Summer Intensive Program & Audition Information

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2019 Summer Intensive Program | June 17 – July 20

Directed by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner

Ages 13 – 21 (On pointe) Students participating in our Summer Intensive are assessed for Colorado Ballet Studio Company and Pre-Professional Division.

Under the direction of Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, the Colorado Ballet Academy offers a Summer Intensive designed for dancers from 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©.

  • 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 have a parent observation day at the conclusion of their session.
  • 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.
  • Suite-style, air-conditioned housing is available on the beautiful University of Denver campus.
  • Weekly activities outside the studio provide a well-rounded and positive cultural experience.




Photo by Francisco Estevez


Amanda McKerrow & John Gardner by Rosalie O’Connor

2019 Audition Dates

JANUARY 5
Alabama Ballet
2726 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35433

JANUARY 13
Colorado Ballet
Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

JANUARY 19
The Ailey Studios
The Jones Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

JANUARY 20
Pennsylvania Ballet
323 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

JANUARY 26
Hubbard Street Dance
Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

JANUARY 27
Dance Conservatory of Maryland
Joppa, MD
Location TBA

FEBRUARY 9
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

FEBRUARY 10
Ballet Academy of Texas
145 Fitness Ct
Coppell, TX 75019

FEBRUARY 10
Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

FEBRUARY 17
Colorado Ballet
Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

FEBRUARY 23
New Mexico Dance Academy
10410 Comanche Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

MARCH 10
Colorado Ballet
Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

MARCH 17
Bozeman Dance Academy
346 Gallatin Park Dr
Bozeman, MT 59715

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