IBA Summer Intensive Program 2023

In Person Summer Intensive
June 12-July 28, 2023

IBA offers a seven-week summer intensive program designed for students age 9 and up who dance at an intermediate level and up. The 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. Upon acceptance, students may select to attend anywhere from 1 week up to 7 weeks of the program.

Audition for the 2023 Summer Intensive:

  • In person:  IBA will offer several opportunities to audition in person: 2/18, 3/4 or 3/11. Students can also call the office at 919-303-7200 to schedule an in person audition at a different time. .  Limited slots available.
    • Audition Time:  11:00-12:30. Studio opens at 10:30am.
    • IBA Address:  201 Davis Grove Circle, Suite 104  Cary, North Carolina 27519
    • IBA Phone:  919-303-7200
    • Zoom audition: students can select the Zoom option on the registration form.  Zoom auditions are available on 2/18, 3/4, and 3/11 (same days and times as the in person auditions).
    • Video Audition:  IBA is currently accepting video auditions

    Video Audition Option:  Auditions via video are currently being accepted.

Video Audition Requirements: Barre work including tendus, fondus, développés, and grand battements. Center work including adagio, turns, petite allegro, and grand allegro. Girls who are already on pointe should do center work en pointe. Videos should be no longer than 7-10 minutes. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and email a link to office@ibacary.com. Students without access to a studio can submit a video taken from home.  Classwork should be adjusted as needed.

Audition Fee:  $30 (non-refundable).


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 the entire 7 week session. Weekly sessions are also available.

SessionPriceStart DateEnd Date
A (2 weeks) $950 June 12th June 23rd
B (4 weeks) $1,800 June 12th July 7th
C (3 weeks) $1,425 July 10thJuly 28th
B + C $3020 June 12thJuly 28th
Weekly Rate $500
1/2 Day Weekly Rate
Ages 9-10 Only

Upon acceptance into IBA’s summer intensive program, a non-refundable 50% deposit is due within 2 weeks of acceptance to secure a student’s place. Class sizes are LIMITED and acceptance into the program does not secure a spot. The remainder of the summer tuition is due by May 10th, 2023. All summer tuition is non-refundable.

Summer Faculty

In addition to our award-winning staff, summer provides an opportunity for IBA to bring in national and internationally recognized teachers.

Summer 2023 Faculty*: Nadia Pavlenko, Maxim Ponomarenko, Emma Frenette, Olivier Pardina, Haydée Gutierrez, Sally Rojas Herrera, Karin Averty, Cari-Lenn Miles, and Kathryn Mowat Murphy.

*Faculty subject to change


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.


IBA has limited housing available.  In addition to the IBA housing, there is also the possibility of placing students with a host family.  The cost of housing is $200/week. For more information, please contact our Director, Christina Fannéy by calling IBA at 919-303-7200 or via email at office@ibacary.com.

Housing is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis so please apply early.