FAQ

Do I need a headshot, photograph or resume to the audition?

Yes, please bring a headshot and photo of first arabesque to the audition or mail in with your video.  No resume required.

When will I find out if I'm accepted?
Cincinnati Ballet Academy will notify each student of regarding acceptance within 2-3 weeks by email following in-person audition or review of a video audition. If you have not received an email within 2-3 weeks of your audition, please be sure to check your spam mail as sometimes we fall into that mail box.  If then you still have not received your letter, contact us at 513.562.1111.

I've been accepted, now what? 

To secure your place in the program, please forward a completed registration form and non-refundable $250 tuition deposit as early as possible. Faculty determines placement in a placement class on the first day of the program or on the first day you arrive.


Housing Reservations: Housing requests must be indicated on the registration form and be accompanied by a non-refundable $250 housing deposit. Housing fee includes room and board as well as transportation to the Cincinnati Ballet on weekdays. Housing requested without a deposit will not be processed.

What classes do students take?
Summer Intensive dancers take Ballet Technique, Pointe or Men's courses, as well as Jazz,  Modern, Pilates, character and contemporary.  All levels will also participate in partnering class.  Beginning Week 3, students will begin to rehearse for the end of the summer performance.   

What is the housing like?
Students will be housed at Xavier University in
Fenwick Place.  Rooms are suite style with three or four bedrooms per suite and two students per bedroom.  Each suite has two full bathrooms and one common furnished area.  WiFi and cable are available and each room is comfortably air conditioned and fully carpeted.  Access to the dormitory is by key card only.

What else does housing include?
Your housing cost includes accommodations at Xavier University, all meals both on campus and off, and transportation to and from the ballet each day.  You will also be provided with an X card which can be used at various locations on campus including; Xavier University Book store and Mail Center, laundry facilities, vending machines, Coffee Emporium (on campus), and other various restaurants and shops on campus.  Families have the ability to load X cards with money for future purchases either on campus or online!

Is there a performance at the end of the Intensive?
Yes!  Beginning Week 3 each level will begin to rehearse for the end of the summer performance.  This performance is held on the last day of the Intensive at our Downtown location at 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45214 in our Mickey Jarson-Kaplan Studio Theater.  No tickets are necessary!