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Audition to the Finnish National Ballet

Auditions for season 2023–2024

The Finnish National Ballet’s application period for the audition held in Amsterdam has ended.

We thank you all for your applications!

Unfortunately, for the moment we can no longer accept audition applications.

All applicants who have applied for the audition held in Amsterdam on the 2nd of April will receive an answer by March 5th 2023, please be patience until then. 

Thank you!

The Finnish National Ballet is looking for:

Experienced female and male dancers with excellent technique in both classical ballet and in contemporary dance for the main company as well as
for dancers for the Youth Company (age 18 to 22)

Audition by invitation only.

The audition takes place in Amsterdam on Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Please send your application via our online form no later than 26th of February 2023

Accepted applicants will be contacted with further details

All applicants will receive an answer by March 5th 2023

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International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines

An applicant is required to submit the following material:

A video with no introduction or editing, consisting of the following, performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting dance attire for men:

  • a short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire, danced in pointe shoes by female dancers
  • a short contemporary variation that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement, different from that demonstrated in the classical variation
  • 3–5 minutes barre work, incorporating both sides, danced in soft shoes by male applicants and pointe shoes by female applicants
  • 3–5 minutes of center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro, danced in pointe shoes by female applicants. Male dancer’s grand allegro should include Saut de Basque and Double Tour en l’air.

CV including a head shot, 1 arabesque photo and 2–3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and lines.

If you are applying for the Youth Company (age 18–22), please select the option in the application form.