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June 21 - July 11, 2015

2015 Schedule
Who Should Apply
Application Requirements
Live Audition Dates
Application Tips
2015 Tuition and Fees 

Three innovative artists, one extraordinary program!

Are you ready to take your dancing to the next level? Study with our world-renowned faculty and guest artists in an immersive summer program that will transform your technique, ignite your artistry and inspire your spirit! 

During this three-week intensive, you will study with Conservatory faculty and acclaimed guest artists in a program that offers the trademark Boston Conservatory combination of rigorous classical training and a cutting-edge approach to contemporary dance.

2015 Schedule


Week One: Dance: Radically Re-defined

ZOE SCOFIELD, Co-Artistic Director of Zoe/Juniper (Seattle)An award-winning choreographic prodigy, Scofield is re-defining dance for the 21st century through blending her own unique movement language with video and visual art.

Week Two: Falling and Flying

BRIAN BROOKS, Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company (NYC)Known for rapid fire off-balance choreography that has dancers soaring, spiraling and pushing the limits of their physicality, Brooks is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and is currently touring his duet work with ballet superstar Wendy Whelan.

Week Three: Modern/Hip Hop Hybrid

EBONY WILLIAMS (B.F.A. '05), Principal dancer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (NYC), Back up dancer for Beyoncé (Single Ladies video)A Boston Conservatory alumna, Williams exemplifies the versatility and range of Boston Conservatory-trained dance artists. Her virtuosity as a performer and generosity as a teacher create an unforgettable experience for her students.

Who Should Apply

Students and professionals between the ages of 15-25 who possess a strong technical background in ballet. Applicants must also have an interest in expanding into contemporary ballet, modern dance and improvisation.

Application Requirements

Applications open December 1, 2014

Applications received before February 15, 2015: $65
Applications received after February 15, 2015 and before May 1, 2015: $100

  • Online application fee submitted through DecisionDesk
  • Live audition (preferred) OR video audition to be uploaded onto DecisionDesk:
    • Video audition to be no longer than ten minutes. Please include: Barre work one side only, center Adagio and Grand Allegro, pointe work during class or variation, solo of choice in any style, highlight movement quality and artistic choices.

Supplemental materials, to be submitted via DecisionDesk:

  • One letter of recommendation from a dance teacher
  • One headshot

 DecisionDesk accepts the following file formats: 

  • Video (MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB)
  • Audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, AIFF, WMA, WAV, AAC)
  • Image (JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF)

There is no charge to submit your materials, and we receive it instantly.  Individual files can be as large as 5GB, but keep in mind that larger files may take some time to upload.  For technical support with your DecisionDesk application, please visit or contact   

Live Auditions

January 3, 2015 - New York - Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (9 a.m. Registration)
100 Amsterdam Avenue - Studio 480
New York City, NY 10023 

January 4, 2015 - Washington D.C. - City Dance
2:30–5:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Registration)
5301 Tuckerman Lane
N. Bethesda, MD 20852 

January 7, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA - Cal State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) - Luckman Fine Arts Center
1:30–4:30 p.m. (1 p.m. Registration)
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

January 9, 2015 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Youth Ballet
3:30–6:30 p.m. (3 p.m. Registration)
1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

January 10, 2015 - Seattle, WA - Velocity Dance Center
4:30–7:30 p.m. (4 p.m. Registration)
1621 12th Avenue 
Seattle, WA 98122

January 13, 2015 - St. Petersburg, FL - Gibbs High School
12:30–3:30 p.m. (12 p.m. Registration)
850 34th St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712 

January 15, 2015 - Houston, TX - HSPVA
8:45–11:45 a.m. (8:15 a.m. Registration)
4001 Stanford St.
Houston, TX 77006

January 18, 2015 - Chicago, IL - Joffrey Ballet
9:30–12:30 p.m. (9 a.m. Registration)
10 East Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

January 20, 2015 - Atlanta, GA - Axam Dance Theatre Experience at Woodward Academy
4:30–7:30 p.m. (4 p.m. Registration)
3400 Madison Street
College Park, GA 30337

January 22, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Dance Academy
9:30–12:30 p.m. (9 a.m. Registration)
219 Cuthbart St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 

January 31, 2015 - Boston, MA -The Boston Conservatory 
10:00am-1:00pm (9:30 a.m. Registration)

31 Hemenway Street 

February 7, 2015 - Boston, MA - The Boston Conservatory 

10:00am-1:00pm (9:30 a.m. Registration)


31 Hemenway Street 


February 14, 2015 - Boston, MA - The Boston Conservatory 

10:00am-1:00pm (9:30 a.m. Registration)

31 Hemenway Street 

Application Tips: 

  • Applicants submitting video should be sure the recordings are appropriately lit and are in focus.
  • Applicants who choose to submit a recorded audition should make every effort to have the best possible recording made of their audition performance.  
  • Applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty. 

2015 Tuition and Fees

Scholarships available for Boston Public School students. More information forthcoming.

2015 Tuition: $2,250

Housing and Meals: $1,900

Meals Only: $750

Apply by May 1!

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