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Application form Associate Degree

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This year we will hold two audition rounds. Upon invitation you can participate in a first round in December 2023, or a first round in February 2024. When you will have passed this audition successfully we will invite you to the call back round in March 2024.

To international participants we want to continue to offer the opportunity to participate in the first audition round online*. Of course, international participants are also very welcome at the live audition if they prefer.

For the second round, we expect all pupils to come and audition live if circumstances allow it.

*If you choose the online audition, please make sure to stream your audition in reasonable circumstances. Preferably from a studio, but if that's not possible, a room where you can do all the exercises you normally do in a ballet class. With room to lift your legs and the ability to jump.

Audition dates:

First round
Thursday 7 December 2023
Deadline for completing the registration form is 24 November

Tuesday 13 February 2024
Deadline for completing the registration form is 31 January

Second round
Friday 22 March 2024 + Medical screenings 23 & 24 March for candidates that pass the final round

All live auditions take place at the address below. Participants can also do the 1st audition round online:

Nationale Balletacademie
Nicolaas Tetterodestraat 13
1096 BM Amsterdam 

High school diploma

The Associate Degree programme is a higher vocational education. This means that a high school diploma is needed to enter this programme. When you have passed your audition with the Dutch National Ballet Academy successfully, but you're still busy with your academic studies, we will ask you to take an academic test, to determine whether or not you will be admitted to the Associate Degree.

For questions regarding auditions and registration please contact the secretariat of the NBA: 020 527 7843 or



This year Dutch National Ballet Academy will scout at the following competitions:

YAGP Brazilië 

YAGP Barcelona

Prix de Lausanne 

D&D Masterclasses Japan
D&D Masterclasses Korea 

YAGP finals in New York 
International Talent Award – Italy 

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Application form Associate Degree

Open audition form