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New Haven Ballet invites advanced-level students ages 11+ years to audition for our 2024 immersive, 2-week sleep-away summer intensive program. This program is designed to facilitate dancers reaching their full potential by strengthening ballet technique and artistry. During the intensive offered at Choate Rosemary Hall’s beautifully appointed facilities in Wallingford, Connecticut, dancers are offered daily classes that may include ballet technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, partnering, Pilates and conditioning, and more. We also provide coaching in classical repertory, and the program concludes with a free, open-to-the-public performance on the last day of the intensive at the Paul Mellon Arts Center.

Space is limited to ensure every student receives the individualized attention they need. Admittance is competitive. To schedule an audition, contact New Haven Ballet at tel. 203-782-9038 or


New Haven Ballet will once again be instituting a mask optional “break.” Masks will continue to be required to enter the building and while waiting for classes to start/end. Masks are optional for participating in dance classes once inside the studio. We ask that you continue to maintain 6-feet of distance between dancers. If you exhibit any cold symptoms or are not feeling well please have a COVID test performed and wear a mask.

New Haven Ballet will continue to follow CDC guidelines:

1) For those who test COVID positive with or without symptoms, we require masking through day 10.

Students should isolate at home for a full 5 days and may return to the studio on day 6 if symptoms have improved, though masking is required through day 10.

2) For those who experience a close contact or COVID exposure:

Fully vaccinated students with no symptoms need not quarantine but are asked to mask through day 10.

Unvaccinated students with or without symptoms must quarantine at home for 5 days. Unvaccinated students may return on day 6 if a COVID test (PCR or at home antigen test) administered on day 5 is negative, the student has no symptoms, and wears a mask for 5 additional days.

3) Even if no exposure is known, students who exhibit any symptoms of feeling ill are asked to take and return a negative COVID test result to the NHB office before coming into the studio. At home antigen tests or PCR tests are acceptable.

Thank you for your help in making NHB as safe as possible.


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.

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