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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

Program Dates - TBA
Please see dates and information from '23 below:
June 26 - August 4, 2023

6-week session 

Culminates in a Final Performance**

June 26 – July 14, 2023

3-week session

Culminates in an Observation Day

July 17 – August 4, 2023

3-week session

Culminates in a Final Performance**


Admission is by audition only. 

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


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 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.

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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 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 3-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

(View sample schedule)

Male Dancers - Intermediate Advanced / Advanced Levels*

Classical Technique  -  Variations  -  Partnering  -  Character Dance

(View sample schedule)


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: 

  • An injury prevention workshop at no additional cost.

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

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

Location: Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC


Advanced students (15+ years) will have the opportunity to study ballet in the one and only New York City! BBASI NY studios are located on Manhattan’s beautiful Upper East Side. While some organized activities may be offered, participants will have ample free time to explore and enjoy New York independently. BBASI NY is ideal for students who are comfortable navigating a major city, are independent, mature, responsible, and are excited to have more personal time in lieu of planned activities. 

  • Hunter College:  Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets

  • Marymount Manhattan College:  221 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


*As ASE does not own or operate program's facilities, locations may change as a result of circumstances beyond ASE’s control. The Program cannot ensure an allergen-free environment at any of its facilities.

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BBASI NY offers housing options conveniently located on the residential East Side of Manhattan, within reasonable walking distance and/or short ride on public bus/subway.  Housing is subject to availability.  The program reserves the right to modify housing assignment based on availability.  All questions should be directed to BBASI NY Staff – please DO NOT contact the residence directly. FOR 2023: MMC will be the main program residence

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive couple posing in passé in New York City.

A modern residence with air-conditioned 2 bedrooms suites/2 residents per bedroom, private bathroom, kitchen, and a common dining area. Rooms are furnished with twin beds, desks, dressers, and wardrobes. The kitchen area has a table and chairs, a full-size refrigerator, an electric stove, and microwave. Bedding, kitchen, and bathroom supplies are NOT provided. Amenities include common lounges and a laundry room. The residence has a 24-hour security checkpoint and is within a few blocks of cafes, supermarkets, shopping, and main subway lines. Chaperoned Housing option is mandatory for all dancers 15-16yrs. 17yr old dancers may elect to opt out of Chaperoned Housing.

18yr and older are not chaperoned.  All are required to follow Program rules at all times.

Meal plans are not provided, though both studio locations have cafeterias which operate on summer schedule. Participants will have access to the neighborhood cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores. Transportation costs are not included. 


Participants attending BBASI NY are expected to be mature, focused, and able to function independently and responsibly at all times. While some organized activities may be offered, the schedule outside of classes is open and unchaperoned, giving participants the ability to take full advantage of everything New York has to offer. NO individual supervision will be provided (except in some cases requiring medical care).

Program Chaperons & Staff are available for:

  • Group supervision to and from class/ Residence

  • Group supervision of official organized Program activities

  • Attending to program rules while classes are in session*

  • Attending to curfew/program rules in the Residence*
    *For 17yr and under residential students only.

Suggested Links for Navigating NYC

While New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world, working knowledge of city life will assist your participant in managing his/her experience in this great city. In preparation, and in addition to your own resources, a review of the following useful tips and suggestions is recommended:

2023 Tuition & Fees 

Enrollment Option
Program Length
Enrollment Fee
Additional Fees (If Applicable)
June 26 - August 4, 2023
6 weeks
Health Protocols TBD
July 17 – August 4, 2023
3 weeks
Health Protocols TBD
June 26 – July 14, 2023
3 weeks
Health Protocols TBD

2023 Housing Costs

Housing Option
Additional Fees
Marymount Manhattan College
Chaperon Supplement (Ages 17 and younger) $100/3wks | $200/6wks
Yeshiva University

Enrollment in the Program and Housing

Please refer to your acceptance letter for detailed instructions.  Upon receipt of an of acceptance, log into your BBASI Dashboard and click the Enrollment tab.  To reserve your space in the program, kindly be advised of the following deadlines:

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York final performance photo featuring a group of dancers holding the final pose on stage with a blue backdrop
BBASI Tuition Registration & Payment Dates

Within 2 weeks of Acceptance

Friday, 4/14/2023

50% Tuition

Remainder of Tuition Fees

2023 BBASI Housing Registration & Payment Dates

Friday, 3/17/23

Friday, 5/5/23

50% Housing

Remainder of Housing Fees

  • By check or wire transfer only.  Other than payments for the initial audition and/or registration deposit of $100, credit cards are not accepted.

  • Carefully review your registration invoice for important payment information.



Subject to the Cancellation Period specified in Program's Registration Contract, ASE has a no-refund policy on payments received. (For Summer 2023 the following will apply: In recognition of the geopolitical environment, ASE hereby represents that it has obtained necessary support for Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teachers’ travel from Russia to take part in the Program. If prior to Program’s start Russia specific events will cause ASE Vice President to decide that an in-person Program/Session is not feasible, a full refund of amount paid to ASE for 2023 Program/Session enrollment (excluding Auditions) will be offered to Participants in good standing*. For all other instances, ASE's standard no-refund policy on payments received will apply.) There are absolutely no refunds for dismissal from the Program or for voluntary withdrawal. Withdrawal from the Program, 45 days or more prior to the beginning of the 6 week session, due to a severe injury or medical condition unrelated to a pre-existing condition and directly resulting in Participant’s inability to train, may be evaluated on a case by case basis for special consideration of a credit. All special consideration requests will be reviewed in September following the completion of the Program. It is Participant's responsibility to submit to ASE, in September, written statement of the request, relevant medical documentation, and physician’s attestation that the injury or medical condition is not related to a previously existing condition. Upon receipt of stated information, ASE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether any special consideration will be granted. Requests for session changes are not guaranteed, reviewed on a case by case basis, and are subject to ASE's Refund Policy.

Given ASE’s no-refund policy please consider insurance as an option to protect your enrollment costs. Limited information is provided below. All are encouraged to consider other general industry and/or home country channels.


Insurance Suggestions

Options for U.S. Families:

APlus Plans, SquareMouth


Options for International Families:
At this time Program is able to recommend only health insurance options. For cancellation insurance, home country options should be considered.

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NOTE: ASE/ BBASI is NOT affiliated with the insurance companies, nor does ASE/BBASI assume any responsibilities, liabilities or make any representations regarding their products and/or services. This information is offered to all BBASI families solely on an OPTIONAL and INFORMATIONAL basis. It is the sole responsibility of each family to obtain full information regarding the costs, terms, coverage and any/all other relevant matters. Please do not contact ASE/BBASI program staff with any questions regarding the insurance as we are not authorized to make any representations and/or give out information.

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