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Monday, June 24 – Saturday, July 27, 2024


For students ages 12 to 18. Audition required.

New Jersey Ballet School’s prestigious program will be held under the artistic leadership of former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Maria Kowroski and is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of dancers. 

Maria Kowroski

Artistic Director

The five-week Summer Intensive is geared towards serious ballet students ages 12 to 18 who have a passion for dance and are ready to achieve a new level of artistic excellence.

Students selected from across the United States and abroad will train at our state-of-the-art facility under a distinguished faculty that will include internationally renowned guest teachers. The meticulously crafted program will support each technical level and provide the highest caliber of training in a nurturing artistic environment.

Classes will run Monday to Saturday, providing students with up to 30 hours of instruction each week. The dancers can expect to participate in a diverse selection of classes based on their age and technical level. These will include:

  • Ballet Technique

  • Pointe

  • Repertoire

  • Pas de Deux

  • Variations

  • Contemporary

  • Musical Theater

  • Stretch & Strengthen

  • Stage Craft

  • Pilates & Body Code


*Classes may vary by level.

For students traveling from out of town, housing will be available at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Park campus, located just minutes away from New Jersey Ballet’s Studios. Transportation to and from the university's campus will be provided, along with a meal plan at the university's cafeteria, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay.

As part of the audition process, New Jersey Ballet School will be embarking on a Northeast audition tour, making it accessible to aspiring dancers from various locations. Additionally, the School will accept audition submissions online from students across the United States and internationally. 

Dancers interested in participating in the audition process are encouraged to click here for additional details and registration.

Below are the audition tour dates, locations, and times:


The Rock School (PA)

  • Sunday, January 7, 2024

  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Ages 12-14)

  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm (Ages 15-18)


Ballet Academy East (NY)

  • Sunday, January 14, 2024

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Ages 12-18)


New Jersey Ballet (NJ)

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Ages 12-14)

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Ages 15-18)

ZOOM Class

  • Sunday, February 11, 2024

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET (Ages 12-18)

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to train with some of the best in the industry and take your dance journey to new heights. Join us for a summer of artistic growth and inspiration. Apply today and be part of the future of dance! 




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