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







Audition Information


Important Deadlines

September - February | In-Person Auditions (see below)
February 28, 2023 | Video Auditions Due
February 28, 2023 | Early Bird Discount Deadline
May 1, 2023 | Registration Closes / Tuition Payment Due
June 18, 2023 | On-Campus Housing Move-in
June 19, 2023 | 2022 UBSI Begins
July 14, 2023 | 2022 UBSI Ends



In-person audition applications for UBSI 2023 are now being accepted along with video submissions for students outside of our audition areas. The Summer Intensive is open to students age 15 and up. Students who are not at least 15 years old by the start of the intensive (June 19, 2023) will not be considered. 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. Registration for auditions will begin 30 minutes before the audition time posted below. The center section of class will be taught en pointe. 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 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 broken into pods and will stagger start / end times by up to an hour each week. (Example: Week 1 may be 8:00am - 5:30pm, Week 2 may be 9:00am - 6:30pm, Week 3 may be 8:00am - 5:30pm, Week 4 may be 9:00am - 6:30pm).


UBSI Block 1

8:00am - 8:45am

9:00am - 11:00am
Ballet Technique

UBSI Block 2

11:10am - 12:00pm
Pointe / Variation
Men's Technique

UBSI Block 3

1:10pm - 2:15pm
Contemporary | Jazz | Broadway | +More

2:30pm - 4:30pm
 New Work | Classical Repertory | Choreographic Process | Contemporary Repertory

4:40pm - 5:30pm
Yoga | Guest Artist Talk Backs | Floor Barre | Filming | +More




Tuition for UBSI varies according to which classes you choose. See the breakout below for the options available. All classes will be offered in BLOCKS. Each individual 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.

Current School of Dance students (Freshman beginning Fall 2022 or earlier) qualify for an additional discount listed below. Note that students accepted as Freshman beginning Fall 2023 do not qualify for this discount.

All students who register for UBSI will receive a UBSI participant tshirt, a complete video performance of the intensive, and attendance to Saturday morning Master Classes for FREE. This is an $85 savings from prior years and will be given to all UBSI participants, regardless of which/how many BLOCKS they sign up for.

"Mornings-Only" Option would be BLOCK 1 & BLOCK 2 combined.


UBSI Block 1

Regular Tuition: $1,250
Early Bird Tuition: $1,150
Current SOD Students: $1,050

UBSI Block 2

Regular Tuition: $500
Early Bird Tuition: $450
Current SOD Students: $400

UBSI Block 3

Regular Tuition: $1,100
Early Bird Tuition: $1,000
Current SOD Students: $900


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On-Campus Housing


Stay in University Housing just like our majors do. Two students share a room and up to twenty students will share a dorm pod--including shared bathrooms and communal areas. 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. Trips have traditionally been on Saturday afternoons. Participants are encouraged to bring their first week of grocery supplies when checking in since there will not be time to do a grocery run check-in weekend. The dorms are also within walking distance of various on-campus eateries where prepared meals can be purchased. The University will provide bed sheets, a pillow, a blanket, and towels. Participants are encouraged to bring any additional amenities they deem necessary.

Please note: individual refrigerators and mini-fridges are no longer provided by University of Utah housing. Refrigerator space will be extremely limited for students staying in the dorms. Students are encouraged to bring food items that do no require refrigeration or to purchase food from the dining hall for their meals.

Dorms are within walking distance to the Marriott Center for Dance (MCD) and on-campus shuttles are available Monday through Friday. Dorms are also conveniently located near TRAX and UTA Bus lines. Participants must check in/out with their RA before going anywhere. Please let your RA know where you're going, who you are going with, and approximately when you expect to return as a courtesy for your safety. 

Check-In 06/18/2023
      2:00pm - 4:00pm Check-In
      5:00pm - 7:00pm Unpacking / Dinner
      7:00pm - 8:30pm Tour the Marriott Center for Dance 

Check-Out 07/15/2023

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Complete payment for On-Campus Housing is due May 1, 2023.


Guest Artists


Lauren Anderson

Master Teacher, Former Principal with the Houston Ballet

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Director of Collage Dance Collective, Former Dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem

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Megan Fairchild

Principal with New York City Ballet


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Christopher Ruud

Kansas City Ballet Company Manager, Former Principal with Ballet West

Chelsea Keefer

Chelsea Keefer

Current Soloist with Ballet West

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University of Utah Faculty


Maggie Wright Tesch

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

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Melissa Bobick

Melissa Bobick

U of U School of Dance Assistant Professor

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Chris Alloways Ramsey

Christopher Alloways-Ramsey

University of Utah School of Dance Assistant Professor

Justine Sheedy Kramer

Justine Sheedy-Kramer

University of Utah School of Dance Adjunct Associate Professor, Character Specialist

Christine Moore

Christine Moore

U of U Department of Theatre Adjunct Assistant Professor

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