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Las Vegas

(1 – 2 Week Sessions)

➡ Ages 8-25

The Joffrey Ballet School is excited to announce their newest summer intensive for 2020, Cirque Arts in Las Vegas NV. This immersive one-week or two-week intensive aims to inspire and cultivate a curiosity into the world of circus arts. Explore acrobatics, clowning, aerial, juggling, cultural dance, and other key components of the circus arts with acclaimed performers and coaches of the Cirque du Soleil community. Explore a side to you that you have been tempted to discover, but hesitant to take the leap into the unknown. Discover the wealth of opportunities that have propelled Cirque Arts around the world.

Las Vegas is home to a wide range of opportunities for performing artists. Gaining the tools and the insight to be successful in an industry that demands not just the skills of dance, but specialty skills is our goal for you for the week. Working with professionals in the specialty you will be coached in will give you firsthand knowledge into how this exciting industry works.

We are pleased to announce that the dance supervisor from the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson One show, Tiffany Baker, will be joining us exclusively as the Cirque du Soleil Consultant. Working with Ms. Baker gives you direct access to those who are hiring dancers in the Cirque industry. She is dedicated to building an ongoing program that fosters the next generation of stars at Cirque du Soleil.

At JBS we truly believe that being the dancer that has it all will give you most opportunities to fulfill your dream to be a performer. The possibilities for dancers with skills beyond just dance have grown as the popularity of Cirque Arts has spread around the globe. Feed your curiosity for something new and join us in Las Vegas on a journey to a place where dreams of tomorrow are met with the needs of today.

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

  • Week 1

    7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020

  • Week 2

    7/20/2020 – 7/24/2020

Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.


$450.00 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.


$225.00 per week

Breakfast and Dinner Only


$99.00 per intensive

Registration fee per dancer


$125.00 per dancer

Must attend both weeks

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s


Registration Fee: $99 per intensive

  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.


Housing Fees: $450 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing – Other Fees

  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out


Meal Plan Fees: $275 per week

  • Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
    (Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.)
    Only offered to dancers in housing.
  • Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students ages 10 years and up that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. No housing available for students under 10 years of age.

Tonopah Hall*

*Subject to change
Room includes a bed, dressers, desk, chair and sink.
Building includes:
Informal lounge spaces
Laundry in building

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with UNLV Dining during your stay at the las Vegas intensive. Everything from deli sandwiches to desserts is available at the all-you-can eat dining hall. More info coming soon

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.


There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Matthew Prescott
Matthew Prescott
Max Baud
Maximilien Baud
Tiffany Baker
Tiffany Baker
Alan Medina Narvaez
Delphine Gaillard
Alison Burke
Allison Burke

Cirque Arts Las Vegas Performances

Cirque du Soleil Show + Informal Studio Showing



All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.


Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Studio Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

Orientation Times

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it two weeks before your session starts.

Extra Activities

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.


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Matthew Prescott

Artistic Director of the NYC Musical Theatre Intensive

Matthew Prescott

Train with Matthew at the Joffrey Ballet Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive and NYC Summer Musical Theatre Program

Matthew Prescott, born and raised in Idaho, graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the inaugural year of the Joffrey/New School University in New York City. In 2000, he joined the Joffrey Ballet for a number of years before setting out as a freelance artist.

Working as a freelancer, Matthew has worked and performed with Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Amanda Miller, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morphoses the Wheeldon Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Matthew was featured in Robert Altman’s film The Company.

Matthew has choreographed works performed by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Chamber Dance Project, the Joffrey Ballet School, BalletX, Interlochen Arts Academy, for Misty Copeland for Prince’s Coming to America 2010 Madison Square Garden performances, as well as the Vail International Dance Festival.

Matthew was the Resident Choreographer on the national tour of Billy Elliot as well as performing the roll of Older Billy. Matthew made his Broadway debut on Broadway in the cast of Phantom of the Opera.

