2023 Program Details Coming Soon

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Resident Program

Summer and Collegiate Intensive students from outside the greater Cincinnati area have a summer home away from home through participation in our Summer Resident Program.


  • 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 transportation to and from daily programming.
  • Supervision: Supervision and compassionate student support is provided by Cincinnati Ballet’s Resident Leadership Team.

Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Resident Program is hosted on site at Northern Kentucky University which has been honored as one of the safest college campuses in America.

Resident Program Pricing

6-WEEK PROGRAM: $4,495
3-WEEK PROGRAM: $2,495

Resident Program Dining

The Summer Resident Program includes a full-service meal plan at no additional cost. Most meals are served at the 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 a comprehensive dining experience for all.

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Resident Program
Weekend Activities

While weekends offer much-needed rest from the “intensity” of Summer and Collegiate 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.

summer resident Leadership Team

Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer and Collegiate Intensive offers several unique opportunities for interested adults to provide essential program service within our Summer Resident Program.
For Summer 2024, Cincinnati Ballet is seeking passionate leaders for the roles of:

Resident Housing Supervisor
Resident Advisor
Housing Intern
Weekend Chaperone

FULL Position descriptions and application links coming in December

ASSISTANT Resident Housing Supervisor

The Assistant Resident Housing Supervisor works in close partnership with the Resident Housing Supervisor to provide essential onsite support to the Resident Program. Their goal is to provide leadership and compassionate care in crafting a summer home with a focus on safety and engagement.

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors serve as leaders for the students in the Summer Resident Program by working with the Housing Supervisor to craft an engaging and welcoming environment for our diverse student population.

Housing Intern

Housing Interns will learn alongside our Resident Advisors to serve as peer leaders for their fellow students in the Summer Resident Program. Housing Interns will have the opportunity to learn the important aspects of creating a successful resident program.

Weekend Chaperone

Weekend Chaperones will accompany students on a variety of weekend outings to ensure their safety and well-being.

Application Coming Soon


Cincinnati Ballet is committed to providing summer program students with a rich and vibrant in-person program experience that offers access to the full breadth of our curriculum and repertoire. At this time, COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended but not required for participants. Cincinnati Ballet’s health and safety policies, including masking and testing, are subject to change based on community risk levels.

Resident Program FAQs

Summer and Collegiate Intensive students are housed in one of Northern Kentucky University’s suite-style residence halls. The hall is staffed with a Resident Housing Supervisor and Resident Advisors who plan activities for students and are available to help support students during their stay in Cincinnati. The hall is situated in a safe, semi-private area of NKU’s campus in Highland Heights, KY.

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

Housing is a fifteen-minute drive from Cincinnati Ballet’s Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance for Summer Intensive students. For Collegiate Intensive students, housing is a twenty-minute drive from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Summer Intensive students are transported by private school bus each day between the residence hall and Cincinnati Ballet. Collegiate Intensive students are transported by van each day between the residence hall and University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

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, dressers and a shared mini-fridge for their personal needs. Free wireless internet is also available in each suite.

The Resident Program Leadership Team, including our Resident Housing Supervisor and multiple Resident Advisors, is always on site when students are present. Resident students who are 18+ during their program will have allowances to leave campus during select evening and weekend hours but are expected to follow program guidelines and expectations.

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 their respective programs. The dining hall is located just across from the residence hall which makes mealtime easy! The 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. Students and families should keep in mind these activities are optional but encouraged and are subject to additional fees. The Resident Leadership Team also 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 campus also features basketball and volleyball courts as well as plentiful greenspace.

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

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Cincinnati, OH 45202