Company Apprentice Dancers

July 13–August 7 (Ages: 16–19)
This prestigious program is geared toward advanced dancers preparing to enter the professional dance world. They receive coaching with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and career mentoring from faculty members.

“Chautauqua is unlike any summer intensive offered; it is truly a unique and eye-opening experience in the pre-professional ballet world. I came away from the summer with a whole new outlook and appreciation for ballet and improvement that was the result of such a rigorous yet amazing program.”

– Brigitte Kossuth, Wexford Dance Academy, Apprentice 2019

Chautauqua Festival Dancers

July 13–August 7 (Ages: 15–18)
Designed for advanced dancers, approximately 16 girls and up to 8 boys are selected for this intensive program. The Festival dancer curriculum has a major focus on individual artistic growth and technical improvement. They also have the opportunity for coaching sessions with the resident faculty including Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.

“It was amazing to be surrounded by all the talented dancers, musicians, opera singers, painters, sculptors, and actors that filled my summer experience with inspiration and growth. I will forever be grateful to the Chautauqua Dance program for creating an environment that I believe is helping me and so many others reach our potential as performing artists.”

– Christiana Cecere, The Conservatory at Northeast School of Ballet, Festival 2019

Workshop Dancers

July 13–August 7 (Ages 11-14)
The ballet workshops for talented young dancers enroll 20 girls and up to six boys for one to four weeks. Classes include ballet, pointe, variations, character, contemporary, & hip hop with resident faculty and special guest artists.

"Chautauqua is a beautiful place filled with kind, supportive dancers and legendary faculty all in a quaint community where everyone loves the arts. The teachers care so much about each dancer and will make sure you achieve your potential while having the best summer of your life!"


– Scarlett Starkey, Cincinnati Ballet Academy, Workshop I 2019

"Chautauqua is an amazing place where you can improve all aspects of dance, including your technique and performance skills. I attended Workshop 2 twice and both experiences were unforgettable. Everyone on the faculty care about each student and make sure they have the best experience possible. "

– Elizabeth Bilotti, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Workshop II 2018 & 2019