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Emerging Artist Workshop
Ages 18+
2-Week Program


A unique, holistic program, which shapes hirable, competitive dancers who are ready to advance their careers.

Program highlights:

  • Take daily technique classes in ballet, improvisation, creative process, partnering, and more!
  • Work with renowned guest choreographers and former artists of Batsheva, Ballet Frankfurt, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Learn excerpts of Ballet Hispánico’s repertory from artistic staff
  • Benefit from professional development opportunities including forums, networking events, and Q&A sessions with artists in the field
  • Audition in an open call for Ballet Hispánico’s second company, BHdos
  • Receive individualized constructive feedback and guidance from artistic leaders in the field, and more!

Note: Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for ChoreoLaB students

Video (c) Angelo Vasta


Students may participate in one week or the full two weeks. If only signing up for one week, the student must in the first week of the program.


Registration opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Registration closes: Friday, May 8, 2020

Full tuition due: Tuesday, June 9, 2020



Early Bird Discount Tuition:

Full Program: $1,195.00

First Week Only: $700.00

Full Tuition:
Full Program: $1,495.00

First Week Only: $850.00

Early Bird pricing ends Friday, April 17, 2020.


A non-refundable registration fee of $350 must be placed in order to secure your spot in the program. The School of Dance does NOT offer refunds, only credits. Any credits received will be applied to your Ballet Hispánico account.


All students who audition for ChoreoLaB will be considered for a Merit Scholarship, which includes the prestigious Nuestro Futuro Scholarship. Students will be notified of any Merit Scholarship award in their acceptance letter. To learn more about the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program, click here. Merit based scholarships are awarded by School leadership.

Financial Aid Scholarships are also available to those who qualify. Financial Aid Scholarship applications are part of the program registration form that will be provided to you upon acceptance.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.

If accepted, you may fill out the form through the registration link provided in the acceptance email.

Questions?/¿Preguntas about financial aid? Contact



When are the auditions?
Visit our Summer Programs Audition page.

What should I bring to the audition?
Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition with completed audition forms, and their appropriate program’s checklist materials.The live audition fee is $20 for preregistration. The audition will consist of a ballet, contemporary, and repertory sections. Dancers are encouraged to wear form fitting dance attire, and bring appropriate footwear. Pointe shoes are optional. Audition forms can be found in the audition registration confirmation email, or download here.

How can I prepare for New York City auditions?
Auditions at Ballet Hispánico will be composed of three parts: ballet, contemporary, and repertory. Students can expect to begin the audition with a streamlined ballet barre, centre, and pointe work (only if experienced.) The ballet portion will be followed by a contemporary section with improvisation, and will finish with an exploration of repertory.

How can I prepare for national auditions?
Students can expect an audition similar to above. National auditions will be conducted in a master class format that features contemporary dance and Ballet Hispánico repertory.

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the ChoreoLaB?
Students will be notified via e-mail of acceptance into the ChoreoLaB two to three weeks following the audition.

What if I can’t make the NYC or national auditions?
Students unable to attend the NYC or any national auditions may submit a video audition on or by May 8, 2020. All criteria for the video submission can be found here.


How do I apply for scholarship?
Upon acceptance into the ChoreoLaB, all students can apply for scholarships. The scholarship application form is part of the registration form. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent via e-mail two weeks after submission. For questions about scholarships and financial aid, contact


Is housing provided for ChoreoLaB?
Housing is not provided for ChoreoLaB. We suggest trying a housing site such as Ghostllight Housing on Facebook, Centro Maria, or AirBnB for guest housing options.


Is my spot in ChoreoLaB guaranteed if I am accepted?
Students will need to register and make a deposit to secure their place in ChoreoLaB. Full deposit of $350.00 is required to register.

When can I register?
Students can register as soon as they are accepted into the program. Students will receive a registration form along with their acceptance e-mail.

If accepted into ChoreoLaB, do I need to attend the full two weeks?
Students may sign up for one or two weeks of the program. If only participating in one-week, students must register for the first week.

How are students placed in levels?
Primary placement is completed at auditions. Placement is subject to change at the discretion of the School Director.

What is the last day to make payments toward tuition?
The final day to make tuition payments is Tuesday, June 9, 2020. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at or 212-362-6710, ext. 72 to make financial arrangements.


When and where will orientation take place?
Orientation will be held on the first day of classes at Ballet Hispánico. Details will be provided in welcome e-mails before the start of each program.

What is your dress code policy?
All information regarding dress code is located under the "Dress Code" tab of this page. For Ballet Hispánico merchandise and gear, we invite you to stop by our School of Dance office.

Will students be provided with a locker during the program?
Students are welcome to store their belongings in our lockers rooms located on the 8th floor. During the orientation, you will have an opportunity to choose a locker and place a lock on it. We ask that you only use combination locks, as this information will be stored in the student’s Ballet Hispánico account.

Do all students get to perform in the ChoreoLaB Open Studio on Friday, July 2?
Students attending the full two-week program will have a showing on Friday, July 2, the final day of ChoreLaB.


Contact the School of Dance Office at or by calling 212-362-6710, ext. 72.

ChoreoLaB: Ages 18+

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