Auditions for the 2020-2021 Professional Company Dancers

will be open from January 13- March 20, 2020


Kentucky Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for the 2020-2021 Professional Company and Trainee program from January 13-March 20, 2020.  We are seeking excellent dancers with strong technique, experience in partnering, & versatile with the desire to grow as performing artists.

Open Auditions

Open auditions will be held at the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Studios on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Registration will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a two-hour audition class beginning at 2:15 p.m. There is a $25 audition fee for open auditions – we accept cash, check or money-order.

Dancers should bring the following materials to the open audition:

  • Résumé that details performing experience, height, weight, training and awards received

  • Dance photos: Two to three different full body ballet pictures

  • Performance DVD, video links, or flash drive (no longer than 15 minutes). The DVD should provide a good representation of the dancer's classical work, as well as some neoclassical and contemporary styles.​


Other Audition Times & Call Backs

Auditions during company class are by invitation only and may be available to those who are unable to attend the open audition.  These audition times and any call backs will be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between February 25 and March 14, 2019.  Please contact the KBT office for availability and to schedule your audition.

​DVD/On-line Consideration

Application fee for DVD/On-line video submissions is $35.  Include your résumé and full body dance photos with your submission.


​Kentucky Ballet Theatre prefers the DVD/On-line video to include solo performance material in classical and contemporary work of good quality. Female dancers must show at least one work en pointe and male dancers should show partnering work. In addition to performance material or if you do not have any available, you may send studio work that includes a variation and classwork with examples of adagio, petite and grand allegro and pirouettes.

​Online submissions need to be sent to and payment can be made online via PayPal, using the "Buy Now" button below, or with any major credit card by calling our office at 859-252-5245.  


If you choose to mail your audition materials, please send them to the following address for consideration.  Audition materials will only be considered once payment is received. We accept check, cash, or money order.  If you pay online, you can send a copy of your receipt with you audition materials.

Kentucky Ballet Theatre  |  Attn.: Norbe Risco, Artistic Director

740 National Ave. Suite 170  |  Lexington, KY 40502


Applications must be received by between January 13 and March 20, 2020.

We will respond to the applicants between March 23-April 17, 2020.

​For questions please email or call (859) 252-5245.

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