Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet is holding auditions for their 2017 Summer Programs, in 32 cities across the United States and Canada.

For more information on GKA’s Summer Programs, click here.

Click here to pre-register online now!

Pre-registration is for auditions strongly recommended, but not required. Students who pre-register online will be able to pay the registration fee online by credit card at a discounted rate of $35. Pre-registration for each audition site will close on the Friday prior to that location’s audition date, however on-site registration will still be available on the day of the audition, at the rate of $40 (payable by cash, check or credit card).


Albuquerque, NM
Saturday January 7th, 12:00pm-3:30pm
Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico
6913 Natalie Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, January 28th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
11460 Maxwell Road, Suite A
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Austin, TX
Saturday January 7th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Ballet Austin
501 West 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Birmingham, AL
Saturday, February 25th, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Alabama School of Fine Arts
1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35203

Boston, MA
Sunday, February 12th, 2:30pm-6:00pm
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Chicago, IL
Sunday, February 12th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Joffrey Ballet
10 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Columbus, OH
Sunday, January 29th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Ballet Met
322 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Dallas, TX
Sunday, January 22nd, 11:30am-3:00pm
Texas Ballet Theatre
670 North Coit Road, Suite 2379
Richardson, TX 75080

Denham Springs, LA
Saturday, February 4th, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Jean Leigh Academy
10980 Laird Lane
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Denver, CO
Saturday February 25th, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Colorado Ballet
1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Des Moines, IA
Sunday, January 15th, 10:00am-1:30pm
School of Classical Ballet and Dance
1721 25th Street, #120
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Fountain Valley, CA
Saturday February 18th, 12:30pm-4:00pm
Southland Ballet
9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Houston, TX
Sunday, January 8th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Houston Ballet
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002

Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, February 4th, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N Capitol Avenue, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Interlochen, MI
Saturday, February 11th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643

Las Vegas, NV
Saturday February 18th, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Nevada Ballet Theatre
1651 Inner Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Louisville, KY
Sunday, February 26th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Louisville Ballet School
315 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Nashville, TN
Sunday, January 15th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209

New York, NY
Saturday January 7th, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday, February 25th, 11:00am-2:30pm
Gelsey Kirkland Academy
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Oklahoma City, OK
Saturday, January 14th, 11:00am-2:30pm
Oklahoma City Ballet
7421 N Classen Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Orlando, FL
Saturday, January 21st, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Orlando Ballet School
415 E. Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Palm Beach, FL
Sunday, January 22nd, 10:00am-1:30pm
Florida School for Dance Education
4100 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, January 8th, 10:00am-1:30pm
The Rock School
1101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, January 28th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, February 5th, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Piitsburgh Ballet Theatre
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, January 21st, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Ballet West
52 West South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

San Diego, CA
Sunday, February 19th, 10:00am-1:30pm
San Diego Ballet
2650 Truxtun Road, #102
San Diego, CA 92106

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, January 29th, 2:00pm-5:30pm
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, February 5th, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Maryland Youth Ballet
926 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Saint Louis, MO
Sunday February 26th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Saint Louis Ballet
218 THF Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, February 19th, 8:30am-12:00pm
Scotiabank Dance Center
677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6

Winston Salem, NC
Saturday, January 14th, 10:00am-1:30pm
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 South Main Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127

Video Auditions also accepted.

Video audition should include:
• 2 exercises at the barre, one side only
• 5 center exercises: Adagio, Waltz/Turns, Small, Medium and Grand Allegro
• For dancers 16 years or older: Classical variation (performed on pointe for girls)
• OR exercises performed on pointe in the center, including: Echappé, Relevé Passé, Relevés on one leg, Pirouettes
• For dancers under 16 years: Short dance to demonstrate movement quality
• Candidate’s best step/combination of their own choice

To register for a video audition please click here.

Once you have completed your online registration, please mail your DVD to Gelsey Kirkland Academy or email your Youtube link to Alexandra Lawler.

Gelsey Kirkland Academy
Attn: Alexandra Lawler
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


GKA Audition in Toyko, Japan

Very successful audition on August 13, 2016:

1 Studio company position given
1 Full Scholarship given
8 Students accepted into GKA Professional Training Program

Gelsey Kirkland Academy will be holding another master class audition in Toyko, Japan in August 2017 to select students who are interested in coming to the year-round program from fall 2017.

Talented students will have opportunities to receive scholarships and studio company contracts from the school.
For more information about the audition please contact:
Yuka Omori: japan-audition@mail.com

GKA日本オーディション(GKA Japan Audition)





Yuka Omori(大森 由可): japan-audition@mail.com