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.

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

Applications without payment will not be processed.

  • 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 9, 2019. 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.)
  • To be considered for School of Dance/Ballet Scholarships visit utah.academicworks.com to apply. The application requires students to submit a 500 word essay. 

Salt Lake City Audition Dates for 2019–2020

Saturday, July 7, 2018  |  Marriott Center for Dance
Check-in 2:00 pm
Pre-registration is required
*Auditionees are not required to apply to the University of Utah prior to the 7/7 Audition.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Marriott Center for Dance
Check-in 8:00 am
Pre-registration is required

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Marriott Center for Dance
Check-in 8:00 am
Pre-registration is required

National Audition Dates

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Memphis
Location - Tennessee Association Dance
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | Orange County
Registration: 12:00-12:30am
Audition: 12:30-2:30pm
Location - Orange County Dance Center
16161 Springdale St #101,
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
714- 846-0215

Friday January 11, 2019  | Chicago
Registration: 5:30pm - 6pm
Audition: 6pm - 8pm
Location- Ballet Chicago
17 N. State Street,19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Sunday January 13, 2019 | Torrington
Registration: 10:30 - 11am
Audition: 11am - 1pm
Location- Nutmeg Conservatory
58 Main St, Torrington, CT 06790

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | Nashville
Registration: 3 - 3:30pm
Audition: 3:30 - 5:50pm
Location: School of Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN 37209

Sunday January 20, 2019 | DC
Registration: 10:30 - 11am
Audition: 11am - 1pm
Location: The Kirov Ballet Academy
4301 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017-1558
 | 202 - 832 - 1087

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Seattle
Registration: 6:30pm - 7pm
Audition: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | San Francisco
Registration: 12:30am - 1pm
Audition: 1pm - 3:00pm
Location: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dance Center
26 Seventh Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Summer Intensive 2019

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.

Visit Us

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

Tours available at 9 am on Fridays.