Attracting ballet’s best students from across the country, School of Philadelphia Ballet hosts its annual five-week Summer Intensive in Center 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 contemporary/modern dance, character, Pilates, and body conditioning. 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 two popular and unique programs: Choreographic Workshop (July 24th-July 29th) for select advanced dancers, and Company Experience (July 31st through August 5th) for our advanced students ages 15 to 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, and Choreographic Workshop students working with Philadelphia Ballet company members and world renowned choreographers on a new work of choreography. Students who auditioned for and were accepted into the Summer Intensive program do not need to audition for the week-long programs.

Summer Intensive 2023 Auditions

SPB is no longer accepting video submissions.


“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


$75 registration fee per student and 1st tuition installment are due at time of registration. View the document linked below for installment due dates. 

Levels 1-2
22.5 hours per week (Approx: Monday-Friday 9AM-2:30PM)

5-week tuition $2,640
3-week tuition $1,780
1-week tuition $660

Levels 3-4
27 hours per week (Approx: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday ½ day)  

5-week tuition $3,500
3-week tuition $2,200
1-week tuition $820

Levels 5-8
30.5 hours per week (Approx: Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, Saturday ½ day) 

5-week tuition $3,740
3-week tuition $2,220
1-week tuition $820

Choreographic Workshop
Ages 15+ Levels 6-8
30.5 hours per week (Approx: Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, Saturday ½ day)
Tuition $880

Company Experience
Ages 15+ Levels 7-8
30.5 hours per week (Approx: Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, Saturday ½ day)
Tuition $990 

Registration fee, tuition, scholarship fee (if applicable), and housing fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable.

Tuition Installments


Auditions are open to all students ages 8-21. School of Philadelphia Ballet offers in-person, virtual, and video submission audition options. Please visit our audition page for additional information.

Applicants will receive result notification via email within 1-2 weeks of their audition or video submission date. Once accepted into the Summer Intensive, all students must register within two 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. Current students must register by January 31st to secure a spot.



During our Summer Intensive, students will be staying at Drexel College Race Street dorms, located on the Drexel University Campus. The rooms are 2-bedroom suites with 4 students per room, each room has a full size refrigerator and microwave. SPB has a resident staff to student ratio of 1:12. Kitchens, laundry facilities, lounge areas, and vending machines are located throughout the residence hall. Security is physically in the building and are on duty 24-hours a day. The residential portion of our Summer Intensive program contributes greatly to the overall experience and pre-professional atmosphere created for the students.

Housing at Drexel University is available to students ages 12 and up attending the following programs: Summer Intensive Levels 4-8, Choreographic Workshop, and Company Experience.

Housing Rates
1-week room & board $850
3-week room & board $2,460
5-week room & board $4,050
Choreographic Workshop room & board: $850
Company Experience room & board: $850 

Registration fee, tuition, scholarship fee (if applicable), and housing fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable.

For more information about auditions and enrollment please contact us at [email protected] or 215-587-6942.

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