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.

Dancers performing in a studio.

Photo by Ida Obediente


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.

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 2020

Student Arrival: Saturday, July 4, 2020
Student Departure: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.


The summer 2020 application is closed.

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.


Summer 2020

  • Undergraduate summer 2020 tuition: $5,972
  • Registration and Services Fee: $708
  • Program Fee: $337
  • Geo Blue Global Health Insurance: $43.65
  • Housing: 
        Single Studio: $1,680
        Single, Low Cost: $1,617
        Doubles: $1,302
        Doubles (with Bunk Beds): $1,050
  • 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.

Dancer posed with legs spread wide during studio training.

Photo by Pamela Pietro


Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.