Directed by Academy Dean Catherine Batcheller, Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive is designed to provide excellence in training and professional advancement.
This program is for the serious ballet student who wants to maximize their progress, strength and development through an immersion process that includes five full days of dance per week.
Cincinnati Ballet Academy's rigorous curriculum focuses on both the technical and artistic aspects of correct ballet technique execution and development, while weaving in other dance forms such as jazz, modern, character and contemporary ballet/improvisation. Partnering class is also a part of the curriculum for all levels. Additionally, students will benefit from working with our international guest faculty.
Sample Summer Schedule from 2012
CBII (Cincinnati Ballet's Second Company)
For advanced students, there is an exceptional opportunity to be seen and selected for Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company.
Former Summer Intensive Students now dancing professionally with Cincinnati Ballet:
Maizyalet Velazguez (Soloist)
Jackie Damico, Abigail Morwood, Grace Shivers, James Gilmer, Ana Gallardo (Corps de Ballet)
Khris Santos, Samantha Nagy-Chow, Daniel Powers (New Dancers)
For those students enrolled in the three (option B), four or full five week program, the program culminates in an informal performance workshop in the Cincinnati Ballet Center's own Mickey Jarson Kaplan Theater.