Joffrey Ballet School Announces 6th Year of Cirque Arts Summer Intensive in Collaboration with Cirque du Soleil

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New York, NY – June 25, 2024 – The Joffrey Ballet School is thrilled to announce its continued collaboration with Cirque du Soleil for the 6th year of the highly anticipated Cirque Arts Summer Intensive. This year’s program hosted by the Joffrey Ballet School has already sold out, reflecting the immense interest and excitement surrounding this unique opportunity. Artistic Directors Matthew Prescott and Maximilien Baud, together with Kerren McKeeman the Cirque du Soleil Consultant & Coordinator, lead a one-week program for students to develop their versatility in the world of circus arts.

Kerren McKeeman, a distinguished Cirque du Soleil artist and seasoned performer, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the program. Known for her innovative approach and dedication to the performing arts, McKeeman’s involvement is set to elevate the experience for all participants.

The Cirque Arts Summer Intensive provides students with the unparalleled opportunity to train under the guidance of industry professionals. This year’s program promises to be exceptional, offering a comprehensive curriculum that includes aerial silks, trapeze, fast track, character, dance, and more.

A highlight of this year’s intensive is an exclusive observation of a training session and  Q&A session with artists from Mystère by Cirque du Soleil.  After watching a live performance of this iconic production, students will have the chance to interact with the artists, gaining insights into the world of Cirque du Soleil and the creative processes behind their awe-inspiring performances.

“We are incredibly excited to continue our program with Cirque du Soleil and to welcome Kerren McKeeman as our new Cirque du Soleil Consultant & Coordinator,” said Matthew Prescott, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet School. “The Cirque Arts Summer Intensive offers a unique and enriching experience for our students, blending the artistry of ballet and commercial dance with the imaginative world of Cirque du Soleil. This year’s program is sure to inspire and challenge our participants in new and exciting ways.”

For more information about the Joffrey Cirque Arts Summer Intensive and to register, please visit 

About Cirque du Soleil:

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. Building on four decades of pushing the boundaries of the imagination, the Company brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, and special events. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group celebrates 40 years of defying reality, defining entertainment, and illuminating the world through art and creativity. Since its creation in 1984, more than 400 million people have been Inspired on 6 continents and 86 countries. The Canadian company now employs more than 4000 employees, including 1200 artists from 80 different nationalities. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit .


About Joffrey Ballet School:

The Joffrey Ballet School is a renowned dance institution based in New York City. Dance visionaries Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded the school in 1953, offering a world-class training program that celebrates boundary-breaking performances and commitment to artistic excellence. The Joffrey Ballet School continues to shape the future of dance through innovative training programs that prepare students to confidently pursue a career in dance throughout the worlds of concert and commercial dance.


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