Auditions for admission to the School of Dance

The Dance School of “Balletto di Roma” directed by Paola Jorio
Audition dates 8/29 July 2018; 2 September 2018

Audition Dance School of Balletto di Roma 2018

Who can join the auditions

The auditions are open to female students aged between 8 and 17, and to male students aged between 8 and 18.
All students (f/m) will be selected to join the dance classed that correspond both to their age and dance preparation, according to the evaluation carried out by the dance faculty of the “Balletto di Roma”.

How it will take place

The audition will take place in the format of a dance lesson in classical dance for the younger category (beginners aged between 8-10 years old) and it is going to be a lesson of both classical and contemporary dance for the older students (intermediate and advanced; 11-13 years old, and 14-17/18 years old). All classes will be held by members of the dance faculty of the School of the “Balletto di Roma” in the presence of the director Paola Jorio.

Division of classes

Students will be divided in three groups: beginners (students from the age of 8 to the age of 10), intermediates (students from the age of 11 to the age of 13), and advanced (students from the age of 14 to the age of 17/18). Taking into account the number of students registered, the organizers reserve the right to change the composition of the groups if needed.


To register for the auditions it’s necessary to fill in the appropriate Registration Form.


For details on costs, registration and possible conventions it is important to fill out the information package available here to DOWNLOAD.

Extra information

If unable to attend the auditions on the specified days, it is possible to request a private audition by filling out the form “Private Audition Request” available here.

For young dancers to join the Junior Company
Audition dates: 8-9 September 2018

Balletto di Roma | Junior Company - Auditions

Who can join the auditions

The Balletto di Roma, to support and develop its productive and training mission, is holding auditions for young adult dancers, to join in the staff of its Junior Company starting from the next academic year 2018/19.

Students will be admitted to the auditions only after passing a first selection step that takes form of a short video and study curriculum, that has to be send in advance for evaluation. The auditions will be held at the headquarters of the Balletto di Roma on 8-9 September.

According to the judgment of the examining commission, scholarships will be awarded for the most deserving young dancers.

The common objective of the Dance School Balletto di Roma (with Paola Jorio as Artistic Director) and of the Dance Company Balletto di Roma (with Francesca Magnini as Artistic Director) is to provide a unique educational experience to young dance professionals.
Daily didactic programs, running parallel to the activities carried out by the Dance Company Balletto di Roma, will create a virtuous path able to prepare young students for the profession of dancers, both for the Dance Company Balletto di Roma and for the numerous companies present today in Europe and in the world, always observant to the young Italian dance.
Artistic directors, maitre de ballet, assistant to choreography and choreographers of the Balletto di Roma will create a program of study able of staging both new original creations and important choreographic works taken from the repertoire of the Balletto di Roma.

This study programme will last 800 hours and will take place between November 2018 and June 2019.

STAGE AUDITION for male and female dancers
15-16 September 2018

Audition Professional course of contemporary dance


Who can join the auditions

The Balletto di Roma, after the successful conclusion of the Three-Years Contemporary Dance Course directed by Roberto Casarotto (2015-2018), holds stage-auditions on September 15-16 for the new Two-Years Contemporary Dance Course 2018-2020, under the artistic direction of Francesca Magnini, with the supervision of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, open to male and female dancers aged between 18 to 25.

Throughout the audition those selected are going to be individuals that demonstrate excellent classical and contemporary bases, as well as the capacity to face a path of practical and theoretical study of high professional level aimed at combining a solid technique with the ability to articulate stage presence, reflecting on creative principles and interacting with different choreographers and teachers.

The Course of Professional Contemporary Dance offers two years of intense training to become prepared and receptive dancers to the many languages of dance and performance, which are today required by the contemporary dance scene. The guidelines of development for this program will be oriented towards mutually reinforcing classical techniques with contemporary ones, following the proposal of a vision strongly related to the artistic values developed by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. The teaching method called Double Skin / Double Mind will be introduced for the first time in Italy as the basis of the entire two-year training period. This method aims to train the sensitivity of the body through a system of physical preparation closely linked to imaginative thinking. In addition to forming the basis for the creation of choreographic materials, the direct experience of the DS/DM method aims to generate a condition of openness that can allow dancers to gain an open field of intervention, a physical and mental awareness in which intention and form overlap. It will be given an overview of the artistic work of the two choreographers, used to trace the guidelines of a path that recognizes the art of dance as the domain of a structured knowledge that remodels the present on tradition, directing it towards a creative dialogue with the future.

In the two academic years, the study path will embody various occasions for dialogue with different artists, university professors and experts working in different disciplines of contemporary arts, who will expose research on the choreography applied to innovative processes of creation and representation. The classes offered ensure the enrichment of skills necessary to make each dancer versatile, through a program in line with the best European academies, which is able to guarantee for each individual the development of personality, discipline, and artistic and intellectual dedication.

The Course of Professional Contemporary Dance takes place every year from November to June, for a total of 800 hours of lessons, from Monday to Friday.

The subjects of study of the first year will be referable to the following macro areas of reference: Body-Mind, Classical Technique, Contemporary Techniques, Double Skin/Double Mind, Pre-Choreographic Elements, Anatomy and Physiology, Choreology, Improvisation Techniques, Theory and Dance Pedagogy, Rhythmic, Vocal and Instrumental Practice for the contemporary dancer.