Summer Programs (July/August)

More Information about our Program (Audition forms below):

Dmitri and Jennifer Kulev have established Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy as an internationally renowned program of ballet and contemporary dance education excellence. Many of our DKCBA Alumni are with companies around the world including ABT, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Nederlands Dance Theatre 2, Tulsa Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and Washington Ballet. Students have been consistently ranked as finalists in prestigious ballet competitions such as YAGP, Prix de Lausanne, World Ballet Competition, IBC Moscow and US IBC, and IBC Jackson. We are also very proud of their accomplishments on a state and/or national level at competitions such as Young Arts and Music Center Spotlight Awards.


Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy Summer Intensive is a selective program for the aspiring ballet dancer (ages 8-24) that is accessed only through our audition process. We strive to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and develop quality of movement through ballet and contemporary dance. The DKCBA Summer Intensive offers a stringent and demanding ballet training program promoting the highest standards of Russian technique, musicality, and artistic integrity. It is a close model of the challenging curriculum that is offered during our academic year. The Summer Intensive will include Classical ballet technique, Repertoire/Variations, Pointe, Partnering, Character, Stretch and Strengthening, Contemporary and more.

AUDITIONS:                              FEE: $35

Please bring:
*4×6 photos: (1) Headshot (1) Arabesque
*Completed Audition form and payment for Audition

  • MARCH 24TH  2018

23091 Del Lago Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Group A (ages 8-12) @ 2:00 pm
Group B (ages 13-24) @ 3:15 pm

  • April 7TH  2018

2650 Truxtun Rd Ste 104 San Diego CA 92106
Group A (ages 8-12) @ 2:00 pm
Group B (ages 13-24) @ 3:30 pm

VIDEO AUDITION                                                      FEE: $35


  • Payment of audition fees can be made by calling Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy (949) 360-4233 or mailed to:
  •  23091 Del Lago Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Complete a Summer Intensive Audition form (Click here to download and print)
  • Upload your video to a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo and send the link, completed audition form, jpeg or png headshot and arabesque via email to
  • The deadline for video Audition is April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PST.
  • Please title the email “DKCBA SI 2018 Video Audition”
  • Results of your video audition will be communicated by email, no later than 7 days after the video is submitted.

Your video will only be assessed once the payment has been received. You may send a check made out to “DKCBA” or you may call in a credit card during business hours M-F 3-7pm Sat 9am-1pm.

  • The video must contain:
    • Short barre: (one exercise on one side, following exercises on the other side). Please include Pliés, Tendus, Rond de Jambe, Fondus, Grande battement
    • Center: Adaggio, Pirouettes, Petit Allegro, (Point work for girls if applicable)
    • The whole video should not exceed 6 minutes.
    • The video to show only the candidate, the audio only the music. Neither teacher nor teacher’s instructions can be included in the video.


Click here for Audition forms

Private Instruction information:

Limited private instruction will be available for Advanced students participating in the summer intensives at the discretion of the Artistic Director.  Please inquire at the front desk.


Summer Intensive