Undergraduate Admission & Auditions

Your application to attend the University of Utah must be been submitted prior to your audition and prior to December 1 (November 1 for Honors) to be considered for all University-wide scholarships and financial aid. Visit the Office of Admissions. Although recommended, you do not need to be accepted to the University in order to audition. To schedule a tour, please read more about different dates and options. 

Apply & Audition

In addition to your application to the University, you also must separately apply to the Ballet Program.

  • You must pre-apply to attend an in-person audition. At our Salt Lake City auditions, applications will still be accepted the day of the audition, but with a late fee of $10.
  • For applicants who are not available to attend an in-person audition either on campus or at one of our national locations, you may audition via video. Videos are due February 4, 2017. pdfView the video requirements. (If auditioning via video, you still must complete our online audition application. You will submit your video there.)
  • When flying to Utah please book your return trip so that you do not need to be to the airport any earlier than 4:00 PM on the day of the audition.
  • Registration for auditions will take place in the foyer of the Marriott Center for Dance 1 hour prior to the audition start time.
  • The audition will consist of a ballet technique class, a pointe or men's class, and a brief interview with faculty members.
  • All audition participants will be considered for acceptance to the Division of Ballet and for scholarships, as well as the Summer Ballet Intensive.)
  • Part of the application process requires a 500-word essay describing, “Why you want to dance at the UofU, what your aspirations are while you are here and after graduation.”

Salt Lake City Audition Dates for 2017–2018

Saturday, October 22, 2016  |  Marriott Center for Dance
Check-in begins at 8am  |  Audition begins at 9am
Saturday, February 4, 2017  |  Marriott Center for Dance
Check-in begins at 8am | Audition begins at 9am 
In order for your application to be complete, you must do the following two things:
1. Apply to Audition
2. Pay Your Audition Fee

Applications without payment will not be processed.

National Audition Locations and Dates for 2017–2018

Please email  or call us at 801-581-7327 with any questions, the locations below do not have information about our auditions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Memphis, TN
Collage Dance Collective. Check-in begins at 5:30pm  |  Audition 6:30pm–8pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017  |  Washington, D.C.
The Washington Ballet. Check-in begins at noon  |  Audition 1pm–3pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017  |  Chicago, IL
Ballet Chicago. Check-in begins at noon  |  Audition 1pm–3pm
Monday, January 9, 2017  |  Nashville, TN
The Nashville Ballet School. Check-in begins at 6pm | Audition 7pm–9pm
Friday, January 13, 2017  |  San Francisco, CA
Lines Dance Center. Check-in begins at 5pm | Audition 6pm–8pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Orange County, CA
Orange County Dance Center. Check-in begins at 4pm | Audition 5pm–7pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017  |  Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet. Check-in begins at 1pm | Audition 2pm–4pm

Summer Intensive 2017

Spend four amazing weeks working with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet choreographers and dancers from across the nation and the world, and explore the beautiful Utah outdoors.

Summer Intensive Information.

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