Summer Intensive Program 2022 — José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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PROGRAM DETAILS / CURRICULUM / FACULTY / TUITION / FINANCIAL AID / HOUSING / AUDITION

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

  • Daily ballet technique & pointe training
  • Daily rehearsals in preparation for performances in three Greater Boston venues
  • Special classes in other dance forms, partnering and turning
  • New workshops in video production, conditioning, health & wellness and college/career alternatives

All in a welcoming environment staffed with highly qualified, dedicated instructors — mentors who understand the critical values of inclusion, diversity, equity and personalized instruction.

PROGRAM DETAILS
AGES

10 – 19

DATES

July 5 – August 5, 2022

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

LOCATION

José Mateo Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA (in Harvard Square)

CURRICULUM

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

FACULTY

Brittany Bush
Pat Catterson
Patricia Chiang
Angie DeWolf
Magdalena Gyftopoulos
Bettina Indaco
Arthur Leeth guest teacher
José Mateo
Laura Sánchez
Mary Thompson guest teacher

TUITION

$3,000

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available.

Eligibility Guidelines
Stipulations
Application Requirements

HOUSING

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

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 gdomb@ballettheatre.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