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artÉmotion Pre- Professional

Summer Intensive

Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio

June 17-28th 2019

Photo by Joshua Whitehead

ages 12-21

(Audition required)

Our Pre-Professional summer intensive is a ballet focused program. Classes offered include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Classical Variations, Men's Class, Partnering, Contemporary, Choreography, Corps to the Core*, Character, Jazz, and Acting Technique. Seminar topics include Hair and Make-Up for Stage, Etiquette for the Studio/Theatre, Dance History, Nutrition, Injury Prevention and more! Students will also partake in Art with Alli, where they will be asked to reflect on their work at artÉmotion and research topics on dance. Students will have the opportunity to dance in a performance the last day of the program. This year’s performance will be Don Quixote.

In addition to our our world class faculty, Ballet West Artistic Director, Adam Sklute, and Academy Director, Peter Merz, will be present to teach classes and watch the student’s final performance. They will be adjudicating students for offers to Ballet West’s 2020 Summer Intensive in Salt Lake City, as well as Ballet West Academy’s year around programs.

*Denotes a class designed by Allison DeBona. Corps to the Core is being implemented to help students prepare for Company life in the corps de ballet. Please note, your student will only be permitted to participate in the performance if they commit to the entire program. No exceptions.  


Total due by APRIL 19TH 2019

$500 Deposit will be due at registration. NO REFUNDS.

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Fenn Tower at Cleveland State University


June 16-29th 2019

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*Linen Service is included and offers 1 pillow, 1 blanket, sheets, pillowcase, 2 towels and a washcloth. 



provided by phuel cafe


June 17-28th 2019

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Note that food will not be available to students on check-in (June 16th) and check-out (June 29th) dates.  Food plan is only available to Pre-Professional Full Day students. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available for artÉmotion Summer Intensive’s Cleveland programs.  Awards will be based on potential and financial need.  Room and board is not covered by financial aid.  In order to apply for financial aid, students must have been accepted into the program as well as secured their place in the program by paying the $500.00 deposit.

If you are in need of financial aid and would like to inquire about receiving help with your dancer’s tuition please email

artÉmotion does not oversee Financial Aid for the Ballet West Summer Intensive or artÉmotion/Ballet West Choreographic Workshop. Please contact for information.


There will be an end of intensive performance on Friday, June 28th 2019.  Families will be invited to attend. Parents will not be permitted to observe any classes or rehearsals at the program, with the exception of the final day, Friday, June 28th.