Explore BalletX’s mission to inspire imagination, emotion, expression, and community through dance during our 2020 pre-professional Summer Intensive. With world-class instructors and in-depth classes designed to enhance technique, artistry, and versatility, BalletX’s 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.
New for virtual summer 2020! – BalletX Summer Intensive is a unique program where dancers will experience life as a professional dancer by:
- Taking daily company class alongside the BalletX dancers, taught by Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox and other BalletX Artistic Staff.
- Learn, explore, and embody BalletX repertory daily.
- Expand your movement vocabulary through classes taught by BalletX company dancers and choreographer and BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan.
- Build strength and stamina while learning healthy conditioning techniques with our fitness program which include beneficial bodywork specifically designed for dancers.
- Participate in professional development discussions with BalletX Artistic Staff and collaborators such as Rena Butler and Penny Saunders.
- Submit and receive individual advice and direction regarding resumes, reels, headshots, and auditions tips.
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"BalletX's two-week intensive was more educational, inspiring, and difficult than I ever could have imagined! I learned so much about expression and perception through the many different classes we had. The faculty was the most exceptional group, and I truly felt that they cared about the dancers and exposed us to tools necessary for us to succeed in our dance careers, as well as other professional endeavors. From our first breaths in Yoga to our last steps in Contemporary, there was purpose in everything. Each day I left with a sense of accomplishment and growth. I would highly recommend this incredible intensive! Be ready to be challenged, physically and mentally, and to open yourself up. "
Maia Virgil, Summer Intensive 2018
"The BalletX Summer Intensive exceeded all of my expectations and proves to be one of the foremost learning facilities for dancers in the country. The opportunity to work in a professional environment, alongside the company and incredible artistic faculty, is so unique and exceptional that is hard to find anywhere else. With a technical focus on ballet and an artistic focus on contemporary, it is the perfect curriculum to shape a strong, well-rounded dancer. I learned so much about myself and felt that as a pre-professional dancer it was a great taste of the professional world. Learning the rep of world-renowned choreographers that has been created for the company is such a rare experience that dancers crave, and it is so effective for our growth. I would recommend this program to any dancer looking to push boundaries, and to explore and experiment with contemporary dance like never before. I cannot wait to return next summer!"
Carley Anderson, Summer Intensive 2018
"The BalletX Summer Intensive was the strongest dance intensive I have ever attended. Every faculty member was passionate - eager to not only teach, but to provide constructive guidance to help students prepare for the professional dance world."
Sara Biren, Summer Intensive 2015
"The BalletX Summer Intensive is truly unique in developing dancers who are versatile in adapting to the needs of today's dance world. With incredibly small class sizes and passionate, personable faculty members, the attention given to each and every individual dancer is unparalleled by any other Intensive. The immense diversity in the classes offered and the backgrounds of my fellow peers constantly inspired me to push myself to reach my physical and artistic potential. I left the two-week Intensive having tremendously grown as both a person and an artist."
Daniel Cho, Summer Intensive 2015