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Audition for Professional Ballet Program

Canada’s National Ballet School’s annual auditions are offered in person and online, welcoming students from across Canada and worldwide. During their audition, all dancers will experience a class with a live musician and NBS’s renowned teachers.

Register today for your chance to audition in Calgary, grow as a dancer and take the next step in your dance journey!

The program opens doors to dancing with renowned dance companies in Canada and around the world.

Professional Ballet-Academic Program

Professional Ballet-Academic Program auditions are open to students entering Grades 6 to 12 in September 2023. Prior dance training is not essential for children under 12 years of age.

Company Life Program

Post-secondary Company Life Program auditions are open to students who have completed high school in a rigorous full-time dance program who wish to prepare for professional careers.

The audition process takes place in two stages:
  • Stage One: Audition in person or online. Students who have successfully auditioned will be invited to join stage two of the audition process.
  • Stage Two: Attend summer school. Students who have successfully auditioned will be invited to join the full-time Professional Ballet Program for the 2023/24 school year.

For more information and to apply visit