Juilliard Summer Dance

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Program Dates: July 9-28, 2023

Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive is a specially curated three-week in-person program designed to both introduce dancers to Juilliard and to provide them with information about college dance programs that will assist them in making decisions about their education that are in line with their professional goals.

Through technique classes, discussions, and collaborations with special guest choreographers, dancers have the opportunity to meet faculty, students, and staff, and will meet one-on-one with either Dance Division Dean and Director, Alicia Graf Mack, or Associate Director, Mario Alberto Zambrano.

The program is limited to dancers who have completed at least one year of high school/secondary school and who will not graduate before the program begins. Generally, this means that dancers in the program are aged 15-17 and have completed grade 9, 10, or 11. International students are welcome to apply. All classes, rehearsals and other activities will take place at the Juilliard Campus and in New York City.

Detailed information on the admissions process is available below. Questions may be directed to  [email protected].

A Typical Day at the Summer Dance Intensive

The day begins in one of Juilliard's six large studios with a ballet technique class, pointe, or allegro class, followed by partnering or modern. After lunch, dancers take two additional classes which vary by day and include yoga, hip-hop, improvisation, modern, and other dance workshops. In addition to the daily technique classes, every dancer participates in evening rehearsals of new choreography and repertoire. These pieces are shown on the final day in a showing for family and friends.

Teachers include members of the Juilliard College Dance Division faculty as well as renowned guest artists.

Students may stay in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall, adjacent to the Juilliard School building, and eat in the Juilliard cafeteria, a full service dining room. Students living in the residence hall are supervised by live-in resident hall staff.

There is also time to see New York City. On free evenings and weekends, the dancers can opt to attend many activities supervised by the residence hall hosts, including Broadway shows, walks in nearby Central Park, movies, and free outdoor performances at Lincoln Center.

Detailed information on the admissions process is available below. Questions may be directed to [email protected].


We welcome applicants who are:

  • advanced dancers with significant prior training in classical ballet. Familiarity with classic modern dance techniques is helpful.

  • in grade 9, 10, or 11 at the time of application (typically aged 15-17 at the time of the program). Dancers MUST have completed at least one year of high school/secondary school at the time of the program, but should not have graduated. Dancers who will graduate from high school prior to the start of the program are not eligible and may wish to consider applying to the 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts college program instead.

  • available to participate in the entire three-week program.

  • be fully immunized according to the NYS Immunization Requirements for School Attendance.

  • be fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) against COVID-19 with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine.

Please note that international students are welcome to apply and are eligible to apply for scholarship, if admitted, as outlined under the "Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid" section.

Enrollment in the Summer Dance Intensive is limited to 40 students who demonstrate the required skills via a video audition.

Learn more in the complete application and audition information for the program.

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees for 2023:

Tuition: $2,150
Room and Board: $1,800

Financial Aid:

Some financial aid is available for admitted students. Once admitted to the program, if a student wishes to apply for financial assistance, they are invited to submit a letter explaining their financial situation along with their parent or guardian’s tax forms for the current or previous year. International and U.S. students are eligible apply for financial aid. Financial aid awards are based on need.

Please note that most scholarship awards cover only a portion of tuition.

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Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive

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