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Boston Ballet & BBII is accepting submissions
Boston Ballet & BBII is accepting submissions
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Company, BBII and Graduate Program Auditions

Boston Ballet is a professional classical ballet company presenting a diverse range of classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire. We explore what it means to be the ballet company of the future.  We are an AGMA company with a guaranteed 40 week-per-year minimum contract.

Boston Ballet is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.  Please follow this link to read our VISION AND VALUES statement!

Auditions are by invitation only.
If you are interested in auditioning for the 24-25 season, please submit your audition material to only ONE email address below that best represents your level of experience.

IMPORTANT: Submit materials to ONE email option only.

  1. Professional dancers, either currently employed or previously employed: Please submit your audition materials to COMPANY AUDITIONS to be considered for a position with Boston Ballet.
  2. Students/pre-professional dancers: Please submit your audition materials to BBII AUDITIONS to be considered for a position with Boston Ballet II.
  3. Dancers wishing to apply directly to the Graduate Program: Please submit your audition materials to GRADUATE AUDITIONS to be considered for the Graduate Program. NOTE: You may still be considered for Boston Ballet II if appropriate.

For more information on Boston Ballet School’s Graduate Program, please visit the GRADUATE PROGRAM page.


Boston Ballet supports the International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines.

  • A video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men. NOTE: All required videos should be danced on pointe if you are trained in pointe work and wish to be considered for repertoire performed on pointe.
    • A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire
    • A short contemporary variation (for example – something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or a self-created work) that demonstrates movement qualities that are different from the classical variation. Contemporary variation may be in any footwear you choose.
    • 3-5 minutes of barre work, incorporating exercises to both the right and left sides
    • 3-5 minutes of center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro
    • Please submit videos via a NON-password protected YouTube or Vimeo link.
  • Resume / CV
  • 1 head shot
  • 2-3 dance photos showcasing line and proportions

The information and contacts above pertain to Boston Ballet Company, Boston Ballet II (BBII) and Graduate Program auditions only.

Boston Ballet Orchestra

There are no BBO openings at this time.

Musicians of the Boston Ballet Orchestra are members of the Boston Musicians’ Association, Local 9-535 of the American Federation of Musicians, and governed by a collective bargaining agreement. The per service rate for the 2018-19 season was $278 plus contributions to the AFM Pension Fund and Boston Ballet benefits plans (health insurance plan provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield or 403(b) retirement plan). 


Boston Ballet School

Information on Boston Ballet school auditions is found in the EDUCATION SECTION of this website.


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