Curriculum: 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. 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.  Students will benefit from working with our international guest faculty.

Sample Summer Schedule from 2012

CBII and Trainee Program

 For enrolled advanced students, there is the exceptional opportunity to be seen and selected for either CB II (Cincinnati Ballet’s official second company) or as a Cincinnati Ballet Trainee.

Former Summer Intensive Students dancing now with Cincinnati Ballet: Maizyalet Velazguez and Jackie Damico, Abigail Maurna Morwood (Corps de Ballet), Caleb Roberts and Grace Reeves (New Dancers), Eleanor Albaugh and Ashton Plummer (Cincinnati Ballet Trainees)


Performance Workshop

 For those students enrolled in the three, four or full five week program the program culminates in an informal performance workshop in the Cincinnati Ballet's own Mickey Jarson Kaplan Theater.