Boston Ballet principal Lia Cirio at age 15 in class at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet summer intensive. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, Courtesy Cirio.

Summer Intensive Throwback: 7 Pros Share Their Favorite Memories (and Photos!)

It's hard to believe that summer intensive season is almost over! We hope you're learning, growing, having fun and making memories at your intensives this year.

Today, we're sharing seven dancers' favorite summer intensive memories.

Nicole Ciapponi, Joffrey Ballet

Photo by Erik Tomasson, Courtesy The Joffrey Ballet.

Summer Intensive: San Francisco Ballet

Age: 15

Bunhead Happiness

"My favorite summer program was at San Francisco Ballet School. The focus was mainly on ballet so I couldn't have been happier!"

Turning Point

"I was 15 years old and, through this summer course, I received a spot as a trainee with the company. It was very memorable because it was the next step towards my career in joining San Francisco Ballet the next season."

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