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Audition Information

Each year, Nashville Ballet conducts a Master Class Audition Tour to find dancers for company and apprentice contracts, candidates for NB2 and students for our Summer Intensive. View our complete tour schedule and register here.

If you are unable to attend the Master Class Audition Tour, we welcome your audition via one of these alternate options:

Alternate Audition Options for Company & NB2

  • By Appointment

Dancers may schedule an appointment to take company or NB2 class at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet.  Please contact Ballet Master Tim Yeager by email at tyeager@nashvilleballet.com to make an appointment.

Please bring the following: $25 audition fee, resume, headshot and photo in first arabesque (en pointe for women).

  • DVD or YouTube Submission - Deadline March 1, 2014

Dancers may send a DVD or YouTube video link of a classical variation and contemporary work. No barre work, please. Center work may be included following the variations. All submissions should have musical accompaniment.

When submitting a DVD or YouTube link, please send the following to Nashville Ballet: $35 audition fee (payment can be made online here), resume, headshot and photo in first arabesque (en pointe for women).

  • DVD or YouTube auditions will not be considered without all materials submitted.
  • Dancers who audition by video may be asked to visit Nashville for the artistic staff to evaluate them in person. If asked to travel to Nashville or an open call audition, the audition fee will be waived.
  • Mail all materials to:Tim Yeager, Ballet Master | Nashville Ballet | 3630 Redmon Street | Nashville, TN 37209



Alternate Audition Options for Summer Intensive

  • Appointment

Dancers may schedule an audition within an existing School of Nashville Ballet Academy Division class.  Please contact School Registrar Laura Henry to make arrangements.

Please bring the following: $25 audition fee, resume, headshot and photo in first position (en pointe for women)

  • DVD or YouTube Submission - Deadline March 14, 2014

Dancers may send a DVD or YouTube video link of barre, center and pointe work. Only one side of an exercise is necessary and submissions should not exceed 20 minutes in length. All submissions should have a musical accompaniment.

When submitting a DVD or YouTube link, please send the following to Nashville Ballet: $35 audition fee (payment can be made online here), resume, headshot and photo in first arabesque (en pointe for women).

  • DVD or YouTube auditions will not be considered without all materials submitted.
  • Dancers who audition by video may be asked to visit Nashville for the artistic staff to evaluate them in person. If asked to travel to Nashville or an open call audition, the audition fee will be waived.
  • YouTube links should be emailed to School Registrar Laura Henry.
  • Mail all materials to: Laura Henry, School Registrar | Nashville Ballet | 3630 Redmon Street | Nashville, TN 37209

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The professional company offers a minimum 32 week contract with competitive salary, 401k, health insurance, a wellness committee including physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, and other benefits.

NB2 candidates are required to attend our Summer Intensive.

All auditionees for Nashville Ballet or School of Nashville Ballet will receive an official response by mail or email within two weeks. Photos and DVDs become property of Nashville Ballet and will not be returned. Click here for information on our 2014 Master Class Audition Tour.