Performing in New York
New York Summer Intensive of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre Our ballet program for Dance Students, Professional Dancers, and Dance Teachers pursuing a professional career and interested in enhancing their preparation to further their careers in the industry.
Beginner Dance Students and Dance Teachers please visit our Dance Education.
New York Summer Intensive of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre
The Performing in New York program comprises of advanced ballet training and hands-on understanding of the Company's Production and Performance time, fully allowing participants to experience subjects not conventionally accessible in a study setting.
Student and Intern Housing, 24/7 security, and live-in staff.
Admission and financial aid are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early application is strongly encouraged.
July 22 to August 19, 2023
July 20 to August 17, 2024 | July 19 to August 16, 2025 | July 18 to August 15, 2026
Determinant to the success of emerging Artists is the inspirational relationship with the Company's Artistic Director Dr. Chiara Ajkun and our Company Dancers who mentor and perform alongside Participants daily, and the opportunity to be part of the creative process of our Resident Choreographers. Specialty classes expose participants to subjects critical and instrumental to the success of a professional dancer.
Dancers joining our program are challenged and inspired to achieve the very best through four high-level daily classes, in a nurturing environment considerate of age and dance level, and then to convey their skills during performances. We believe in the importance of providing strong ballet, pointe, and repertory training that broadens modern dance techniques and an injury prevention-physical strengthening plan (IPPSP) in support of a healthful and long career in the field.
Training & Specialty Classes
Ballet Technique with dancer’s injury prevention integration
Partnering/Pas de Deux
Staging & Performing
Body Conditioning & Pilates
Pointe Shoe Care
Professional Networking & Social Media
Performing Life on Tour
Our performance schedule allows participants to learn many aspects of a Ballet Dancer's life, from touring to public speaking. Lectures and active cooperation with our production staff guide and thoroughly expose dancers to the specific requirements of a professional career.
Our Wardrobe provides performance costumes. Public Performances may be sided by: Arts in Education Events, followed by a question/answer period with the audience, Press Presentations, discovering promotional topics, Showcases for potential donors to a participant’s career, Open Rehearsals for a targeted audience leading to potential contract opportunities.