The Washington Ballet auditions are intended for classically trained dancers with performance experience with a professional company or school. Repertoire includes classical works such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote, materials by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins and works by some of the world’s most exciting choreographers working today.

The Washington Ballet is a professional company and the artists of the Company are presented an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) contract.

You may submit audition materials for COMPANY AND STUDIO COMPANY positions. Once you have submitted the materials as outlined below. The in-person auditions are open auditions.

San Francisco – Sunday, January 21st – Open Audition

New York City – Saturday, January 27th – Open Audition

Washington DC – Sunday, March 24th – Open Audition

Registration Begins: 12:00 Noon

First Session Begins: 1:00 PM

Second Session Begins: 2:00 PM

Third Session Begins: 3:00 PM

Additional Notes:

* Dancers will be broken up into three sessions. It is first come, first served for session groups.

* Dancers will be released at the end of their assigned session.

* TWB does not have an ample amount of dressing space so please come dressed.

* If you haven’t yet sent your Insurance Waiver please do so as soon as you can.

 * NOTE – If you signed up for General Submissions in hopes of an Invited Audition, final invitations & decisions will be coming out in the next few weeks.

General Submissions Accepted – Invite Only

Audition Submission DanceApply

The following information must be included in each form submission:

  • Indicate interest in Company or Studio Company
  • Resume/CV
    Only Accepted formats: .pdf files

    • Email Address
    • Date of birth
    • Height in feet/inches
    • Citizenship
    • Visa status (if applicable)
    • Training and Performance Experience
  • Headshot and Dance Photographs
    Only Accepted formats: .jpg, pdf files

    • One headshot
    • One or more full body dance photos
  • Video Link
    Accepted formats: YouTube or Vimeo (provide link passwords if necessary)

    • Classical and contemporary works

Your audition application will not be processed if the requested materials have not been submitted via forms above.



Q: I am having issues with applying via DanceApply. What is the best option for me?
A: Please make sure you are not doing the following: Using a VPN, trying to upload files that are now the approved types listed above, missing any upload required for the application to be filed properly.
If none of these are the issue and troubleshooting is not helping, please email You will receive an Automated response, but please know that we are closely monitoring this email to assist with any issues.

Q: I haven’t heard back from you about whether I am invited to audition for the current audition tour. What should I do?
Our apologies. We had a miscommunication with our publications and the auditions on tour are all open auditions. All applicants are welcomed to auditions. We hope to see you there!

Q: I applied to the General Submission Auditions. When will I hear back about whether TWB is interested in my application?
A: We have seen your application and we will reach out to you directly, if we would like to further the discussion with you about your interest in the Company or Studio Company.

Q: I have not heard back from the Auditions email or DanceApply. Is there anyone else I should email OR call?
Please do not email anyone else in the TWB organization about auditions. Though you get an automated response from the auditions email, we do see your emails and will respond as swiftly as we can. Please do not call the main studio line. Phone calls will not be processed.

Q: I would love to audition for The Washington School of Ballet’s Summer Intensive. How do I do that?
A: Please visit to register for the TWSB Summer Intensive.

Other questions? Please email:

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