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Ballet Idaho is home to Ballet Idaho Academy (BIA), making it the only academy in Idaho affiliated with a professional ballet company. BIA provides students with a unique opportunity to learn, observe, and be inspired by a professional company of dancers, choreographers, and highly skilled instructors. Located in the heart of downtown Boise, BIA's beautiful campus and studios are sure to inspire all artists.


4 weeks | July 8th - August 2

Esther Simplot Performing Arts Annex
501 S. 8th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Classes, Schedule, and Faculty:
Our 2024 Summer Intensive is for intermediate and advanced students, ages 10 – 22. The four-week program will focus on 25 – 35 hours weekly of Ballet, Pointe & Variations, and offer supplemental courses in Conditioning, Contemporary, Jazz, Choreography, and More. Class size is limited to give each student close attention. Faculty includes highly trained Ballet Idaho instructors, stage to studio company members, and renowned local and national choreographers.

Wrapping up the wonderful experience, an informal showcase will take place on Friday, August 2, 2024, highlighting student accomplishments.

Back by popular demand is the ‘Company Experience’, taking place in the 4th week. Replicating a day in a life of a professional dancer, each day students will work with Ballet Idaho company members and artistic staff as they delve into Ballet Idaho Repertory. Our program uniquely offers high school Seniors special coaching in audition and video preparation for colleges and companies, as well as seminars on the topic.

In collaboration with Boise State University (BSU), students may reside on BSU’s beautiful campus (just a 10-minute walk to our studios), and enjoy their dining services for breakfast and dinner. Chaperones will be provided for young students in the dorms and will accompany them to and from the studios. With an array of close-by restaurants and cafes in downtown Boise, students will be responsible for their lunches.

Online Video Applications for Summer 2024 are now open!
If you can attend an in-person audition, please visit our website.

2024 Tuition Pricing TBD.

Payment Deadlines:
Option 1: Early Bird Special
PAY IN FULL by February 28 to receive $100 off 4-wks, $75 off 3-wks, or $50 off 2-wks

Option 2: Payment Plan
50% TUITION DEPOSIT due March 3, 2024 (non-refundable)
TUITION BALANCE due March 31, 2024
ROOM/BOARD due March 31, 2024

Contact Information:

For Registration Information: Sada Ogburn
For Program and Audition Information: Emily Wallace

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