Three unique summer programs in Los Angeles and New York City that offer the highest quality ballet education for serious students. Dancers come away with greater strength, precision, confidence, and knowledge — and ultimately experience the power and poetry of the art that is ballet.

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Ellison Ballet Summer Intensive - NYC ONLY:
The EBSI has become a destination for some of the most talented students in North America and abroad. This four-week session is designed for students ages 12-19 who wish to experience concentrated exposure to exceptional classical ballet training in New York City - the mecca of the dance-world. There is great emphasis on our men's program, focusing on the development of the power, stamina, and masculinity associated with strong male technique. The curriculum affords an excellent opportunity to greatly improve technical skill, develop greater self awareness and gain a deeper understanding of individual artistic potential. Students learn from the highly effective teaching methods of master teacher Edward Ellison and his international faculty. They come away with greater strength, precision, confidence, and knowledge — and ultimately experience the power and poetry of the art that is ballet.

Classical Variations Intensive - NYC & LA:
This special two-week program is for young ladies between the ages of 13 and 19 who wish to be immersed in the details of classical ballet variations. The curriculum includes daily classes in classical technique, pointe, and intensive study of some of the most famous solo choreography in the history of ballet. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to prepare to successfully compete at international ballet competitions.

Pas de Deux Intensive - NYC & LA:
​This exclusive program will focus on the study of various pas de deux from the great classical ballet repertoire, immersing students in the pas de deux, variations and codas associated with each selected ballet. Open only to pre-professional students ages 16+ and professional ballet dancers up to age 24, the unique program will be particularly helpful to dancers preparing for international competition. Students of the Ellison Ballet - Pas de Deux Intensive will learn choreography from both the classical and contemporary traditions, allowing our talented students to expand their repertoire and skills in our most exclusive program, taught by artistic director Edward Ellison and contemporary artist Juan Rodriguez.


Summer Tuition TBA


  • Applicants should be between 12-19 years of age and have a strong basic classical foundation in relation to their level and age.
  • Students who are 11 years old may audition for the EBSI if they will turn 12 by June 2022.
  • Professional dancers up to age 24 may be considered for the Pas de Deux intensives on a case-by-case basis. Interested professional dancer applicants should email with their CV upon submitting online audition registration.
  • Dancers should audition with the age group that they fall into on the date of their audition.