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 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.  

Program Details

  • 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
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • 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)

  • Complete the Application (Click Here)
  • Email: Photo in first arabesque, Headshot, and Resume
    • The dancer’s name must be included in the file name. (Ex: “JaneSmithArabesque.jpg”)
    • Photos do not need to be professional but should be taken wearing neat dance attire in a well-lit area.
    • The dancer’s full body should be visible.
  • $35 audition fee will be processed once we receive the application.
  • Video of classical technique should include barre and center technique. Solo video can be a variation or combination of your choice.
  • Please use the following subject: “(Name) Summer 2021 Audition”
  • Email materials to 
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2021
  • Students will be placed with a host family based
  • The fee is $450 per week
  • All meals provided daily
  • Rides to and from the studio, shopping, and activities


Virtual Dance Add-Ons

Add Virtual Classes to your in-studio experience for a full day of Dancing as well as Saturday and Sunday classes.

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2020 Dates

Week 1: June 7-11

Week 2: June 14-18

Week 3: June 21-25

Week 4: June 28 – July 2

Week 5: July 5-9

Week 6: July 12-16

Week 7: July 19-23

Week 8: July 26-30

Week 9: August 2-6

Week 10: August 9-13


The Ballet Conservatory Summer Intensive will have two groups.

Group A: 9:00am-2:00pm

Group B: 9:30am-2:30pm

Classes Include:

SkyraFit, Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Contemporary & Contemporary Pointe, Latin Fusion, Progressions, Stretch


Fee: $250 per week

  • Payment Plans Available

Multi-Week Discounts:

Book 2 or more weeks:

Save $50 per week booked.

In-Person Audition

Contact us at to schedule a virtual audition. 



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)

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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