Oklahoma City Ballet’s

2020 Virtual Intensive

June 8 – 26 | For ages 13 – 23

For the past 12 years, the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School has provided a world-renowned intensive for young dancers and aspiring company members. This year will be no different. Oklahoma City Ballet is providing dancers an opportunity to take control of their training this summer with our Virtual Intensive. With these innovations in virtual instruction, we are excited to reconnect with our longtime students and reach new dancers across the world. We hope you will apply to our Virtual Intensive and Keep on Dancing with us this summer.

Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive 2018
Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive 2018
Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive 2018

Our Virtual Intensive will include:

  • Live online classes taught by Oklahoma City Ballet’s Artistic Staff, allowing feedback and corrections to be given in real-time
  • Instruction by Artistic Director Robert Mills, Ballet Masters Miki Kawamura Khalfan and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, School Director Racheal Nye, Trainee Program Coordinator Amanda Herd-Popejoy and School Administrator Macaira Pinto
  • Modified instruction in ballet technique, pointe, body conditioning, jazz, modern, musical theater, character, contemporary, and Oklahoma City Ballet repertory will be included
  • Interested students will be evaluated and selected from the Virtual Intensive for our 2020/21 Trainee Program and/or Studio Company
  • “Discussion Pointes,” featuring chats with Artistic Director Robert Mills and other artistic staff
  • Professional development seminars from experts in health and wellness, social media, and personal branding

Sample Schedule

11:00 – 12:00 Body Conditioning
12:00 – 12:15 Break
12:15 – 1:30 Ballet technique
1:30 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 3:00 Pointe barre
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Supplemental Class (Jazz, Contemporary, Character, Repertory)

***All times are U.S. Central Time Zone and classes are held Monday-Friday.

Benefits to you

  • Continue your dance education while staying healthy and safe
  • Ability to make a decision about your dance education during this indecisive time
  • Save money on training, travel, and housing
  • Make friends and be social through virtual get-togethers
  • Although we won’t be together, we can still KEEP ON DANCING


In Order to Register, we ask that dancers:

  • Have 4 or more years of ballet experience
  • Have 2 or more years of pointe experience, if applicable
  • Are between the ages of 13-23

In order to train properly at home, students will need:

  • Access to a PC, smartphone, tablet, or other device
    and a strong internet connection
  • A space that will allow for dancing
  • A barre or something to serve as a barre


Please note that a week represents five days (Monday-Friday). Classes will not be held on the weekends.


(June 8-12 | June 15-19 | June 22-26)


(June 8-26)


Full tuition is due by the Friday before a sessions starts, for example:

Week 1 (June 8-12)/Full 3 weeks (June 8-26): tuition due Friday, June 5
Week 2 (June 15-19): tuition is due Friday, June 12
Week 3 (June 22-26): tuition is due Friday, June 19

*It is possible to add additional weeks throughout your training, just notify theschool@okcballet.org to extend your training.


You will register for the Virtual Intensive by enrolling on our online partner platform, Mind Body. You will need to select between the following enrollment options:

Virtual Intensive - All 3 Weeks ($50 Discount)

Virtual Intensive - Week 1 Only

Virtual Intensive - Week 2 Only

Virtual Intensive - Week 3 Only

Once your registration is received, Oklahoma City Ballet staff, you will reach out via email with additional information.