Choreographic Intensive

Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 14, 2020

For students age 14-18. Audition required.

The 2020 Choreographic Intensive is a unique, two-week summer program where a selective group of students ages 14-18 will have the exclusive opportunity to work with new and emerging guest choreographers.Students will experience first-hand what it’s like to have a work created on them, while choreographers will have the resources to create new work. The program takes place at MCB Studios in Miami Beach. Students will have a daily technique class with MCB faculty, followed by a full day of rehearsals with the choreographers. The program concludes with a performance to premiere the new pieces

“Some dancers have to wait until they get into a company to get that,” Ochoa says. “Also, it’s done in a very short amount of time, so they have to learn to pick up choreography very quickly. It teaches them what they’re going to have to go through when they get into a company.”

…“She believes that the process prepares students in ways that aren’t simply about learning new movement. “They have to act professionally because they have nine days to put this onstage,” Ochoa says. She also encourages the students to attend rehearsals for a piece even if they are not cast. “We want them to learn as many parts as possible, just like in a company setting.” Dance Magazine 2019


How do I audition?

Any student ages 14 – 18 can audition during the National Audition Tour to be considered for the Choreographic Intensive. Students must be 14 years old by the beginning of the program on August 3rd.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to pre-register.

Please only complete ONE pre-registration form even if you are interested in more than one program. All students will be considered for each program based on age eligibility during the audition.


How do I register for an audition?

For more audition information and our National Audition Tour dates visit our Auditions Page.

Please follow the link for the Audition Tour Registration to create an account and complete the pre-registration form.

Audition tour Registration

For students who cannot attend an audition during the tour can send and audition video. Visit this link (and select the Video Auditions tab) for video guidelines for instruction on what to include in your video audition. Please follow the link below to complete the registration form and submit your video.

Video Audition Registration


Please browse the tabs below for audition dates and additional program information.

2020 National Audition Tour Dates


Friday, January 3
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Friday, January 3
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Saturday, January 4
Chicago, IL
Ballet Chicago
17 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602

Saturday, January 4
Los Angeles, CA
Westside School of Ballet
1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Sunday, January 5
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Sunday, January 5
Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Saturday, January 11
Boston, MA
Boston Ballet School
19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

Sunday, January 12
New York, NY
School of American Ballet
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Sunday, January 12
Washington D.C.
The Washington School of Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016


Friday, January 17
Tampa, FL
Patel Conservatory
1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602

Saturday, January 18
Philadelphia, PA
The Rock School for Dance Education
1101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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

Monday, January 20
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Saturday, January 25
Miami Beach, FL
Miami City Ballet School
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sunday, January 26
Plano, TX
Chamberlain School of Ballet
3003 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Sunday, January 26
Denver, CO
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Sunday, February 2
Salt Lake City, Utah
Ballet West Academy
52 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Housing for the Choreographic Intensive will be at Tradewinds Apartments, conveniently located two blocks from MCB studios. The large, one-bedroom apartments have comfortable bunk beds that accommodate four students per apartment. Some of the apartment features include:

  • Ample storage space
  • Fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops
  • Flat-screen televisions in the bedroom and living room
  • Attractive contemporary furnishings
  • Complimentary cable television and wireless internet

In addition, our Residence Hall offers the following amenities:

  • 24-hour building security
  • Housing Supervisor present at all times
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Laundry facility
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck

Tradewinds is conveniently located two blocks from MCB studios and grocery stores, banks, the beach and the world-famous Lincoln Road shopping district are within walking distance, and public transportation is easily accessible.

Please note that Housing fee (see Pricing tab) for the Choreographic Intensive DOES NOT include meals; however, apartments have fully equipped kitchens and grocery stores are nearby.


Registration Fee: $150
Tuition: $1,200
Room and Board: $1,000