New York City (Ages 9 – 25)

Musical Theater

Students will have the opportunity to study current Broadway shows in the studio and experience seeing them live on stage in our unique core curriculum studies.  The Musical Theater Summer Intensive features innovative classes in acting, singing, and dancing that will help produce the future stars of musical theater.

Daily classes will be in offered ballet, musical theater/jazz, acting, and vocal classes taught by present day Broadway performers. We are currently working with Broadway performers in An American in Paris, Matilda, Wicked, The King and I, and Aladdin to provide daily classes in ballet, musical theater/jazz, acting, and vocal classes.

Specialty classes will be taught in stage makeup, acrobats, stage combat, auditioning, tap, resume and audition materials preparation, and other useful Broadway related classes. Dancers will attend the featured Broadway shows at the end of each week. Our core curriculum classes are to study with  Broadway shows Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and Matilda with current cast members. We are offering the unique experience to see their instructors live on Broadway stage after spending a week with them in the studio.

The thrill of being at Broadway’s doorstep while refining technique and building confidence makes the Joffrey Ballet School’s musical theater summer intensive ideal for the student eager to one day see their names lit up on Broadway.

Artistic Director

Matthew Prescott
Matthew Prescott
Max Baud
Maximilien Baud
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Dates and Times

06/13/16 – 07/15/16

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  |   Days: Monday – Friday

Please note: Classes will run from Tuesday – Saturday for the week of 7/4 – 7/10

Possible Locations/Studios

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Between 9th and 10th Streets.
3rd, 4th and 5th Floor

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, Long Island City, NY 11101

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

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



Audition Required

Program Registration

Ages 9 – 25

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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

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