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Summer Dance Intensive 2023 at Ballet RI
The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) at Ballet RI offers students the opportunity to study in a professional training environment. Our exceptional roster of teachers includes Ballet RI faculty and international guest teachers who are committed to providing individualized attention to maximize success! We provide students with a diverse curriculum, rigorous professional training, and enriching field trips to enhance their education. SDI offers unique performance experiences, including the opportunity to dance for some of Providence's largest and most artistically inclined audiences. The one-week Company Rep Workshop will give young professionals the opportunity to be introduced to Ballet RI company life and experience our repertoire firsthand. Classes will be taught by Ballet RI Artistic Faculty and leading guest choreographers. 2023/2024 Ballet RI Trainees will be selected exclusively from the workshop. Participation in our new Company Rep Workshop is by invitation only. 

Kathleen Breen Combes- Artistic Director

Marissa Parmenter - School Director

  • 5-week Summer Dance Intensive 
  • July 3 - August 5, 2023
  • Ages: 10 - 22
  • 1-week Company Rep Workshop
  • July 31 - August 5, 2023
  • Ages: 16 - Pre-professional

  • SDI is for serious ballet students looking to expand their technique in an artistically supportive and developmentally appropriate environment. A minimum of 2 years of training required.
  • Students learn from internationally acclaimed teachers 
  • Additional performance opportunities conclude the program with a showcase performance in Ballet RI's Black Box Theater at the end of the program.
  • The one-week Company Rep Workshop will give young professionals the opportunity to experienceBallet RI repertoire in a workshop setting. Classes will be taught by Ballet RI Artistic Staff and Faculty. Participants will work with Artistic Curator Yury Yanowsky on choreography, receive coaching on classical repertoire, and experience the process of a new creation with a leading guest choreographer.

    2023-2024 Ballet RI Trainees will be selected exclusively from the workshop.

Residential Information

Students who reside with our Summer Dance Intensive will be housed on the historic Rhode Island School of Design campus where they will enjoy experiencing dorm life with their peers and exploring the Cultural Capital of Rhode Island. Please sign up below for email notifications as updates become available.

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