Sunday, June 14 - Thursday, June 25, 2020


Students from around the country and across the globe join us each year for the Complexions Detroit Summer Intensive. 


The Complexions Contemporary Ballet Intensive Program instructs its students like no other. It guides dancers to achieve their full artistic potential in the unique and exclusive style of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Students are taught the Complexions Technique through classroom exercises and company repertoire instruction.

Participants experience techniques designed to cultivate and develop strong, well-trained dancers who are educated to perform more skillfully and creatively.

Students attending Complexions Detroit Summer Intensive 2020 will:

  • Attend the Complexions Contemporary Ballet company performance at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 4:00 pm. 

  • Study with Complexions Artistic Directors and company members for two amazing weeks of a variety of techniques. Including "Nique" the unparalleled contemporary ballet technique specifically developed by Artistic Directors  Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.

  • Perform Complexions Repertory at the CDSI Student Showcase on Thursday, June 25th at 3:00 pm on the very same Detroit Music Hall stage! 

Complexions Faculty 2019 (subject to change)



CDSI 2020 - Dates and Deadlines


    Due to a scheduling conflict, the 2020 CDSI Scholarship Audition on Sunday, January 5, 2020 is CANCELLED.

    The scholarship audition is now a video audition opportunity OPEN to everyone, due on February 9, 2020.

    For your video will need to demonstrate the following in the center. (Total Video Length Max 10 Minutes)
    - Center Adagio
    - Center Pirouettes
    - Center Petite Allegro
    - Center Grand Allegro
    - Contemporary Ballet Solo
    (*Each exercise should be uploaded to youtube or vimeo separately and pasted into the appropriate)



    *Video submissions will not be processed in audition fee is not processed.

    Please make sure you do the following to be fully considered for a scholarship.
    - Upload Video to youtube and link to your submission
    - Complete 2020 CDSI Scholarship Audition Online Form
    - Pay online submission fee via link below

    Deadline for all materials to be submitted is Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • Early Bird Special Deadline - Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Application and Payment Deadline - Friday, May 29, 2020
    Complexions Contemporary Ballet company performance- Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 4:00 pm
  • COMPLEXIONS DETROIT SUMMER INTENSIVE - Sunday, June 14- Thursday, June 25, 2020 (Dorm students arrive on June 13th)

CDSI 2020 - Forms and Schedule

CDSI 2020 - Housing

CDSI 2020 - Online Payment

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