Summer Dance Residency: Berlin

Challenge and transform your notion of choreography and performance by experiencing the European dance scene in Berlin. 

The Tisch Department of Dance invites you to participate in an immersive and exciting three-week contemporary, improvisation, and performance intensive training in Berlin.

This vibrant city of change, both historically and culturally, is one of re-birth, revival and retrospect. Dance within the city cultivates an enormous presence and encourages all who visit to deepen their creative minds and enrich their artistic journey.

You will have the opportunity to explore the city, museums and performances from the world’s most prominent dance companies and artists. There is rarely a weekend in Berlin without a performance in one space or another, be it a large theatre or a small alternative space.

Program Overview

Johannes Wieland with summer 2017 students at the Dance Academy Cifuentes, Berlin

Photo by Pamela Pietro


Students must take the following four-unit course:

Summer Dance Residency

IDANC-UT 1700.001 | 4 units | Instructor: Pamela Pietro

The three-week Berlin immersion starts with either an hour and a half ballet class (focusing on alignment, strength, balance and coordination) or a contemporary class/workshop focusing on full physical movement patterning as well as improvisational structures. The afternoons will be based on multilayered workshops from top choreographers/artists focusing on repertory, choreographic charge, and performance art.

The course is open to those with an intermediate to strong contemporary/improvisational background, a strong work ethic, responsibility to the collaborative process, and the ability to embody this physically demanding period of work. This is recommended for an art-maker/movement practitioner looking to deepen themselves through a multitude of foreign lenses.


Summer 2018  

Student Arrival: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Student Departure: Saturday, July 21, 2018



Summer 2018 Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm ET. 

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.

Please note that this program is built for all Dance majors. Non-majors or dancers from other universities are invited to apply.

For more information, please view our Admissions Calendar.


  • Undergraduate summer 2018 tuition: $5,648
  • Registration and Services Fee: $680
  • Program Fee: $324
  • Housing: 
        Single: $1,105
        Doubles: $1,048
        Doubles (with Bunk Beds): $971
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.

Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.


Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.