Summer Ballet Intensive

Auditions for the 2023 Colburn Summer Ballet Intensive and the 2023–24 Dance Academy:

Be considered for one or both programs at the same audition! In person auditions concluded in February; however, we are still accepting video applications. See audition information below.


Auditions are for both the 2023 Summer Ballet Intensive Program and the 2023–2024 Colburn Dance Academy.

Video applications will be accepted for Summer 2023 and for Dance Academy 2023–24. Please send audition videos to

Audition Information

Register for Auditions

June 12–24, 2023
For students age 13–19

The Colburn School is excited to offer a two-week summer ballet intensive program that is designed to provide students with a bridge to connect the end of their year-round training and the start of their longer summer training courses.

Students will also be given an experience of the year-round training in Colburn’s Dance Academy, a rigorous highly personalized pre-professional ballet program that prepares dancers for their individual aspirations by honoring the great traditions of classical ballet and embracing the new and contemporary.

Three ballet dancers in leotards standing in a row in tendu position with arms posing


Enhance your ballet training and experience life as a Colburn Dance Academy student during this two-week intensive. Students will grow through close work with Colburn’s distinguished faculty, and special master teachers.

Classes will include ballet technique, contemporary, partnering, conditioning, conversations on ballet’s history and evolution, cultural excursions, and learning the repertory of leading choreographers.


The Colburn School’s downtown Los Angeles location offers access to some of the best venues, art installations, and dining experiences in the country. During the intensive, you can explore all that LA’s cultural center has to offer, and even stay on campus in Colburn’s dorms.


Residential Students (Tuition only): $1,200
Residential Students (Room and Board): $1,530
Non-Residential Students (Tuition only): $1,400