Utah Ballet Summer Intensive


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 20 - July 15, 2022


Audition Information


Important Deadlines

November 7, 2021 | In-Person Audition, Memphis TN (Collage Dance Collective)
November 13, 2021 | In-Person Audition, Salt Lake City UT
January 15, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Washington DC (Washington Ballet)
January 16, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Chicago IL (Ballet ChicagoProof of COVID Vaccination Required
January 22, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Los Angeles CA (Orange County Dance Center)
January 29, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Boston MA (Boston Ballet) Proof of COVID Vaccination Required
February 5, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Seattle WA (Pacific Northwest Ballet) Proof of COVID Vaccination Required
February 19, 2022 | In-Person Audition, Salt Lake City UT
February 19, 2022 | Video Auditions Due
March 1, 2022 | Early Bird Discount Deadline
May 1, 2022 | Registration Closes / Tuition Payment Due
June 19, 2022 | On-Campus Housing Move-in
June 20, 2022 | 2022 UBSI Begins
July 20, 2022 | 2022 UBSI Ends



In-person audition applications for UBSI 2022 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 20, 2022) 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

July 3, 2021 | Salt Lake City, UT
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

November 7, 2021 | Memphis, TN
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Collage Dance Collective

November 13, 2021 | Salt Lake City, UT
10:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

January 15, 2022 | Washington, DC
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington Ballet (Cathedral Commons)

January 16, 2022 | Chicago, IL
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballet Chicago

January 22, 2022 | Los Angeles, CA
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Orange County Dance Center

January 29, 2022 | Boston, MA
Proof of COVID Vaccination Required

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Boston Ballet School (Needham Street)

February 5, 2022 | Seattle, WA
Proof of COVID Vaccination Required

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet (Francia Russell Center)

February 19, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT
10:00am – 12:30pm
Marriott Center for Dance

UBSI Audition Application
UBSI Audition Fee Payment


Schedule & Tuition


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 March 1, 2022. Anyone registering for the program after March 1st will pay the full tuition rate. We will be closing registration May 1st so we can finalize our intensive schedule according to the students attending. Total Tuition is due by May 1, 2022.

Current School of Dance students (Freshman beginning Fall 2021 or earlier) qualify for an additional discount listed below. Note that students accepted as Freshman beginning Fall 2022 do not qualify for this discount.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Beginning with UBSI 2022, all students who register 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.


Regular Tuition: $1,200
Early Bird Tuition: $1,100
Current SOD Students: $1,000

Regular Tuition: $450
Early Bird Tuition: $400
Current SOD Students: $350

Regular Tuition: $1,050
Early Bird Tuition: $950
Current SOD Students: $850

UBSI Tuition Payment


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).


   8:00am - 8:45am

   9:00am - 11:00am
      Ballet Technique


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


   12:0pm - 1:00pm
      Lunch | Seminars


   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


On-Campus Housing


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. 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.

Dorms are also within walking distance to the 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 06/19/2022
      2:00pm - 4:00pm Check-In
      5:00pm - 7:00pm Unpacking / Dinner
      7:00pm - 8:30pm Tour the Marriott Center for Dance 

Check-Out 07/16/2022


On-Campus Housing Payment

Complete payment for On-Campus Housing is due May 1, 2022.


Guest Artists


Lauren Anderson

Former Principal with Houston Ballet

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Jessica Tong

Rehearsal Director and Member of Hubbard Street Dance

imgKevin 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

Jennifer Archibald

Jennifer Archibald

Arch Dance Company | Yale School of Drama

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Katlyn Addison

First Soloist with Ballet West

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

University of Florida

Kirsten Kemp

Kirsten Kemp

Mindset Coach | Oklahoma City Ballet

Tom Welsh

Tom Welsh

Florida State University

Anthony Krutzkamp

Anthony Krutzkamp

Executive Director of Sacramento Ballet

Jessica Harston Thompson

Jessica Harston Thompson

Central Utah Ballet & Former Principal with Ballet West


Calvin Kitten

Director of Ballet West II & Former Principal with Joffrey Ballet

Sara Webb

Sara Webb Bardo

Principal with Houston Ballet

Jane Wood

Jane Wood

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

+ Chris and Trina


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I Receive College Credit for UBSI?

