Undergraduate Admission & Auditions

Auditions for Fall of 2022 begin earlier this year for the Ballet Program. All Merit Scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 1, 2021. To be considered for merit scholarship, please submit an audition video or attend one of our in-person auditions.

Due to continued COVID concerns and protocols, we will be doing a reduced audition tour in the Spring of 2022. Dates, Times, and Locations will be posted as soon as they are made available. Please contact Recruitment Director, Christopher Alloways-Ramsey for further information at, 


If you are attending a live-audition before December 1, 2021, you will be considered for merit scholarship. If you are NOT able to attend a live audition, you may submit a video link to be considered for merit scholarship

Your application to attend the University of Utah must be submitted prior to your audition and prior to November 1 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.

In order for your application to be complete, you must complete the following steps:
1. Apply to Audition
2. Pay Your Audition Fee
3. Apply for Scholarships

Unlike ballet conservatories and large ballet schools, the School of Dance requires students to apply for scholarships.
Applications without payment will not be processed.


July 3 | Marriott Center for Dance
2pm – 4:30pm
The center section of class will be taught en pointe. There will be additional allegro enchainment for male identifying students (batterie, tours, traveling steps)

Sunday, Nov. 7 | Memphis
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Collage Dance Collective
505 Tillman
Street Memphis, TN
38112 | (901) 800-1873

November 13 | Marriott Center for Dance
10am – 12:30pm
Check-in begins at 9am

Saturday, January 15 | Washington, DC
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kirov Academy
4301 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20017

Saturday, January 29 | Boston, MA
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Boston Ballet School
153 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464

February 19 | Marriott Center for Dance
10am – 12:30pm
Check-in begins at 9am

Important Deadlines 

July 3 – Live Audition
November 13 - Live Audition
November 15 –  Video links due to be considered for Merit Scholarship 
December 1st – Early Action Admissions Deadline AND Merit Scholarship Deadline
January 15th – Admissions Notification Drop
Mid-February – Merit Scholarship Notification Drop
April 1st – Final Admissions Deadline

Video submissions to be considered for Merit Scholarships are due on or before Nov. 15, 2021. Video submissions may still be submitted through May 1, 2022 for consideration of acceptance into the program without the Merit Scholarship. 

All audition participants will be considered for acceptance to the Division of Ballet and for scholarships, as well as the Utah Ballet Summer Intensive)

Attire for Auditions

Solid leotard and tights or unitard. No skirts or legwarmers. Tightly fitting t-shirts are acceptable. Auditionees must wear either ballet slippers or pointe shoes. 



Summer Intensive 2021

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.
University of Utah Summer Intensive Information

Schedule a tour of the Marriott Center for Dance and/or the University of Utah