Live and Regional Audition Guidelines

At this time, we plan on having live auditions at Peabody January 28-29, 2023. The live audition takes place in two parts.

The group portion of the audition consists of:

  • Modern warm up
  • Contemporary Ballet movement phrase
  • Modern movement phrase
  • West African
  • 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 us, or contact danah bella directly at

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 dual degree program?
  • Why Peabody Dance?
  • If you attend Peabody, what do you expect to learn while you’re here?