There is no pre-screening requirement for Dance. 

Live and Regional Audition Guidelines

At this time, we plan on having live auditions at Peabody February 8th-9th. The live auditions take place over two days: day 1 includes a masterclass with Peabody Dance Chair danah bella followed by the annual Peabody Dance Ensemble concert, which features all 4th year dance majors in works by faculty and guest artists, while day two comprises the audition, in two parts, outlined below.

The group portion of the audition consists of:

  • Modern warm up
  • Contemporary Ballet movement phrase
  • Modern movement phrase
  • African Expressions
  • Improv

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 danah bella directly at [email protected].

Recorded Audition Guidelines

Recorded Audition instructions and eligibility requirements can be found here. Along with your video submission, please make sure to include the following:

  • Resume
  • Head Shots

Video requirements

Contemporary Ballet:

  • contemporary ballet center combination


  • modern phrase that travels across the floor
  • center combination

Genre of choice:

  • center combination


  • 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 double degree program?
  • If you are applying for the double degree program, would you consider pursuing the Directed Studies Minor if not accepted into the double degree?
  • Why Peabody Dance?
  • If you attend Peabody, what do you expect to learn while you’re here?