Summer Intensive 2017

June 26 - July 28, 2017

Auditions are not required for Pre-Ballet students ages 4 to 7.  Auditions are open to male and female students, ages 8 and above, for the levels of ballet training that are appropriate for their skills and backgrounds.  Select students from the Summer Intensive may be chosen and invited to attend The School of Pennsylvania Ballet full year program.

For more information about our Summer Intensive Audition Tour, please contact Joanne Smith at or 215.587.6942.







January 8




Pennsylvania Ballet

January 15




Washington Ballet

January 16


New York


School of American Ballet

January 22




Boston Ballet

January 29




Atlanta Ballet

February 5




Orlando Ballet

February 12




Chicago Ballet

February 19




Cincinnati Ballet

March 5




Miami City Ballet

March 12




Richmond Ballet

March 12




Pennsylvania Ballet

Students who cannot attend the National Audition Tour may submit a video audition or schedule an audition in person by contacting Joanne Smith at or 215.587.6942

Applicants will receive notice of the results within two weeks of their auditions.  When accepted to The School of Pennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensive, students must register within four weeks from the date of admission and space is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the class reaches full capacity, students will be placed on a waiting list. Please be sure to register and send your deposit on time to ensure your place in the program.

Students who are currently enrolled in our school are not required to audition. While we do not require current students to enroll in the Summer Course, we strongly encourage them to do so. Current students are given priority enrollment over students who are invited after the National Audition Tour.  Registration forms will be emailed to all current families in mid-January and will be due no later than February 18, 2017.  Late registrations will be held on a waitlist until after the National Audition Tour is complete and then students will be accepted if space is available.

Pre-Ballet has an Open Enrollment policy. Please note that classes fill quickly and are on a first-come, first-served basis.



The School of Pennsylvania Ballet holds its annual five-week Summer Intensive for students at all levels, from 4 to 21 years of age.  Students are drawn from all over the United States and around the world, and are admitted through auditions which are held in a variety of cities in January and February.  Located in the Louise Reed Center for Dance in Center City Philadelphia, the home of Pennsylvania Ballet, the Summer Intensive of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers serious ballet students a high level of instruction that includes classical ballet technique, pointe work, partnering, men’s classes, variations, as well as complementary classes in modern dance, character, Pilates and peak performance training.

Our Summer Intensive faculty includes, Artistic Director Angel Corella, Assistant Artistic Director and Interim School Principal Samantha Dunster, and Ballet Mistress Kyra Nichols, plus the School's remarkable roster of permanent faculty members and world renown special guests.
For advanced students and young professionals ages 16 and above, the Summer Intensive is followed by the Company Experience which consists of a full week of professional ballet training. Classes will be taught by Artistic Director, Angel Corella and artistic staff of Pennsylvania Ballet and will include daily workshops to learn pieces from the Company's repertoire.

During the same week as the "Company Experience" dancers ages 11-15 can partake in the Young Dancer Workshop a full week of intensive training, focusing on improving their technical skills and their artistic development while exploring choreography from classical repertoire.

A National Audition Tour for students will be conducted from January through March. Acceptance to the Summer Intensive is competitive, and only the most proficient students are invited. Select students from the Summer Intensive may be chosen and invited to attend The School of Pennsylvania Ballet full year program.



2017 School ofPennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensive



Level 1


Level 2 


Level 3-8



Company Experience and Young Dancer Workshop 
Tuition:  $650

We welcome students 5 through 11 to Pre-Ballet and Summer Intensive, but we cannot provide housing for girls and boys until they are 12 years old.  For students 12 or older  we can provide fully supervised and chaperoned housing at Moore College of Art and Design. A secure and comfortable dormitory within walking distance of our studios and many other attractions. Students live on centrally located Logan Square, close to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute (science and technology museum), the Museum of Natural History, the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They can enjoy nature in nearby Fairmount Park and stroll along the Schuylkill River on newly constructed trails. The theater district is 5 blocks away and the open air Mann Center for the Performing Art is a short ride away and offers many popular free concerts.  Philadelphia is a vibrant and enjoyable environment in the summer.

Summer Intensive housing includes air conditioned rooms, a full meal plan and free laundry facilities. A number of weekend activities are offered to complete an exciting and fun summer experience.  More information on summer housing is provided to students after their admittance into the program.


Housing Rates:

5 week Summer Intensive Room and Board:  $3,200

(Includes housing in a supervised residence hall and a full meal plan)


Company Experience and Young Dancer Workshop 

1 week Room and Board:  $700