How to Audition

Ballet Audition Application

Students who want to apply for a place on any of the National Theatre Melbourne Full Time courses and Elite I/Elite II must complete an audition for a place.

Next Audition Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019

Note: all final audition applications must be submitted by Monday, 11 November 2019

 

To Apply

Step 1 – Complete the Audition Application Form with all relevant information that has to be provided for your course and pay the application fee. To complete the Application Form you will need:

  • Fill in your personal details
  • Guardian Details (if under 18 years of age)
  • Current School
  • The Ballet Syllabus you have trained in
  • Your current training level
  • List any injuries
  • Submit 3 Photos (These do not need to be professionally taken)
    Photo 1. In parallel (6th position) arms by side. Photo 2. Standing in degage decote (seconde) with arms in seconde position. Photo 3. In first arabesque (any side)
  • Pay the fee of $60 (Full time and Elite 1) 0r $40 (Elite 2)

You will be advised of the audition requirements and times. 

Step 2 – If your audition is successful, accept your offer of a place in your chosen course and complete the enrollment paperwork provided by the School Administrator.

Step 3 – You will receive information on your course term dates and orientation.

Step 4 –  Pay your fees prior to the course start date.  The School Administrator will organise an invoice and advise you on the payment methods.

International Students

International Students are encouraged to apply. You will need to submit the following via Video Link if you are unable to attend an audition. to complete the Application Form you will need:

  • Provide a video link 5 min (maximum) Barre work consisting of: plie (demi and grande in 1st, 2nd and 5th), tendus and jetes, adage, grand battement. 10 min (maximum) Centre work consisting of: Adage, Pirouette enchainment (pirouettes endehors and endedan), Petit Allegro, Medium Allegro and Grande Allegro.  Pointe work: Females only – 5 min (maximum)  centre work including pirouettes only and/or a traditional Variation
  • Fill in your personal details
  • Guardian Details (if under 18 years of age)
  • Current School
  • The Ballet Syllabus you have trained in
  • Your current training level
  • List any injuries
  • Submit 3 Photos (These do not need to be professionally taken)
    Photo 1. In parallel (6th position) arms by side. Photo 2. Standing in degage decote (seconde) with arms in seconde position. Photo 3. In first arabesque (any side)
  • Pay the fee of $95

Please visit our International Student Information page for all audition requirements.

Entry Requirements

Acceptance is by audition only. Students must meet all requirements and pass all units of competency in each subsequent year to obtain the qualification.

Additional

USI: For information regarding your Unique Student Identification number, please visit our Student Information Page or the Australian Government’s USI website.

Fees are payable by the census date of each unit in advance. Students who are eligible for VET Student Loans may be able to obtain an Australian Government student loan to a maximum of $10,000 of their tuition fees in this course. (see VET student Loans)

The Course is also approved for Austudy, ABSTUDY and the Pensioner Education Supplement. For more information on undertaking accredited acting courses with the National Theatre Drama School, please contact us at ballet@nationaltheatre.org.au