Fall 2017 Martha Graham School Auditions


Auditions for Full-Time Certificate Programs

Fall 2017 enrollment

  • PTP / Two-Year Certificate Program
  • PCP / Accelerated Professional Program
  • TTP / Teacher Training Program


The Martha Graham School is auditioning students interested in our full-time certificate programs. The School offers the Graham Technique™ as a powerful foundation augmented with ballet, other techniques, performance workshops, and a wide range of electives.

All dancers are required to audition in order to be considered for Acceptance and Scholarships.
To be accepted, dancers must audition either in person or submit their application online.

The Martha Graham School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

In-Person Auditions: July 1, 2017

1. 60-min Graham Technique™ class led by Graham School Faculty
2. Martha Graham Technique™ Program combination
3. Prepare a 60-90 second solo in a genre and with music of your choice


Auditions for Full-Time Certificate Programs

Fees: $30 Audition Fee + $30 School Application Fee, totaling $60 (non-refundable).

Pay Fees  +  Application Form  +  Submit Application

Online Auditions:

Online auditions should include three video recordings
Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.
If you upload as private, you must send us the passwords for viewing.

1. Graham Technique™ floor work demonstration (see below)
2. Martha Graham Technique™ Program Combination
3. 60-90 second solo in a genre and with music of your choice

Non-refundable Fee: $40 (paid in advance online)

1. Graham Technique™ Floor Work Demonstration

Begin with a short technical demonstration of Graham’s floor work. Each submission must include:

  • Breathing
  • 3’s and 6’s with Opening of the leg variation
  • Deep stretches
  • Turns around the back (4th position)

The exercises can be short. This section does not need to be more than 5-6 minutes in length.

2. Martha Graham Technique™ Program Combination

Prepare and upload a clear video of the appropriate combination for the program for which you are auditioning. Post videos to YouTube or Vimeo. If you upload them as private, you must send us the password for viewing.

See the combinations below:

Download PTP / 2-Year Certificate Program music file (right-click to save)

Download PCP / Accelerated Professional Program and TTP / Teacher Training Program music file (right-click to save)

3. 60-90 second solo in a genre of your choice

Prepare a short solo and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo. If you upload it as private, you must send us the password for viewing.

Submission

All dancers must submit their online applications to: sleshine@marthagraham.org.

Applications MUST include:

  • Completed Audition Form (form will not save data. Please print form, write clearly, scan and submit)
  • Dance Resume
  • Headshot
  • Three Video Links (and passwords, if applicable)
  • Fees: $40 Audition Fee + $30 School Application Fee,
    totaling $70, paid in advance online (non-refundable)

Ready to submit your materials? Please double check that you have all materials above.

Pay Fees  +  Application Form  +  Submit Application

IMPORTANT – International students ONLY
In order for us to process the documentation necessary for your F-1 STUDENT VISA, we recommend that you submit your application by May 1, 2017. For more info, visit our International Students Page.

Full-Time Certificate Programs Admission Requirements

PTP / Two-Year Certificate Program
• Must be at least 18-years-old as of enrollment date
• Intermediate Graham Technique™ (Graham II or higher)
• Intermediate Ballet Technique

PCP / Accelerated Professional Program
• Pre-requisite: University Degree with a notable dance program or Dance Conservatory Degree or Certificate
• Pre-requisite: Completed 1 (one) Martha Graham School Winter Intensive or 3-week Summer Intensive (Graham Technique™ + Adv. Repertory + Adv. Composition)
• Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
• Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique

TTP / Teacher Training Program
• Pre-requisites: Completed 1 (one) Martha Graham School Advanced Composition and 1 (one) Advanced Repertory
• Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
• Intermediate Ballet Technique

If you have any questions about the audition process or the full-time programs, please email sleshine@marthagraham.org.

Photo: PTP / 2-Year Certificate Program student Alessio Crognale. Photo by Brigid Pierce.