SUMMER 2022

Alex Schooling. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.
Greta Nunez for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.
Micah Bullard and Carlie Preskitt for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.
Alex Schooling and Micah Bullard for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.

WHO WE ARE

Oklahoma International Dance Festival provides rigorous professional training for dancers, offering residencies for practicing dance artists, and presents performances with a renowned roster of local, national, and international dance-makers.

The Festival has assembled a dynamic and diverse faculty with the advanced, pre-professional, and professional dancer in mind to experience an international view with working professionals in the field, serving Oklahoma and the Central Region of the United States. 

 

We bring together a global community of Ballet & Contemporary Dance Artists with our stellar Faculty line-up. Through this, we encourage cross-genre exploration & collaboration, providing OIDF dancers the resources they need to become versatile, strong, and holistic dance artists.

  • Pre-Professional Program: Serving dancers 16 -18 years old

  • Professional Artists Program: Serving dancers 18+ 

  • Professional Development for Dance Educators

  • Main Stage Performances

  • Artist In Residence 

Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Support the Oklahoma International Dance Festival and help sustain the development of OIDF as a leading center for classical and contemporary dance education, commissioning, presenting and public engagement.

"I felt challenged and pushed and left every day with the feeling of giving my self to dance, which I have missed desperately.

The teachers gave every class with the attention to detail I thought was only possible in an in-person experience.

I am immensely grateful for the intensive and I am eagerly waiting for another opportunity to learn and dance alongside the faculty and dancers.  Thank you!"

- Isabelle Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet 2nd Company

Online Summer Intensive 2020

"My experience with OIDF was absolutely unforgettable. I made so many new friends from all around North and South America, and a lifetime of memories.

The staff and teachers were amazing. I became not only a better dancer but an even better person just in two weeks...

I experienced what dancing is really about at OIDF. It's about giving your art to the world. It's about sharing the stage with the people you love. It's all about the little moments with everyone that make it worth wild.

I will be coming back to OIDF, not only for the dancing but for the people and the new experiences that come with it."

— Sunnie Swenson, Student

In-person Summer Intensive 2021

"I loved OIDF. As a professional ballet dancer, I rarely get to take anything besides morning warm-up. It was so refreshing to push myself in such diverse classes. The neoclassical pointe classes were extremely challenging, and unlike any others I have taken.

I really enjoyed getting to dance with modern/contemporary dancers and instructors.

We all pushed each other in every class and rehearsal.The culminating gala was the most eclectic show I have ever been it!

It was a serious dance performance presented in a light and giving way.

It felt a perfect reprieve from the difficulties of the last few years.

 

I am very much looking forward to OIDF next summer!"

— Autumn Klein, OKC Ballet Soloist

In-person Summer Intensive 2021

"I will always remember my first summer at Oklahoma International Dance Festival. The small class sizes fostered a very intimate setting with the wonderful faculty and I received coaching from each one.

Working with the OIDF faculty has changed not only my dancing, but also my way of thinking. I have a much better relationship with my body, my head, and the choreographers I get to work with.

 

I am very excited to return this summer and get to work with the wonderful instructors again!"

— Micah Bullard, Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancer

Online Summer and Winter Intensive 2020

In-person Summer Intensive 2021

Join Us This Summer 2021

Come experience:

  • High-level training in an inspiring atmosphere with current dance leaders & emerging professionals

  • Small teacher-student ratios, enabling focused training opportunities

  • OIDF’s commitment to fostering the complete dance artist​ growth 

Mickayla Carr and Alejandro Gonzales for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.
Tessa Fungo for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.

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