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Ballet Workshop

CCM has canceled all in-person programs scheduled for summer 2020.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our Summer Programs FAQ.

Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The Ballet Workshop is designed especially for those high school students drawn to the performing arts who want to explore their interests and talents in a college setting. In addition to fostering creative and artistic growth in students, Summer Arts Immersion will provide a rich college experience and the opportunity to explore the cultural resources of the Cincinnati area.


2020 Tuition is $990, and includes a non-refundable deposit of $150.

The deposit must be paid by April 1. Tuition payments must be received by May 1. 


Students may audition for the Ballet Workshop either online or in-person. Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines.

Online Audition

Online auditions will open in early November and close March 15, 2020* ( There is a $30 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department" and "Ballet Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application.

*Please note that applications may be submitted/viewed until April 1st, if any spaces remain.

Female applicants must wear a black leotard and pink tights – NO SKIRTS.
Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights.

Developpes and Grand Battements exercises at the barre, (one side only). Please demonstrate one exercise on the right side and the other on the left.

Center work should consist of:
    •    An adage with developpes to the front and side.  Also, demonstrate 1st arabesque with promenade.
    •    A pirouette combination
    •    A small jumps with some beats
    •    A grand allegro combination.

For females, these exercises may be performed in pointe.  If you choose not to, please add a pointe combination on both sides.  Your total submission should be 5-10 minutes in length.

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions for local students will be Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12:00-3:00pm. Make sure you sign-up on the link below to reserve an audition time. Audition requirements are listed below and on the sign-up.

Sign-ups for in-person Ballet auditions

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • One-page resume
  • Have your teacher complete a recommendation form
    • Teachers can complete the recommendation process online through Get Acceptd  
    • Alternately, teachers can complete this form (click to download) and either fax it to 513-556-1972 or email it to
  • Online auditions: see parameters above
  • In-person auditions: audition will be class-like environment and involve techniques as expected for online auditions.
    • Female applicants must wear a black leotard and pink tights – NO SKIRTS - and bring pointe shoes.
    • Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights.


Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 to 17 may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Click here for full housing details. Dorm check-in is Sunday, June 14, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 27, 2020. Since the final performance for Ballet students is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27th, for students who need to catch a flight home, we recommend searching for flights that depart after 3 p.m. that day, to give students ample time to get to the airport.


Sample Weekdays

  • 9:00-10:45 a.m. – Ballet Technique
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Pointe/Battiere
  • 12:15-1:10 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. – Dance classes (modern, hip-hop, jazz, etc)
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m. – Rehearsal
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Immersion Class
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Dinner break
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Ballet Technique


  • Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Studio B (3785 Corbett Center)

Family and the general public are invited to join us for the performance.