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 21 - July 16, 2021


Audition Materials

The last day to turn in your audition video to receive consideration for the early bird-rate is January 10th. Dancers must commit by March 15.

Anyone who sends in their audition materials after January 10th will be subject to the full tuition rate. Anyone committing to the program after March 15th will pay the full tuition rate. 

No one will be accepted past May 15 and this date is subject to change based on our program filling up. We are working to offer this intensive in-person/hybrid and will be following strict guidelines to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. These guidelines can and do change and are directed from university and the health department. The School of Dance must comply with these procedures...so when we are full...we are full. 

Summer Intensive Audition Application
UBSI Audition Fee Payment


Tuition Scale

Four weeks 45-minute cross training followed by two-hour live technique class five days a week with class sizes limited to 20.
Tuition: Regular = $1200. Early Bird = $1100. Current students = $1000

Four weeks of one-hour Pointe/Variation instruction five days a week.


Four weeks of one-hour traditional Men’s Variation instruction five days a week.
Tuition: Regular = $400. Early Bird = $360. Current students = $330

-------------------------THE ABOVE WOULD BE THE MORNINGS-ONLY OPTION--------------


Four weeks of additional instruction per day– Monday-Friday- including but not limited to, Modern, Jazz, Character, Contemporary, Choreography/Composition and New Works.
(Partnering TBD by Covid-19 restrictions.)

One MASTER CLASS with a guest for the first three Saturdays and an additional Yoga class.
Tuition: Regular = $1000. Early Bird = $900. Current students = $800

$25 –UBSI participant T-shirt (Free with three blocks!)

$25 – Master Class fee for Morning’s only students (Free with three blocks!)

$35 – Complete video of all filmed showings.


Guests Include:

Lauren Anderson  Former principal with the Houston Ballet
Jessica Tong  Rehearsal Director and member of Hubbard Street
Kevin Thomas  Artistic Director, Collage Dance Collective
Megan Fairchild  Principal with the NYCB

Jennifer Archibald – Arch Dance Company | Yale School of Drama
Katlyn Addison – First Soloist with Ballet West

University of Utah Dance Faculty:

Maggie Wright Tesch, Professor Lecturer, former Principal with Ballet West
Justine Sheedy Kramer, Adjunct Professor and Character/World Dance Specialist
Christopher Alloways-Ramsey, Assistant Professor and Men's Division Director


Continuing Education Credit 

University Credits for both programs will be available through The Department of Continuing Ed . Tuition for credit is not included on the Intensive tuition amount. More information on this option will be available closer to program dates.

If you are a recent graduate of Ballet or Modern Dance no formal audition is required. Please indicate this on your application. Your graduation date will be verified and the enrollment link will be sent to you.

If you have any questions concerning the program please contact Maggie Tesch at 


Already been admitted?

If you have auditioned and been admitted to the Ballet Summer Intensive, please follow these steps to complete your registration:

Step 1. Admission by invitation – a private link has been emailed to you 
Step 2. Deposit/Tuition Payment
Step 3. UBSI Registration
Step 4. Knee Pads, Leotards, & Activities, And Video Payment

Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines for UBSI 2021
Guide to SLC



The Athletic Trainer serving the SoD is provided in part by funding from the generous support of the Huntsman Foundation

Questions? Contact us at or 801-581-8231.