Fort Wayne Ballet Summer Intensive 2021

“First you learn your technique, your vocabulary, your repertoire. Then you are ready to become an artist.”
-Karen Gibbons-Brown

Fort Wayne Ballet’s Summer Intensive:
2021 Dates to be Announced



Fort Wayne Ballet’s Summer Intensive emphasizes technique, artistic expression and musicality necessary to prepare well-rounded, classically trained dancers.


To Be Announced | Check this page regularly for updates 

Registration starts 30 minutes before audition classes. Auditioning is $25 and can be paid in person at the audition or online through MindBody.


  • Outstanding faculty and exceptional studios in downtown Fort Wayne’s Arts District
  • Individual attention – our teacher-student ration is approximately 1:15
  • Seminars focus on choreography, dance terminology, nutrition, dance history, injury prevention, and other related topics
  • Performance opportunities and planned social activities


  • Fort Wayne Ballet Summer Intensive is for intermediate to pre-professional students.
  • Audition or video audition (if located over 100 miles from audition sites) is required for participation. Audition fee: $25. Video Audition Requirements
  • Placement classes for all participants will be held first day of Intensive
  • Fort Wayne Ballet enforces a dress code and traditional rules of dance etiquette, as set forth in the registration confirmation letter.
  • Participants are invited to perform in a culminating workshop performance (2021 Date TBA) 
  • Auditions for Fort Wayne Ballet contracts, Full-Year Trainee Program, BFA Dance Degree, and Summer Intensive Program
  • For more information about Fort Wayne Ballet’s post-high school Trainee Program email or call 260.484.9646.


Four-week Summer Intensive Program: $1,800.

Two-week Summer Intensive Program*: $1,000.

Activity Fee (either 4 or 2 weeks): $125.

* Two-week enrollment recommended for students ages 12 to 15 years or first-time Intensive students.


  • Karen Gibbons-Brown among the top 18 pedagogues in the world/ABT certified teacher
  • Kim Sagami Gerald Arpino foundation
  • Cameron Basden – Gerald Arpino foundation
  • Jane Lanier – Tony nominated choreographer
  • David Ingram – Professor of Dance at Butler University
  • and many more.

2020 Summer Intensive Brochure

Virtual Summer Intensive PDF