Auditions for the 2021-2022 

Professional Company Dancers 

and the Trainee Program 

are now being accepted.


Kentucky Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for the 2021-2022 Professional Company and Trainee program from January 18-March 20, 2021.  We are seeking excellent dancers with strong technique, experience in partnering, & versatile with the desire to grow as performing artists.

Open Auditions

Due to COVID-19, KBT is not currently scheduling an open audition day at the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Studios. Watch this webpage for any updates. 

DVD/Virtual Auditions

Application fee for DVD/Virtual video submissions is $35 and can be paid via PayPal.

Dancers should submit the following materials for consideration.

  • 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 video should provide a good representation of the dancer's classical work, as well as some neoclassical and contemporary styles.​


​Kentucky Ballet Theatre prefers the DVD/Virtual 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


Other Audition Times & Call Backs

Auditions during company class are by invitation only and may be available based on the status of COVID-19. These audition times and any call backs will be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between February 23 and March 13, 2019.  Please contact the KBT office for availability and to schedule your audition.

Applications must be received by between January 13 and March 20, 2021.

We will respond to the applicants between March 23-April 17, 2021.

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

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Season Sponsors