Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive - Dance Classes NYC

Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive


Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive
August 8–12 & 1519, 2016

View Fabrice Herrault's teaching reel here.

The studio audition has passed. If you would like to submit audition photos, please contact Fabriceballet@alvinailey.org with the following information:  Student name, age, years of training, current instructor’s name and two photos – one in arabesque and one in tendu a la seconde.

Renowned ballet instructor Fabrice Herrault will return to the Ailey Extension this summer to present his acclaimed two-week ballet intensive.  Fabrice teaches classical ballet rooted in the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet in its purest form, technique, artistry and musicality. This program is committed to the growth of each individual student in addition to the importance of brilliant classical ballet technique. Mr. Herrault will be joined by world-renowned guest teacher Sofiane Sylve (San Francisco Ballet).

All classes are held at the prestigious Ailey studios, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, close to shopping, shows and great restaurants. The intensive includes:

  • Daily classes for intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 10-13 (Advanced Beginner)
    Daily classes for intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 13-16 (Intermediate)
  • Daily classes for advanced dancers, ages 15-19 (Advanced)
  • Studio performance for family and friends

    Click here to view the tentative intensive schedule.

Participant Quotes

"Fabrice Herrault's Summer Intensive is tremendous! …renowned teachers, small classes, and lots of individual attention, in a beautiful facility." - Beatriz Stix Brunell (Royal Ballet, 2008-09 intensive participant)

"Fabrice teaches classical ballet in its purest form, technique, artistry, and musicality. He taught me not only to be a dancer, but also to be an artist." - Meghan Hinkis (American Ballet Theatre, 2008 intensive participant)

Please Note: Hotel accommodations are not included in the workshop fee but hotel discounts are available.
Click here to view our Preferred Hotel List and rates

If you have additional questions about the program, please call 212-405-9018 or email aileyextension@alvinailey.org.


About Fabrice Herrault

Mr. Herrault began his classical training with Daniel Franck at L'Academie Chaptal in Paris before enrolling in L'Ecole de Danse de l'Opera de Paris under Claude Bessy. Since Graduating from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris under Serge Golovine and Attilio Labis, he has danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France, Hamburg Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Les Ballets de Marseille Roland Petit, Twyla Tharp and Dancers, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, among others.He has appeared on film in “The lady with camellias” with Hamburg Ballet, in “In the upper room” with Twyla Tharp and Dancers on PBS's Dance in America series.

He has been a member of the teaching faculty at: Barnard College, The Alvin Ailey School, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Juilliard, Steps on Broadway and Studio Maestro.

 He has been a guest teacher with numerous dance companies and competitions, among them: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Finnish National Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet, New York International Ballet Competition, Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Intensive, San Jose Ballet Intensive, and JKO summer intensive

About the Guest Artist

Sofiane Sylve was born in Nice, France, where she studied at the Académie de Dance. At the age of 14 she joined the Stadttheater in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In 1993, she joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, expanding her repertory with works from George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Wayne Eagling, Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, and David Dawson.  In the winter of 2002-2003 Sofiane Sylve appeared as a guest artist with New York City Ballet, performing in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Kammermusik No. 2, Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Symphony in Three Movements, and Western Symphony.

In fall 2003 Sofiane Sylve joined New York City Ballet as a principal dancer. She performed featured roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, and Christopher Wheeldon.  She created roles in works by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Jorma Elo, Susan Stroman, and Alexei Ratmansky.  Sofiane Sylve continues to perform regularly in Europe, notably with Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet.


Schedules will be provided to parents upon registration.

1 Week Intensive

$600 ($575 if registered before 7/1/16)

2 Week Intensive

$1,200 ($1,100 if registered before 7/1/16)

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