Do you dream of a career on the world stage? Canada’s National Ballet School’s Professional Ballet Program offers Olympic-calibre dance training, academic instruction and residential care – all on the same campus located in Toronto – for students in grades 6 to 12, and post-secondary students.
Take the leap and audition today!
Professional Ballet-Academic Program Auditions are open to students entering:
Prior dance training is not essential for children under 12 years of age.
Post-Secondary Program Auditions are open to:
- Grades 6 to 12 in September 2021
- Grade 5 to audition for Introductory Summer School
- Students who have completed high school in a rigorous full-time dance program who wish to prepare for professional careers
STAGE 1 – ONLINE AUDITION
Canada’s National Ballet School’s annual auditions for the Professional Ballet Program will be in a special online format this year. Auditions will take place over Zoom video conferencing this Fall and Winter for admission to the 2021/22 academic year. NBS staff will organize dancers who have registered in small audition groups based on details including their age and time zone.
Dancers will be notified at least one week prior to their proposed audition date and time. Auditions will take place on a rolling basis from the end of October to the middle of December, and will resume in January and February for dancers who did not complete an audition in the Fall.
Note to parents: When registering for your audition, please register your child for the grade they will be entering into starting September 2021.
STAGE 2 – SUMMER SCHOOL
Stage Two of NBS' audition process is for students who have successfully auditioned for the Professional Ballet Program or the Introductory Grade 5 Summer School. Please stay tuned for more details about the format of this year's Summer School.
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