Ballet Boot Camps


June 11th—June 15th    /      August 15th—August 17th    /      August 20th—August 24th

A three-day boot camp, including technique class and pointe/variations for intermediate and advanced students.

EXCITING NEWS! Joseph Morrissey will be teaching Boot Camp 2 (August 15th-17th)

Joseph Morrissey is the Director of Dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts after serving as Director of Artistic Planning and Touring for The Hong Kong Ballet. Morrissey has danced with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany and Boston Ballet II where he performed repertoire including the late nineteenth century classical ballets of Marius Petipa along with works by choreographers including George Balanchine, John Cranko, Mikhail Fokine, Jiri Kylian, Graeme Murphy, and John Neumeier. Morrissey has twice been invited to choreograph for the Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre Society and was later selected to participate in the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of The New York City Ballet. Work of his has also been seen throughout Italy and Sicily with Roberto Bolle and Stars from American Ballet Theatre. Morrissey was a selected mentee in the 2015 Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training, a platform sponsored by the American Express and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations for emerging and notable leaders in the professional dance field. Holding a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, Morrissey also holds a Bachelor of Science in Classical Ballet from The Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University and he is a four-year graduate of The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. He has furthered his training at summer programs including The Royal Ballet School in London and The Houston Ballet Academy and completed the Vaganova Methodology Seminar held at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2002. Morrissey currently serves on the jury for the Youth America Grand Prix and the International Baltic Ballet Competition in Riga, Latvia.

This Boot Camp can (not mandatory) serve as an audition for Interlochen Center for the Arts'  Summer Programs 2019.