Yes! UBSI participants are eligible to receive University of Utah college credit available through the Department of Continuing Education. Credit can be given for Ballet Technique (BLOCK 1) and/or Pointe/Variations or Men's Class (BLOCK 2). Tuition for credit is not included in the UBSI Tuition amount--it is an additional fee paid directly to the Department of Continuing Education. UBSI participants must elect for credit BEFORE the intensive starts. All credits earned are graded as credit/no-credit and can be applied toward graduation at the University of Utah. UBSI participants enrolled in other colleges/universities should check with their institution regarding transferring credit.

More information about registering for credit will be sent out to UBSI participants closer to program dates.


What is Expected of Me as a Scholarship Recipient ?

If you were awarded a tuition scholarship to attend UBSI, congratulations! We are thrilled you have accepted our scholarship offer to attend the Utah Ballet Summer Intensive and we look forward to having you train with us this summer. Being a recipient of a tuition scholarship comes with the expectation that you will attend all classes, abiding by the dress code, and work to the best of your ability to set an example for the other participants. 


What is Expected of Me as a Current School of Dance Student?

If you are a current major in the University of Utah School of Dance, we ask that you should plan to be present at Conditioning as well as all Technique classes and rehearsals if you are doing the full day. If you are doing Morning's Only, you are expected to take Conditioning as well as Technique and Pointe/Variations or Men's Class. Outside projects should be scheduled around your class time. You are our best recruiters and many participants are shaping their decisions on where to attend college, so be a good ambassador for the School of Dance!


How Do I Get Around Salt Lake?

TRAX will be the main mode of public transportation to downtown, the grocery store, and most excursions. The University has multiple TRAX Red-Line stops on campus. Participants can also take the TRAX Green-Line train to the airport (transferring from the Green-Line to Red-Line trains at the Courthouse stop). All participants will need to purchase tickets to ride TRAX. Participants can either purchase one-time use tickets, daily tickets, or a monthly pass for the entire intensive. Find maps, rider information, and ticket/pass purchase information at https://www.rideuta.com/rider-info


What Activities Will be Planned Outside of Class?

Activities vary from year-to-year, but in the past have included: weekly visits to the swimming pool; hikes; trips to museums, the Utah Capitol, Red Butte Gardens, and the Hogle Zoo; and an annual 4th of July picnic (friends and family invited!). Participants will be responsible for paying for activities on their own (pool entrance fee, movie ticket, etc). All participants should come with a pre-paid debit/credit card.

All UBSI participants are invited to join in all activities (even if not staying in the dorms). Activities will be experienced by pod. RAs will announce activities each week and will ensure all participants are knowledgeable of upcoming events. Please check in with your RA if you have any questions. 


What Physical Therapy is Available During the Intensive?

The School of Dance has an on-site Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist. Both of our specialists will be performing core strength testing to UBSI participants to help you determine where you need to focus your strengthening to decrease the chance of injury. We will send out a short questionnaire to participants regarding any back pain you may have or have had. The testing will take about 15 minutes of your time during the intensive.

This is a free test and you will be able to take your paper back to your own Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer and/or studio as you see fit. This is a great opportunity for UBSI participants to take part in! The Athletic Training room is located in the basement of the Marriott Center for Dance, Room 24. If the door is open and there are no other students in there, feel free to stop in for an assessment.


What Other Information Should I Know?

Planning for the Utah Ballet Summer Intensive is an ongoing process and information can occasionally change before the intensive starts. We make the best effort to inform participants within a timely manner of any changes. Other useful information can be found below:

Guidelines for UBSI 2021

Guide to SLC

Summer Conferences 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact us at  or 801-581-7327.