Upcoming Auditions


Audition for the 2019/20 Curriculum and Career Track programs!

August 4, 2019
Ages 8 – 22

Curriculum Program • Ages 8-18

Career Track Program • Ages 14-22
Program for career focused dancers

The Portland Ballet will hold auditions for new students on August 4th for its 2019/20 Curriculum & Career Track programs.

Auditions will be held at TPB’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway.

This audition is for NEW students only, age 8-22. Current TPB students are not required to audition. 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.

Audition Times

Age: 8 – 11
Registration: Noon
Class: 12:30 to 1:30pm
*If en pointe, please attend the later audition.

Age: 12 – 22
Registration: 1:15pm
Class: 1:45 to 3:45pm
*If en pointe, please bring pointe shoes.

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


Call 503.452.8448 to set up a placement audition for our summer programs!

Video Audition Requirements

For late registration, call 503.452.8448 for information.

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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