Summer Intensive Program

IBA offers several options for dancers wanting to continue their dance study during the summer months.

For students ages 9 and up who dance at an intermediate or advanced level, IBA offers an eight-week summer intensive program. This program focuses on intensive classical training and is designed to challenge and encourage the student. Classes in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, variations, jazz, modern, pilates and yoga are combined with seminars focusing on proper nutrition and injury prevention. The goal is to provide opportunities for a dancer to grow both technically and artistically.

In addition to the summer intensive program, IBA offers Young Dancer Workshops and evening classes.

2018 Audition Dates

January 6, 2018 – Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Ballet
695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Registration – 10:00 – 10:30 am
Audition 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

March 3, 2018 – Cary, NC

201 Davis Grove Circle, Cary, NC 27519
Registration – Ages 9 – 12 – 9:30 am
Audition – 10:00-11:30 am

Registration – Ages 13 and up – 11:30 am
Audition – 12:00-1:30 pm

Guest Faculty

In addition to our award-winning staff, summer provides an opportunity for IBA to bring in national and internationally recognized teachers. Our summer guest faculty for 2018 includes:

Rossana Gagahan (Artistic Director, International Ballet Academy)
Nadia Pavlenko (Ballet Mistress, International Ballet Academy)
Maxim Ponomarenko (Ballet Master, International Ballet Academy)
Olivier Munoz (Principal Faculty, Orlando Ballet)
Olivier Pardina (Former Principal Faculty, Miami City Ballet)
Sally Rojas Herrera (Faculty, Houston Ballet Academy)
Haydée Gutierrez (Former Director, Oregon Ballet Theatre)


Entrance into the IBA summer intensive program is by audition only.

January 6, 2018 – Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA

March 3, 2018 – IBA, Cary, NC

Audition Fee:  $20 (non-refundable)

If you are not able to attend the audition and take class at IBA, you may contact our Administrative Director to schedule an audition during a weekly class.

Video Audition Requirements: Barre work including tendu, fondu, développé, grand battement. Center work including adagio, turns, petite allegro, grand allegro. Girls who are already on pointe should do center work on pointe. Videos should be no longer than 7-10 minutes. Upload your video to YouTube and email a link to

Pricing Table

Students attend classes Monday – Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Students may choose between a 2-week session, a 4-week session or attend both 4-week sessions.


Session Price Start Date End Date
A (2 weeks)  $750  June  June
B (4 weeks)  $1,500  June  July
C (4 weeks)  $1,500  July July
B + C  $2,575  June June
Weekly Rate  $400
1/2 Day Weekly Rate
Ages 9-10 Only

Upon acceptance into IBA’s summer intensive program, a non-refundable 50% deposit is due by April 1, 2018. The remainder of the summer tuition is due by May 15, 2018. All summer tuition is non-refundable.


IBA will host an in-studio demonstration the last day of sessions B and C. Students who do not participate in the entire 4 weeks may not be eligible to perform. There is also an end-of-summer performance with the Philharmonic Association for students who do Sessions C or B+C.


All intermediate and advanced students will be notified of their initial placement once accepted into the program. Final placement is determined during the first week of each session.


We are happy to assist all out-of-town students who need housing by helping to identify host families. The cost of this housing is $180/week. For more information, please contact our Administrative Director.