• Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 29, 2022



Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 29, 2022

For students ages 12 – 18. Audition required.

Miami City Ballet School offers an intensive five-week training program geared towards serious ballet students ages 12 – 18 who have a passion for dance 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 will train under MCB School Artistic Director Arantxa Ochoa, MCB School faculty members, MCB principal dancers and world-renowned guest teachers including MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.

Our rigorous curriculum provides the highest caliber of training in a creative and artistic environment. We offer a well-rounded selection of classes based on the student’s technical level, some of these classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Repertory, Pas de Deux, Men’s and Women’s Variations, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Stretch & Strengthen, and Pilates.

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.

Important Information about COVID-19 Protocols: At this time, students will NOT be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination in order to participate in the day program. Please be aware that mask wearing and testing cycles might be required. Our Health & Safety Guidelines and protocols are continuously re-assessed by our COVID-19 Task Force and are informed by CDC guidelines, science and medicine, and engineering professionals so that we offer the safest environment possible for students, faculty, and staff.


How do I audition?

Any student ages 12 – 18 can audition to be considered for the MCB 5-Week Summer Intensive by auditioning during the 2022 Summer Intensive Audition Tour. Students must be 12 years old by the beginning of the program on June 27th.

During our 2022 Summer Intensive Audition Season, Miami City Ballet School currently plans to offer three audition options in order to be considered for our 2022 Summer & Spring Programs.

  • Option 1 – Attend A Virtual Audition
  • Option 2 – Submit an Audition Video
  • Option 3 – In-Person Auditions *Please note, due to COVID-19 all in-person auditions have been canceled*

All applicants must submit an audition registration online prior to each assigned class deadline. Please note, different from previous years, applicants will not be able to register on the day of the audition.

If you cannot attend either a virtual audition class, video submissions are accepted. Results for video submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and sent beginning January 7th, 2022.

Please only complete ONE registration form even if you are interested in more than one program. Participants only need to attend/submit one audition to be evaluated for all programs. You must register with the age group you are on the day of the audition. Accepted students are invited for the appropriate program(s) based on artistic evaluation.


How do I register for an audition?

For more audition details and audition class dates visit our Auditions Page and refer to specific audition tab for each option.

Please follow the link below to create an account, view available class times and age groups, as well as complete the registration form to attend a virtual audition class via zoom.


For students not attending an audition, class can send a pre-recorded video audition. Visit our Auditions page (and select the Summer Program Video Audition tab) for audition details and video guidelines on what to include in your video.

Please follow the link below to create an account, complete the registration form, and submit your video.




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

2022 AUDITION CLASS DATES: (Virtual Only)

To view available class times and cities for student’s age group please create an account on our Audition registration portal.

Virtual Audition Dates

Wednesday, January 05, 2022 (Ages 15 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 5 at 8 A.M. ET)

Saturday, January 08, 2022 (Ages 12 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 8 at 2 P.M. ET)

Sunday, January 9, 2022 (Ages 12 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 9 at 8 A.M. ET)

Saturday, January 15, 2022 (Ages 8 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 15 at 8 A.M. ET)

Sunday, January 16, 2022 (Ages 12 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 9 at 8 A.M. ET)

Monday, January 17, 2022 (Ages 8 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 17 at 8 A.M. ET)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (Ages 15 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 19 at 8 A.M. ET)

Saturday, January 22, 2022 (Ages 8 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 22 at 8 A.M. ET)

Sunday, January 23, 2022 (Ages 12 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 23 at 8 A.M. ET)

Saturday, January 29, 2022 (Ages 12 – 18)
(Registration Deadline – Jan. 29 at 2 P.M. ET)

To get the most up-to-date class times and/or dates login into our Audition Registration Portal.

In-Person Auditions – Canceled

As the health and well-being of our students, parents, faculty and staff remains a top priority for Miami City Ballet School, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Summer Intensive Auditions Tour.

We’re still so excited to see you dance at our Summer Intensive Auditions Tour – now happening virtually with the following options available:

  • Attend a Virtual Zoom Audition
  • Submit a video

If you have already registered for an in-person audition, we’ll be in touch via email shortly to confirm your virtual audition or assist you with any changes you might need to make to your audition option.

For the past 22 months, we have maintained vigorous health and safety protocols for our in-person classes and programs and continued to operate safely. Miami City Ballet is committed to continuing operations responsibly for the benefit of all in the community.  We thank you for your patience and support during this ever-changing and challenging situation.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at school@miamicityballet.org.

In lieu of our 2022 In-person Auditions, we will be announcing more virtual audition dates and times soon! To get the most up-to-date class options login into our Audition Registration Portal.

Housing and Student Life

Supervised Housing is offered for 5-Week Summer Intensive students ages 14-18. Space at the Tradewinds Apartments is extremely limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Students ages 14 and up have the option of staying at the Tradewinds Apartments. These apartment style residences are fully furnished and equipped. In addition to 24-hour building security, live-in MCBS Staff member(s) will be available around the clock to meet our students’ needs. It is important to note that meals are not included in the Tradewinds Housing Fee.

Please note: Students who will need housing have many options in the areas surrounding the location where the programs are offered. Housing is at the parent’s sole cost and expense. In addition, we have an optional dormitory-style housing opportunity offered through Miami City Ballet. This unit houses four students to a room. For that reason, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, any parents who opt for their child to live in the dormitory-style housing will need to provide proof that their child has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and sign our Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release form.


Registration Fee: $150.00
Tuition: $3,100.00
Housing: $2,500.00