Auditions for School of American Ballet
2013 Summer Cource To Be Held Monday, Jan. 21 in San Diego
San Diego-area ballet students are invited to audition for the School of American Ballet’s 2013 Summer Course on Monday, January 21, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The auditions will be held at City Ballet School, 941 Garnet Avenue (alley entrance), San Diego (858-274-6058). The times are as follows:
- 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for 10-11 year olds
- 3:00 -- 4:00 p.m. for 12-14 year olds
- 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for 15-18 year olds
Students should arrive one hour in advance of their audition time to register. Optional pre-registration for the audition is also currently available on SAB’s web site at sab.org/summercourse. The application fee is $35. Auditions are for intermediate and advanced ballet students, 12 to 18 years old as of July 31, 2013. All students should bring a copy of their birth certificates to the audition. Girls must bring pointe shoes to the audition.
The San Diego audition will also feature auditions for the Los Angeles Workshop for Young Dancers for girls 10-14 years of age that will take place from July 29 through August 9, 2013. To be eligible for SAB’s LA Workshop, students must be no younger than 10 and no older than 14 years of age as of July 31, 2013. Students aged 12 to 14 who attend one of these auditions may elect to be considered for admission to both the LA Workshop and SAB’s five-week Summer Course in New York City. Complete details are at sab.org/workshop.
During the next month, more than 2,000 aspiring ballet dancers in 20 cities will vie for approximately 200 coveted spots in SAB’s five-week summer program in New York City. Suzanne Farrell, Darci Kistler, Sara Mearns, Ethan Stiefel, Gelsey Kirland, Benjamin Millepied and Wendy Whelan are just a few of the notable dancers who attended the School of American Ballet as part of their formative training.
The School of American Ballet, founded 79 years ago by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, is the premier ballet academy in the United States and trains more students who become professional ballet dancers than any other American school. SAB’s former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies. Students invited to SAB’s Summer Course will attend classes at the School’s Lincoln Center headquarters from June 24 to July 27. The 2013 National Audition Tour is sponsored by Freed of London.
For more information, visit sab.org or call the School of American Ballet at 212-769-6600.