School of Philadelphia Ballet’s Summer Intensive is followed by two popular and unique programs for advanced dancers, running July 24th through August 5th, 2023: Choreographic Workshop and Company Experience. 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 renowned choreographer, Krista King.

Note that age ranges for these programs are approximate, and SPB will place students based on their individual ability levels. Students who auditioned for and were accepted into the Summer Intensive program do not need to audition for the week-long programs. A $75 registration fee per student and 1st tuition installment are due at time of registration. View the tuition document linked below for installment due dates. 



July 24 – July 29, 2023 | Ages Approx. 15-21| Levels 6-8 | Tuition: $880

Choreographic Workshop offers students the opportunity to be a part of the creative process. The program focuses on the creation of a new work by award winning choreographer Krista King-Doherty, while she explores her choreographic vision. Students will have a daily technique lesson followed by a full day of rehearsals for the new work. Choreographic Workshop will conclude with an informal showing on the last day of the program. Select students from Choreographic Workshop may be invited to attend School of Philadelphia Ballet’s full-year Professional Program. Learn more about internationally recognized master teacher Krista King-Doherty here.


July 31, – August 5, 2023 | Ages Approx. 15-21 | Levels 7-8 | Tuition: $990

Company Experience offers an additional week of professional ballet instruction for dancers ages approximately 15-21. This program provides advanced students and young professionals a great way to be seen by Philadelphia Ballet’s artistic staff. Along with daily workshops, wherein students learn pieces from Philadelphia Ballet’s repertoire, the week also features classes taught by Artistic Director Angel Corella as well as members of the Philadelphia Ballet artistic staff. Company Experience will conclude with an informal showing on the last day of the program. Select students from Company Experience may be invited to attend School of Philadelphia Ballet’s full-year Professional Program.


Auditions are open to all male and female students ages 15-21. 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 7 days 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.


SPB is still accepting video submissions. Please visit our auditions page for more details and to register.


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