Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York final performance photo of 3 female dancers on stage in tutus captured in grand jeté

BBA Summer Intensive in New York City

2022 Program Dates 
At this time we share that the 2022 BBASI Programs will not take place this summer.

6-week session, In-person

Culminates in a Final Performance**

 

First 3-week session, In-person

Culminates in an Observation Day

 

Second 3-week session, In-person

Culminates in a Final Performance**

 

Admission is by audition only. 

**Last week will have afternoon class time dedicated to rehearsals.

 

Thank you!

BBASI NY provides expert training for serious ballet students (ages 15 - 22 years) through unique instruction by teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.  BBASI NY is a rigorous ballet training program, conducted in Russian language with the assistance of English-speaking interpreters. The program offers pre-professional ballet training through class instruction, a final performance, and other related activities.

BBASI NY is designed to ensure that students achieve maximum individual progress with a focus on clarity of technique, strength, and musicality. The Program’s overall environment is non-competitive and teamwork is emphasized. 

Ballet classes are conducted in groups and organized by participants’ age and skill levels.  Level placement may be adjusted during the first few days at the exclusive discretion of the Program. At the completion of the program, participants receive an assessment of their progress from the Academy's Teachers.    

BBASI NY offers both a residential and a day option.

Compare BBASI's programs for 15-year-olds.

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York final performance photo featuring a male and female dancer on stage with the female dancer in penché en pointe

Dancers exhibiting exceptional talent may be recommended for year-round study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Furthermore, one female and one male participant enrolled in the 6-week session of the Summer Intensive will be awarded an RAF Training and Performing Scholarship which will give them the opportunity to perform at the Academy’s Gala Performance in Moscow!  

 
 

Curriculum

The BBASI NY Program is designed for male and female dancers (15 - 22 years) who are at an advanced level. Training is conducted through group classes which consist of individual participation, observation, interactive participation with other participants, and hands-on corrections and demonstrations by the Academy’s Teachers. Dancers applying to this program should be mature, focused, and able to monitor and moderate the rigor of their own training.

Bolshoi Ballet Academy teacher Svetlana Ivanova correcting the placement of a female dancer’s arms and head in arabesque.
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York final performance photo featuring two male dancers on stage in sissonne with a red backdrop.

At the conclusion of the Program, all participants receive an assessment from the Academy’s Teachers. An Observation Day will be held at the end of the first three-week session. A final performance will give participants enrolled in the 6-week and the second 3-week sessions the opportunity to showcase their newly acquired repertoire. While all participants will be featured, the extent of one’s participation in the performance may be based, in part, on merit, in-class participation, and artistic decisions. The 6th week schedule is adjusted for afternoon  Performance rehearsals. 

 

Female Dancers - Intermediate Advanced / Advanced Levels*

Classical Technique  -  Pointe  -  Repertoire  -  Partnering*  -  Character Dance

*Partnering class is taught jointly with male dancers.  (View sample schedule)
 

Male Dancers - Intermediate Advanced / Advanced Levels*

Classical Technique  -  Variations  -  Partnering  -  Character Dance

*Partnering class is taught jointly with female dancers.  (View sample schedule)
 

Weekends:

No classes are conducted over weekends. When July 4th falls on a weekday, the regular class schedule applies.

Extracurricular Activities:

The following optional extracurricular activities are offered: 

  • Russian language classes twice a week at no additional cost. 

  • An injury prevention workshop at no additional cost.

  • Private classes for an additional cost and subject to availability.