MCB Summer Intensive

June 24 – July 26, 2019

For students age 9-18. Audition required.

Students ages 9-18 may audition for the five-week program at any of the 17 cities on the Audition Tour, or by video audition.

Miami City Ballet School offers an intensive five-week training program geared toward ballet students 9-18 who are committed to dance professionally and are ready to achieve a new level of artistic excellence.

Each year, our 63,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility welcomes an elite group of dancers, selected from across the United States and abroad. Over the course of five weeks, students train under MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, Director of Faculty and Curriculum Arantxa Ochoa, MCB School faculty members, MCB ballet masters, MCB principal dancers and world-renowned guest teachers.

Our rigorous curriculum provides the highest caliber of training in a creative and artistic environment. We offer a well-rounded selection of classes, including Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Men’s and Women’s Variations, Contemporary, Stretch & Strengthen, Pilates and Weight Training. Level I will include classes in Ballet, Musical Theater and Stretch on Monday to Friday; and Level II will include classes in Ballet, Preparatory Pointe, Musical Theater and Stretch on Monday to Saturday.

At the conclusion of the Summer Intensive, students who demonstrate exceptional talent, potential and commitment are invited to join MCB School’s Pre-Professional Division, a rigorous year-round training program for aspiring dance professionals ages 14-18.

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Please visit our Auditions page for further details on the National Audition Tour, Audition Guidelines, and Video Submissions.

2019 National Audition Tour Dates


Friday, January 4
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Saturday, January 5
Chicago, IL
Ballet Chicago
17 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602

Sunday, January 6
Philadelphia, PA
The Rock School for Dance Education
1101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Saturday, January 12
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Sunday, January 13
New York, NY
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Saturday, January 19
Los Angeles, CA
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Saturday, January 19
Cary, NC
Cary Ballet Conservatory
3791 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

Sunday, January 20
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Sunday, January 20
Washington D.C.
The Washington School of Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Monday, January 21
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109


Monday, January 21
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Friday, January 25
Denver, CO
International Ballet School
8000 S Lincoln St # 7, Littleton, CO 80122

Saturday, January 26
Salt Lake City, Utah
Ballet West Academy
52 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Sunday, January 27
Plano, TX
Chamberlain School of Ballet
3003 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Friday, February 1
Tampa, FL
Patel Conservatory
1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602

Saturday, February 2
Miami Beach, FL
Miami City Ballet School
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Saturday, February 2
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318


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Housing and Student Life

The University of Miami provides on-campus housing for our MCB Summer Intensive Students. Boarding fees (see Pricing tab) at UM include:

  • Air-conditioned, same-sex double-occupancy dormitories with twin beds and a shared bathroom
  • 24-hour security at the dormitories
  • 24-hour supervision from live-in MCB School Chaperones
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Access to laundry facilities, meeting rooms, lounges and vending areas
  • Access to recreational on-campus facilities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, museum, movie theater and restaurants
  • Transportation to and from MCB Studios
  • All meals — breakfast and dinner are served at UM’s brand new dining hall; lunch is catered daily to MCB Studios.
  • Access to on-campus urgent care

Students staying at UM also have the opportunity to partake in fun, recreational excursions on Sundays. Examples of previous excursions include:

  • Crandon Park Beach
  • Miami Marlins game at Marlins Stadium
  • Rapids Water Park Adventure
  • 4th of July Rooftop Celebration
  • Visit to Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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Students accepted into the MCB Summer Intensive will be notified by email within 10 days of their audition. If accepted, initial registration forms will be emailed with results, and are due three weeks from the audition date. Placement in the program is granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the program reaches full capacity, students will be placed on a waiting list

Please be sure to register and send your deposit in on time to ensure your place in the program.

Registration materials can be sent via email ( or by mail to:

Miami City Ballet School
Summer Programs
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Registration Fee (All Levels)  $150*

Tuition: $2,800

Housing at University of Miami – $3,100* (Please note that this fee DOES include all meals)

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*Pricing is subject to change.

**Level I is the only level with the option to attend the first 2 weeks, last 3 weeks, or full 5 weeks of the program.  Level I meets 5 days per week, 2 classes per day. 


Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email


Freed of London is proud to be the official sponsor of the MCB Summer Intensive National Audition Tour.