Summer Intensive Programs - New Orleans Ballet Association

Summer intensive Programs

Open Auditions took place January 4 & 5, 2023

To inquire about submitting video materials in lieu of attending in-person auditions, please e-mail

“Through NOBA’s programs, the bridge between the artists in the field of today and the future is changing lives!”

-Michelle Manzanales, Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Director
Photo: Complexions Contemporary Ballet artists by Rachel Neville

Summer Intensive Programs

(Ages 7-18)

The tuition-free* Summer Intensive Programs in June and July 2023 give motivated and talented students ages 7-18 opportunities to study with an exceptional faculty of visiting and local artists.

The three-week July Daytime Intensive for advanced students ages 12-18 will take place July 10 – 28, 2023, and will feature a phenomenal faculty of guest artists from the iconic Complexions Contemporary Ballet, plus world-renowned choreographer and EVIDENCE Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown and Associate Artistic Director Arcell Cabuag. Guest performing artists from these incredible companies will join with a talented local cast of NOBA youth and alumni in a culminating Summer Concert at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on July 28, 2023.

Additional Summer Intensive sessions will be offered in June for advanced students ages 12-18, and in July for ages 7-18, featuring both guest and local faculty.

*There are no audition or tuition fees. Registration fees vary per program. Financial need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify.


Have questions or need assistance with Summer Intensive Programs?
E-mail, or call 504.522.0996 x 213.


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