Video Audition Guidelines

If you are unable to attend an audition in person, video submissions are accepted. Please review the video audition guidelines below. The deadline for video audition submission is February 11, 2018. 

Students auditioning via video should submit a headshot and recent photo in first arabesque (en pointe for ladies), a completed registration form, and the $40 audition fee along with a video no longer than 15 minutes in length (DVD or web-hosted (youtube) video only, please).  Please label all materials with your name and age. Videos can be submitted by email to ematthews@louisvilleballet.org or by mail to:

Louisville Ballet

Attn: Elizabeth Matthews

315 E Main St

Louisville, KY 40202

 

The video should contain the following:

 

1.       A close up of student’s head and shoulders:

·    Clearly state your name and age.

 

2.       A brief barre, filmed from the side view, alternating sides of the following:

 

·   Pliés in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th positions

·    Battement tendu en croix with demi plié

·    Battement tendu and battement jeté en croix

·    Ronde de jambe à terre en dehors and en dedans

·    Fondu en croix finishing with a balance in retiré en demi-pointe

·    Développé en croix finishing in a 90° arabesque balance en demi-pointe

·        Grand battements en croix

3.       Center work with the following:

(Ladies should wear pointe shoes for all center work.)

 

·    Adagio with écarté, attitude and arabesque

·    Petit allegro including batterie

·    Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans

·    Grand allegro showing large jumps and use of space

·    Ladies: échappé sur les pointes á la seconde and quatrième

·    Men: double tours and grand pirouette á la seconde

 

Please include the $40 video audition fee with your video and completed registration form. Videos should be recent, taped no earlier than September 2017.