BBSI is a pre-professional program designed specifically for male ballet dancers. The program provides personalized training by internationally and nationally recognized instructors and professional dancers. Dancers will receive hands-on, individual attention in a limited class size.

“Boys Ballet Summer Intensive was designed to provide an engaging and educational program for male dancers who seek a higher level of classical ballet training. They’re challenged in their daily classes, but the real inspiration for these aspiring male dancers lies in the camaraderie and bonds they make with each other. Men are essential in ballet companies, and there is no better way to prepare these students for professional life than providing them with an intense working environment where they can train hard, dance hard, and have fun. Guys being guys, at the ballet studio… a dream come true.”

American Ballet Theatre Corps Member / Choreographer

BBSI 2018 / Patrick Frenette with Lucca Ionazzi in Teal Group Variations

Previous BBSI Faculty



Named outstanding school in 2015 by Youth America Grand Prix, the International Ballet Academy is a professionally established ballet academy providing instruction in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, variations, men’s class, jazz, pre-ballet, and hip hop. Located in Cary, North Carolina, students attending IBA will discover a nurturing environment that will contribute to their development and success both inside and outside the ballet academy. IBA alumni are currently dancing with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Washington Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet West, Sarasota Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Colorado Ballet.


Fleecys is a family owned and operated business located in North Carolina. The very first pair of Fleecys were made for my son because it did not matter what dance store we went to, there was next to nothing available for the male dancer. Fleece was the perfect fabric for our products as we founded our business in Vancouver, Canada when my children were training to be dancers. As the children grew, so did the business. We relocated to California in 2008 and zeroed in on two products that would become our specialty: socks and legwarmers. Now that my son is a professional dancer and my daughter a ballet instructor, they have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the dance community on our design ideas. This provides us with invaluable insight as to how we can continue to provide quality products that meet the specific needs of both male and female dancers, student to professional.


Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area repeatedly has ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. Cary’s accolades are numerous. Money Magazine previously named Cary, N.C. the hottest town in the East and one of the Best Small Cities in America. SmartAsset recently named Cary among the safest cities in the country and the safest in North Carolina. CNN Money ranked the Town one of the best cities to launch a startup company, and Forbes named it the fourth best city for job growth. The Raleigh-Cary MSA has been recognized as one of the top places in the country creating tech jobs, according to Forbes.

RG Ventures, LLC

We are grateful for the sponsorship from RG Ventures, LLC, a Real Estate Development and Investment Company based in the Greater Chicago Area.


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Partner Intensive

Boys Ballet Summer Intensive is a proud Partner Intensive at the American Dance Competition | International Ballet Competition.

ADC|IBC is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), Youth International Scholarship Ballet Competition for all nationalities, ages 7-21, that was formed in 2005. Over the last decade, the organization has developed into a leader in its field with an ever growing network that helps connect and facilitate the progress of professional training. The event serves as an annual meeting ground for dancers, teachers, directors, choreographers, professionals, dance media, vendors and dance lovers. With more than $250,000 in scholarship funds being awarded each year through the collaborative efforts of our Scholarship Partners, ADC|IBC is able to carry out our NON PROFIT MISSION to place students into professional training programs.

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