Summer Intensive

CBA 2021 Summer Intensive
Denver: June 7 - July 16

(In-Person with Zoom Option)


CBA offers an exciting world class Summer Intensive Programs right here in Denver that includes:

  • Classes in technique, variations, repertoire, strength/conditioning, men's class, pointe, contemporary, acting, and character dance

  • International guest teachers, plus CBA's renowned visiting faculty and in-house master teachers

  • Final studio performance open to parents

For young students not yet dancing on pointe (age 9 & up), CBA’s summer program is the perfect opportunity to take this next step. Pre-pointe students will be assessed for readiness to begin pointe work at the beginning of the Program. Intermediate to advanced students will enjoy instruction in a variety of genres. Male students have separate technique class taught by Sergii Sydorskyi, former principal dancer of the National Ballet of Ukraine and current faculty of CBA and Ballet Melange. 

Check back for information about our acclaimed Fairy Tale Summer Camp!


2021  Guest Faculty


Ms. Olga Zaretskaya is a graduate of the Kiev State Ballet Academy, Kiev (Ukraine) and holds a Master’s Degree in Rehearsal Direction from the Kiev State University of Theatrical Arts under Valery Kovtun. Olga has considerable experience teaching and staging ballets. She was a Principal Teacher with the Academy of Russian Ballet and Assistant Artistic Director of the Russian Ballet company based in Denver, CO. Ms. Zaretskaya has staged full-length 19th century classics as well as numerous contemporary pieces. Her academy students continue to be accepted at leading ballet schools in the United States on full scholarships. Ms. Zaretskaya has been a guest teacher in studios on both coasts, in the mid-west, and Europe. She has taught summer intensives at Danceology Performing Arts Campus in San Diego as well as at V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy in Laguna Hills, California.


Ms. Zaretskaya is a first soloist in the Ukraine National Ballet in Kiev, and her repertoire includes Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Flower Festival, Esmeralda, Le Corsair, Carmen-Suite, Spartacus, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Bolero, and many others.


Video Auditions

CBA will accept DVD auditions if circumstances prevent you from attending a live audition.

Video Audition Fee 


Video Requirements

The video should be 15 to 20 minutes in length and include the following elements:

  • Barre

    • ​​​Plié, Battement tendu, Adagio, Grand Battement

  • Center

    • Adagio, Battement tendu, Pirouettes, Jumps (Petite allegro and Grand Allegro) 

  • Pointe

    • Echappe, Pirouettes 

1 Week $700

2 Weeks $1260 ($1190*)

3 Weeks $1785 ($1680*)

4 Weeks $2240 ($1820*)

5 Weeks $2675 ($2220*)

6 Weeks $3060 ($2600*)

* Discounted tuition for currently enrolled CBA students.



2022 Dates TBD


2:00 pm to 4:00 PM
Registration opens at 1:30 pm


CBA Studios
6740 East Hampden Ave. #309
Denver, Colorado 80224

Audition Fee 


(waived for currently registered CBA students)

Class placement will be determined by the artistic staff, based on age and ability.


Zoom audition available by request.

Studio Auditions