior to the audition. Audition registration will not be available the day of the audition. Students auditioning in Cincinnati are expected to adhere to Cincinnati Ballet’s COVID-19 protocols which may be reviewed HERE.

Los Angeles, CAJanuary 4, 2020The Colburn School
200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles, CA 90012
3:30pm – 4:30pm4:00pm – 6:00pm
New York, NYJanuary 5, 2020Ballet Academy East
1651 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10128
1:30pm – 2:00pm2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cincinnati, OHJanuary 5, 2020Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
11:30am – 12:30pm12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dallas, TXJanuary 11, 2020Tuzer Dance School
310 N. Glenville Rd.
Richardson, TX
12:30pm – 1:30pm1:00pm – 3:00pm
Houston, TXJanuary 12, 2020Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002
10:00am – 10:30am10:30pm – 12:30pm
Boston, MAJanuary 12, 2020Boston Ballet
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
11:30pm – 12:00pm12:00pm – 12:00pm
Washington, DCJanuary 12, 2020Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
2:00pm – 2:30pm2:30pm – 4:30pm
Columbia, SCJanuary 18, 2020Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet
914 Pulaski St.
Columbia, SC 29201
2:30pm – 3:00pm3:00pm – 5:00pm
St. Louis, MOJanuary 18/19, 2020COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
University City, MO 63130
Atlanta, GAJanuary 19, 2020Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
2:30pm – 3:00pm3:00pm – 5:00pm
Toledo, OHJanuary 25, 2020Ballet Theatre of Toledo
1124 Corporate Dr.
Holland, OH
2:00pm – 2:30pm3:00pm – 5:00pm
Portland, MEJanuary 25, 2020Portland Ballet
517 Forest Ave., Suite #2
Portland, ME 04101
2:00pm – 2:30pm2:30pm – 4:30pm
Bloomington, INJanuary 26, 2020Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
101 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
12:30pm – 2:00pm1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chicago, ILFebruary 2, 2020Dance Academy of Libertyville
746 E. Park Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
1:00pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pm
Pensacola, FLFebruary 2, 2020?2pm – ?pm2pm – ?pm
Cincinnati, OHFebruary 2, 2020Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
12:30pm – 1:30pm1:30pm – 3:30pm
Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 9, 2020Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
2:30pm – 3:00pm3:00pm – 5:00pm
Seattle, WAFebruary 14, 2020Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
7:00pm – 7:30pm7:30pm – 9:30pm
Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 16, 2020Ballet West
Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre
52 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
11:30pm – 12:00pm12:00pm – 2:00pm
Columbus, OHFebruary 16, 2020BalletMet
322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
12:30pm – 1:00pm1:00pm – 3:00pm


For questions regarding Cincinnati Ballet’s summer program auditions, please contact us at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org.