General Info

July 27 — August 14, 2020

Welcome to Ballet Intensives NYC!

We offer a Manhattan-based 3-week Summer Intensive for serious ballet students ages 8 — 22:

  • Stronger technique in 3 weeks

  • 25 / 30 hours of classes per week 

  • 8 International Master Teachers

We pride ourselves on being a boutique-style Summer Intensive Program. 

Our International Faculty concentrates not only on instilling strong technique, but on teaching and refining student’s artistry, and on the importance of connecting different styles of movement.


In order to give students maximum personal attention and to maintain the highest quality of teaching, we keep our class numbers small.

Audution and register early! Space is limited.



Duration of the Program:

The Program will run for 3 weeks, as follows: 


  • Week 1: Monday, July 27 — Friday, July 31;
  • Week 2: Monday, August 3 — Friday, August 7;
  • Week 3: Monday, August 10 — Friday, August 14. 


Saturdays and Sundays are free (no classes). 


To fully benefit from the Program, we highly recommend that students take all 3 weeks of the Intensive. A required minimum for participation is 2 weeks.


Program Venue, Downtown Manhattan:

Our program will run in these gorgeous state-of-the-art studios in Downtown Manhattan. We will be updating our location page with the map, address, and the detailed subway instructions in the next week or so. Stay tuned! 





  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe
  • Classical Repertoire (Variations)
  • Partnering 
  • Contemporary Repertoire 
  • Men’s Technique
  • Men’s Repertoire
  • Acting


Placement Classes:

All students accepted into the Summer Intensive will attend a placement class on the first day, to determine their level placement for the Intensive. This class is required of all students. 


Last year's Faculty brought to you some of the most gifted and engaging International Master Teachers: 


Larissa Ponomarenko, Ballet Master of Boston Ballet, a world-class Master Teacher and Coach, Principal Dancer of Boston Ballet for 18 years;


Charles Askegard, Ballet Master of Pennsylvania Ballet, frequent YAGP judge, Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet for 14 years; 


Daria Pavlenko, Prima Ballerina of Mariinsky Ballet for 15 years, Honorary Artist of Russia, recepint of Golden Mask and Golden Sofit awards and of Léonide Massine Positano Dance Prize


Kathleen Thielhelm, Principal Dancer of Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Master Teacher of Béjart Style and Repertoire;


Alexander Sergeev, First Soloist of Mariinsky Ballet for 9 years, Contemporary Choreographer, recipient of two Golden Sofit awards; 


Viktor Plotnikov, Award-winning American choreographer and Master Teacher; 


Karine Seneca, International Master Teacher and Coach, Principal Dancer of Zürich Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover;


David Fernandez, Award-winning Choreographer and Master Teacher from NYC.


New 2020 Faculty will include some of the previous years' Master Teachers as we as introduce new Master Teachers of the same stellar caliber.

We will start announcing the new 2020 Faculty in March, as usual.