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.”

PATRICK FRENETTE
American Ballet Theatre Corps Member / Choreographer

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

BBSI Faculty 2022

Additional faculty coming soon! Faculty is subject to change.

Sponsors

INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

International Ballet Academy is a professionally established ballet academy providing instruction in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, partnering, variations, jazz, modern, contemporary, and pre-ballet. IBA was named outstanding school in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2015 by Youth America Grand Prix, and won the YAGP Outstanding Coach award in 2017 and 2013.  IBA also was awarded the ADC Outstanding Coach award in 2018, and won for Outstanding School at ADC in 2021 and 2017.  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, Richmond Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, and Colorado Ballet.

FLEECYS

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.

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.

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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