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

Video submissions for UBSI 2021 are still being accepted. To receive the early bird discount, dancers must commit by March 15. Anyone committing to the program after March 15th will pay the full tuition rate. We will be closing registration May 15 so we can finalize our intensive schedule according to the students attending.

We are working to offer this intensive in-person/hybrid and will be following strict Covid-19 restriction guidelines to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. These guidelines can and do change often and are directed from the university and the health department. 

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.



Stay in University Housing just like our majors do. Two students share a room and four students share an adjoining bathroom. Students are supervised by UBSI Resident Assistants who stay in the same housing they do.

Enjoy planned activities with the RAs or just kick back and relax during your non-dancing hours.

Housing is secure and requires an access card to enter the building and a key to access rooms. All dorms have access to a kitchen where students can store food and heat up meals. UBSI Resident Assistants will chaperone trips to local grocery stores for students to purchase food. The dorms are also within walking distance of various on-campus eateries where prepared meals can be purchased.

Dorms are also withing walking distance to the MCD and on-campus shuttles are available M - F. Dorms are also conveniently located near TRAX and UTA Bus lines.

Check in 6/20/21 2:00pm – Check out 7/17/21 10:00am


Guests Include:

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

Jennifer Archibald – Arch Dance Company | Yale School of Drama
Katlyn Addison – First Soloist with Ballet West
Elizabeth Johnson  University of Florida
Kirsten Kemp  Mindset Coach
Tom Welsh  Florida State University
Anthony Krutzcamp  Executive Director, Sacramento Ballet
Jessica Harston Thompson  – former Principal Artist with Ballet West
Calvin Kitten – Director of Ballet West II/ Former Joffrey Ballet Principal

Sara Webb  – Principal with The Houston Ballet

Master Class Teachers:

Jane Wood –  Rehearsal Director, 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
Luc Vanier –  Director, the School of Dance
Kellie St. Pierre – MFA Candidate
Pablo Piantino 
Assistant Professor
Natalie Desch Assistant Professor
Christine MacMillan Assistant Professor


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
Sample Schedule
Scholarship Expectations
Grocery Supply Run 
Activities Calendar
Activities Information
Athletic Trainer Consent Form

COVID-19 Guidelines



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 801-581-7327.