Auditions can be stressful! Like most things in life, practice makes us better at auditioning but everyone has to go to a first audition.
Here are just a few steps you can take that will help you nail the audition before you even get there.
KNOW THE SHOW... or the ballet or the company. A little bit of research can go a long way in getting prepared for your audition. Listen to a cast recording. Read a synopsis of the story. Check out the website of the organization hosting the audition.
KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT. Figure out what unique qualities make you stand out as a performer and then play up that quality. Are you funny? Don't choose a dramatic death scene for a monologue. Do you love singing high? Don't choose a song that sits at the bottom of your range. If you're not sure what your strength are, ask your friends. They know!
KNOW YOUR INTRODUCTION. When you are nervous enough, you can forget your own name. I've watched it happen. So practice introducing yourself in the mirror.
"My name is Rhonda Berlin. I'll be auditioning for the role of Galinda & I'll be singing Defying Gravity". (This is actually a terrible plan. Don't sing Defying Gravity. Especially if you are lucky enough to get a callback for Galinda.)