National ballet auditions hosted by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre

National ballet auditions hosted by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (BRBT) has announced dates for this year’s national ballet auditions, which provides dancers with an opportunity to study under some of the most acclaimed dance instructors in the country.

BRBT has been serving the Greater Baton Rouge area for more than half a century.

Every season, BRBT invites dance companies from around the nation to Baton Rouge to audition regional dancers for limited spots in their prestigious intensive programs.

The dance companies invited to Baton Rouge this year are Nashville Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Patel Conservatory, Oklahoma City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Auditions are being held at Dancer’s Workshop.

The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (BRBT), under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews, is a non-profit organization that promotes and assists the advancement of classical and contemporary dance by maintaining a performing company, presenting a high quality season, providing dance education, and community outreach. Since 1960, BRBT has nurtured hundreds of award-winning local dancers and choreographers while continuing to bring world-class professional artists to the Baton Rouge Stage.
Christine D. Perkins


Next Generation Ballet and Patel Conservatory:

  • Sunday, Jan. 13
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m.
  • Audition: 1 to 3 p.m.

American Ballet Theatre:

  • Saturday, Jan. 26
  • Registration: 1 hour prior to audition
  • Auditions: 3 to 5 p.m. (ages 11 to 14), or 5 to 7 p.m. (ages 15 to 20)

Nashville Ballet:

  • Sunday, Feb. 3
  • Registration: 12 p.m.
  • Audition: 1 to 3 p.m. (ages 11+)

Oklahoma City Ballet:

  • Sunday, Feb. 17
  • Registration: 2 p.m.
  • Audition: 2:30 to 4 p.m. (ages 12+)

For more information about summer intensive auditions or Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, please contact Christine Perkins at 225-766-8379 or via email at

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