Upcoming Auditions

2018/19 Curriculum/Career Track Audition

August 5, 2018

The Portland Ballet will hold auditions for new students August 5 for its 2018/19 Curriculum and Career Track programs. Auditions will be held at TPB’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway. There is NO registration fee.

This audition is for students age 8-22. Audition forms will be provided at the time of audition, and digital photos will be taken during registration. Dancers should not bring resumés or headshots.


Dancers Age 8-11
Registration from 12:00-12:30pm
Class from 12:30-1:30pm

*if on pointe please attend audition for ages 12+

Dancers Age 12-22
Registration from 1:30-2:00pm
Class from 2:00-4:00pm

*if on pointe, please bring pointe shoes

*Students younger than 8 can audition during a regularly scheduled class. Call the studio for more information and class schedules.

Dress code:

  • Girls: A simple leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers (and, if applicable, pointe shoes)
  • Boys: Black tights, a white T-shirt/leotard and ballet slippers

Young Dancer Summer 2018

Call 503.452.8448 or email to schedule a placement audition.


All auditions held at The Portland Ballet Studios: 6250 SW Capitol Highway

Video Audition Requirements

2018 Summer Ballet Intensive Video Audition Deadline ~ February 19, 2018

Please submit your video with the audition registration form by mail or by email. Dancers must provide a digital headshot along with audition video.

Barre Work

(maximum of 5 minutes; only one side need of each combination)
Pliés, tendus, adagio, grands battements

Centre Work

(maximum 10 minutes)
Pirouette combination with pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans, adagio

Allegro combinations:

Small jumps, petit allegro, medium size allegro, including assemblés, jetés, sissonnes, etc.

Pointe Work

(for ladies currently dancing on pointe)
Warm up échappés, retirés, double pirouettes en-dehors and en-dedans on pointe, fouettés


Include tour en l’air, entre chat six and a la seconde turns, if level applicable.

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