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Dance Admissions FAQ's

Are digital auditions accepted?

Digital auditions are accepted for:


1)International applicants who are unable to attend an audition. International students must also include a brief verbal presentation for their background in English on the digital link.


2) MFA applicants who are on tour professionally. 


If you are unable to audition in person, you’re welcome to submit a link to your digital file. After you submit the NYU Online Application, please email ec1024@nyu.edu to confirm that you intend to audition digitally and understand the submission guidelines and materials explained below: 


Digital Submission: 


1) Please be sure to clearly identify yourself so that the Admissions Committee can easily follow you on the link. Your digital link should include the following components, in this order: 


An abbreviated ballet barre, adagio, and contemporary technique movement traveling across the floor (approximately 20 minutes total), and a brief solo (2-3 minutes) in the dance form of your preference. 


2) Include a brief verbal presentation describing your dance background and interest in Tisch Dance. 


3) 8”x10” full-body photo and dance résumé. 


4) Completed, double-sided Audition Information Form (email ec1024@nyu.edu for a copy). Please complete this form up to the For Department Use section on the second side. 


5) Do not send DVD Audition materials to the Office of Admissions. All materials should be mailed to the Tisch Dance Department at:


Attn: Audition Application

TSOA/ Department of Dance

New York University

111 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003 


The deadline to complete the NYU Online Application is January 1, 2017: 


All DVD Audition materials must be received at the Tisch Dance Department by February 1, 2017.  You can send the via email.  

Is there financial assistance available for international students?

There are a very limited number of tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships for international students (F-1 and J-1 visas). International applicants are urged to seek aid from their home country's government and other outside sources. For more information on financial aid for international students, visit the NYU Financial Aid Web Site,