PNB School Auditions

2023/24 School Year

Saturday, July 29, 2023
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Pl NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

11:30am, ages 8-12
1:00pm, ages 13-18*

*Entry into the School for students age 8 and above is by audition only. Students ages 12-18 should be at a stage of technical advancement proportionate to their age and have the physical qualifications suited to the demands of classical dance. Twelve year olds should be dancing at least 4 days per week and must already be training on pointe.

To Register

Please bring completed REGISTRATION FORM and $45 Audition Fee to the audition. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the audition. No photos or resumes required.

One adult may enter the building per student to assist with registration, however parents/guardians must exit the building once the student is registered. Parents/guardians are not allowed to wait inside the building during the audition.

What to Bring

All Students should wear tights, a leotard (or snug-fitting shirt and shorts), and technique shoes. Pointe shoes are also required for students age 12 and above. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face (in a bun if possible).

Apply for the Professional Division

Step 1: Attend Summer Course or Submit Video Links.

Students interested in the Professional Division will be considered for the program in one of two ways:

  • Attend the 2023 Summer Course. Students attending PNB School’s Summer Course will have priority.
  • Students not attending the 2023 Summer Course must submit 3 recent videos, including 10 minutes of classwork, 1 classical variation, and 1 contemporary variation. All video links should be submitted to No DVD’s accepted. Video links are due by June 30. There is no fee to apply for the Professional Division.

Step 2: Complete and Submit the Written Application for the 2023-24 School year.

Students attending Summer Course in Levels VII, VIII, and Advanced Men will automatically receive an application for the 2023-24 Professional Division when Summer Course paperwork is sent (in late April/early May).

Students who apply via video will be invited to submit a written application only if they pass the video audition.

Notification of Acceptance to the Professional Division

Those invited to the year round program will be notified by the end of the Summer Course. We generally advise students 16 or younger not to move to Seattle unless a family member is relocating with them. No housing is available during the school year, and students must make their own arrangements for housing and completion of high school courses. Please email Denise Bolstad if you are interested:

PNB’s Audition Tour & Summer Course are generously sponsored by:

2023 Summer Course Audition Tour

Auditions for Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s 2023 Summer Course in Seattle have concluded. Check back in the fall for 2024 Audition Tour information.