The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra is a world-class training and performance program for talented and driven students aimed at preparing dancers for a professional career in classical ballet or contemporary dance with a strong classical ballet foundation. Students are selected by audition for their potential and mental readiness to begin a rigorous training program. Our Vaganova-based curriculum gives our students ample opportunity to achieve significant technical skill milestones, while gaining a deeper understanding of individual artistic potential and developing greater self awareness. Led by master teachers Natasha Glos, Diane Withee, and Courtney Eierman, along with special guest instructors, our unique approach also includes significant contemporary work and pilates-based cross-training, leading to the development of dancers who are exceptionally versatile and prepared to enter the world’s leading companies.
The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive is an advanced level training program. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome to consider our other summer training programs.
Advanced intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to audition.
If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may request a personal placement appointment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a video audition.
Audition Attire Ladies: black leotard, pink transition tights, ballet shoes, and hair secured in a ballet bun. Ladies en pointe for two years or more should bring pointe shoes.
Gentlemen: black or white t-shirt, black leggings, and black or white ballet shoes with matching socks.
Students will be considered for the following programs:
1) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive – Advanced levels, June 3-28, 2019 and/or July 8-Aug 9, 2019
2) Skyra Commercial Dance Summer Intensive – Beginning through Advanced levels, June 3-28, 2019 and/or July 8-Aug 9, 2019
3) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Pre-Professional Training Program (2019-2020 school year)
We are so happy that you are considering The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive! If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, you are welcome to apply via video audition and online application. A $25 fee applies.
Videos should be 5-10 minutes long and include:
barre work taken from the front and side (pliés, tendu, rond de jambe, développé)
center work (adagio, petite and grand allegro, with grand allegro including pirouettes)
pointe work (two combinations of your choice)
a solo (preferably a classical variation and taken in studio and not in costume — the dancer’s body must be clearly visible)
A link to your audition video may be submitted as part of your online application or sent separately by email, along with a resume and headshot, to email@example.com. Please use the following subject: “(Name) Ballet Summer 2019 Audition”.
To be certain your submission was received, please follow up by email to firstname.lastname@example.org one week after sending to request status.