PosterAuditionTourWe are now accepting applications for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Your application to attend the University of Utah MUST have been submitted prior to your audition and prior to December 1 to be considered for all University-wide scholarships and financial aid.  See


In addition to your application to the University, you also must separately apply to the Department of Ballet. The Department of Ballet application can be found here.


Applications to the Department must be received prior to audition to avoid late charges. You must pre-register to attend an in-person audition. Applications are not accepted the day of the audition at our Salt Lake auditions.

applications (for out-of-state students) are due February 24, 2015.

Special arrangements can be made for in-person auditions during regular class periods.  Please see the Ballet Audition Application Packet below.

When flying to Utah please book your return trip so that you do not need to be to the airport any earlier than 2:00 PM on the day of the audition.


Registration for auditions will take place in the foyer of the Marriott Center for Dance, in the northwest area of the building beginning 1 hour prior to the audition start time.

The audition will consist of a ballet technique class and a pointe class.

ALL audition participants will be considered for acceptance to the Department of Ballet and for scholarships, both in-state and out-of-state students. Application for Department scholarships require a 500-word essay telling, “Why you want to dance at the U of U, what your aspirations are while you are here and after graduation.”

Those attending auditions that are not held at the MCD will need to send in a DVD or video links to with elements of the required DVD Audition and a clip from a performance where they are highlighted within a 4-month period prior to the due date on February 24, 2015 in order to be considered by the faculty for scholarships.

Salt Lake City audition dates for the 2015-16 year will be November 15, 2014 and February 21, 2015

In order to audition for the University of Utah Department of Ballet, you must first complete this application and submit it to the Department by mail. Details and instructions can be found at the link above.

While auditioning, you might be interested in taking a Master Class offered by the Department of Ballet. For Information on recent and upcoming Master Classes from the Department of Ballet, please visit our Ballet Master Classes page. 


Department of Ballet Audition Tour

Auditions the University of Utah Department of Ballet’s 2015-2016 academic year will also be held in select cities across the US in conjunction with Ballet West’s Summer Intensive Auditions

Salt Lake City, U of U Marriott Center for Dance, November 15, 2014 –  801-585-5527
Washington, DC, Washington School of Ballet, January 10, 2015 – 202–362-1683
Chicago, IL, Ballet Chicago, January 11, 2015 – 312–251-8838
San Francisco, CA, LINES Ballet,  January 18, 2015 – 415-863-3040
Los Angeles, CA, Orange County Dance Center, January 25, 2015 – 714–846-0215
Salt Lake City, U of U Marriott Center for Dance, February 21, 2015 – 801-585-5527