Ballet BC 44 Summer Intensive


Ballet BC is thrilled to announce its inaugural Summer Intensive! Located at the company’s newly renovated facility on Vancouver’s Granville Island, the 44 Summer Intensive will take place from July 24 – August 5, 2023. 

The program offers 44 pre-professional and professional dancers aged 15 and up the opportunity to further develop their skill and artistry through a two-week, all-day curriculum. Dancers will gain invaluable experience in technique, improvisation, company repertoire, and the creative process, supporting the caliber and versatility required for a professional contemporary dance company. Participants can expect two weeks of learning and growth as they experience what it is like to work at Ballet BC; a creative hotbed of dance in the Pacific Northwest.

In our spacious light-filled studios, dancers will share an inspiring environment while learning from and collaborating with our outstanding company artists, artistic staff including Artistic Director Medhi Walerski, and other exciting guest artists. 



44 is for anyone interested in experiencing the environment at Ballet BC. Due to the high physical demands of the repertoire we ask that applicants be 15 years or older, and be training professionally. If you have already graduated and/or are working professionally we are interested in hearing from you too.



Each day will start with a morning technique class taught by a Ballet BC artistic team member, ensuring participants are warm and ready for the day that awaits. After a short break, participants will work on two pieces from the company’s repertoire, taught and coached by dancers of the company. These pieces will be worked on for the duration of the intensive, giving participants the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the unique choreographic languages and style of the works. After a lunch break and the opportunity to eat, rest, and discover some of Granville Island’s offerings, the afternoon will be spent within the creative process itself as participants dive into a new creation, giving them the opportunity to further develop their artistry and build connections with the choreographers themselves. 

Throughout the program, there will be evening activities planned so participants get to know one another outside of a studio setting while also getting to know the City of Vancouver. The intensive will culminate with a studio showing for invited guests, followed by a farewell party.



In order to be considered for the Ballet BC 44, we ask that you submit a video. The video should contain the following;

  1. Ballet class (4-5 minutes): adage, pirouettes, petit allegro, grand allegro
  2. Solo of artist’s choice
  3. Improvisation

Once the deadline for submissions has closed, all the applications will be reviewed by the artistic team and selected dancers will be contacted to confirm their participation. At this point, we will ask for a 10% deposit to be paid to confirm your place and give information about the payment schedule.

Admission is now closed. Sign up to be notified about future auditions.




Ballet BC’s newly renovated 18,000 sq ft home on Vancouver’s Granville Island, the city’s premier arts and culture community located on the water at False Creek in the heart of the city.



$1800 CDN plus GST per student for the full two-week program.



44 Summer Intensive participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation while in Vancouver.



44 Summer Intensive faculty will be announced in Spring 2023.



Program dates: July 24 – August 5, 2023. Six full days per week, Monday through Saturday.

Online auditions open: December 1, 2022

Auditions deadline: February 28, 2023, 5pm PST

Selected candidates notified by: April 21, 2023

Deadline to confirm participation: May 1, 2023



Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to Ballet BC. There are currently no COVID-19 related health restrictions in place in British Columbia. Should the current situation change, we will be following all provincial guidelines to ensure the safety of participants and prevent the spread of disease.  


Questions? For more information about Ballet BC’s 44 Summer Intensive, please contact