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July 5-23, 2022

Widely regarded as the standard for classical ballet training throughout the Greater New Haven area, New Haven Ballet offers students an opportunity to improve their technical skills and artistry through a premiere summer ballet intensive experience.  During the July Intensive program, dancers train daily in a pre-professional classical ballet curriculum, which is supplemented with Pilates, conditioning and stretch, pointe, and repertory classes. The July Intensive also provides dancers with exposure to West African, Latin, Broadway, and Contemporary dance taught by the finest teachers in the region. Students who participate for the full in-studio program can achieve marked improvement in strength, flexibility and technical ability, readying them for their upcoming Nutcracker season.


For those completing 4K Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten, Creative Ballet promotes the development of a child’s natural creativity with focus on motor skill development and musical awareness. For those finishing 1st and 2nd grades, Pre-Ballet and Primary offer an introduction of more formal classical ballet training, using age appropriate ballet vocabulary and movement. No placement class needed to register for Children’s Division classes.

Dress Code:

Girls – Solid color ballet style leotard, footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Boys – Solid black or white tee-shirt, black athletic shorts or tights, black ballet shoes.



For students ages 10 to 19 years, ballet intensive workshops offer a wide range of classes designed to maximize technical and artistic skills, while presenting an opportunity to experience different modalities of movement. During the July Intensive, students in levels 1, 2 and 3 continue their formalized ballet training, perfecting all of the primary vocabulary and steps. Introductory and beginning pointe work continues in Levels 4 and 5, and Intermediate and Advanced students incorporate more advanced technique, with the emphasis on developing individual artistry, technical detail and movement. New Haven Ballet offers students the highest caliber of classical ballet training in the region including, pointe and repertory. Training is augmented by a rich diversity of workshops and classes that may range from classical, Neo-classical, character, contemporary, lyrical, choreography, partnering, conditioning and stretch, to nutrition for dancers, injury prevention, and Pilates. New students are required to take a placement class to register for Levels 2-8.

Dress Code:

Girls – Solid color ballet style leotard, footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Boys – Solid black or white tee-shirt, black athletic shorts or tights, black ballet shoes.

Banner Photo: Thomas Giroir Photography © 2022


To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.