Happy Turkey Month! And what a busy month it is – Nutcracker rehearsals, finals and the start of audition season.
Last year BalletScoop discontinued the big list of all summer intensives. This was a tough decision, and I know how many of you enjoyed it and relied on it year to year. In the future I hope to collaborate with a colleague of mine to develop a truly interactive and more easily maintainable database of programs (stay tuned for more on that next year)!
In the meantime I’ll continue share with you links to the finest programs that every dancer should know. As far as these schools go, if you are within driving distance of an audition location, don’t think twice about – go!
American Ballet Theatre (NY, AL, TX, CA)
School of American Ballet (NY/CA)
Bolshoi Ballet (NY/CT) – Click here to learn about the BBS SI approach.
San Francisco Ballet (CA) – This year’s site has had a beautiful overhaul!
Ellison Ballet (NY)
Boston Ballet (MA) – Also featuring a new updated website!
Houston Ballet (TX)
French Academie (NY)
Kirov Academy (DC)
The Rock School (PA)
Need to find a regional program? It’s worth looking at the Pointe Magazine list. Keep in mind that it’s based purely on opt-in paid placement (so Pointe won’t list programs that don’t pay them money), but it’s still a solid starting point. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to drop me a line in the comments below and I’ll help you out if I can!