PNB School Auditions

PNB School Auditions

Summer Course at Francia Russell

Please contact the School at 425.451.1241 to inquire about arranging an audition

2022/23 School Year

Saturday, July 30, 2022
The Francia Russell Center
1611 136th Pl NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
12:30-2:00pm, ages 8-11
2:00-3:30pm, ages 12-18*

*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. PNB requires proof of COVID vaccination for all students age 12 and above.

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.

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). Students will also need to wear a mask at all times while inside the building and studio.

COVID-19 Protocol and Requirements

Audition registration and check-in will take place beginning at noon at the main entrance to the Francia Russell Center. 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, per PNB’s current COVID-19 policies.

All individuals must be masked at all times while in PNB facilities.

PNB requires proof of COVID vaccination for all students age 12 and above.

Apply for the 2022/23 Professional Division

Students interested in the year round program must attend the 2022 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 2022-23 Professional Division Application by July 1, 2022. Students who are not attending the 2022 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 pnbschool@pnb.org. 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: denise@pnb.org

Summer Course Auditions

Auditions for the 2022 Summer Course have concluded. Audition information for the 2023 Summer Course will be available in the fall of 2022.