Summer Dance Residency: Berlin

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

Program Overview

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.

Please note: this program is for Tisch Dance majors only. Students pursuing the Tisch dance minor are invited to apply, but preference is given to Tisch Dance majors. Non-majors or dancers from other universities may also apply to the Summer Dance Residency in New York City.


Students will be enrolled in the following 4-unit course.

Please Note: Students studying abroad on a Tisch track are not eligible to pursue an internship (except for Theatre in Ghana and Television Writing in London). Tisch programs do not provide work visas.

Summer Dance Residency

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

The three-week Berlin immersion is an experience created to challenge and transform students by offering them exposure to some of the most widely known artists in the world. The generosity of these artists offers a wide range of experiences, methods, experimental performance and methods of engaging across the waters.

The first week starts with a 2-hour ballet class (focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and coordination) while the afternoon is spent with one of the artists based on multilayered workshops from top choreographers/artists focusing on repertory, choreographic charge, and performance art-making/doing. The second week is a collaboration where those attending our immersive program will join some of the workshops hosted by the b12 festival. The third and final week brings us back together to continue working deeply with the Tisch Summer in Berlin Faculty.

This course is designed for dancers with an intermediate to advanced 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 2024

Student Arrival: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Student Departure: Friday, July 26, 2024


The summer 2024 application is closed.

Application: Please read the following application requirements before starting your application.

Eligibility: This program is for Tisch Dance majors only. Students pursuing the Tisch dance minor are invited to apply, but preference is given to Tisch Dance majors.

For more information, please view our Admissions Calendar.

Note: Students should wait to receive their admissions notification and confirmation that the program is running prior to purchasing airline tickets. Students accepted to the program should purchase refundable airline tickets and/or travel insurance in the event the program is canceled or program dates are changed due to world events. It is strongly recommended that students purchase insurance for trip cancellation, flight cancellation, luggage loss or damage, as well as medical and accident coverage.


Summer 2024

  • Undergraduate summer 2024 tuition: $7,376
  • Program Fee: $357
  • Housing: 
        Single Studio: $1,800
        Single, Low Cost: $1,740
        Doubles: $1,380
        Doubles (with Bunk Beds): $1,140
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

Students are responsible for any COVID-19 testing required to travel to the program location and to return home. For the length of the program, students will be enrolled in GeoBlue Health Insurance. Students traveling beyond the dates of the program are encouraged to enroll themselves in GeoBlue Health Insurance

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.

Dancer posed with legs spread wide during studio training.

Photo by Pamela Pietro


Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.