International Ballet Summer Intensive

 The International Ballet Summer Intensive will not occur Summer 2023. Please check back for information about Summer 2024. Information from Summer 2020 can be found below.

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Summer Intensive Audition Application
IBSI Audition Fee Payment
Incheon, Korea | July 20 – July 31 2020
The University of Utah School of Dance proudly announces the International Ballet Summer Intensive! Beginning Summer 2020, IBSI will provide a world-class training experience with faculty from premiere ballet companies from across the globe, housed in state-of-the-art studios at the University of Utah Asia Campus in Incheon Korea. 




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Train in an exciting, international, high caliber, culturally enriching ballet program with an international stellar faculty from premiere ballet companies of the world, alongside dancers aged 15-26 from the United States, Russia, Korea, and China, on the English immersion Incheon Global Campus that houses the worlds top universities in six brand new state of the art studios. Study Technique, Men's Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Character, Repertoire, Contemporary, attend Rehearsals and Lecture Demonstrations, 6 days a week, for 2 weeks, culminating in a Gala performance held in the 1832 seat campus performance hall.


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IBSI EARLY BIRD tuition is $1,500 if paid by April 1st after which it will increase to $1,600. Housing and lunches will be $500 for the two week program. Breakfast and dinner options are available at the many eateries only a short walk away. All campus locations are a short walk, located within the Songdo International Business District, along the coast of the Yellow Sea, and an hour subway ride to fabulous Seoul, Korea. 

A group flight will be coordinated. Details coming soon.

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Assistant Professor
University of Utah, School of Dance
MFA, University of Utah
Universal Ballet
Korean Ballet Theatre

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Director and Professor
University of Utah School of Dance
MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alexander Technique Certified
DEC Ecole Supérieur de Danse du Quebec
Ohio Ballet



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Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre
Boston Ballet
Tulsa Ballet Theatre

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Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Dance
ALB, Harvard University and MFA, Jacksonville University 
Boston Ballet
Cincinnati Ballet
Ballet West

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Assistant Professor, University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance
MFA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Alexander Technique Certified

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ABT Certified Teacher, Primary-Level 7 and Partnering, ABT National Training Curriculum
Universal Ballet
Tulsa Ballet Theatre
Dayton Ballet



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The program is located in the Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD). Songdo IBD is the largest private real estate development in history. Completed in 2015, the development is part of a $83 billion effort by the Korean government to form an international business district. It is built from scratch on 1,500 acres of reclaimed land from the Yellow Sea along Incheon's waterfront, connected to Incheon International Airport by a 7.6 mile reinforced concrete highway bridge called Incheon Bridge, and is a 60 minute ride southwest of Seoul. Songdo IBD was designed and created to be a "ubiquitous city", or a smart city, where computers are built into the buildings and streets. Residents can video-conference with their neighbors, attend classes remotely, control lighting, heating, air conditioning and more, all with the push of a button on a control panel. It is a sustainable city with more than 40% of its area reserved for green space, including a park of 100 acres, 16 miles of bicycling lanes, numerous charging stations for electric vehicles, and a waste collection system that eliminates the need for trash trucks.


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The program is located on the Incheon Global Campus that is a shared innovative educational complex of the world’s top universities. Termed as the “best global education hub in Northeast Asia,” Incheon Global Campus (IGC) is a national project established by the Korean government to nurture the next generation global manpower who will lead in education, economics, industry, culture, and art. With an investment of 1 billion dollars, the global campus is set to host 10 of the world’s leading universities, all ranked among the top 100 universities, and draw a diverse population of around 10,000 students from around the globe. It is an English immersion campus where every class is taught in English. One of the best parts of studying on IGC is the opportunity to learn in a dynamic atmosphere with a culturally diverse faculty and student body. 


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Within the IGC resides the University of Utah Asian Campus that houses the studios and theatre where the IBSI program and Gala will be held. University of Utah is one of the top 100 universities in the world,12 years in a row. In 1951, it created one of the first ballet programs in an American university.


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Housing is provided in the on campus student dormitories and is included in the tuition at a double occupancy or shared room rate.

Audition Schedule

A private link will be sent for you to register for the intensive after your audition.

Pay IBSI Tuition and Housing


Upload a YouTube/Vimeo video audition on the IBSI Application and Registration button above.

Video auditions are accepted consisting of 20 minutes of barre (show one side and short combinations) and center (include short adagio, pirouette, petite and grand allegro combinations), and a 2:30 minute variation of choice on pointe.

Ladies please wear light colored tights and a black leotard with no dance skirts or warm-ups and gentlemen wear a white top and black tights.
Please be sure to title the video with your first and last name.


Email questions about the program to Jay Kim, IBSI Director, at .
University of Utah School of Dance students and program graduates are not required to audition.
Some classes are offered for university credit.
IBSI is with the participation of The Oleg Vinogradov Foundation of Russian Ballet (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and the International Ballet Festival 'Vivat Ballet'.

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