Explore BalletX’s mission to inspire imagination, emotion, expression, and community through dance during our 2021 pre-professional virtual Summer Intensive.
With world-class instructors and in-depth classes designed to enhance technique, artistry, and versatility, BalletX’s Virtual Summer Intensive challenges students in an intimate company setting to prepare them for life as professional contemporary ballet dancers. Expand and deepen your classical and contemporary ballet technique required of professional dancers working today. Take advantage of one-on-one individual attention and coaching in a rigorous, supportive, and collaborative group setting all conducted virtually on Zoom.
"Everyone was extremely supportive and inclusive. I feel like time and care was given to every one of us. Each of us had a voice that we were encouraged to use. Throughout the intensive, we were encouraged to keep exploring and investigating in a safe place. The intensive was well executed and maintained a professional environment. It truly helped me further refine my technique and artistry while broadening my view of what lies ahead for me. The class size was intimate and everyone was extremely supportive and caring.” Virtual Summer Intensive 2020 Student
“I came in a bit defeated and upset with dance. The world is heavy right now and I was not feeling motivated to move and work on this artform that I have pursued my whole life. In attending BalletX, I overcame this mental block and found so much happiness in the daily routine. It was so uplifting and amazing to dance everyday again and receive feedback from my teachers. Having a connection to the teachers and students everyday through art was so fulfilling.” Virtual Summer Intensive 2020 Student
“The piece of information that resonated with me the most during the intensive was the idea that contemporary dance is the intersection between classical ballet and human movement. As a classically trained dancer, who dreams of one day joining a contemporary/contemporary ballet company, this idea compelled/inspired me. With this idea in mind, I realized that contemporary movement already lives within me, all I have to do is discover how it materializes in my body. I learned I can access this style of movement by channeling authentic human actions and combining them with the classical ballet language that I refine daily. I found learning a diverse selection of BalletX rep beneficial to my development as an artist. Through the process of learning different BalletX pieces, with different movement styles, music, and dynamics, I had freedom to interpret the choreography using my own vocabulary, and I had access to the company members as models to inspire my movement. We also learned a lot of choreography in a short span of time, which exercised and challenged my ability to absorb movement and choreography quickly.” Virtual Summer Intensive 2020 Student