It is never too late to audition for George Brown Dance and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Education Programs

Pre-Registration for Your Audition is Greatly Appreciated.
Some Programs Need Only an Application

For questions about auditions please email auditions@balletjorgen.ca.

2019 Audition Cities

November
24 – Sault Ste. Marie

December
15 – Ottawa
20 – London

January
14– St. John’s
19 – Kingston
19 – Toronto
25 – Cranbrook
29 – Nelson

February
01 – Vernon
08 – Victoria
17 – Vancouver
22 – Terrace
23 – Toronto

March
01 – Edmonton
12 – Medicine Hat
12 – Calgary
15 – Toronto
17 – Saskatoon
19 – Regina
21 – Brandon

April
01 – Moncton
06 – Fredericton
11 – Halifax
16 – Montreal
19– Toronto

May
02 – Kansas City
19 – Ottawa
24 – Toronto
31 – London

July
09 – Toronto

What Can I Audition For?

George Brown Dance – for post secondary students looking to gain a college diploma or certificate, graduating for a career in dance

  • Dance Performance Preparation (P101) Ballet, Modern, Jazz
  • Dance Performance (P105) – Ballet, Modern
  • Commercial Dance (P106) – Jazz, Hip Hop

Junior Company & Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Apprenticeships – for dancers aged 18+ looking for their first professional job in classical ballet

Summer Dance Academy Intensive IV – for dancers aged 16+ looking to train for a career in dance

The NUTCRACKER Youth Touring Participation – performance opportunity for aspiring dancers aged 12-17yrs looking to tour with the Company

The NUTCRACKER Youth Local Participation – local performance opportunity for aspiring dancers aged 8-17yrs

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ Youth Local Participation – local performance opportunity for aspiring dancers ages 14+.

Application Information

APPLY to dance in:

Summer Dance Academy Intensive III – for dances aged 15 +

Summer Dance Academy Intensive II – for dancers aged 12-14

Summer Dance Academy Intensive I – for dancers aged 9-11

Important Audition Information

  • Auditions are held across cities in Canada throughout the year – click here for the Audition Calendar
  • Auditions are dance classes and/or our choreography is taught to participants – registrants do not need to prepare their own audition material.
  • Auditions for George Brown Dance require a fee payment and an essay; there is no fee or essay required for any other auditions.
  • Auditions for George Brown Dance, Junior Company, and Summer Intensive IV all require that you bring a resume, head shot and dance photo to the audition. And a short interview will be conducted with every participant after the audition.
  • Once you register for an audition, you will not hear back from us right away. You will hear back from us to confirm your registration and attendance at the audition by at minimum two weeks prior to the scheduled audition. Where scheduling and venue information isn’t initially available you will hear back from us the moment the details are set.
  • For any questions regarding AUDITIONS please email auditions@balletjorgen.ca

Video Auditions

  • Video auditions are only accepted when auditioning for George Brown Dance, Summer Intensive IV or the Junior Company.
  • Video auditions are not ideal especially for the Junior Company; we only recommend use of this route if it is impossible for you to make it to one of our many auditions.

Click here for the list of Auditions across Canada

Send us in one email:
1) Your dance resume – preferably as a pdf
2) A head shot and a dance photo
3) An audition video link with the specifications listed below

Send your email auditions@balletjorgen.ca with the subject heading for the program you are auditioning for.

*The length of the DVD should be no more than 15 minutes.  Exercises only need to be shown on one side and some exercises can be combined to save time.

  • Introduction: State your name, where you are from, where you currently live, and why you want to dance for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.
  • Ballet Technique (Required): 3 short exercises at the barre of your choice and 3 short centre exercises consisting of adagio, pirouettes, and grand allegro. In the centre, women must show some exercises on pointe and men must show tours.
  • Performance or Studio footage (preferred): of a classical Variation of your choice.
  • Improvisation (Optional but recommended): 1 continuous minute of improvisation without edits that shows floor work, range of motion, plus articulation in feet, hands, and face.
  • Optional but recommended – Pas de deux section performed on stage or in the studio.

  • Introduction: State your name, where you are from, where you currently live, and why you want to be part of the Junior Company.
  • Ballet Technique (Required): 3 short exercises at the barre of your choice and 3 short centre exercises consisting of adagio, pirouettes, and grand allegro. In the centre, women must show some exercises on pointe and men must show tours.
  • Performance or Studio footage (Preferred): of a classical Variation of your choice.
  • Improvisation (Optional but recommended): 1 continuous minute of improvisation without edits that shows floor work, range of motion, plus articulation in feet, hands, and face.

  • Barre work: Plies, Tendues, Dégagés, Fondue, Rond de Jambe, Adage, Grand Battements.
  • Centre work: Adage, Pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro.
  • Pointe work: Echappés, bourrés, piqués and simple pirouettes.

  • Barre work: Plies, Tendues, Dégagés, Fondue, Rond de Jambe, Adage, Grand Battements.
  • Centre work: Adage, Pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro.
  • For P105 Female Applicants: please include pointe work – Echappés, bourrés, piqués and simple pirouettes.

Please include the following jazz steps:

  • Turns
  • Jumps
  • Centre
  • across the floor
  • a short combination (about 30 seconds)

(You can also include a short hip hop combination, if you wish)

In addition to sending your resume and headshot, you will also need to write an essay on why you wish to join the program at George Brown (1 page maximum). There is also a $60 audition fee which is payable by cheque to Canada’s Ballet Jörgen or you can also pay online.