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Live and Regional Audition Guidelines

At this time, we plan on having live auditions at Peabody the week of February 21-25, 2022. Information about regional auditions for 2023 admission will be forthcoming. The live audition takes place in two parts.

The group portion of the audition consists of:

  • A ballet barre and center combinations including adagio, petit battement and pirouettes
  • A modern dance phrase and sequence traveling across the space
  • An improv section

Auditionees should have a 2 minute solo prepared. The solo may be choreographed by oneself or someone else.. Please follow these guidelines:

  • 2 minutes in length, in any genre
  • Please be sure to introduce the solo and include who choreographed it

If you have questions, please contact us PeabodyBFADance@jhu.edu, or contact danah bella directly at dbella1@jhu.edu.

Recorded Audition Guidelines

Along with your video submission, please make sure to include the following:

  • Resume
  • Head Shots

Video requirements:

Ballet:

  • 3-4 combinations at the barre
  • adagio
  • pirouette combination in the center
  • petit allegro combination
  • grande allegro combination

Modern:

  • modern phrase that travels across the floor
  • modern center movement phrase

Solo:

  • up to 2 minutes in length, in any genre
  • make sure to introduce the solo and include who choreographed it

Please also include a portion of you answering the following questions and speaking about your dance background:

  • How long you have trained, where, what styles, etc.
  • Are you interested or did you apply for the dual degree program?
  • Why Peabody Dance?
  • If you attend Peabody, what do you expect to learn while you’re here?