Audition Information

Ballet Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Ballet Pre-screening:

Along with the application to the Jacobs School of Music, all applicants in Ballet must submit a screening video recording online to the Office of Music Admissions. This video recording must be submitted no later than December 1, 2016. Video recordings will be reviewed by the Ballet Department faculty during the week after the deadline. We encourage you to apply as early as possible and cannot guarantee that video recordings which arrive after the December 1 deadline will be evaluated by the committee or considered for advancement in the admission process. We encourage you to produce your video recording well in advance of the deadline, because illness and emergency at the last moment could result in a late submission.

  Be certain that the video recording is of high quality, and no more than 10 minutes in length.

 Female applicants must wear pointe shoes, leotard and pink tights – NO SKIRTS.

Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights.

Developpes and Grand Battements exercises ONLY for barre work.

Center work should consist of Adage (showing 1st arabesque) Pirouettes, Small jumps, and Big jumps.

Successful applicants will be invited to choose one of the three audition dates.

All video recordings must be submitted online. For detailed instructions click here.

Ballet Auditions:

A ballet audition consists of taking an entire class in ballet technique; females are required to take the entire class on pointe. On audition day, prospective students are required to submit a resume and two 8x10 photos: one in 'first arabesque' and one headshot. Female auditioners should wear a leotard and pink tights and male auditioners should wear a t-shirt and tights. Prepared solo variations are not required.

Ad hoc auditions (live auditions apart from the scheduled audition dates) can be arranged subject to prior approval. Please address all requests for ad hoc auditions to the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department. Ad hoc auditions may only be arranged once you have submitted the required Indiana University Jacobs School of Music application and have submitted all of the required application materials by the deadline. Please note that Ad Hoc Auditions can only be arranged during the spring semester (January, February or March).

Recorded auditions are not recommended and will be accepted only when it is not possible to arrange a live audition. Please contact the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department for all recorded audition queries. You will be required to present Barre and Center work (all on pointe for females) plus a classical variation of your own choice. The total length of the recorded audition should be approximately 20 minutes.  Recorded auditions which do not adhere to these rules will not be considered.

Please note that all recorded audition applications must be submitted online to the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions. For detailed instructions click here. The Ballet Department is unable to accept any recorded auditions sent directly to them.

Audition Dates:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017