June 12 – July 7, 2024

Stephen Pier – Artistic Director/Choreographer
David Jackson – Music Director/Conductor

Miki Orihara –  Choreographer
César Faria Fernandes – Choreographer
Brian Fitzsousa – Pianist


The Dance Performance Studio is a three-week professional-level training program for college students and advanced high school seniors. This immersive program offers professional track dancers a unique opportunity to study under the guidance of internationally acclaimed professional performers, choreographers, and coaches. The intense yet supportive atmosphere, along with daily instruction, creates an environment that encourages growth and takes your skills to the next level.

Participants will perform with a live orchestra before a European audience conducted by Metropolitan Opera conductor and Trentino Music Festival music director David Jackson. Performances include galas, concerts, and dance productions.

Create lasting memories through travel to one of the most stunning corners of the world. You’ll gain new perspective by spending three weeks in a different and vibrant culture, all the while making new friends and professional connections.

EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY ARTISTS – Our faculty artists are from leading dance companies and have extensive international experience. As educators, they bring passion to the training process and are committed to helping each student cultivate their unique strengths and develop lifelong marketable performance skills.


  • World Class Faculty Artists
  • Contemporary and Classical Repertoire
  • New Creations with live orchestra
  • Dance Productions
  • Concert Productions
  • Gala Performances
  • Master Classes
  • Successful Auditioning Techniques

AUDITIONS – Young Artists are accepted by Video auditions. Interested applicants should click the “Apply Now!”button below, fill out the Dance Performance Studio Application, and attach an audition video. Videos must be unlocked for viewing and should include selections of ballet center work, selections of varying style (contemporary, modern, jazz), and a short solo. The application deadline is March 31, 2024. The TMF has a rolling acceptance process with limited enrollment. Early applications are strongly encouraged to ensure participation in the festival.

Learn what you love in Italy!

Limited space available. Early registration is highly recommended.

Complete your online application today.

Applicants pay a low audition fee of $30.  US applicants should pay using VENMO – @TMFestival.

The Trentino Music Festival accepts online applications only for the Dance Studio.