Junior Intensive

Ages 8-11
June 12 – 23, 2017

Summer Intensive

Ages 12-20
June 26 – July 28, 2017



Ballet Master, Hisham Omardien                   Ballet Mistress, Susan Dromisky                    Andres Estevez

Emily Gotschall                                                   David Ward

Daryl Kamer, Interim Academy Director      Dmitri Suslov, Associate Director of Trainees and Performance Ensemble

Carrie West, Former BalletMet Company dancer
Zoica Tovar, Former Ballet Nacional de Cuba dancer
Jilese Bushling Austin, Former New York City Ballet Company dancer
Chrissy Stridsburg, Professor at Wittenberg University and Otterbein University
Dionysia Williams, Broadway International Tours
Benny Simon, PhD Student in Dance and Graduate teaching faculty at The Ohio State University
Brooke Moore, Former principal Pennsylvania Ballet

Classes and Coursework

Students will study Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Acting, Conditioning, Pointe & Partnering  while taking academic courses in, How to Market Yourself as a Dancer, How to create headshots and great dance photos, Dance History, Music, Nutrition & Injury Prevention.

Students will also have the ability to book a session with Company photographer, Jennifer Zmuda.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Audition Dates

Auditions for the 2017 Summer Intensive program have concluded. Please stay tuned for information regarding auditions for the 2018 Summer Intensive program.

Audition Information

In-person Audition
Please fill out this audition form.
Please submit a 4×6 photo of 1st arabesque with your audition form. Click here for an example.
Audition Fee: $30

DVD Submission
DVD’s will be accepted for a fee of $30 through April 2017. DVDs should run fewer than seven minutes and begin with a student introduction (name, age and where they currently train). Female students should include centre work including adagio, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, petit allegro, grand allegro and pointe work. Male students should include tour en l’air, single or double depending on age and level, and allegro that includes beats and grande pirouettes.

A 4X6 photo of arabesque is also required along with a complete audition form and payment of $30.

Mail to:

Academy Director
BalletMet Columbus
322 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Intensive Tuition (5 weeks) $2300.00

Junior Intensive Tuition (2 weeks) $735

Junior Intensive Tuition (1 week) $435

Housing (5 weeks) $2400.00

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