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David Makhateli
Artistic Director 
D&D Art Productions

I am pleased to announce that the 10th edition of "GRAND AUDITION" will be held on March 25/26, 2023 at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Grand Audition is for professional dancers and graduate students between the age of 17 to 26.


We aim to give professional dancers and graduate students the opportunity to plan their futures and find their home companies. It provides a unique opportunity for dancers to audition for several ballet companies at once 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, that dancer will be offered a place within that ballet company.


Over 800 candidates have taken 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 world's first and biggest international ballet company audition platform.

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