Professional Opportunities: This Is Where It Starts
Under the personal instruction of Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Associate Artistic Director Michelle Martin and an outstanding faculty, you will learn what it takes to excel in your career through this classical yet innovative program. The Summer Intensive program is an experience that will give students a deeper understanding of ballet technique and how to use it more effectively. Our resident faculty, augmented by guest teachers from the ranks of Ballet Austin's professional company, offers guidance, encouragement, and a relentless attention to detail. In addition to ballet technique, pointe, variations, men's class, partnering and repertoire, students take classes with well established modern, jazz and theatre dance teachers.
Ballet Austin's Senior Summer Intensive program offers two, three-week sessions or one, six-week session of study for serious students ages 11–22. Members of Ballet Austin II, Ballet Austin's apprentice program, and second company, as well as Ballet Austin's Butler Fellowship Program, are selected from the Senior Summer Intensive. Ballet Austin's Junior Summer Intensive program offers one, two-week session of study for serious students ages 9–13.
Endowed in part by Sarah and Ernest Butler through the Ballet Austin Foundation.
Meet our students! (2018)
Class & Faculty
Meet our students! (2017)
The Program, The Path, The Butler Fellowship Program, The City of Austin and Dorm Experience