In a DanceSpirit interview, Prescott states:

Though programs in musical theater or circus arts might sound very specific, Prescott encourages dancers of all styles to try them and broaden their idea of what they can do with their training. “Ballet has been a huge part of musical theater history,” he says. “People like Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins, and now Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. There are opportunities as a tap dancer on Broadway, there are opportunities as a hip-hop dancer with shows like Hamilton.”

Maximilien Baud

Associate Director of NYC Musical Theater

Maxilien Baud

Train with Maximilen in Vegas at our Cirque du Soleil Intensive or Jazz & Contemporary Intensive or in NYC at our Pre-Professional Intensive, Jazz & Contemporary Intensive or Musical Theatre Intensive

Maximilien Baud was trained at the School of American Ballet for 10 years under the guidance of Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Boal, Olga Kostritzky, and Andrei Kramarevsky. While a student, he performed with the NYC Ballet, and was part of the original cast of two world premieres: Organon by Elliot Feld and Scenes De Ballet by Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Mr. Baud began his professional career with the Carolina Ballet under Robert Weiss. There he would work with choreographers such as Lynne Taylor Corbett, Robert Weiss, Damian Woetzel, and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2005, Mr. Baud joined the Pennsylvania Ballet under the directorship of Roy Kaiser and would perform principal roles in ballets by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, George Balanchine and many more.

In 2009, Mr. Baud had the opportunity to work on the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture, Black Swan, by Darren Aronofsky. In 2010, Mr. Baud would join the national/international tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical performing the role of Older Billy, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical. He was in the ensemble of the national tour of Flashdance the Musical based on the iconic 80’s film under the directorship of Tony Award-winning choreographer, Sergio Trujillo. Maximilien has reprised his role of Older Billy in regional productions of Billy Elliot with the MUNY, North Carolina Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater Company.

Mr. Baud, along with Matthew Prescott, are the co-directors and co-creators for the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensives in New York City and London. This year they are also debuting an all-new program, the Joffrey Las Vegas Summer Intensive. Together they run M Squared Talent LLC, which is a production company that produces the most up-to-date dance education in America. Mr. Baud also holds the position of Co-Artistic Director and Consulting Producer for Joffrey Elite, which is a documentary series on YouTube’s AwesomnessTV that features a group of dancers from the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program.

Mr. Baud has had the opportunity to teach master classes at numerous dance studios around the world, as well as coach the young Billy’s from Billy Elliot. Currently, he is on the staff at The Joffrey Ballet School and Ballet Academy East. While directing and teaching, Mr. Baud enjoys enriching the lives of dancers through discipline and a passion for the arts.

Maximilien Baud Choreography

Connect with Maximilien on social media.

Instagram – @maximilienbaud

LinkedIn – maximilienbaud

YouTube channel – Maximilien Baud

Tiffany Baker

Tiffany was born and raised in Alabama. She started her classic dance training at a very young age and was privileged to train at Gus Giordano’s Studio in Chicago, Broadway Dance Center in New York; after which she moved to Los Angeles under scholarship at Tremaine Dance Studio. She was very fortunate to perform with many different amazing artists both on screen and onstage: U2, Kidd Rock, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Outkast, Back Street Boys, No Doubt, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Nelly, Michael Caine, Alice Cooper, Hans Klock, Siegfried and Roy, and many more. She has toured Europe with ‘Grease the Musical’, as well as the States with Hoku Ho and 98 Degrees.

Tiffany shifted into becoming a choreographer with projects like “Britney Spears: Femme Fatal Tour”, ‘Farm Club’ on USA Network, ‘Storm’ at Mandalay Bay, ‘James Bond: PlayStation Game’ for EA Sports, ‘Black Kat: PlayStation Game’ for Westwood Studios, ‘Generations’ for DM Creations, ‘Coyote Ugly and Centrifuge’, and many corporate events for various Las Vegas Casinos. Currently Tiffany resides in Las Vegas were she runs her own business, The Unspoken Studio, a teacher at Nevada Ballet, and as the Dance Coach for MJ One with Cirque du Soleil.



