BalletMet Summer Intensive

About our Program

BalletMet Dance Academy’s Summer Intensive invites professionally aspiring dancers to a five-week program at our studios in Columbus, Ohio, named one of the top six cities in the country for the arts. Summer Intensive students 16+ can also choose to add our BalletMet Company Rep Week where they will learn choreography from today’s top choreographers, in a company style format, taught by the ballet masters and artistic director of BalletMet.

At this time, we have not decided whether we will have dorms available or if students will need to secure their own housing.  We will update this page and advise as decisions are made.

Junior Intensive

June 21-25 or Aug 9-Aug 13

Summer Intensive

June 28-July 30

Company Rep Week

Aug 1-Aug 6



Auditions can be via video, zoom, at partner studios via zoom and at our studios in-person following covid-protocol. Audition fees are $20 for BalletMet students, $30 for non-students and $80 for National Audition Tour.

More zoom audition dates coming soon, including Junior Intensive auditions.

Virtual Zoom Auditions

For Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced students age 12-21 auditioning for Summer Intensive, Company Rep Week and Trainee Program.

(class sizes are limited)

Sunday, January 17 1:00-2:30
Saturday, January 23 1:00-2:30
Sunday, January 24 1:00-2:30
Saturday, January 30 1:00-2:30
Sunday, January 31 1:00-2:30
Saturday, February 6 1:00-2:30
Sunday, February 7 1:00-2:30
Saturday, February 13 1:00-2:30
Sunday, February 14 1:00-2:30

JUNIOR INTENSIVE AUDITION ONLY (Must be 8-11 years old by 6/21/21 for the first week or by 8/9/21 for the second week.) – Sunday, January 17 3:00-4:00 

Registration Now Open

National Summer Intensive Tour

BalletMet is part of the collective of ballet schools participating in the National Summer Intensive Audition Tour.  Students participating will be considered for BalletMet as well as 13 other schools in one audition. BalletMet students will have the opportunity to participate in the NSIA via BalletMet and information will be sent to current BalletMet students by early December.


Submit A Video Audition

(Videos must be received by April 1)

View Video Audition Requirements


Our Studios

Our Columbus, Ohio campus houses the 35,000 sq. ft. Dance Centre with seven studios, costume shop, and offices, along with a 20,000 sq. ft. fully equipped black box theatre and scene shop.  BalletMet’s campus is located in downtown Columbus in the cultural Discovery District,  near Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Arts and Design, the Columbus Convention Center and Arena District.

BalletMet studios are perfect for all levels.
A look inside BalletMet's dance studios.
BalletMet offers live accompany for most classes.


Junior Intensive
$480 for one week
$880 for both weeks

5-Week Summer Intensive
$2500 for tuition

Company Rep Week
$750 tuition if attending Company Rep Week Only
$650 tuition if also attending 5-Week Summer Intensive

Please contact us with questions.