Junior Utah Ballet Summer Intensive



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Come to Utah to experience the highest standard of Classical Ballet in a safe and inclusive atmosphere while supported by our renowned ballet masters and contemporary faculty, beautiful facilities, and the amazing Salt Lake City landscape. 

June 19 - July 14, 2023


This program is designed with the unique needs of 13- and 14-year-olds in mind. Dancers in this age group often reach a turning point in their dance education. They are ready to learn new repertoire but also need solid, core technique focus. Our program is staffed with teachers professionally trained keenly aware of the training challenges for this age group. With small class sizes, teachers have a vested interest in each dancer’s growth. This is a chance for your dancer to have University quality instructors in a nurturing, yet disciplined environment. Join us this summer! 







Audition Information


Important Deadlines

September - February | In-Person Auditions (see below)
February 28, 2023 | Early Bird Discount Deadline
May 1, 2023 | Registration Closes / Tuition Payment Due
June 19, 2023 | 2022 UBSI Begins
July 14, 2023 | 2022 UBSI Ends



In-person audition applications for Junior UBSI 2023 are now being accepted along with video submissions for students outside of our audition areas. The Junior UBSI is open to students age 13 and 14. Students who are not at least 13 years old by the start of the intensive (June 19, 2023) will not be considered. Registration for auditions will begin 30 minutes before the audition time posted below. There will be additional allegro enchainment for male identifying students (batterie, tours, traveling steps).

We will accept video auditions only from those prospective students unable to attend one of the live audition dates. If auditioning via video, complete the Audition Application below to submit your video. View the Video Requirements

All of our Junior UBSI and Regular UBSI auditions are held in conjunction with our Ballet BFA auditions. To see a complete list of audition locations, please click here.


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The times noted on the the schedule below are estimates based off of prior years. All students will be given their full schedule along with more detailed information nearer the start of the intensive.


8:45am - 9:15am

9:30am - 11:30am
Ballet Technique

11:45am - 12:45pm
Pointe / Variation
Men's Technique

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Classical Repertory




2- and 4-week sessions are available for Junior UBSI--perfect for prepping for another intensive at your home studio or out of state. The tuition rates are listed below. The Junior UBSI class will be capped at approximately 20 students to allow plenty or room for movement. Early Bird pricing is available if tuition is paid in full by February 28, 2023. Anyone registering for the program after this date will pay the full tuition rate. We will be closing registration May 1, 2023 so we can finalize our intensive schedule according to the students attending. Total Tuition is due by May 1, 2023.

All students who register for Junior UBSI will receive a UBSI participant tshirt for FREE. This is an $25 savings from prior years and will be given to all Junior UBSI participants.

On-Campus Housing is unavailable for students attending Junior UBSI.


2-week Session: June 19 - June 30, 2023
2-week Session: July 3 - July 14, 2023
4-week Session: June 19 - July 14, 2023


Regular Tuition (2-week Session): $1,100
Early Bird Tuition (2-week Session): $975

Regular Tuition (4-week Session): $2,200
Early Bird Tuition (4-week Session): $1,950



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Junior UBSI Faculty


Lauren Anderson

Master Teacher, Former Principal with the Houston Ballet

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Former Director of Philadelphia Ballet School

Chelsea Keefer

Chelsea Keefer

Current Soloist with Ballet West


Calvin Kitten

Calvin Kitten

Assistant Ballet Master | Director of Ballet West II | Principal Faculty

Chelsea Keefer

Sayoko Knode

Freelance Choreographer

Maggie Wright Tesch

Maggie Wright Tesch

U of U School of Dance Professor (Lecturer), Former Principal with Ballet West


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Justine Sheedy-Kramer

U of U School of Dance Adjunct Associate Professor, Character Specialist

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Tyler Schnese

U of U School of Dance MFA Candidate

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Kimberly Fulmer

U of U School of Dance MFA Candidate




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