American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School Launches 2018 Summer Intensive U.S. Audition Tour

American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School Launches 2018 Summer Intensive U.S. Audition TourPrinceton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, announces its nationwide audition tour schedule for its highly celebrated Summer Intensive program held in Princeton, N.J., from June 25 through July 27, 2018. European auditions sites will be announced soon. First held in 1982, Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive is one of the longest running Summer Intensives in the United States.

The Summer Intensive is a program of serious study in a warm and companionable atmosphere. The faculty provides caring and careful instruction conductive to technical and artistic progress. In seeking to maintain a feeling of community, Princeton Ballet School purposely limits the number of students in class. Individualized attention and intensive training led by ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin, Resident Choreographer Mary Barton, and master teachers Kathleen Moore and Maria Youskevitch. Guest faculty have included Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Kirk Peterson, Trinette Singleton, Aydmara Cabrera, Sterling Baca and Unity Phelan, among others.

"The Summer Intensive has always been my favorite time spent in the classroom both as a student and the faculty member," says Martin, former principal dancer for Joffrey Ballet. "As a student I was excited to spend my entire day focused on dancing and I couldn't wait to experience the intensity of the workload and feel the daily progress that I was making through that intense study. As a faculty member, I get a similar thrill from seeing students' tremendous progress over the five week program."

Auditions are conducted by Princeton Ballet School faculty members throughout the United States and Europe to select 100 students for the program. The audition will give students the opportunity to experience the classical ballet technique that Princeton Ballet School is famous for. Students must be 13 and older; classes are held at the Princeton Studio location with optional housing at Princeton University. There is an audition fee of $30 (the pre-registration audition fee is $25). For those unable to make the in-person audition, a video audition is possible (please visit arballet.org for more information).

Full biographies of the Summer Intensive may be found here: arballet.org/summer-intensive-faculty/

For more information about Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive, please visit arballet.org/class-division/summer-intensive/ or call (609) 921-7758.

AUDITION CITIES

ORLANDO, FL

Sunday, January 7 - Orlando Ballet

Registration: 10:00 am, Audition 10:30-noon

Audition with Pamela Levy

Orlando Ballet School

415 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

CHARLESTON, SC

Saturday, January 13 - Charleston Ballet Center for Dance

Registration: noon, Audition: 12:30-2:00 pm

Audition with Anna Wilkes-Davis and Journy Wilkes-Davis

Charleston Ballet Center for Dance

497 La Mesa Road Suite D, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Sunday, January 14 - University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Registration: 10:00 am, Audition: 10:30-noon

Audition with Carol Bellis

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

WASHINGTON DC

Sunday, January 14 - The Washington Ballet

Registration: 11:30 am, Audition: noon-1:30 pm

Audition with Pamela Levy

The Washington School of Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

CHICAGO, IL

Sunday, January 14 - Lou Conte Dance Studios, Hubbard Street Dance

Registration: 11:00 am, Audition: 11:30-1:00 pm

Audition with Douglas Martin

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance Studio

1147 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

BOSTON, MA

Sunday, January 21- Boston Ballet Newton Studios

Registration: noon, Audition: 12:30-2:00 pm

Audition with Pamela Levy

Boston Ballet Newton Studios

153 Needham St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

PRINCETON, NJ

Saturday, January 27- Princeton Ballet School

16 years old and above, Registration: 12:15 pm, Audition: 12:45-2:15 pm

13-15 year old Registration: 2:15, Audition: 3:00-5:00 pm

Audition with Pamela Levy and Douglas Martin

Princeton Ballet School

301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

TORRINGTON, CT

Saturday, February 3 - Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts

Registration: 4:00 Audition: 4:30-6:00 pm

Audition with Kirk Peterson

Nutmeg Conservatory

58 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

SAN JOSE, CA

Sunday, February 4 - The New Ballet School

Registration: 11:00 am, Audition: 11:30 -1:00 pm

Audition with Pamela Levy

The New Ballet School

40 N.1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

NEW YORK CITY, NY

Sunday, February 11 - School of American Ballet

Registration: 9:30 am, Audition: 10:00-11:30 am

Audition with Douglas Martin

School of American Ballet

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Sunday, February 25- Philadelphia Dance Academy

Registration: 2:00, Audition: 2:30-4:00 pm

Audition with Douglas Martin

Philadelphia Dance Academy

The Creative Arts Building

219 Cuthbert Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

About American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School

American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. The organization comprises: the preeminent professional classical and contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and ARB's Access & Enrichment initiatives, including the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program. The performing company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th centuries alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today. Founded in 1963, the company is currently under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. To learn more visit arballet.org.



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