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Dancer of the Ajkun Ballet School

Performing in New York

Ballet Intensive of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre for Dance Students and Professional Dancers interested in innovative, science-based, ballet preparation. Held in summer in our New York Theater. 

The Ajkun Ballet Theatre is the destination for dancers who wish to perform at the highest professional standards and embrace healthy ballet training. 

4-Week Program in New York City

Ages 14-26

Limited enrollment program

Registration is currently open for the upcoming sessions:

July 19 to August 16, 2025
 
and July 18 to August 15, 2026 | July 17 to August 14, 2027 | July 15 to August 12, 2028
Dancers of the Ajkun Ballet School

Training in the Ajkun Methodology
Ballet pedagogy has not evolved at the same rate as changes in the other art forms or athletic training and 
the Ajkun Methodology addresses the needs for evolution by incorporating biomechanics efficiency, departing from ballet myths, and concentrating on the individual wellbeing of the dancer.  Dancers from 135 countries have traveled to benefit from Chiara Ajkun's teaching to include notable professionals from prominent ballet companies.

Curriculum

  • Ballet Technique with Dancer’s Injury Prevention Integration

  • Pointe Variations and Male Variations in Ballet Repertory

  • Staging & Performing of a Repertory Ballet

  • Contemporary Repertory of the Ajkun Ballet Company

  • Specialty Classes:

  • Cross Training (Body Conditioning & Pilates)

  • Workplace Awareness

  • Makeup

  • Professional Networking with Social Media

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Performance

Working side by side with the dancers of the Ajkun Ballet Company, participants in our summer program learn many aspects of a Ballet Dancer's life. 

 

Public Performances expose dance students to potential donors and contract opportunities.

  • Employment Opportunities
    Dancers seeking for employment typically embark in an expensive audition tour that often overlooks organizations not internationally renowned. Equally, Dance Companies may overlook some dancers in the short time of an audition. The Ajkun Ballet Theatre created a network to serve as a platform for dancers to broaden their exposure across the globe. Our organization is regarded by Dance Companies worldwide as a primary source to explore some the world's finest artists for employment openings. A list of companies who have employed AjkunBT Alumni & Artists is available online: Alumni
  • Worldwide Promotion
    Our Press & Communication Division promotes all Company Artists & Participants in our programs on a global scale. Dancers are referred by our Artistic Staff, based on several weeks of training and performance, and supported by the international reputation of our Artistic Director Chiara Ajkun. The network created by AjkunBT Arts Administrators, Artists, Alumni, Patrons and Partners along with our partnerships with many Dance Companies helps dancers to move effortlessly toward a professional career.
  • Stay Information
    The Ajkun Ballet Theatre is truly committed to make your stay with us an unforgettable one. The international environment of our Program, the expertise of our Staff and their welcoming warmth, the extraordinary venues that are home to our Company and the variety of scenarios that only New York has to offer, all contribute to creating life lasting experiences and memories. Participants may elect to commute into our program or reside in our accommodation. Please contact us for information if interested in accommodation.
  • Admission Process
    All our programs are limited enrollment. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis to successful audition applicants. Official application deadline is April 30th. Applications are accepted as early as three yers in advance of the intended year of participation. Early Registration is strongly recommended.
  • Qualification Process
    Candidates are admitted through an Audition in person or by video. Click to complete the Audition Form. Successful candidates will be provided with a complete informational package and guidance to join our Summer Intensive.
  • Program Cost, Tuition and Housing
    Tuition: Funding by federal, state, and local government and public contributions cover a portion of the cost, and individual merit and need-based scholarships, grants and outside awards (AKA extramural contributions) may make up for the difference. When you qualify for the program, we use a combination of resources to determine your contribution and communicate it to you with the audition outcome. Your contribution may be referred to as “tuition”. The tuition is payable in full at registration or in four installments. Housing is guaranteed if the deposit is paid at registration. Housing may be purchased at any time before June 30th, subject to availability and rate increase.
  • ​Scholarships and Financial Aid for Training, Housing and Airfare Costs
    Participants are selected for the summer program without regard to their finances. ​Public and private contributions keep the program tuition considerably lower than the program's actual cost. ​Merit and Need-Based Financial Aid may be awarded for the Training Program, Housing Cost and Airfare Travel. The AjkunBT Fund may award additional financial assistance based upon individual qualification, up to the annual budget for dancers, to cover additional costs.

Any question about our program? We welcome all inquiries by email

For Dancer's Programs Voicemail call + 1 (347) 346-9951

More Dance Programs

The Ajkun Ballet Theatre offers a variety of programs in New York City and abroad and opportunities to earn a New York State Certificate in the Ajkun © Methodology.

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