Tulsa Ballet Summer Intensive

Students ages 9-22 years old

Junior Intensive — June 19 – July 1, 2022
Senior Intensive — June 19 – July 16, 2022

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The summer of 2022 marks the twenty-seventh year of Tulsa Ballet’s Summer Intensive, offering students the opportunity to train with guest artists from the international dance community and the distinguished faculty from Tulsa Ballet.  Serious ballet students ages nine years and older are invited to audition for this summer intensive.  Admission is by audition only.*  Students ages 18-22 who are interested in the Trainee Program or Tulsa Ballet II will be considered during the Summer Intensive.

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education Faculty

  • Arlene Minkhorst, Director of Education
  • Carla Lopez Ponlla, Ballet
  • Julie Marquet, Ballet
  • Amy Parker, Ballet
  • Beatrice Sebelin, Ballet
  • Maria Konrad, Guest Contemporary Master Teacher

TBCDE Faculty Bios


Scholarships will be awarded during the audition process.  Ladies should wear a standard ballet leotard, tights and ballet shoes.  Gentlemen should wear a fitted shirt and standard ballet tights with ballet shoes.  All students should email a headshot and arabesque photo to prior to the audition.

Remaining Audition Opportunities


Video auditions should contain both barre and center work, as well as pointe work, if applicable. The video length should be 5-10 minutes.  We will also accept videos as per the International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines (IAP Guidelines).

Call or email us for more information: 918-712-5327 or

*TBCDE students in Lower & Upper School do not need to take an audition class.

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Registration and Tuition

Applicants will be notified of the results of the audition by email within two weeks.

Successful applicants will be guaranteed a place in the Summer Intensive for two weeks after audition results have been sent. After this two week period, registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Registration deadline is March 31.

Tuition payments will be due April 1 (50% of the balance) and June 1 (remaining balance). Late payments will incur a Late Fee and may result in the loss of a dancer’s place. All returned checks are subject to a Returned Check Fee.

Junior Intensive

June 19 –  July 1, 2022 
Location: Brookside Campus — SemGroup Center

Students ages 9-12 (as of July 1, 2022) accepted into the program will be invited to attend our two-week Junior Intensive.  Students attending the Junior Intensive will participate in a closing demonstration in Tulsa Ballet’s in-house theater.

Junior Intensive Tuition:

  • $825

Senior Intensive

June 19 – July 16, 2022
Location: Brookside Campus — SemGroup Center

Students ages 13-22 (as of July 1, 2022) accepted into the program will be invited to attend our 4-week Senior Intensive.  Requests to attend the program for 2 weeks will be considered based upon availability. A closing demonstration in Tulsa Ballet’s in-house theater will take place on the last day of the program.

Senior Division Tuition:

  • 4 Weeks: $1600
  • 2 Weeks: $950

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Housing will not be offered for Summer Intensive 2022.  A list of partner hotels and other housing options are available upon request.


Students will have ballet technique 6 days a week and will participate in a full schedule of complimentary classes to further a dancer’s artistic and technical development. Placement and qualification for pointe classes are entirely the decision of the Artistic Staff.

For students ages 7-9, we offer our Summer Youth Intensive.  This program does not require an audition.  Click here for more information!