The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra

Summer Intensive

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 instructors Natalia Bashkatova, Zherlin Nhudi, Diane Withee, Yulia Pivotskaya, Scott Poiley, along with renowned guest instructors including Rasta Thomas, Daniel Ulbricht, Alexei Moskalenko, Jason Ambrose, Maria Konrad, and more, 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 ages 12 and up are invited to audition.  


2020 Dates

Week 1: June 1-6

Week 2: June 8-13

Week 3: June 15-20

Week 4: June 22-27

Showcase: June 26th


Full Day: $400 per week

Half Day: $350 per week

  • Scholarships Announced with Acceptance Letter
  • Payment Plans Available

Early Bird Discounts for booking before April 1st:

Book 1 week, save
$25 (half)/$50 (full)

Book 2 weeks, save
$50 (half)/$100 (full)

Book 3 weeks, save
$100 (half)/$200 (full)

Book 4 weeks, save
$150 (half)/$300 (full)

In-Person Audition

Sunday, January 26th:

2:00-2:30pm Registration

3:00-5:00pm Audition


Can’t make our audition dates but still interested in auditioning? Please e-mail to request a personal placement appointment.

Students will be considered for the following programs:

1)  The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive – Advanced levels, June 1-26, 2020

2) Skyra Commercial Dance Summer Intensive – Beginning through Advanced levels, June 1-26, 2020 and/or July 27-Aug 2, 2020

3) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Pre-Professional Training Program (2020-2021 school year)

Video Audition

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 no longer than 10 minutes long and include one of the following:

1. Ballet technique work that includes:

-barre work taken from the front and side (plies, tendu, rond de jambe, developpe)

-center work (adagio, petite and grand allegro, with grand allegro including pirouettes)

-pointe work (two combinations of your choice)

2. Solo Performance

-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  Please use the following subject: “(Your Name) (Name of Intensive Auditioning For) Summer 2020 Audition”.

To be certain your submission was received, please follow up by email to one week after sending to request status.

Learn more about The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra here. 

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