During this free workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Plan for audition season early so you're excited, not stressed.
  • Be more strategic in your approach to auditions so you can increase your odds and offers.
  • Maintain body confidence and an uplifting mindset so the process is less grueling.
  • Stay mindful of finances to save money in the process.
  • Prepare an audition video you're happy with and thrilled to share.
  • Create a meal plan that supports high energy and focus to retain choreography in auditions.

Presenter : 

Jess Spinner

Former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach and Founder of The Whole Dancer

Hi, I'm Jess.

I'm a former professional dancer turned multi-certified health, nutrition, and lifestyle coach for high level dancers. Career mentorship is also a key part of my role with many of my pre-professional and professional clients.

Throughout my career I was auditioning. Before professional auditions, the majority of my summer intensive auditions were attended in New York City...so much competition! 

I participated in college auditions around the country and after college embarked upon a grand ballet company audition tour traveling to California, New York, Chicago, Arizona, Nevada, and Louisville to name just a few.

My experience in auditions ranges over a 10 - year period. More recently, I've had the pleasure of supporting my dancer clients through their audition experience - getting jobs and navigating offers! The ongoing coaching and connection with auditioning dancers keeps the information and support I'm able to offer relevant and game-changing.

The goal of this workshop...

This workshop was created to provide a roadmap through the audition process that can lower your stress and worry around it. You will gain insights, strategies, and skills to allow you to tackle the audition process from a place of clarity and confidence. Jess combines her own professional experience with deep knowledge of where the industry is right now.

Since 2015 Jess has worked with dancers around the world at companies throughout the US and Europe. These relationships allow her to stay informed on what has developed and changed in the professional landscape to provide you with relevant and essential information.


After a previously unsuccessful audition season I knew I needed to make changes in order to approach audition season in a more beneficial and constructive way if I wanted to see different results. After attending a free zoom audition success workshop and my free coaching call I felt like I could benefit from coaching and having someone to walk alongside me during audition season. 

The number of sessions was great and the ability to email and message with questions and updates between calls was invaluable. I’ve never worked with another provider and had honestly never considered working with anyone before hearing about Jess. The specificity of the audition success program was different from anything I’ve ever seen and seemed perfect for where I was at. 

Plenty of other “coaches” offer programs to help with mindset and anxiety in dance. This program was different because of Jess’ professional career and her knowledge and connections to current companies. The ability to have an outside perspective on what companies I should focus on and insight into who was hiring was invaluable. 

I would absolutely recommend coaching with Jess to any friends or colleagues who are looking to audition. I felt so supported and it really made audition season feel survivable! 

I ended up with a paying professional contract for next season. But most of all I felt less lost and less overwhelmed approaching audition season and I now feel like I have tools to approach situations that rock my confidence and self worth and tools to take with me the next time I have to approach audition season!

Alyssa Eyster, Dayton Ballet

Kathryn Morgan

This workshop will also feature exclusive audition video tips from Kathryn Morgan herself.

Kathryn Morgan is a modern-day ballerina, blazing a career path for herself outside of the confines of company life. In addition to being a popular performer, teacher, judge, and influencer, Kathryn is the founder of Kathryn Morgan & Friends, a community focused on the joy that ballet can bring to dancers when they are valued for who they are above their level of proficiency.

Kathryn began her professional career in 2006 as an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and was promoted to soloist in 2009. She left the company in 2012 while battling an auto-immune illness, and made an awe-inspiring return to the stage seven years later as a soloist with Miami City Ballet.

As a YouTube sensation, she knows what you need to do to put your best foot forward in your audition videos. Audition videos are an integral part of today's audition process. Kathryn's tips will be invaluable to your video creation process.

Get all your audition questions answered!