LINES Application Requirements

All applicants to Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican must complete an artistic application to Alonzo King LINES Ballet. The artistic application involves an audition as well as submission of the following materials:

  • Letter of intent describing how dance has led to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world
  • Resume of dance experience
  • Headshot
  • Photo in first arabesque
  • A video of the applicant performing a contemporary solo (3 minutes max.)
  • $30 application fee

Artistic application materials can be submitted at anytime prior to auditioning through the online portal hosted by Acceptd (see Submission Instructions below). All auditions must be completed by March 1, and can take one of three forms.

  1. Individual audition: Individual auditions in San Francisco or San Rafael are strongly encouraged and entail visiting our program while it is in session to take a ballet class with current BFA students. Please note that we do not offer classes on the weekends.

  2. National Open Audition: If an individual audition is not possible, applicants are invited to attend one of our national auditions. National audition dates are available here.

  3. Video audition: International applicants and others who are unable to attend an audition in person may submit a video audition that is no more than 10 minutes in length and includes the following:

    • Center adagio
    • Pirouette combination
    • Petite allegro
    • Grande allegro
    • Pointe combination (women)
    • Performance or rehearsal footage of a solo or duet

Submission Instructions:

Please visit our online portal hosted by Acceptd to submit your artistic application materials. When submitting your materials, you will be asked to indicate your intended form of audition: individual audition, national open audition, or video audition.

  • If you indicate that you intend to audition individually, we will contact you within one week of your application submission to schedule your onsite audition.
  • If you indicate that you intend to attend one of our national open auditions, you are automatically pre-registered for that national open audition class. More information regarding the open audition process is available here.
  • If you indicate that you intend to audition via video, you may upload and submit your audition video via Accepted with your other application materials. Alternatively, you can mail a DVD to the following address: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Attn: Marina Hotchkiss, 26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

If you are scheduling an individual audition or attending one of the national open auditions, please note that you must submit your artistic application materials through the online portal prior to your audition.

Should you have any questions about applying to LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican, please contact the Program Director Marina Hotchkiss at 415.863.3040 x281 or via email.

Should you experience any technical difficulties with uploading or submitting your audition materials through our Acceptd portal, use the green “help” button on the left of the portal screen or call Customer Support at 888.725.2122 x2. LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican staff is not able to assist with technical issues on this site.