June 21 – July 23, 2021

Attracting ballet’s best students from across the country and abroad, School of Philadelphia Ballet’s is hosting its annual five-week Summer Intensive. Located in Centre City Philadelphia at the Louise Reed Center for Dance, home of Philadelphia Ballet, the Summer Intensive offers serious-minded ballet students high-caliber ballet instruction, including classical ballet technique, pointe work, men’s classes, and variations as well as complementary classes in contemporary/modern dance, character, Pilates, and body conditioning. Faculty includes such notables as Philadelphia Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella, Assistant Artistic Director Samantha Dunster, Ballet Master Charles Askegard, PBII Director Eddy Tovar, and School Director James Payne, in addition to an esteemed roster of permanent faculty and renowned guest instructors. The Summer Intensive concludes with an informal performance by five-week program students. Admission is highly competitive and select students may be invited to attend School of Philadelphia Ballet’s Professional Program.

School of Philadelphia Ballet’s Summer Intensive is followed by three popular and unique programs, running July 26th through August 13th, 2021: The Company Experience for our advanced students ages 16 to 21; the Choreographic Workshop for select advanced dancers, and Coaching with the Company Dancers for students ages 13-21. Each program involves a full week of intensive ballet instruction with Company Experience students receiving classes taught by Philadelphia Ballet Artistic Director, Angel Corella, Choreographic Workshop students working with Philadelphia Ballet company members, and Coaching with the Company Dancers students receiving daily private instruction on a variation. Students who auditioned for and were accepted into the Summer Intensive program do not need to audition for the week-long programs.


Levels 1-3 (5 days per week) $1,900

Levels 4-8 (6 days per week) $3,100

Summer Intensive 2021 Auditions

SPB will hold limited in-person auditions, virtual auditions, and will be accepting video submissions. Please visit our auditions page for more details and to register.

“Cultivating young talent has always been a passion of mine, and I can't wait to see all of the incredible students we have at School of Philadelphia Ballet this summer.”

Angel Corella


Auditions are open to all male and female students ages 8-21. School of Philadelphia Ballet plans to offer both in-person and video submission audition options. Please visit our audition page for additional information.

Applicants will receive result notification via email by February 15, 2021. Once accepted into the Summer Intensive, all students must register within four weeks of their admission date as space is granted on a first-come-first-served basis. When full capacity is reached, the remaining students will be placed on a wait list. Please be sure to register and submit your deposit on time in order to ensure your spot in the program.

Current students of School of Philadelphia Ballet are not required to audition unless they want to be considered for a scholarship. Current students must register by January 31st to secure a spot.


Philadelphia Ballet’s Summer Intensive is unable to provide housing for boys and girls younger than age 12. For students age 12 and older, however, we are planning to provide fully supervised housing in Philadelphia. Summer Intensive housing includes a full meal plan and laundry facilities. Weekend excursions are offered at an additional charge to complete a fun and exhilarating summer experience. Additional information on summer housing will be provided to students upon admittance into the program.


5-Week room & board (6/20-7/24) $3,560

3-Week room & board (6/20-7/10) $2,400

Company Experience week (7/25-7/31) $800

Choreographic Workshop week (8/1-8/7) $800

For more information about auditions and enrollment please contact School Manager, Joanne Smith at [email protected] or 215-587-6942.


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