Train with The Studio of Dance and its WORLD CLASS guest teachers. This program is geared towards dancers who are looking to continue their training during the summer as well as prepare those who plan to attend Summer Intensives elsewhere during July. This three-week session will strengthen your child as a dancer, expanding their artistic voice and broadening their movement vocabulary in new and exciting ways all while having fun
Dancers will train in the following styles of dance:
BALLET, ADAGIO, POINTE, VARIATIONS, CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, HIP-HOP, PILATES, FLOOR BARRE, INJURY PREVENTION, NUTRITION, and MORE…
June 6th– June 24th
Ages 8 and up
9:30 am -4:30 pm
3-Week Session- $900.00
By the Week –$390.00
*Drop In- $15 per hour
Faculty for 2016 Summer Workshop:
Diana Madrigal-Barnitz , Artistic Director, a New Orleans native, has studied ballet since the age of three. She began her training at the Myra Mier School of Ballet under the direction of Myra Mier in Kenner, Louisiana. At the age of thirteen, Diana joined the Jefferson Ballet Theatre where she performed many roles including Spanish Coffee from The Nutcracker, Jeremy Fisher from Tales of Beatrix Potter, Summer Fairy from Cinderella, Wicked Stepmother from Hansel and Gretel. As a trainee, Diana attended several summer intensive programs where she studied under Edward Villella, Susan Anderson, Marcus Alford, and Cindy Flach to name a few. At the age of fifteen, Diana started her instructor training in the Vaganova Method under Myra Mier.As a senior in high school, Diana participated in The Junior Philharmonic Society of New Orleans Performance series and was awarded the John Tobin Award for outstanding performance of Esperanza from Tarde en La Siesta. As a teacher, Diana’s students have been accepted to pre-professional summer intensive programs that include Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Her students have participated in internationally renowned ballet competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix and the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition.
Rebecca Allen, New Dialect is originally from Kenner, Louisiana where she began her dance training with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre under the direction of Myra Mier. She studied both dance and the visual arts at Loyola University and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. In 2001, she received her B.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of New Orleans. Upon moving to Nashville that same year, she taught high school physical science and chemistry for three years. In 2004, she studied contemporary dance at Tulane University in New Orleans, and in 2005, she attended the American Dance Festival to study both Cunningham and Release Technique. Shortly thereafter she became assistant to the director of StillPoint Dance Theatre and performed with the company for seven years.In 2007, she was privileged to perform Missa Brevis with the Limon Company. She has taught both ballet and contemporary technique in several Nashville area schools including Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Certificate in Dance Studies. In 2010 she choreographed, directed and designed the set for her first children’s ballet “Where the Wild Things Are,” and has created and directed several children’s productions since then. She is currently a company member of New Dialect, a contemporary dance collective based in Nashville, TN under the direction of Banning Bouldin (newdialect.org). This past year, she has had the privilege of working with contemporary choreographers Idan Sharabi, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Dor Mamalia, Belinda McGuire, Peter Chu, Zoe Scofield and most recently, Alex Ketley. In May of 2015 she performed a month-long installation of Trisha Brown’s “Planes” at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. In the summer of 2015 she was invited to join the Francesca Harper Project in New York City with an open invitation to perform with the company for the 2015/2016 season, and she also completed a pedagogy seminar on Corvino Ballet with Ernesta Corvino. Rebecca is also a ceramic artist (RA | Studio) and is currently working on a large commission with the Biscuit Love Brunch in Nashville. She especially loves to explore those places where her experience with the visual arts and with dance intersect.,
Taylor Sambola, Orlando Ballet II, Orlando Ballet II , is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana where she trained locally with Schramel Conservatory of Dance/ New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Myra Mier School of Ballet and Crescent City Ballet.In 2011, she competed in her first Youth American Grand Prix regionals in Chicago, placing top 12 in the Senior Classical Division. In that same year, Taylor was also cast as a ballerina stunt double for actress Katherine Boecher in Disney’s Imagination Movers episode “Shall We Dance”. Taylor has also studied at The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre New York, Ellison Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Rock School, Houston Ballet and Orlando Ballet. In 2011 at the age of 16, Taylor moved from New Orleans to Miami to study as a Trainee-with Miami City Ballet before moving to New York to continue her ballet training year round with Ellison Ballet. In that same year, Taylor also received her Pilates training in New York and became certified to teach Mat Power Pilates.Taylor is presently a guest ballet teacher and Mat Power Pilates instructor, a model for Bloch Dance USA New York and going into her second season 2015/2016 with Orlando Ballet Second Company, OBll.
Laura Tisserand, Pacific Northwest Ballet, is from Hammond, Louisiana. She trained with Phoebe Brantley in Baton Rouge, Joseph Giacobbe and Richard Rholdon in New Orleans, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004, soloist in 2010, and principal in 2014. Ms. Tisserand has performed as a guest artist with Lafayette Ballet Theatre.
Jerome Tisserand, Pacific Northwest Ballet, is from Lyon, France. He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School, with Pascale Courdioux in Lyon, and at the School of American Ballet. He joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2006. Mr. Tisserand joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007 and was promoted to soloist in 2012 and principal in 2014. Mr. Tisserand won second prize at the 2003 Dance Festival of Artists in Nyon, Switzerland, and first prize in the 2004 Prix Carpeaux in Valenciennes, France.
Alicia Zabala Palmisano, M.Ed, ATC, received her athletic training degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and her Masters of Education in Health Promotion from University of Cincinnati. She danced here in New Orleans with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre along with Diana Madrigal Barnitz. Alicia was the Athletic Trainer for the Cincinnati Ballet, as well as The University of Cincinnati Dance Dept and the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She is a certified Pilates instructor and treated dancers in Ohio including the Broadway series performers for several years. There she toured with the Cincinnati Ballet to Alaska several times as the Dance Medicine Athletic Trainer. Alicia is now a medical sales consultant and is the mother to 3 young boys. She continues her love of dance by providing dance medicine education to young dancers whenever she can.
Elizabeth Gilbreath Van Alstyne, Romney Pilates, former dancer, and Power Pilates certified instructor has been teaching Pilates and movement since 2003. Her specialties include working with young dancers to create strong, healthy bodies and helping them learn how to keep their bodies functioning at the highest level possible. Elizabeth graduated from Indiana university with a B.S. in ballet performance under the guidance of Violette Verdy, and went on to dance with the Nashville Ballet, and Ballet Austin II. After realizing she needed a more rigorous conditioning routine, Elizabeth enrolled, and completed over 600 hrs of apprenticeship and teaching, through Power Pilates of New York. Since moving back to Louisiana, she has taught full time at Romney Pilates Center and now at The Studio School of Dance.
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