6-Wk Intensive/ China


2022 Program TBD - Due to flight restrictions into Guangzhou, China

Acceptance by Audition Only


Work on your skills & technique training with Long Beach Ballet's eclectic summer faculty.  Train alongside the Guangzhou Ballet in China.


Multiple performances in China of a Long Beach Ballet production in collaboration with Chinese dancers.


There will be multiple opportunities for tourist activities such as visiting the Great Wall and other historical museums/ parks.


3 Weeks

Long Beach, California

4 classes per day at Long Beach Ballet Academy with master teachers.

  • Daily Ballet Training
  • Pointe / Variation Classes
  • Modern/Contemporary Classes
  • Russian Character  Classes
  • Jazz
  • Pilates Training
  • Rehearsals

Beach bonfire

Performance at Lakewood High School

Optional excursions to Catalina Island, Medieval Times (additional cost)

2 Weeks

Guangzhou & Anshan, China

3 classes/ rehearsals per day

  • Ballet Training by Guangzhou Ballet principal dancers
  • Classical Chinese Dance
  • Traditional Chinese Dance
  • Rehearsals

Performance at the Guangzhou Ballet Theater

Performance at the new Zhuhai Theater

Performance at the Yulan Theater in Dong Guan

All hotels and meals

Excursions to Lotus Mountain, Yuesiu Park, the Great Wall and more.

6 Days

Cruise to Japan on Dream Cruises

Classes, rehearsals, and performance while sailing.

Two ports of call: Naha, Okinawa and Miyakojima, Japan



David Wilcox
Artistic Director - Long Beach Ballet
Formerly Berlin Ballet


Mads Eriksen
Royal Danish Ballet
Principal - San Jose Ballet School


Ann Adair
American Ballet Theatre
Royal Danish Ballet


Evan Swenson
Houston Ballet
Atlanta Ballet


Johnny Zhong
Formerly Classical Ballet of Guangzhou China
Faculty - Long Beach Ballet


Melissa Sandvig
First ballerina finalist “So You Think You Can Dance”


Gillian Finley
Former Dir - Ballet Pacifica
Faculty - USC Kaufmann School of Ballet & Long Beach Ballet


Huang Yi
Principal Dancer - Guangzhou Ballet



Shani Englert
Ballet Mistress - Long Beach Ballet



Sun Xin
“People’s Artist” of China Principal Ballerina - Guangzhou Ballet




Sayat Asatryan
Principal Dancer – Moscow Kremlin Ballet




Maricar Drilon
Former soloist  - Ballet Philippines & Long Beach Ballet

Tuition & Fees
6 Week Intensive Including China Tour with Four Performances & Japan Cruise

$1,450.00 -– 3-week Long Beach Intensive

$2,550.00 -- 3-week China All-Inclusive Package with Japan Cruise

$1,500.00 -– Airfare LAX – Guangzhou – Anshan – LAX (estimate)

($1,000.00) -– Scholarship provided by Chinese presenters


$2,550.00  -– Companions to China/Japan (double occupancy, not incl. international airfare)