David Makhateli
Artistic Director 
D&D Art Productions

I am pleased to announce that 6th edition of "GRAND AUDITION" will be held in January 2021 in Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat, Barcelona and on 4-5 April in Paris at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Grand Audition is for professional dancers and graduate students between the age of 17 to 26.


Our aim is to give professional dancers and graduate students the opportunity to plan their futures and to find their home company. It provides a unique opportunity for dancers to audition for several ballet companies at one time and in one place.


We have invited Artistic Directors from world leading ballet companies to come together at GRAND AUDITION. On the first day, Artistic Directors will observe all the participants in a ballet class and then selected dancers will be asked to perform prepared variations on the second day. If the dancer meets the criteria and standards required by one of the Artistic Directors, he/she will be offered a place within that ballet company.


Over 500 candidates took part in the GRAND AUDITION since 2016. With GRAND AUDITION, we are contributing to a better and more efficient way of recruitment for ballet companies. For young dancers, GRAND AUDITION offers an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate their talent in front of several Artistic Directors for a fraction of the cost of individual auditions. We are proud of the fact that GRAND AUDITION is the worlds first and biggest international ballet company audition platform.