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 the individual artistic potential and developing greater self-awareness. Led by master instructors Natalia Bashkatova, Zherlin Nhudi, and Diane Withee, 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.
Exclusive training by YAGP & UBC Outstanding Teacher and Best Studio awarded faculty
Curriculum created to advance technique in a safe environment
Variety of classes geared towards the success of your student
Host family housing available
Year-round school placement
Private coaching available
Classes include ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux/partnering, character, men’s technique, repertoire, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, Afro-Latin fusion, Gyrokinesis, PBT, emotions, choreography, and more with a theater showcase on July 31st
June 7 – July 31
(students do not need to take the full 8 weeks; a minimum of 3 weeks is required, though priority acceptance may be given to those taking 5 or more weeks)
Students will be considered for the following programs:
1) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive
2) Skyra Commercial Dance Summer Intensive
3) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Pre-Professional Training Program (2020-2021 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com one week after sending to request status.