As we navigate the current national pandemic, Oklahoma City Ballet and several professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective. We understand the uncertainty of the coming audition season and summer intensive offerings and we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend the National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives.

How it works

Students choose a city from the audition schedule and register with the host school. The audition is in-person, and the remaining schools will observe the audition via Zoom. Students are required to follow the safety protocol of the school at which they audition. This may include proof of vaccination. The auditions will be recorded so that the observing schools may review the auditions, if needed. Students will have the opportunity to select which schools they would like to audition for, however all schools in the collective may reach out to any students who audition. Students must pre-register and pay the registration fee directly with OKC Ballet. The secondary registration form must be completed in order to be considered by observing schools.

Professional Schools in the NSIA Collective:

Atlanta Ballet | Atlanta, GA
BalletMet | Columbus, OH
Charlotte Ballet | Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati Ballet | Cincinnati, OH
Colorado Ballet Academy | Denver, CO
Kansas City Ballet | Kansas City, MO
Louisville Ballet | Louisville, KY
Milwaukee Ballet | Milwaukee, WI
Nashville Ballet | Nashville, TN
Oklahoma City Ballet | Oklahoma City, OK
Philadelphia Ballet | Philadelphia, PA
Sacramento Ballet | Sacramento, CA
Sarasota Ballet | Sarasota, FL
Texas Ballet Theatre | Fort Worth, TX

Oklahoma City Ballet's NSIA Audition:

Oklahoma City Ballet's NSIA Audition will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Audition Fee is $90.
Check-in times for age groups are as follows:

Ages 12-15:

Check-In: 9:30am
Audition time: 10:00-11:30am

Ages 16-22:

Check-In: 11:30am
Audition time: 12:00-1:30pm

Where do I start?

Registration opens Friday, November 19, 2022 at 6pm. If you receive a message that the registration is full, please email to be placed on our waiting list.

When will I receive my results?

Each school will reach out to students with the results of their audition no later than 2 weeks following the final audition. Students may receive results before that deadline.

Safety protocol

At this time only auditioning dancers will be allowed in the Susan E. Brackett Center. No parents or other visitors will be admitted. Masks are required in the building and during the audition class.

Susan E. Brackett Dance Center

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The Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School is proud to include ABT® Affiliate and Fellowship Teachers who are certified in the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. ABT® Affiliate Teacher is a level of distinction for ABT® Certified Teachers that successfully present their students for examinations; ABT® Fellowship Teachers have successfully presented their students for examinations three years in a row.