Summer Intensive

Morgan Buchanan and Christophor Moulton by Mike Watson

June 18 - July 21, 2018 (Two, three and five-week sessions available.)
Ages 11-21 (must be on pointe at the time of the audition)


Under the direction of Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, the Colorado Ballet Academy offers a Summer Intensive designed for dancers from the intermediate through pre-professional levels. With internationally renowned master teachers and members of CBA’s own accomplished faculty, the program strives to maintain an atmosphere of creative freedom for every student and a safe place to test boundaries while learning new ways to push beyond them. The Summer Intensive curriculum consists of level specific classes in ballet technique, pointe, men’s conditioning and technique, variations, pas de deux, modern, jazz, character, yoga, and Pilates, as well as lectures on injury prevention, nutrition, dance history, music for dance and Anatomy in Clay©. 

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography
  • Dance in one of eight studios housed in our state-of-the-art building in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive.
  • Two, three, and five week sessions are offered to accommodate summer schedules. Students wishing to perform at the conclusion of the program must attend the three or five week session. Students attending the two week session will perform in an informal studio showing.
  • Summer Intensive Level 4 students will be considered for CBA's year-long Pre-Professional Division as well as the opportunity to join Colorado Ballet Studio Company.
  • Physical therapy is available to students from Colorado Ballet’s in-house providers.
  • Housing is available on the beautiful University of Denver campus, and weekly activities outside the studio provide a well-rounded and positive cultural experience. Housing rates coming soon!  
2018 Summer Intensive
  • 2-Week Session: June 18 – June 30, 2018 | Tuition $1,095
  • 3-Week Session: July 2 – July 21, 2018 | Tuition $1,495
  • 5-Week Session: June 18 – July 21, 2018 | Tuition $2,395
    Housing Rates Coming Soon 

Audition Fee: $35.00 Pre-Registration | $40.00 Day of audition
$45.00 Online via

Registration Form for 2018 Summer Intensive

Photo: Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner by Rosalie O’Connor


June 18 – July 13, 2018 (Two and four-week sessions available.)
Ages 9-12 (Not yet on pointe)

Colorado Ballet Academy offers two sessions of the Young Dancer Workshop, an introduction to intensive ballet training. Students will receive daily ballet classes along with additional lessons in character, modern, choreography, pre-pointe, lectures, conditioning, and dance film. Students work closely with many of the same prestigious faculty as CBA’s Summer Intensive, with a focus on healthy dance practices in a focused and nurturing environment. The YDW culminates in performance-style demonstrations in our Black Box Theater.

  • Session 1 (2 weeks): June 18-June 29, 2018 Tuition $895
  • Session 2 (2 weeks): July 2 – July 13, 2018 Tuition $895
  • 4-Week Session: June 18 – July 13, 2018 Tuition $1600
2018 Young Dancer Workshop in-person audition only available in Denver: January 7, January 21 and February 18, 2018
Audition Fee: $35.00 Pre-Registration | $40.00 Day of audition | $45.00 Online via

Video auditions are accepted if you are not able to attend an audition at our Denver location. Preference is given to those who audition in person. 

Registration Form for Young Dancer Workshop  

2018 Colorado Ballet Academy Audition Schedule

Colorado Ballet Academy is pleased to announce the national audition schedule for 2018 Summer Intensive and 2018 Young Dancer Workshop! Pre-Professional Division auditions for the 2018-2019 season will also be held at all locations.

The audition will consist of a full ballet class, including level appropriate pointe work and men's technique. 

Alabama Ballet*- December 30, 2017
2726 1st Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35233
Registration 12:00-1:00pm
Audition & Master Class 1:00-3:00pm
Queen City Ballet - January 6, 2018
8 W Lawrence St
Helena, MT 59601
Registration 10:00-10:30am
Audition 10:30am-12:30pm
Colorado Ballet Academy - January 7, 2018
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Registration 10:00-11:00am
11:00am-12:30pm (ages 11-14)
12:30-2:00pm (ages 15-21)
YDW Registration 11:30am-12:30pm
YDW Audition 12:30-2:00pm
The Hartt School* - January 7, 2018
University of Hartford
35 Westbourne Pkwy
Hartford, CT 06112
Registration 12:00-1:00pm
Audition & Master Class 1:00-3:00pm
Dance Conservatory of Maryland* - January 13, 2018
701 Whitaker Mill Rd
Joppa, MD 21085
Registration 9:00-10:00am
Audition & Master Class 10:00am-12:00pm
Pennsylvania Ballet - January 14, 2018
232 N Broad St, Suite 
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Registration 11:00am-12:00pm
Audition 12:00-1:30pm
Colorado Ballet Academy - January 21, 2018
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Registration 10:00-11:00am
11:00am-12:30pm (ages 11-14)
12:30-2:00pm (ages 15-21)
YDW Registration 11:30am-12:30pm
YDW Audition 12:30-2:00pm
American Ballet Theatre - January 27, 2018
890 Broadway
New York City, NY 10003
Registration 4:00-5:00pm
Audition 5:00-7:30pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet School - February 3, 2018
301 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
Registration 4:00-4:30pm
Audition 4:30-6:00pm
Westside Academy of Dance - February 4, 2018
1709 Stewart St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Registration 2:00-3:00pm
Audition 3:00-4:30pm
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - February 11, 2018
1147 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Registration 10:00-11:00am
Audition 11:00am-12:30pm
Ballet Academy of Texas - February 11, 2018
145 Fitness Ct
Coppell, TX 75019
Registration 12:00-1:00pm
Audition 1:00-2:30pm
Colorado Ballet Academy* - February 18, 2018
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Registration 10:00-11:00am
11:00am-12:30pm (ages 11-14)
12:30-2:00pm (ages 15-21)
YDW Registration 11:30am-12:30pm
YDW Audition 12:30-2:00pm
*In these locations, the audition class taught by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, will double as a Master Class for those students who do not wish to audition for Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive.
Pre-Register for Summer Intensive
Pre-Register for Young Dancer Workshops
Audition Dress Code
  • Women should wear pink, footed tights and black leotard, pink leather ballet shoes & pointe shoes
  • Men should wear black footed tights and a white, form fitting shirt or leotard, black ballet shoes.
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