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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, or contact danah bella directly at

Recorded Audition Guidelines

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

  • Resume
  • Head Shots

Video requirements:


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


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


  • 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?