LOUISVILLE BALLET
2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE
JUNE 18 – JULY 13, 2018

Louisville Ballet Summer Intensive, now expanded to a 4-week program, is intended for professionally aspiring dancers ages 12 to 18. Designed within a professional company setting, this immersive curriculum is intently designed to strengthen classical ballet technique and develop individual artistry. Class size is limited to ensure an intimate environment and personalized attention.

Students will receive high caliber training from Louisville Ballet Artistic Director Robert Curran, Ballet Master Harald Uwe Kern, Ballet Mistress Mikelle Bruzina, talented Louisville Ballet company members and distinguished guest teachers.

We are honored to announce that internationally renowned, former New York City Ballet principal and native Louisvillian, Wendy Whelan, will be a guest faculty member!  

Program Features:

  • Four-week intensive program held at the studios of Louisville Ballet in downtown Louisville, KY.
  • Daily classes include Ballet, Pointe, Men’s Class, Variations, Partnering plus complementary dance styles such as modern, jazz, character and Pilates.
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Class times are subject to change.
  • Daily rehearsals are scheduled for Showcase, the culminating performance opportunity which may include original choreography by faculty and guest teachers, défilé, and excerpts of Louisville Ballet repertoire.
  • Additional curriculum designed for male students include dedicated Men’s classes, strength training & conditioning and partnering.  
  • Physical Therapy professionals available on-site.
  • Supervised housing accommodations and meal plans are available. More information coming soon!
  • Enjoyable evening and weekend activities in a fun & safe city.
  • Available positions for Resident Assistants and 1 Chaperone.    

Audition Tour Schedule

Selective admittance into Louisville Ballet Summer Intensive is by audition at one of 5 audition locations or by video audition.

CINCINNATI, OH
January 7, 2018
Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH

Registration 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Audition 2:30 – 4:00 pm

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LOUISVILLE, KY
February 11, 2018
Louisville Ballet
315 East Main St., Louisville, KY

Registration 10:00 – 10:30 am
Audition 10:30 – 12:00 pm

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ST. LOUIS, MO
January 13-14, 2018
Center of Creative Arts (COCA)
524 Trinity Ave, University City, MO

Audition Times Vary by Age Group; please see COCA website below for details and to register.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN
January 28, 2018
Indianapolis Ballet
502 N Capitol Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN

Registration 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Audition 2:30 – 4:00 pm

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NASHVILLE, TN
February 4, 2018
Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon St, Nashville, TN

Registration 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Audition 2:00 – 3:30 pm

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VIDEO SUBMISSION
January 1 – February 11, 2018

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Online Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is now open. Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Pre-registration is available for each audition site until midnight on the Thursday prior to each audition.

Students must be 12 years old at the time of the audition / video submission.

  • Online Pre-registration fee = $30 (non-refundable)
  • Day of Audition Registration fee = $40 (cash only)
  • Video Submission Fee = $40 (non-refundable)

REGISTRATION FORM

Audition Day

Please arrive at the listed registration times to check-in and receive your audition number. For weather-related updates on the day of audition, please check our Facebook account.

  • Ladies should wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, ballet and pointe shoes.
  • Gentlemen should wear a white shirt, black or grey tights and ballet shoes
  • Students should submit a headshot and photo of first arabesque (on pointe for ladies) at audition registration.
  • Merit scholarships are available to select male students

Audition results are emailed within 12 days of your audition.  

Tuition and Fees

Housing Program details will be announced January 2018!
Housing Program Fee includes supervised accommodations, meal plan and scheduled activities
Tuition: $1975 for 4-week session