Summer Intensive

Explore your full artistic potential at BalletX’s annual three-week Summer Intensive, inspiring imagination, emotion, and expression through dance.

About The Program

With world-class instructors and in-depth classes designed to enhance your technique, artistry, and versatility, BalletX’s Summer Intensive challenges students in an intimate company setting to prepare you for life as professional contemporary ballet dancers. Expand and deepen your classical and contemporary ballet technique, and take advantage of one-on-one individual attention and coaching in a rigorous, supportive, and individualized group setting.


  • 3-Week Program – 18 Days of Dance Instruction
  • $2,700 Tuition
  • BalletX Accepts a Maximum of 28 Students
  • Limited Scholarships are Available
  • Housing and Transportation are Not Included
  • Classes are Held In-Person at the BalletX Center, 1923 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


June 3-22, 2024

Applications Open on December 1, 2023



To be eligible for the BalletX Summer Intensive, dancers must meet the following requirements:

Experience Level: Advanced Ballet

16-24 years of age

What is different about this year's Intensive?

This year's Summer Intensive will be an expanded 3 weeks! That's 18 days of dance instruction.

Are pointe shoes required?

Dancers will use pointe shoes during this Intensive. If you have an injury that requires shoe modification, please contact us for more information.

If I apply before the Early Decision deadline (Jan. 20), when will I hear back?

BalletX will notify you of your application's status by February 3, 2023. If accepted, you will need to submit an Acceptance Agreement and deposit by February 24, 2023 to hold your place in the program.

If I apply before the Regular Decision deadline (Feb. 27), when will I hear back?

BalletX will notify you of your application's status by March 10, 2023. If accepted, you will need to submit an Acceptance Agreement and deposit by April 7, 2023 to hold your place in the program.

If I miss the application deadline, can I still apply?

Please contact BalletX at [email protected] for information on late applications.

Is financial aid available?

BalletX offers a limited number of financial aid scholarships. If you are interested in applying, you will be able to submit financial aid support materials with your online program application. We strongly encourage financial aid applicants to apply before the Early Decision deadline (Jan. 20), as scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis.

Application Process

Applicants must be prepared to submit a Video Audition, Dance Resume, Headshot, and Dance Shot. The Video Audition should be a maximum of 15 minutes in length, and should include barre work (tendus, degage with passe, ronde de jambe á terre and en l’air, adagio, and grand battements) center work (tendus/pirouettes from 5th, adagio, and small jumps), and a short clip of phrasework or performance footage, either on stage, in the studio, or at home.


Company Class

BalletX Artistic Team


Tara Keating, Company Dancers & Choreographers

Fitness & Conditioning

James Ihde

Professional Development

BalletX Artistic Team

Intensive Instructors


Christine Cox

Christine Cox co-founded BalletX, America’s premier contemporary ballet company, with Matthew Neenan in 2005. The BalletX team has produced over 100 world premiere ballets by nearly 60 renowned and emerging choreographers to date, reaching more than 150,000 dance patrons.

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Tara Keating

Tara Keating began her training at the age of seven at Pioneer Valley Ballet in Northampton, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Dance at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. Tara has taught at numerous schools in the region, and was a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts. She served as BalletX’s Artistic Coordinator and Ballet Mistress from 2011 to 2013, and was named Associate Artistic Director in February 2014.


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