July 8 - August 3, 2019

The New Ballet School Summer Intensive provides high quality, pre-professional ballet training featuring the renowned American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. A smaller program and a full day of training for all students ensures that students get the individual attention and intensive training they are looking for.

The Summer Intensive can be the first step towards placement in the Studio Company and Pre-Professional Division. Achieve your goals by training with our world-class ABT certified faculty, including Dalia Rawson and Le Mai Linh. Special Guest Faculty will include José Manuel Carreño, Ben Needham-Wood, Pierre Francois Vilanoba.

The Summer Intensive provides a core curriculum of ballet technique, pointe, men's class, and variations, as well as classical and contemporary ballet repertoire, with a full day of classes for students in all levels. Additional classes may include partnering, modern, contemporary, character, strengthening, Pilates, music for dancers, and floor barre, to help students develop versatility in their dancing. All faculty, classes, and schedules subject to change.

Details + Policies

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available for qualified students. Special Scholarships for male dancers may be available, and male dancers have the opportunity to work with Mr. Carreño and The New Ballet School’s Faculty in men’s technique class, partnering class, variations, and repertoire. Special José Manuel Carreño Male Dancer Scholarships are available and may include partial scholarships, full scholarships, and housing. 


To encourage training for male dancers, José Manuel Carreño Male Dancer Scholarships offer male dance students ages 10-22 the opportunity to train on scholarship at The New Ballet Summer Intensive. Training includes men's and boy's classes, male variations, and partnering for qualified students. Classes are taught by José Manuel Carreño and The New Ballet School's expert faculty, including Le Mai Linh, Mads Eriksen, Dalia Rawson and Alexsandra Meijer.

All male dancers who attend a Summer Intensive audition or who audition by video will be considered for a José Manuel Carreño Male Dancer Scholarship, and finalists will be confirmed by José Manuel Carreño himself. Scholarships may include partial tuition scholarships, full tuition scholarships, and housing.

Join the Studio Company

All qualified Summer Intensive students will be evaluated for placement in the Studio Company for the season. Scholarships and stipends may be available.

Audition for the Summer Intensive

NBS auditions are intended to be encouraging and positive experiences. Easy video audition instructions are available, and a West Coast Audition tour will be held in early January-March. In person auditions may be arranged by contacting school@newballetschool.org. 

Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up

Early drop-off and and late pick-up may be available. Contact us for more information.

Intensive Alumni

The New Ballet - San Jose Summer Intensive's full-day schedule and the program's focus on preparing for a culminating performance offers the opportunity for all students to experience some of what it is like to live the life of a professional dancer. This experience has prepared students to dance with some of the best professional companies in the world.

The NBS Summer Intensive had its inaugural year in 2016. Alumni from the 2016 Summer Intensive are now dancing with Ballet Tuscon, Milwaukee Ballet II, Eugene Ballet and The New Ballet - San Jose Studio Company. Alumni who trained at Summer Intensives lead by the same team now running NBS Summer Intensive have gone on to professional careers with Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Met II, Minnesota Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Silicon Valley Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Memphis and Bay Pointe Ballet.