Alan Medina Narvaez

Alan D. Medina Narvaez is an MJ Warrior (Dancer) / former Dance Captain of the Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, NV. With 8 years of experience he has participate on America’s Best Dance Crew Season 6, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Hip Hop International and currently in Cirque du Soleil. He has also, within Cirque du Soleil, participate as Artistic Director of the A Choreographer’s Showcase 2017 show in collaboration with the Nevada Ballet Theater, choreograph sections of the Michael Jackson’s Blood in the Dance Floor video, choreograph sections for the Miss USA 2017 entrance piece, among others.For acquire all these experiences and dance knowledge he trained in his natal country, Puerto Rico, and outside of it. In Puerto Rico, he was part of dance school’s faculties and taught Hip-Hop and Popping. He was also constantly training with his crew, 787, in different urban techniques such as: Acrobatics, Tricking, Breakdance, House and others. When he got in College, he was part of the University Dance Team and compete with them at UDA (National Dance Team Championship) in the jazz division and hip-hop division. This perseverance and training are what makes him grow and be better everyday in what he has always love and feel passionate in: Dance. Now, when he is not performing at MJONE, he enjoys teaching Hip-Hop- Workshops to all level/age dancers at different academies in Las Vegas, NV as well as working with different projects such as fundraising events with Autism Coalition of Nevada.

Delphine Gaillard

Delphine Gaillard was born to perform. Since the tender age of eight she has dedicated her life to entertain audiences around the world. Through hard work and commitment, she has since performed globally on some of the biggest productions – working for the leading producers. Training at respected Parisian circus school, Annie Fratellini Ecole Supérieur des Arts du Cirque, played an integral role in honing the TRAPEZE, SPANISH WEB, SILK & AERIAL SKILLS that would become the foundation of Delphine’s signature routines.

Ms. Gaillard moved to Las Vegas – the ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD & home to the world’s best talent – in 2005 to launch ‘LOVE’ by Cirque duSoleil. She played the incredible role of ‘JULIA’ in the original cast of this Beatles spectacular astounding audiences with her sensational routine. Delphine performed her unique and breath-taking solo straps act over 3,400 times.

With her certification in AntigravityAerial Yoga & Fitness, Delphine has been inspired to develop her own curriculum to influence the next generation of circus stars. Adding teaching to her repertoire proves her dedication, love and excitement for this art.

Currently Delphine is a freelance performer and still performs to sell-out crowds with her awe-inspiring routines.

She joined the Las Vegas Circus Center as a coach in 2018 where she is happy to share her passion and knowledge for the craft in one of the newest & leading centers in the world.

Allison Burke

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Allison has been dancing since she was two years old, training at various pre-professional competitive dance studios across the DFW area. She earned numerous performance awards and scholarships, including the opportunity to travel across the USA as a teacher’s assistant at Co. Dance Convention. Allison also assisted choreographer Kim McSwain at Jump Dance Conventions. In 2010, she began her collegiate studies at Chapman University to earn a Bachelors in Dance and Bachelors in Advertising, and a minor in Film Studies. In her four years there, Allison trained under elite dance faculty including Alicia Guy, Leann Alduenda, Larry Rosenberg, Jenny Backhaus, and Holly Johnston. As a selected member of the Chapman Dance Touring Ensemble, she represented the university to high schools across the country. Dance tour allowed her to train with acclaimed choreographers such as Michael Jackson’s original dancer Eddie Garcia, SYTYCD’s Ade Obayomi, Diavolo’s Chad Michael Hall, and Joffrey Ballet’s Stephanie Powell. Allison was also a member of the undefeated national champion Chapman Dance Team and a lead choreographer of the hip hop group Team Shaka. After graduation in 2014, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with MSA Talent Agency to pursue dance professionally. Allison has booked various jobs including a GARNIER Commercial, NYC Times Square TruFusion Print Ad Campaign, Soul Clap Fitness DVD, Myke Terry music video, ARIA New Years Eve Gala, iHEART Radio Party at Light Nightclub, and Cirque du Soleil’s 2017 One Night for One Drop at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre. She most recently can be seen as an Ensemble Dancer and Artist Coach in Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, Allison has recently been nominated by the Silver State Awards for Local Female Entertainer of 2018.