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10 days of:


Daily Workshops

Ballet, Vaganova Method

- classical ballet repertoire,

- Pointe technique 

- Male technique 

Character Dance and repertoire

“Speak with your arms”   

port de bras technique by Irina Lerman

Contemporary class & repertoire

Neoclassical class 

Acting on the Ballet Stage -  

is a new discipline by Irina Lerman that opens doors to a deeper understanding of roles and unlocks new skills for performers.

Original choreography by Irina Lerman 

Individual Coaching 

Guest Teachers


+ Networking opportunities


🔹 Choreography

Irina Lerman will create new work and all participating dancers will be considered for future paid projects.

🔹 Repertoire

from the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, and original works by choreographers Irina Lerman and Jera Wolfe


at Dance Arts Institute  (including repertoire learned in disciplines, new work choreographed during the intensive )

🔹 Individual coaching

daily opportunity to receive individual coaching by Irina Lerman and faculty 

🔹 Professional Photo/Video

Free for dancers to use for auditions, portfolios, and future projects!

🔹 Custom Package option

allows you to create your own schedule based on your daily availability. Contact the intensive for more details.


Introducing the Intermediate Division

Our Intermediate Division is tailored for dancers aged 12 and above who have a minimum of 3 years of dance training in ballet or contemporary styles. Throughout the Intensive, our program offers a diverse array of disciplines and practices aimed at enhancing fundamental training in technique, artistry, and performance skills. 

Additionally, students at the intermediate level will participate in a Conditioning class as part of their program. This class is designed to maintain strength and develop muscles essential for executing ballet techniques properly and healthily.

Please note, that Dancers will also join some classes with Advanced Level and will have the chance to watch, be inspired by the Advanced and Professional dancers. 

               Acting on the Ballet Stage

   "Acting on the Ballet Stage" by Irina Lerman is a new discipline that delves into the intricacies of character portrayal, enriching performers' understanding of their roles while unveiling a treasure trove of new skills. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey, breathing life into every step and gesture on the ballet stage.


Coming soon!

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Daily Classes, Workshops, and Rehearsals:  Monday to Friday

3 Performances


  Focus of the intensive:

  • Regaining confidence & strength 

  • Developing artistry

  • Performance and expression

  • Technical training, Vaganova method, including special tips & tricks

  • Learning to speak with your body

  • Understanding how to stay in shape in all circumstances

  • Staying connected to your authentic identity

  • Perseverance and continued growth as an artist

  • Workshops in a variety of disciplines

  • Open dialogue between dancers and faculty about any questions regarding art and career


Who is this Summer Intensive for?

Professional artists

seeking further development of their craft in multiple disciplines, especially artistry and performance


Recent graduates

ready to take their first steps in a professional dance environment

Dance students

near the end of their education that are already seeking new artistic challenges or more training in specific disciplines that we offer

AND past students with a strong foundation in classical or contemporary, ready to work at an intermediate/advanced level



          "Your arsenal of knowledge and skills is never truly full: as an artist, your work is a continuous reach towards the most honest expression of emotions through refined movements. The greater your collection of skills and experiences, the better you can share the gift of your art with others, while achieving your best physical and mental shape."

  Irina Lerman

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PRIMA Package  (full 10 days):       June 17th - 28th, 10:00am - 4:45pm                           $699 + HST          

Short Program Package:                     June 17th - 28h, 10:00am - 3:30pm                             $529 + HST            

Morning Package:                             June 17th - 28h, 10:00am - 1:45pm                             $500 + HST         

1-Week All-Day Package:                    June17th - 21th  or   June 24th - 28th                          $400 + HST         


1-Week Short Program:                               Any week, 10:00am - 3:30pm                              $315 + HST       

1-Week Morning Program:                       Any week,  10:00am - 1:45pm                             $250+ HST         

To request a Custom Package suited to your schedule, please contact us at

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