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July 17th - August 15th




Anna-Marie Holmes, Former Artistic Director of Boston Ballet

and Program Director, Jacob's Pillow, New York



Open to students 12 - 18 years old

Billeting May Be Available

Train with the professionals

The International Summer Ballet Intensive takes place at the studios and company headquarters of Atlantic Ballet Canada, an international professional touring company located in Moncton, New Brunswick, on the East Coast of Canada.


Students from all over the world come to Atlantic Ballet in order to immerse themselves in a professional training environment led by an international faculty. The 4-week intensive program offers an unparalleled experience and an intensive, high level of instruction for the serious-minded ballet student.

The program also provides a broader dance experience through exposure to various choreography and contemporary classes. It is an opportunity to develop and grow under the expertise of world-renowned faculty and guest teachers, culminating in a Gala performance at the historic Capitol Theatre.

Leading Artistic Director & Guest Instructors:


ANNA-MARIE HOLMES: Celebrated ballerina, internationally acclaimed dance luminary Former Artistic Director of Boston Ballet


IGOR DOBROVOLSKIY: Renowned Canadian Choreographer Artistic Director of Atlantic Ballet Canada


RAMONA PANSEGRAU: Nationally acclaimed pianist, soloist, and conductor

The International Summer Ballet Intensive is open to students who will be between the ages of 12 and 18 when the program begins.




Deadline for auditions is August 31th, 2020

Auditions can be made by video or in person. • 1-506-383-5951 extension 101


The Curriculum


                   • Classical Ballet Technique

                   • Pointe

                   • Character

                   • Partnering

                   • Variations

                   • Men’s Conditioning



Students will also have classes in nutrition, injury prevention, and wellness. 

• Contemporary and Improvisation

• Stretch & Strength

• Coaching

• Music Appreciation

• Music History

Special Guests

ANNA-MARIE HOLMES, Former Artistic Director of Boston Ballet and Head of the Ballet Program for Jacob’s Pillow, New York.


Artistic director, choreographer, master teacher, and celebrated ballerina, Anna-Marie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed dance luminary. Former Artistic Director of Boston Ballet and Head of the Ballet Program for Jacob’s Pillow, New York, she was the first North American invited to perform with the Kirov Ballet in Russia, and also appeared with leading classical companies in Canada, England, Germany, Netherlands, and others. Her stagings of the Russian classic ballets are in the repertoires of leading ballet companies worldwide, and she is a master coach of principals and soloists in companies such as American Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet. Holmes is a recipient of the prestigious Dance Magazine Award and an Emmy Award for her staging of Le Corsaire for American Ballet Theatre's PBS Great Performances.



Faculty - Instructors

Artistic Director

Igor Dobrovolskiy

Artistic Director of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Igor is a prolific choreographer – having created eleven full-length ballets and 48 short works in just over 12 years. His creative work catapulted the Company he co-founded in 2001, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, onto the international stage. His works created for the company tour regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Igor holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in pedagogy of ballet, dance and, choreography from the Kiev National University of the Arts. His extensive professional career has taken him across Europe and South America.

Principal and Faculty Head

Yuliia Shevchenko

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Yullia has worked throughout Europe as a professional ballet dancer. Her extensive contemporary, classical and character dance repertoire included: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Harlequinade, Romeo and Juliet, Sacred Spring, Pushkin, Casanova, Carmina Burana, Carmen, Four Seasons, Giselle, and Rasputin, in which she had leading and solo roles. 

Yuliia now dedicates her time to teaching and youth development. She has been a ballet teacher and choreographer at ballet schools and instructor and artistic consultant for rhythmic gymnastics groups in Europe and Canada.


A professional dancer of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada since 2003, Yuriko Diyanova left a career as a classical soloist in Japan, to join Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. A prizewinner at several ballet competitions, she has an extensive classical repertoire which includes principal and soloist roles. She has extensive teaching experience in ballet having taught professional classes Japan. A favorite with audiences wherever she dances, Yuriko earned critical notice for her performance as Merlin’s mother in the Company’s third original ballet of the same name. Other roles with the Company include: Marcelina in Figaro, “The Girlfriend” in Les Portes Tournantes, and Mozart’s first love in Amadeus. She dances as one of “The Ladies” in Don Juan, performs as a “Messenger” in King Lear and as Marcellina in Fidelio.

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