Summer Intensives | Master | Variations


Boulder Ballet will have updated information on Summer Intensives and Master Classes by June 15th. As safe practices are updated regularly by the State we are awaiting announcements to finalize our in person and virtual class offerings. Registration is currently open and adjustments for any tuition changes will be made accordingly. For any questions please contact

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Summer Intensives: July 13–31

Boulder Ballet has earned a reputation for offering the most comprehensive and rewarding dance experience for the classical ballet student.  Our program offers top quality instructors dedicated to the learning process of each individual student.

Students should register for the same level as in spring 2020.  New students will be placed in a level after the first class. Throughout the week students participate in a variety of classes, starting each day with technique and pointe/pre-pointe followed by a series of complementary disciplines with an emphasis on building the classical ballet dancer.

Classes Offered:
• Technique, pointe, and variations
• Musical theatre, modern, character, and contemporary dance
• Conditioning and stretching

Registration opens March 17.


Master Classes: August 10–14

A strong platform for dancers who want to attain a professional ballet experience and for those who simply want to deepen their enjoyment of the art of dance.

Level 2B
Full week (1 hour/day)
9:30 – 10:30 am, Studio 3 $80
Level 3A/3B
Full week (2 hours/day)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Studio 3 $155
Level 4-5
Full week (2.5 hours/day)
9:30 am – noon, Studio 2 $190
Level 6-7-Adult
Full week (2.5 hours/day)
1:00 – 3:30 pm, Studio 1 $190
Drop-in rate for a single technique class only: $25
Technique runs the first 90 minutes of each day’s class (excluding level 2B)
Registration opens March 17.

Master Teachers:
Michele Gifford – Levels 6-7 and adults

M.GiffordAt the age of sixteen Michele moved to New York City to attend the School of American Ballet on full scholarship and two years later became a member of the New York City Ballet. In her 12-year career at NYCB, Michele had the opportunity to perform many soloist and principal roles choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, and David Parsons. In 2000, Michele joined Texas Ballet Theater under Ben Stevenson, and while there performed principal roles in many Stevenson ballets. She later joined Bruce Wood Dance Company where she was also Company Manager. Now retired from dancing, Michele teaches throughout the country and is a Repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust as well as renown choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon.

Jacob Taylor – Levels 4-5

JacobJacob Taylor received his formative training at Boulder Ballet School and in the summer programs of American Ballet Theater, the School of American Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and Perry Mansfield. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the Ballet Performance Program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where he was coached by Violette Verdy in many ballets by George Balanchine. At IU he also performed in works by Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp and Antony Tudor. His professional career includes dancing for such companies as Boulder Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, FJK Dance, Lydia Johnson Dance, New Jersey Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, and Thomas/Ortiz Dance. Mr. Taylor is currently on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center, New England Academy of Dance and has taught master class for Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He has also appeared in acting roles in HBO’s The Duece and ABT’s NYC Premiere of Whipped Cream.

Variations Classes: August 10-12

This is an opportunity for students to get a jump start on preparation for competitions. All students interested in being considered for YAGP coaching need to register for a variations class.

Levels 4-5
Mon.-Wed. (1.5 hours/day) 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Studio 2 $85
Levels 6-7
Mon.-Wed. (1.5 hours/day) 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Studio 2 $85



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