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Cleveland Ballet is looking for wonderful new artists to join the company for their 2023-2024 season. Please see below for audition guidelines and deadlines.


Cleveland Ballet will have three separate audition dates. Each will take place on a Sunday beginning at 12 p.m. at Cleveland Ballet Studios unless otherwise noted. All auditions are by INVITE ONLY - only after submitting all audition materials.

The dates are as follows:

February 19th** (audition materials* due by February 16th)

March 26th (audition materials* due by March 23rd)

*please see below for the required audition materials (video, image, etc.)

**Audition will take place at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in New York City



Please send all materials to

Cleveland Ballet understands that this is a troubling time for some financially. Therefore, the audition fees for the 2023-2024 season are waived.

Please note that Cleveland Ballet requires auditionees to be 18 years or older. Male auditionees should be 5'9" or taller and women auditionees should be between 5'4" and 5'7"

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Ballet photographs:

1. Headshot​

2. First arabesque (en pointe if applicable)

3. Tendu à la seconde en face (en pointe if applicable)

Two images in fifth position taken from the side (camera should be in front and dancer should be facing a side wall so side profile is visible): one on flat and one on relevé for men or en pointe for women

Video of class (see Video Requirements)


Exercises must be done on both sides and include the following elements below:

Barre Work

1. Plié

2. Tendu

3. Dégagé

4. Rond de jambe (à terre & en l’air)

5. Fondu

6. Développé

7. Frappé

8. Grand battement

Center work (women should complete en pointe)

1. Tendu

2. Adagio

3. Pirouettes (fifth position, fourth position en dehors and en dedan)

4. Waltz

5. Petit allegro (sauté, jeté)

6. Grand allegro (assemblé, saut de chat)

7. Pique turns for women

8. Entrechat six and tours en l’air for men

Classical variation of your choice (women should complete en pointe)​


Videos may be submitted as a YouTube or Vimeo link. Videos must be current and filmed this audition season.

Women should wear a simple leotard and pink tights; men should wear tights and a snug fitting shirt.

Please see Audition Dates for audition material deadlines. All materials must be submitted before being considered for an audition date.

Flat shoes should be worn for barre and pointe shoes should be worn by women for center.

If your location requires a mask, that is acceptable to be worn as well.

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