2018 Summer Intensive in Salt Lake City


All auditions will continue as planned. If you are unable to attend your audition due to the weather, please email summerintensive@balletwest.org or call at (801)869-6912. You will have two weeks to send in a video audition and will not have to pay the extra fee.



This intensive, pre-professional ballet training program is designed for serious dancers ages 12-21 who desire individualized instruction. The Ballet West Academy Summer Intensive challenges dancers to improve their ballet technique as well as in other dance forms that complement classical ballet. Our program offers the unique opportunity for advanced dancers to be considered as candidates for Ballet West’s Professional Training Division.

The program is held in downtown Salt Lake City at Ballet West’s facility and offers unparalleled training by a distinguished staff of Ballet West Academy Faculty, Ballet West Artistic Staff (featuring Artistic Director Adam Sklute), Ballet West dancers and well-known in-state and out-of-state guest teachers.

For more information please email summerintensive@balletwest.org  



artÉmotion Summer Intensive and Ballet West Academy are thrilled to continue the Choreographic Workshop offered at the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Center. The Choreographic Workshop is specially designed to simulate a typical work day of a professional dancer.  Students will begin each day with a technique class. The remainder of the day is spent with one of three choreographers creating a world premiere work. The three pieces created will be performed on the Capitol Theatre stage on Friday, July 20th. artÉmotion and Ballet West are very pleased to offer this unique opportunity. Students accepted into this program by audition will be considered by Ballet West Artistic Director, Adam Sklute for the Ballet West Academy Trainee Program and Professional Training Division. Therefore, acceptance into the Choreographic Workshop requires participation in the full Ballet West Summer Intensive. Last year, 14 dancers were invited to become Ballet West Trainees and two invited to the Professional Training Division from the Choreographic Workshop. Due to the highly selective nature of this program only 30 female and 15 male students will be accepted. 

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Summer Intensive Options:

3 Week Program: 
June 18- July 6, 2018

5 Week Program: 
June 18-July 20, 2018

Tuition for Intensive:

3 Week Program:

5 Week Program:

Tuition Due: April 15, 2018

Late fee
If Tuition and Housing are not paid in full by April 15, 2018 a $250.00 late fee will be added to your account on April 16, 2018. No exceptions will be made.

Catered Lunch Package (Optional):

3 Week Program:

5 Week Program:

Catered Lunch Package will be available for purchase by all dancers at registration and is not included with housing. Lunch will be catered  and delivered Monday-Saturday to the Ballet Centre.

We offer five lunch options:
Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

The methods in which foods are prepared cannot guarantee that traces of food that you are sensitive or allergic to are not present. If this presents medical issues for yourself, please make an informed decision on whether to purchase the lunch package or not.

Housing for Intensive (Optional)

 3 Week Program:

5 Week Program:

Dancers will be housed at the University of Utah during the summer sessions.

Housing Includes:

  • Dorm style living, one or two roommates
  • One extra-long twin bed
  • A mini fridge shared among roommates
  • Daily buffet-style breakfast and dinner
  • UTA public transit pass
  • Resident Interns as chaperones

Late fee
If Tuition and Housing are not paid in full by April 15, a $250.00 late fee will be added to your iClassPro account on April 16, 2018. No exceptions will be made.