Admissions2018-09-07T12:51:04+00:00

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Artistic Director)
  • Intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following:
    • Two-Year Certificate Program
    • Teacher Training Program
    • Accelerated Professional Program
  • Must attend July in-person audition
  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment
  • Intermediate Graham Technique™ (Graham II or higher)
  • Intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Pre-requisites: Graduate of Graham School Two-Year Certificate Program and/or University Degree with a notable dance program or Dance Conservatory Degree or Certificate
  • Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
  • Intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Pre-requisite: University Degree with a notable dance program or Dance Conservatory Degree or Certificate
  • Pre-requisite: Completed one Martha Graham School Winter Intensive or three-week Summer Intensive (Graham Technique™ + Advanced Repertory + Advanced Composition)
  • Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Basic to intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application required
  • No audition required

STEP 1: APPLICATION

Required Applications for ALL programs must include:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Dance résumé
    • Headshot
    • 500-word personal statement explaining your desire to study at the Martha Graham School
    • One letter of recommendation
    • $50 Application Fee

Ready to submit your application? Email all application materials to school@marthagraham.org

STEP 2: AUDITION

The Martha Graham School offers auditions both in-person and online.

In-Person Audition Information

Auditions for Full-Time Programs

Saturday, January 12
9:00am – 2:00pm

Martha Graham School
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10014

Audition NOT required for Independent Program applicants.

Audition Schedule

9:00 – 10:00: Audition Registration
10:00 – 11:00
: Graham warm-up class
11:00 – 11:30: Learn and perform Two-Year Certificate Program combination
11:30 – 12:00: Learn and perform Teacher Training Program / Accelerated Professional Program combination
12:00 – 12:30: Lunch break
12:30 – 2:00: Perform individual solo*

*Individual solos must be 60-90 seconds in length (your music will be cut off at 90 seconds) and highlight your personal skill and style as a dancer. No tap shoes or rosin. Dancers must have their music ready on a phone (using a headphone adapter if necessary), CD, iPod, or other device that can be plugged into a headphone jack. While all styles of dance are welcome, please note that contemporary and modern solos give us the best picture of your potential for our programs.

Online Audition Information

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

Online Audition NOT required for Independent Program applicants.

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.

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 your videos as private, you must send us the passwords for viewing.

Online Audition Submission

To submit your online audition: