Admissions to the Professional Division

Professional Division Admissions

Candidates to the Professional Division must have a three year minimum consistent training and demonstrate advanced-beginner to intermediate level in ballet and modern.  In addition, candidates must possess musicality and a toned, flexible, well-proportioned body. 

Depending on the program, applicants may either audition in person or apply by mail.  For both, proper School dress code must be followed.  For more details please see:

The Ailey School is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.  International Applicants to the Certificate, Independent Study and Summer Intensive Programs are permitted to apply by following the International Admissions guidelines


Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program

Auditions for the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program are granted to select applicants based on the merit of the submitted BFA Dance Application.
BFA admission procedures

 

Certificate Program (ages 17-23)

Admission is by audition only, held in select cities around the country and three times annually at The Ailey School.
Application details
 

Independent Study Program (ages 16-25)

Admission is by audition OR by submission of The Ailey School application form, a DVD and two dance photographs.


Summer Intensive (ages 16-25)

Admission is by audition OR by submission of The Ailey School application form, a DVD and two dance photographs.

 

Scholarship Program (ages 15-21)

Admission is by audition only.  Scholarship students must re-audition annually to remain in the Program.