July 27th – July 31st, 2020
Ages Approx. 16 – 21 (Levels 6 & Above)
Following our annual Summer Intensive, the Company Experience offers an additional week of professional ballet instruction for dancers ages approximately 16 – 21. This program provides advanced students and young professionals a great way to be seen by Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic staff. Along with daily workshops, wherein students learn pieces from Pennsylvania Ballet’s repertoire, the week also features classes taught by Artistic Director Angel Corella as well as members of the Pennsylvania Ballet artistic staff. Company Experience will conclude with an informal showing on the last day of the program. Select students from Company Experience may be invited to attend The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s full-year Professional Program.
Auditions are open to all male and female students ages 8-21. Students 12 years of age and older are encouraged to attend any audition on our Summer Intensive nation tour. Students ages 8-11 may only attend the Philadelphia auditions at SPB. All students ages 8-21 that are unable to attend an audition on our tour may submit a video audition by using the video submission link found on our audition date list. Select students from the Summer Intensive may be invited to attend The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s full-year Professional Program. Please be aware that this program is only open to students accepted into the Summer Intensive Program at level 6 and higher. General ages for students attending this program are 16 and older.
Applicants will receive result notification via email within one week of their audition. Video audition notifications will begin in February. Once accepted into the Summer Intensive, all students must register within two weeks of their notification date. Students attending the full 5 weeks have registration priority. When full capacity is reached, the remaining students will be placed on a wait list. Please be sure to register and submit your deposit on time in order to ensure your spot in the program.
Current students of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet are not required to audition. Notification of level placement will be given out during the week of December 8th. Current students enrolling for the full 5 week program will be guaranteed a spot if registered by January 22, 2020. Students registering after January 22nd will be enrolled on a first come first served basis.
For more information about auditions and enrollment please contact School Manager, Joanne Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.587.6942.
For students age 12 and older, fully supervised air-conditioned housing is available at Drexel University’s Race Hall. Drexel is located in University City. Unfortunately, we cannot house students under the age of 12.
Summer Intensive housing is suite style and includes two meals per day and free laundry facilities. A number of weekend excursions are offered at an additional charge to complete a fun and exhilarating summer experience. Additional information on summer housing will be provided to students upon admittance into the program.
For more information about housing and student life please contact Resident Manager, LA McElreath at SPBhousing@paballet.org or 445.544.8435.