Each fall, Ballet Etudes holds two auditions open to dancers valley-wide. The first audition, for ages 9-18, is to become a Ballet Etudes company member. The second audition, for ages 7-18, is to be cast in Ballet Etudes' annual production of The Nutcracker. **Note that you do NOT need to be a company member to audition for The Nutcracker nor do you need to be enrolled at BE School of Dance.**  Click here to read our Nutcracker FAQs.


Company Auditions

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Dancers ages 9-18 are invited to audition for company membership with Ballet Etudes. Members are automatically cast in all the company’s two full-length productions each year and have the opportunity to be cast in several other performances throughout the year. 

Registration Fee: $15

Intermediate Level 

Registration: 12:30 - 1:00 pm

Technique Audition: 1:15 - 3:00 pm

Advanced Level*

Registration: 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Technique Audition  3:15 - 4:45 pm

Pointe Audition* 4:45 - 6:00 pm
*Pointe audition required for Advanced Audition females


Nutcracker Auditions

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Take part in our 33rd anniversary of The Nutcracker, one of the Valley’s longest running productions! Performed over four weekends at Chandler Center for the Arts and Mesa Arts Center, Ballet Etudes’ annual production of The Nutcracker is seen by 10,000 patrons every year. With a cast of over 100, dancers throughout the Valley, ages 7-18, are invited to audition. Click here to read our Nutcracker FAQs.

Registration: $15

Girls Audition: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
(Girls Registration: 12:00 - 12:45 pm)

Boys Audition: 3:00 - 3:30 pm 
(Boys Registration: 2:30 - 3:00 pm)

Advanced Audition (pointe work is required): 3:30 - 6:30 pm 
(Advanced Registration: 3:00 - 3:30 pm)