Located in beautiful Harvard Square, Cambridge, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has been repeatedly recognized as one of the area’s leading dance institutions. It was recently honored with Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” award.
Since 1985, José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program has helped thousands of hard-working young dancers quickly make critical breakthroughs in their dancing and public performance abilities. Every student discovers previously unseen potential and achieves unexpected levels of technical skill and artistic expression.
The performance-focused program offers a comprehensive curriculum of
All in a welcoming environment staffed with highly qualified, dedicated instructors — mentors who understand the critical values of inclusion, diversity, equity and personalized instruction.
10 – 19
July 5 – August 5, 2022
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
José Mateo Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA (in Harvard Square)
Arthur Leeth guest teacher
Mary Thompson guest teacher
José Mateo Ballet Theatre works with out-of-town dancers who have been accepted into the program to find suitable housing with host families in the area who have an affiliation with the organization.
Audition Fee: $25
All students must audition for the 2022 Summer Intensive Program by attending a placement class or submitting an audition video.
To schedule a placement class, please email Gabrielle Domb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If submitting an audition video, the video does not need to be professional quality. Please contact us if you require assistance putting together the required exercises.
Auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and students can expect a decision within two weeks of submission. Early submissions are encouraged.
For students ages 10–13
The video should consist of a tendu exercise at the barre, an adage at the barre, and a tendu/adage exercise in the centre. If you have been on pointe for a year or more, please include pointe exercises (they may be at the barre if you are not proficient on pointe in the centre). All exercises should be 32 counts.
For students age 14 and up
The video should consist of an adage at the barre, an adage in the centre, and an allegro combination with turns. If you have been on pointe for a year or more, please include pointe exercises (they may be at the barre if you are not proficient on pointe in the centre). All exercises should be 32 counts.
Deadline: March 31