Central School Of Ballet

USA Auditions & Workshops

Following successful auditions in New York City in February 2018, Central School of Ballet will again stage auditions and workshops in New York City, on March 3 2019

Auditions are for entry in September 2019 ontoCentral's Foundation degree programme in Professional Dance and Performance, accredited by the University of Kent. Learn more about the course here

The auditions and workshops will be held on Sunday 3 March 2019 at: The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance,405 W 55th Street, at 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019


The day will include a workshop led by Central's tutors, including Ballet Central's Artistic Director, Christopher Marney, former principal dancer with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Leanne King, Central's Creative Projects Manager.

Participants for the workshops should ideally be at Level 3B under ABT National Training Curriculum and/or Advanced 1 under Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus

How To Apply

To apply for both the workshop and the audition please fill out the relevant application form which can be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page.

The workshop will cost £40 and the audition will cost £50. Payment for both can be made here

Learn more about life as a Central Dancer studying on the degree programmes in Professional Dance and Performance.

Christopher Marney

Christopher is in his third year in post as Artistic Director at Central; and leads Ballet Central's annual tour. Christopher studied at Central himself under the direction of Christopher Gable and later completed his Master’s Degree in Choreography at Central. Christopher was for many years Associate Choreographer for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and was named associate artist of the UK Foundation for Dance in 2009. He is also a patron of the Chelmsford Ballet.

As a professional dancer Christopher has worked for Balletboyz, Gothenburg Ballet, Ballet Biarritz, Bern Ballet, Michael Clark Company, Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion & Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures where he has danced many principal roles. The Critics Circle National Dance Awards nominated him for Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance two years running as well as being included in Dance Europe’s Outstanding Male Dancer 2013 list.

As a choreographer he has created works for Ballet Black, Images of Dance, English National Ballet’s Emerging dancer competition, Regensburg Opera House and the Edinburgh festival. In London’s West-End Chris has choreographed McQueen The Play, Tell Me on a Sunday, Hotel Follies.

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