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:
June 27 – July 30, 2021

Two Week (June 27 – July 10) or Five Week (June 27 – July 30) Options; 
*younger dancers are encouraged to participate in the two week session


Virtual Zoom Audition, In-Person Audition, Video Submission
Auditioning through any of three options is $25;
All auditioners, regardless of which option you choose, must pay audition fee
online through MindBody.


January 10th; Virtual Audition- Open to all
January 17th; Virtual Audition- Open to all
February 20th; In-Person Audition- Specifically for students of the Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet
February 21st; Virtual Audition- Open to all
March 7th; In-Person Audition at Fort Wayne Ballet- Open to all
April 30th; All Video Auditions Due
Please email our Ballet Registrar at to reserve your spot for either a Virtual Audition, In-Person Audition or to submit your Video Audition. All Virtual and In-Person auditions are limited to 25 spots per session. 

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


  • 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 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 at the end of the program
  • 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