Summer Intensives

2019 Summer Intensives

Develop your technique and artistry with the official school of Atlanta Ballet, the oldest professional dance company in the United States. Interested dancers must audition for admission to one of the Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensives. Details are available below.

Summer Intensives
June 17 - July 26, 2019

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 11 and up

Professional Summer Intensive
June17 - July 26, 2019

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 16-22

Audition Details

The 2019 audition tour begins in January 2019.

View Audition Tour

​If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, absentee auditions are also accepted. Submissions will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability in our Summer Intensives.

The absentee audition form is coming soon.


"Centre for Dance Education Professional Summer Intensive;" video by Brian Wallenberg.

Program Description

*Classes subject to change.

*Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education does not provide make-up classes for Summer Programs.

Faculty & Mentors

Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensives students have the opportunity to train with Atlanta Ballet company dancers, outstanding faculty, and master guests teachers.

*2019 Summer Intensive instructors have not been announced. Please check back for updates.

List of 2018 Summer Intensive mentors:

  • Gennadi Nedvigin, Artistic Director
  • Sharon Story, Dean
  • Rebekah Diaddigo, Founder of Bluebird Uncaged and Dancer at Ballet Southeast
  • Nathan Griswold, Co-founder of Fly on a Wall
  • Aaron James, Professional Actor and Dancer
  • Nina Markman, Faculty at BIO Gymnastics
  • Viktor Plotnikov, Former Principal Dancer with Boston Ballet and Current Resident Choreographer with Festival Ballet
  • Larissa Ponomarenko, Former Principal Dancer and Current Ballet Master at Boston Ballet
  • Julianne Spratlin, Retired Solist at San Francisco Ballet and Director/Owner of The Dance Training Center/San Francisco
  • Roman Rykine, Ballet Master
  • Dale Shields, Ballet Mistress
  • Sarah Hillmer, Ballet Mistress
  • Armando Luna, Full-time Centre for Dance Education Faculty
  • Serena Chu, Full-time Centre for Dance Education Faculty
  • Abigail Tan-Gamino, Full-time Centre for Dance Education Faculty
  • Carol Szkutek, Full-time Centre for Dance Education Faculty
  • Lonnie Davis, Centre for Dance Education Faculty
  • Nadia Mara, Atlanta Ballet Company Dancer
  • Moisés Martín, Atlanta Ballet Company Dancer

Access a pdf of the Summer Intensive faculty bios.

Please note: Each student will not have classes with every faculty member listed. Due to scheduling constraints, visiting faculty are usually not available for the entire program and are subject to change.

Rate Information

2019 rate information coming soon

All payments are non-refundable.

The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education also offers a limited number of need-based scholarships for the Summer Intensives. The 2018 application process is now closed.

Uniform Requirements

Coming soon!


Auditions for Atlanta Ballet 2

Atlanta Ballet 2 auditions for the 2019|2020 Season will take place at select locations during the 2019 Summer Intensives audition tour. Please reference the audition tour page for details. Learn more about the Atlanta Ballet 2 program.

Please note, dancers auditioning for Atlanta Ballet 2 should be at least 16 years of age.

Audition fee is $40 for in-person and absentee auditions.

Atlanta, GA - February 16

Boston, MA - January 21

Chicago, IL - January 27

Houston, TX - February 10

Miami, FL - January 26

New York, NY - January 19

San Francisco, CA - January 13


Atlanta Ballet 2 absentee audition information is coming soon.


For information, call Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education at 404.873.5811 x1106. Email questions to