Undergraduate Admission & Auditions

Thank you for your interest in our program. Formal acceptance into the Ballet BFA program (including incoming freshman majors and transfer students) is dependent on two factors. Students must:

  1. Apply for admissions to the University of Utah

  2. Audition for the Ballet BFA program

Formal acceptance is contingent upon being admitted into the University of Utah and passing your Ballet BFA audition. To apply for admissions to the University of Utah, please check with the Admissions Office for all information about the University application process and deadlines. Although recommended, you do not need to be admitted to the University of Utah in order to audition. The earlier you apply for admissions to the University of Utah, the better your chances to receive early admissions offers, scholarships, and acceptance into the program. Various admissions deadlines start as soon as December 1, so don't wait! Visit admissions.utah.edu/apply or call the Admissions Office at (801) 581-7281.

To sign up for an audition to the Ballet BFA program, please complete the Ballet Audition Application below. Within the application, you’ll be asked which audition you’ll be attending. Dates, times, and locations will be posted below as they are made available. To be considered for University of Utah merit scholarships or School of Dance departmental scholarships, please visit our Scholarship Page.

 

Apply & Audition

You application is not considered complete until all of the following steps have been completed:

Step 1: Apply for UofU Admissions
Step 2: Apply to Audition
Step 3: Pay the Audition Fee
Step 4: Apply for Scholarships

If paying the Audition Fee is a financial burden, please reach out to  to request an Audition Fee Waiver. The University of Utah School of Dance is dedicated to ensuring all prospective students are able to secure an audition opportunity regardless of financial status. You can also request a Fee Waiver for your application for admissions to the University of Utah here. The inability to pay a college application fee or audition fee should never be a barrier to applying to the University of Utah School of Dance.

An automatic confirmation will be sent when you have completed your Ballet Audition Application and paid the Audition Fee.   

 

Audition Dates for Entry Fall 2023

Registration for auditions will begin 30 minutes before the audition time posted below. The center section of class will be taught en pointe. There will be additional allegro enchainment for male identifying students (batterie, tours, traveling steps). Most of our in-person auditions held at the Marriott Center for Dance on the University of Utah campus are held over weekends in which we will be presenting evening performances featuring students from the School of Dance in our Hayes Christensen Auditorium in the Marriott Center for Dance. You are invited to attend these performances for free as our guests if your schedule permits.

We will accept video auditions only from those prospective students unable to attend one of the live audition dates. If auditioning via video, complete the Audition Application above to submit your video. View the Video Requirements

All auditioning participants will also be considered for acceptance to the Utah Ballet Summer Intensive.

 

July 9, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

October 29, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT
10:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

October 30, 2022 | Memphis, TN
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Collage Dance Collective

November 13, 2022 | Huntington Beach, CA
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dance Academy of Southern California

January 13, 2023 | Washington DC*
6:15pm -7:15pm
The Washington School of Ballet
*COVID-19 Protocols: All auditioning dancers must wear masks, covering nose and mouth, while in common areas

February 4, 2023 | Seattle, WA
10:30am - 12:30pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet

February 25, 2023 | Salt Lake City, UT
10:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

April 3, 2023 | El Paso, TX*
Time TBD
The Ballet Alliance
*All auditioning dancers must be participants of The Ballet Alliance 2023 Festival

 

Audition Attire

All dancers should wear solid-colored tights with either a solid colored leotard or tightly fitted shirt that allows the adjudicators to clearly see the body. Please no skirts or leg warmers. Female identifying students will wear pointe shoes and ballet slippers, male identifying students will wear ballet slippers throughout.

 

Utah Ballet Summer Intensive

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. More information can be found at: Utah Ballet Summer Intensive.

 

Scholarship Applications

To be considered for University of Utah merit scholarships or School of Dance departmental scholarships, please visit our Scholarship Page.


Please reach out to Assistant Professor Christopher Alloways-Ramsey, Recruitment Director for the Ballet program with any questions you may have at .

Thank you for your interest in our programs!