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JUNE 28-JULY 31 2021 | Ages 11-21

An inspiring program for young dancers in the beautiful city of Sarasota. Students will receive a broad curriculum including classical ballet, pointe, men's virtuosity, pas de deux, modern and conditioning led by our world-class faculty. The program culminates in a performance opportunity for all those who complete either 3 or 5 weeks. 

Due to Covid-19, we will be only holding auditions in Sarasota or via Zoom. There are 4 options to audition:

1. In Person - Saturday January 23rd
2:00-3:30 | Ages 11-15 | Pre-Register
4:00-5:30 | Ages 16-21 | Pre-Register
Cost: $35
Pre-Registration required - please click here to pre-register. (Note pre-registration opens on Monday November 30)

2. Zoom - Friday January 15, Friday January 22 at 6pm or Saturday February 6 at 2pm
Zoom from your house/studio and be observed by Sarasota Ballet staff
Cost: $35
Pre-Registration required - please click here to pre-register. (Note pre-registration opens on Monday November 30)

3. National Summer Intensive Audition (NSIA)

As we navigate the current national pandemic, Sarasota Ballet and other professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective.  We understand the uncertainty of the coming audition season and summer intensive offerings, and we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend the National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives. Visit the official NSIA website for more details.

Professional Schools in the NSIA Collective:

Atlanta Ballet | Atlanta, GA
BalletMet | Columbus, OH
Charlotte Ballet | Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati Ballet | Cincinnati, OH
Joffrey Ballet | Chicago, IL
Kansas City Ballet | Kansas City, MO
Louisville Ballet | Louisville, KY
Milwaukee Ballet | Milwaukee, WI
Oklahoma City Ballet, | Oklahoma City, OK
Pennsylvania Ballet | Philadelphia, PA
The Sacramento Ballet | Sacramento, CA
Sarasota Ballet | Sarasota, FL
Texas Ballet Theatre | Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theatre | Richardson, TX


Students choose a city from the audition schedule and register with the host school. The audition is in-person, and the remaining schools will observe the audition via Zoom. Students are required to follow the safety protocol of the school at which they audition.  The auditions will be recorded so that the observing schools may review the auditions if needed.  Students will have the opportunity to select which schools they would like to audition for, however all schools in the collective may reach out to any students who audition.  Students must pre-register and pay the registration fee directly to the host school in the city where they audition.  The secondary registration form must be completed in order to be considered by observing schools.

Sarasota NSIA Auditions
Sunday January 31, 2021 - Cost $80
Pre-Registration opens on Monday November 30th at 9am EST
10:00-11:30 | Ages 11-14 | Pre-Register
1:30-3:00 | Ages 15-17 | Pre-Register
5:00-6:30 | Ages 18+ | Pre-Register

After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email from us, and will include a link to the NSIA collective’s Audition Registration Form. Complete this form to share your information with all participating schools.

4. Video/YouTube - Cost $35
Students may send in a link to video/Vimeo/YouTube with classwork to [email protected] 
Students will need to pre-register


Contact us: [email protected] or 941.225.6520

The Sarasota Ballet International Intensive is proud to be sponsored by Freed of London.

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243