2020 Ballet Summer Intensives

It’s never too early to start thinking about where to continue training over the summer, so here at The Traveling Ballerina we are working on developing a comprehensive list of 2020 Ballet Summer Intensives so that you can start taking notes about your options and preparing yourself for the upcoming auditions.


This directory will be updated regularly as more schools submit their information, so be sure to check back often! You can either search below by location and name or browse the list at the end of this page.


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2019 Ballet Summer Intensives

It’s never too early to start thinking about where to continue training over the summer, so here at The Traveling Ballerina we are working on developing a comprehensive list of 2019 Ballet Summer Intensives so that you can start taking notes about your options. This directory will be updated regularly as more schools submit their information, so be sure to check back often! If you are a school that would like to include your program information, please fill out this form so that we can be sure to add you.

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Alberta Ballet School
Calgary, Canada
Summer Intensive is an ideal opportunity to train with our professional faculty and guest instructors and take your ballet to the next level. Junior students train six hours per day and Senior students train seven hours per day. All students gain rapid improvement and growth through this rigorous summer program. Admission to Alberta Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is by artistic audition via our international audition tour, video or in person in Calgary.

American Ballet Theatre
New York, NY | Tuscaloosa, AL | Austin, TX | Irvine, CA | Tampa, FL

Australian Ballet School
Melbourne, Australia


Ballet Academy East
New York, NY

Ballet Chicago
Chicago, IL
The 5-week Summer Intensive offers the serious ballet student an unparalleled training experience. Our comprehensive curriculum includes Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Repertory, Men’s Technique, Gyrokinesis, Stretch Classes, Modern (Horton and Graham), Spanish dance, and Pas de Deux. We also offer a 2-Week Repertory Workshop for advanced dancers, focusing on the ballets of George Balanchine.

Ballet West Academy
Salt Lake City, UT

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive
New York City and Connecticut
3 and 6-week sessions provide rigorous and expert training for serious ballet students ages 9-22. All dancers are taught by leading instructors from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Boston Ballet
Boston, MA & Newton, MA


Canyon Concert Ballet
Fort Collins, CO
The Canyon Concert Ballet School Summer Intensive offers a unique program: Ballet Week June 10-14 & Contemporary Week June 17-21. Our internationally renowned guest instructors/ choreographers will inspire growth for all participants and prepare those students training for the demands of a professional career.

Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive
Raleigh, NC
Our summer intensive offers serious dance students extraordinary opportunities to train, rehearse, and perform alongside the professional dancers of Carolina Ballet. Leading dancers from the company will be teaching and rehearsing during the five weeks of the program and dancing in the final performances.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Carlisle, PA
Advance and strengthen your technique at our 5-Week Summer Intensive with our world-renowned faculty while attending 16+ classes each week. This summer, let CPYB take you to the next level.

Charlotte Ballet
Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance – Charlotte, NC
Recognized for its strong training, diverse classes, rigorous schedule and supportive faculty. Dancers are encouraged to refine their strength in classical ballet technique and explore new movement. Training six days a week, dancers ages 11-22 work with renowned resident and guest teachers, including Artistic Director Hope Muir. The Summer Intensive concludes with the Summer Repertory Performances on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Chautauqua Ballet
Chautauqua, NY

Colorado Ballet
Denver, CO

Corella Dance Academy
Barcelona, Spain
Summer Intensive where you can share a unique experience with Ángel Corella, along with CORELLA Dance Academy’s directors Carmen Corella and Dayron Vera.

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy
Cincinnati Ballet Center and University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensives partner with professionally aspiring students through an immersive dance experience designed to cultivate individual potential. Students step into a professional company environment where they benefit from full days of dance, the support of world class faculty and a community of like-minded peers.


Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York, NY | Kansas City, MO | Rockville, MD




The Georgia Ballet
Marietta, GA
The Georgia Ballet offers Summer intensives for dancers ages 9-18 at The Georgia Ballet Studio in Marietta. Intensives are June 3-28. Dancers have the opportunity to train with renowned professionals including Artistic Director, Daet Rodriguez, and Ballet Mistress, Margit Peguero. Dancers will experience a variety of disciplines including classical ballet, pas de deux, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, conditioning, nutrition and more.


Houston Ballet Academy
Houston Ballet Center for Dance – Houston, TX
Students will enjoy training that enriches and complements their existing dance education. They will be immersed in dance throughout the 6-week program with classes 6-8 hours per day, 6 days per week, learning from our world-class instructors.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore everything Houston has to offer through field trips to attractions such as NASA, the Museum of Natural Science, Schlitterbahn, and more. 



Joffrey Academy
Chicago, IL

Joffrey Ballet School
New York, NY


Kansas City Ballet School
Kansas City, MO



Miami City Ballet School
Miami Beach, FL


National Ballet of Canada
Toronto, Canada

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet
Buffalo, NY
5-Week Summer (day & boarding) Intensive Program is focused on classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and Pilates. Learn from renowned resident and guest instructors. Train alongside international students from Argentina and Japan at Neglia Ballet’s state-of-the-art studios in Buffalo, NY. For serious students ages 10 to professional. 6/24 – 7/26/19.


Oregon Ballet Theatre School
Portland, OR
Nestled alongside the Willamette River, OBT School offers a rigorous six week Senior Summer Intensive and 3 two-week Junior Summer Intensives.


Paris Opera School
Paris, France


Queensland Ballet Academy
Queensland, Australia


The Rock School of Dance
Philadelphia, PA

Royal Ballet School
London, UK & Richmond, UK

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
Winnipeg, Canada
Dance Intensive is a dynamic two-week training opportunity for dancers ages 9-18. It is designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, improve their technique and deepen their understanding of ballet in a positive environment. Guest teachers include Principal Dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Rachael McLaren and RWB Soloists Yayoi Ban and Alanna McAdie. Classes run Monday through Saturday, the RWB School Residence is attached to the studios and meal plans are available.

Russian Ballet Team
Tarragona, Spain
Accredited instructors from St. Petersburg’s Vaganova Academy, the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, the Perm State Ballet School, and leading dancers from Europe’s ballet theaters will work daily with aspiring ballet dancers from around the world.


San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco, CA



University of North Carolina School of the Arts
The Campus of UNCSA – Winston-Salem, NC
UNCSA Summer Dance provides gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives. UNCSA Summer Dance fits the needs of serious dance artists at any point in their training/career.



Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Natick, MA
The Summer Dance Program is a five-week, pre-professional boarding and day intensive designed for the serious dancer. In this comprehensive ballet-based program, students take daily classes, including pointe and variations, modern, jazz, men’s technique, character, Pilates, and TRX Suspension Training. Students also learn about related topics such as injury prevention and stage lighting. 




Sources: Program descriptions on this page have been provided directly from the schools. | Featured image: Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier by Edgar Degas

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