Summer Intensives

General Audition Information

Students attending a scheduled audition in person are not required to bring supporting materials such as photos, resumes, or letters of recommendation. The audition class lasts approximately 1.5 hours. At designated auditions,* participants can audition for one of the Summer Intensive programs and/or the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Fellowship Division, which is the highest level of the school and the pathway to becoming an Atlanta Ballet Company member.

See Audition Tour Schedule


Registration is one half hour prior to all audition times. No pre-registration required. Please bring completed form to the audition. If interested in auditioning for the Fellowship Division, please make sure to also fill out the separate audition form.

Audition fee

Audition fee is $30.00

Audition & Absentee Audtion Forms

*The absentee audition deadline has been extended! Apply today!

2016 Summer Intensive Audition Form

Fellowship Division Audition Form

Absentee Audition Instructions
2016 Absentee Audition Form
Absentee Audition Payment Form

Please mail your completed absentee audition form to 1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, attn: Summer Programs.


Summer Intensive Date and Descriptions

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

Ballet Intensive: Intermediate

June 13 - 24, 2016

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 12 and up

Ballet Intensive: Intermediate

July 11-22, 2016

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Ages 11 and up

Ballet Intensive: Advanced

June 27 - July 29, 2016

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 12 and up

Ballet Intensive: Professional

June 27 - July 29, 2016

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 16 and up

The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Summer Intensive Program has earned a reputation for excellence with a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes strong technique, artistry, and performance. Led by Centre Director John McFall and Centre Dean Sharon Story, the summer programs are dedicated to helping each individual student maximize his or her training experience and goals. Students are mentored by outstanding faculty, Atlanta Ballet Company members, and master guest teachers from such distinguished venues as the Alvin Ailey School, Broadway, ABT, and the Danish Royal Ballet. One dancer from the 2014 Summer Intensives was selected to join the Atlanta Ballet Company as an Apprentice, nine were selected as Fellowships, and fifteen were selected for the Pre-Professional Division for the season.

Some classes may vary by site, but the daily structure and basic curriculum of all Summer Intensive programs is identical. Students take four classes a day; generally three dance classes and either pas de deux, pilates, or lectures. In addition, dancers have rehearsals on most days. Dancers in each Summer Intensive have the opportunity to perform in a final studio performance showcasing what they have learned during the program.

Atlanta Ballet's 55,000-square-foot Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, opened in 2010, is the epicenter of dance for our community and region.  The state-of-the-art facility is certified Gold by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, making Atlanta Ballet only the second arts organization in the country with LEED-certified headquarters.  Come and dance with us this summer!

Classes for the 2016 Atlanta Ballet Centre Summer Intensives may include:

  • Ballet
  • Technique
  • Pointe
  • Pas de Deux
  • Variations
  • Men's Classes
  • Modern
  • Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Improvisation
  • Jazz
  • Physical Therapy
  • Contemporary
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performances

Professional Intensives include:

  • Class
  • Repertory
  • Performances

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


Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's team of professional instructors nourishes each student's complete development: Director John McFall, Dean Sharon Story, Principal faculty Rosemary Miles and Armando Luna, Ballet Mistresses Dale Shields and Sarah Hillmer, Atlanta Ballet Company Members and Pro Camp Directors John Welker and Rachel Van Buskirk.  Other guest faculty to be announced - check this page frequently for up-to-date information.

2016 Faculty List:
Coming Soon

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

2016 Summer Program Rate Sheet

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education also offers a limited number of scholarships for the Summer Intensives. Click here for the scholarship application form. Please fill out and return by March 14, 2016. Summer scholarships are only applicable for the Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional Intensives at Georgia Southern University and the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre.

No refunds. Click here for details.


Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive Uniform Information

Dress Code Information - All Programs

Intermediate Summer Intensive students must wear the burgundy Atlanta Ballet logo leotard (pictured below), which is available at any Atlanta Ballet Boutique location.

Advanced Summer Intensive students must wear one of two black Atlanta Ballet logo leotards options (pictured below), which are available at the Michael C. Carlos Boutique in West Midtown ONLY!









Professional Summer Intensive students do not have uniform requirements.

Boutique hours and further information coming soon.

Please email any questions to

Auditions for Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Fellowship Division

The Fellowship Division is the highest level within the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. It was created with a mission to give young dancers the opportunity to develop in a nurturing atmosphere that will groom them to become professional dancers and illustrate what is expected of them in an artistic community. The program represents a commitment by Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education to work closely together to train exceptional young dancers. Click here to learn more about the Fellowship Division.

Students may also audition for the Fellowship Division during the Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive audition tour. Click here for the Fellowship Division audition form.