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Please note that, as of April 2022, all men's spots for the 2022-2023 season have been filled. We are still accepting video auditions for the remaining women's spots.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in American Ballet Theatre Studio Company!

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company seeks to develop the next generation of ballet dancers, choreographers and audiences. The central mission of ABT Studio Company is to prepare its exceptionally promising dancers (ages 17-21) for careers in American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading ballet companies worldwide. ABT Studio Company serves as the crucial vehicle for transitioning from student to professional performer. Nearly 80% of current American Ballet Theatre dancers are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including twelve Principal Dancers and seven Soloists. Each season, ABT Studio Company commissions emerging and/or established choreographers to create new works on Studio Company dancers, serving as a platform for new choreography. ABT Studio Company engages the broadest possible ballet audience by performing classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire in a range of venues around the globe.

To be considered for the 2022-2023 season, you must be between the ages of 17-20 years old on September 1, 2022 and have reached an advanced level of ballet training. Please note that, as of April 2022, all men's spots for the 2022-2023 season have been filled. We will continue to accept video auditions until all women's spots for the 2022-2023 season have been filled.

Instructions for submitting a video audition:

1. To complete your video audition, begin by selecting “ABT Studio Company” from the drop down "Start an Application" menu on the left. This page includes all of the information about requirements for audition videos and materials.
2. You will be asked to upload a resume, headshot, first arabesque photo, and link to your audition video. 
3. You will receive a confirmation email once your submission has been completed. 

Should you require technical assistance with completing your submission, please visit the Acceptd Help DeskPlease do not contact ABT with technical issues related to using this portal.

We ask that you pay close attention to the audition requirements (detailed on the “Guidelines” page, which you will see by selecting "ABT Studio Company" from the dropdown menu to the left). For questions relating to the audition process or ABT Studio Company in general, please email

We look forward to reviewing your submission! Selected dancers may be asked for additional materials or invited to take class with the Studio Company in New York City following the receipt of video audition materials. If the Artistic Staff would like to see more from you, you will be contacted directly via the email address you supply on the Accept’d platform. Please note that submitting a video audition does not guarantee an in-person invitation.

Please note that, due to the volume of auditions received, we can only guarantee that will directly follow up with those from whom we would like to see more. Thank you!