American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive

American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive

The American Ballet Theatre, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, have arrived at the difficult decision to not move forward with the 2022 Texas Summer Intensive. The health and safety of its students, its faculty and the ABT community are the paramount concerns.

More information regarding the virtual sessions and other program sites can be found on their Summer Intensive Training website

You can also contact the Summer Intensive staff at summerintensive@abt.org. Please include your student’s full name so that they may best serve you effective.

For general questions and concerns about The University of Texas at Austin ABT Summer Intensive, please contact utabt@austin.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin became a site for American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive program in 2001. The summer intensive program is a three-week session, taught by faculty from American Ballet Theatre and The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance. The program is designed for intermediate/advanced dancers age 12–18.

Audition

The National Audition Tour is a dancer’s opportunity to audition for all ABT Summer Programs including Summer Intensives, the Collegiate Summer Intensive, and Young Dancer Summer Workshops. Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Applicants for all Summer Intensives must be at least 11 years old by their audition date. Applicants over age 18 will be considered for the New York and Collegiate Intensives only. You may check the audition information page on the ABT website for more information.

Participation in ABT Summer Programs is by audition and acceptance only. Dancers may audition at our National Audition Tour or submit a video application. Notification letters will be emailed within 10 business days following each audition.

Students may only audition once each year. Auditioning at any site will allow you to be considered for all Summer Intensive Programs and merit-based scholarships.

Please visit the audition information page on the ABT Website for more information about the 2022 ABT National Audition Tour.

All audition and acceptance details are handled through American Ballet Theatre's New York office. Notification letters will be emailed within 10 business days following each audition. 

Curriculum

The ABT Summer Intensive curriculum includes both upper-level technique classes and lecture courses on subjects critical to the development of a well-rounded dancer. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, variations, men's class, modern, jazz, musical theatre, character, choreography, meet the artist, pilates, yoga, injury prevention, dance history, music, nutrition and acting for dance/mime. 

Tuition and Fees

Residential Students 

Program Tuition (Checks Payable to American Ballet Theatre): TBD
Residential Student Room and Board (Checks Payable to The University of Texas at Austin): TBD
Room and board payment includes all meals during the student's stay. 

Day Students

Program Tuition (Checks Payable to American Ballet Theatre): TBD
Day Student Fee (Checks Payable to The University of Texas at Austin): TBD
Day Student Meal Card (Checks Payable to The University of Texas at Austin): TBD

Payment Information

Checks payable to American Ballet Theatre should be addressed to:

American Ballet Theatre
Summer Intensive Student Portal OR Attn: Summer Intensives
890 Broadway, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10003

Checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin should be addressed to:

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Theatre and Dance
Attn: ABT Summer Intensive
300 East 23rd Street D3900
Austin, TX 78712

Dates, times, venues and pricing are subject to change.

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