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Resident Program

Students from outside the greater Cincinnati area have a summer home away from home through participation in our Summer Resident Program in partnership with Northern Kentucky University.


  • Suite-style housing: Students live in furnished, four-person suites including a bathroom and common area.
  • Residence hall amenities: Students have access to free laundry facilities and free wireless internet. Each floor also features a community lounge.
  • Meals and transportation: Includes all meals and private bus transportation to and from the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.
  • Supervision: Supervision and compassionate student support is provided by Cincinnati Ballet’s Resident Leadership Team.

Situated in Highland Heights, Northern Kentucky University has been honored as one of the safest campuses and college towns in America.

Resident Program Pricing

6-WEEK SESSION: $3,810 (June 19 – July 30)
3-WEEK SESSION: $2,130 (June 19 – July 9 or July 10 – 30)

Resident Program Dining

The Summer Resident Program includes a full-service meal plan at no additional cost. Most meals are served at the NKU Dining Hall which is just a short walk from the residence halls. Resident Program students will receive a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options throughout the program to provide an exceptional dining experience for all.
The NKU Dining Staff are well-versed in supporting students with food allergies and other dietary restrictions.

Resident Program
Weekend Activities

While weekends offer much-needed rest from the “intensity” of Summer Intensive, they also offer an opportunity to explore Cincinnati with new friends. As such, Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Resident Program offers several weekend activities and trips to explore your summer home. Weekend excursions are optional, but encouraged, as they offer a break from the rigors of classes and the chance to explore the rich cultural landscape of the region.

Past activities have included trips to Kings Island Amusement Park, city tours, Reds baseball games, Cincinnati Opera performances and more.

Weekend activity registration will be offered to Resident Program students later in the spring.


Cincinnati Ballet is committed to providing Summer Intensive students with a rich and vibrant in-person program experience that offers access to the full breadth of our curriculum and repertoire. With the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty as a top priority, all Summer Intensive participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Additional COVID-19 protocols will be released in Spring of 2022 as we continue to monitor the recommendations of public health authorities in order to deliver a responsible and safe student experience.

Resident Program FAQs

Housing is eight miles, or about a fifteen-minute drive, from Cincinnati Ballet’s brand-new Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance.

Students are transported by private school bus each day between the dorms and Cincinnati Ballet.

Students live in four-person suites featuring double occupancy bedrooms, a common area, and a full bathroom. The spaces are fully furnished with each student having an extra-long twin-sized bed, a desk, a chair and a wardrobe with a dresser for their personal needs. Free wireless internet is also available in each suite. Each floor features a community lounge.

The Resident Program Leadership Team, including our Resident Housing Supervisor and multiple Resident Assistants, is always on site at NKU when students are present.

The Resident Program includes three meals each weekday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and two meals on Saturdays and Sundays (brunch and dinner). Breakfast, brunch and dinner feature cafeteria-style dining, giving students a lot of options! Each week, students receive packed lunches which they pick up each weekday morning to take with them to the Dance Center. The dining hall is located just across from the residence hall in the Boothe Residential Village which makes mealtime easy! NKU’s dining staff is also well experienced in supporting the specific needs of those students with allergies and dietary restrictions.

Group events off campus typically occur each weekend and, in the past, have included trips to Kings Island Amusement Park, city tours, Reds baseball games, Cincinnati Opera performances and more. The Resident Leadership Team plans weekly group activities in the residence hall to foster community within the building. Downtime and rest are also important during off hours as the training schedule is quite demanding.

Students have access to free laundry facilities, free wireless internet and community lounges on each floor. The Boothe Residential Village also features basketball and volleyball courts as well as plentiful greenspace and easy access to Norse Commons. Should COVID considerations allow, students may also have opportunity to purchase daily passes to the campus recreation center.

The only items not covered by tuition and housing costs are weekend activities, recreation center passes, apparel and merchandise, and any additional food/snacks your student may desire to purchase.

Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance exterior rendering dusk

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