Summer Intensives

Summer Intensive Sites and Descriptions

Ballet Intensive: Intermediate

June 15-26, 2015

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 12 and up

Ballet Intensive: Intermediate

July 6-17, 2015

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Ages 11 and up

Ballet Intensive: Advanced

June 29-July 31, 2015

Atlanta Ballet
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Atlanta, Georgia

Ages 12 and up

Ballet Intensive: Professional

June 29-July 31, 2015

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 2015 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'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.

2015 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

Click here for the 2015 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 15, 2015. 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.

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. 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. 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. The audition fee is $30.

The Summer Intensive 2015 Audition Tour is now complete, but the Centre for Dance Education is still accepting absentee auditions. Complete the absentee audition application and submit to 1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, Attn: Summer Programs.

Absentee Audition Deadline Extended!

Absentee Audition Instructions

Absentee Audition Form

Absentee Audition Payment Form


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.