School Auditions


Auditions for the 2021/22 PNB School Year

Ages 8 – 11

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Registration: 12:00pm
Audition: 12:30pm

Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

To Register

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

Students should wear tights, a leotard (or snug-fitting shirt and shorts), and technique shoes. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face (in a bun if possible). Students will also need to wear a mask at all times while inside the building and studio.

COVID-19 Protocol

Audition registration and check-in will take place outside beginning at noon, near the entrance to the Francia Russell Center.
Parents/guardians are not allowed in the building, per PNB’s current COVID-19 policies.
Students must be masked at all times while in PNB facilities.

Students ages 12-15 may contact the School to discuss audition requirements: 206.441.2435;

Apply for the Professional Division

Students interested in the year round program must attend the 2021 Summer Course; or must have attended a prior PNB Summer Course or been accepted to a PNB Summer Course through an audition. All students MUST complete and submit a written application. Students who are not attending the 2021 Summer Course must also 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. There is no fee to apply for 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:

Please note: PNB will most likely continue to be observing some measure of Covid-19 protocols in the Fall of 2021; we will not know what in-person classes look like until we get closer to summer.

Download the Application

Summer Course Auditions

PNB School’s 2021 Summer Course auditions are complete.

Tips to help students navigate audition season while maintaining relationships with schools:

Communicate openly
Schools pledge to communicate and find solutions if students have concerns about overlapping deadlines or program dates.
Respect policies
Once you have made your decision, please identify and follow each school’s response policies.
Honor deadlines
Respect scholarship offers by responding on or before deadlines to improve a school’s ability to manage enrollment, housing, and wait-lists.
Follow through
After accepting an offer, please follow through and stand by your commitment.

Endorsed by members of the Dance/USA School Directors Affinity Group.