American Ballet Theater 2022 Intensive National Summer Audition Tour Announced
The American Ballet Theater National Summer Intensive Audition Tour will begin on January 8, 2022, visiting a total of 21 cities through February 27, 2022. Intermediate and advanced students, ages 9 to 24, are invited to audition for the ABT New York Summer Intensive, College and Virtual Summer Programs, as well as a Summer Workshop for Young Dancers.
The American Ballet Theater 2022 Intensive Summer Program will be held exclusively in New York City (June 27-July 29), marking a return to in-person training after two years of successful virtual summer programs. All participants must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend the 2022 Summer Intensive Auditions and Programs in person. Tailored training programs will be offered to the needs of participating dancers and class sizes will be limited.
Under the supervision of American Ballet Theater Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Summer Intensive Course Artistic Director Kate Lydon, ABT’s Summer Intensive Courses focus on developing well-balanced dancers through exposure to a wide variety of disciplines and to the artists, history and repertoire of ABT, with an emphasis on classical ballet technique. ABT Summer Intensive Courses are the primary recruitment tool for ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and ABT Studio. Over half of ABT’s current dancers and eight ABT Studio Company members have attended ABT’s summer intensive workshops, including six soloists and eight principal dancers.
Current faculty members from ABT training programs will join the teaching staff for this year’s intensive summer course, including ABT JKO School Artistic Director Cynthia Harvey, Pre-Professional Division Head Teacher Rubén Martín and Head Teacher, Children’s Division Harriet Clark, and ABT. Artistic Director of Studio Company Sascha Radetsky. Former teachers of the Intensive Summer Programs included renowned ABT alumni such as Charles Askegard, Ethan Brown, Leslie Browne, Wes Chapman, Yan Chen, Carla Stallings Lippert, Carlos Lopez, Amy Rose, Lupe Serrano and Cheryl Yeager , among others. Past visiting professors include ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Stage Manager Susan Jones and Directory Director Nancy Raffa.
The American Ballet Theater 2022 Collegiate Summer Intensive will be held at ABT’s headquarters in New York City (June 13-24). This specialized program, designed for students aged 17-24, will focus on technique, ABT repertoire, pointe work, partnership, modern dance, jazz, and character. College credit options are available. Applicants for the Collegiate Summer Intensive can audition on one of the Summer Intensive auditing sites or via video.
The American Ballet Theater 2022 Young Dancer Summer Workshop program will be held in New York City (August 1-12). This program educates young dancers (ages 9-11 and 12 at the advanced beginner level) in ballet technique and related topics including nutrition, ballet terminology, classroom etiquette and repetition and injury prevention. Auditions for the summer workshop for young dancers will take place in some cities. Please see www.abt.org/SummerPrograms for more information.
Three intensive summer virtual sessions will be offered to students aged 9 to 20 of
June 13-24, July 11-22 and August 1-12. Candidates for the Virtual Summer Intensive can audition on one of the Summer Intensive audition sites or by video.
Auditions for the ABT Intensive Summer Courses are open to students of all genders who have reached intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Students can audition by video for all programs. Merit-based scholarships will be awarded during ABT’s National Summer Intensive Audition Tour. Scholarships are available for all programs.
For more information on ABT’s intensive summer programs and to pre-register for auditions, please visit www.abt.org/SummerPrograms.
The American Ballet Theater and ABT summer training programs are committed to ABT RISE, representation and inclusion support excellence. For more information, please visit www.abt.org/abt-rise.