So how exactly do you go about finding an audition-appropriate look that’s also confidence-boosting? We turned to three professional dancers who have years of experience honing their sartorial senses across ballet, modern, commercial and Broadway auditions.
With millions of things to think about before an audition, it’s easy to forget about slating, or the moment before actually auditioning when you introduce yourself to the panel, whether on a self-tape or at an in-person casting call.
How much should you personalize the audition material, imbue it with a sense of who you are, express? After all, isn’t that exactly what art asks of artists?
At 6:30 am on a brisk day in September 2018, Christina Kotsopoulos found herself standing in an open-call audition line for Wicked on Broadway—wholly unprepared for what was about to happen. She had just spent the last four years at SUNY Purchase primarily studying concert dance. The training had taught her foolproof concert audition tips, […]
Are auditions rigged? Sometimes I see mediocre dancers make it into a company, and I just don’t get it. The audition process is unnerving for me without feedback or any understanding of the rules. —Madison, Santa Monica, CA I’ve heard of dancers who landed a job because they had a sponsor who paid their salary […]
Whether it’s your first time jumping into the audition scene or you have hundreds of crinkled numbers to prove you’re a seasoned pro, having a panel of judges eyeing your every move makes everyone’s mind race a little. Here are eight thoughts you’re bound to have when you step into the studio for an audition. […]
In 2012, freelance contemporary dancer Adrianne Chu made a major career change: She decided to try out for A Chorus Line. “Even though I didn’t get the job, I felt like I was meant to do this,” says Chu. So she started going to at least one musical theater audition every weekday, treating each as […]
What are the best ways to prepare for an audition? Photo by Levi Walker, Courtesy CTG “Research as much as you can about the project or choreographer. When a dancer is prepared, they tend to be more focused, more relaxed and really able to show themselves at their best. If the choreographer happens to be […]