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Audition Information


  1. Undergraduates must apply via Common Application, under the SlideRoom Application Portal.  Choose PORTFOLIO, then TISCH DANCE to upload your top three choices.  
  2. Graduates should apply via Tisch Application.  Please email ec1024@nyu.edu to sign up for an audition.  Audition dates are listed below. 

    If you have any questions, please call us at 212-998-1984


For NYC Auditions, please arrive 1 hour before the audition to complete paperwork, change, and warm up. Regional auditions should arrive promptly at the time indicated. Kindly bring the following materials to the audition:

  1. Download an Audition Form, print it double-sided and fill out.
  2. 8” x 10” full-body photograph with your name on the back.
  3. A dance résumé.
Prepare a brief solo (2-3 minutes) in the dance form of your preference. Please bring music for your solo (ie: iPod, iPhone, MP3 player with CD as a backup). Please remove your passcode from your phone before the audition. 

The audition is two steps. First, students audition within the context of a technique class at Tisch, and if the applicant is selected, they will then proceed to the solo audition. This will be followed by a personal interview.

NYC Auditions take place at the following location:
111 2nd Avenue (between 6th and 7th Street)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

The 2017-2018 Audition Schedule:

EARLY DECISION (for Undergraduates ONLY) (In-person ONLY)
New York City:

Audition Dates:

Early Decision 1, Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision:
November 18 at 1PM

Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision:
December 16 at 1PM  
January 12 at 1PM
January 13 at 1PM
January 19 at 1PM
January 20 at 1PM

Regular Decision:
January 26 3:30PM  FULL
January 27 1PM
February 2 at 3:30PM
February 3 at 1PM 
February 9 at 3:30PM   FULL
February 10 at 1PM 
February 16 at 3:30PM
February 24 at 1PM (MFA, MFA/MA ONLY)

Regional Auditions:
Chicago: January 7, 2018   FULL

San Francisco: January 13, 2018  FULL

Miami: January 28, 2018

Los Angeles: February 11, 2018  FULL




Unless otherwise stated, please arrive 1 hour before the audition to complete audition paperwork, change, and warm up. Audition dates and times are subject to change.

Application Deadlines

  • Undergraduate Program Early Decision I: November 1
  • Undergraduate Program Early Decision II: January 1
  • Undergraduate Program Regular Decision: January 1 
  • Graduate Program: February 1

Transfer Students:
Transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to audition on one of our scheduled audition dates.  Please email ec1024@nyu.edu to schedule an audition. 

  • Spring Transfer: November 1
  • Summer/Fall Internal Transfer: March 1
  • Summer/Fall External Transfer: April 1

New York University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance
111 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor 

(212) 998-1980 (General Number)
(212) 998-1984 (Audition Line)