Ballet Intensive Workshops

Ballet Intensive Study

July 2 - August 3, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

BalletNova levels JD 4 - CD
Ages 12-18 (visitors by audition)
Tuition: $1,880 (or $420 per week**)

This rigorous program prepares intermediate and advanced aspirants for the ballet/dance environment of today. A premium is placed on exquisite--unencumbered-- classical training and artistic development along with authentic training in allied dance styles. The environment is one of high expectations and challenging curriculum in a nurturing atmosphere. Female students must be on pointe.

Daily Classical Ballet technique and Pointe/Men's classes are complimented by Modern Dance (Graham-based), Variations, Contemporary, Hip Hop, African and conditioning. Hands-on workshops/seminars on anatomy, injury prevention, nutrition, ballet history and career navigation round out the curriculum. Acclaimed international guest faculty are an integral part of this program. Students are encouraged to take as many weeks as possible to gain the most benefit - however weekly enrollment is permitted.

**Weekly tuition must be paid in full prior to the start date of the week attending. Registrations received at the beginning of a session after it starts will incur an additional $25 registration fee. No pro-rated or partial options are available except week of 7/2 for holiday closure.

Visiting students should contact the studio, for audition information.

Contemporary Ballet Studio Company

August 6-17, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

BalletNova levels JD 5 - CD
Ages 13-18 (visitors by audition)
Tuition: $840

Designed for the serious intermediate and advanced ballet student, this program immerses students in the rigor and daily life of a 21st century professional dancer. From company class every morning to learning challenging classical and contemporary repertoire, to being part of the creation of an original ballet, this is a fast-paced and rewarding real-world experience for those seeking to push to the next level of artistry.

The program culminates with a full-scale public performance in BalletNova's state-of-the-art Fredgen Theater. Students have the opportunity to work with acclaimed international guest faculty and choreographers. Visiting students should contact the studio, for audition information. 

Combo Pack 

Sign up for both Study and Performance and SAVE! Applicable to full programs only.

Tuition: $2,625


Guest Artists

Silas Farley - Ballet Intensive Study

Silas Farley is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He started ballet, jazz, and tap training with Sal and Barbara Messina in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he was 7 years old. At the age of 9, he was accepted into the boys’ scholarship class of North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance, where his teachers were NYCB alumni Patricia McBride, Kathryn Moriarty, and Mark Diamond. At the age of 14, Mr. Farley attended the summer course at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB, and was then invited to enroll as a full-time student. A choreographer since age 11, Mr. Farley created ballets to music by Gustav Holst for SAB’s 2010 and 2011 Student Choreography Workshops, as well as a work for the 2012 summer session of the New York Choreographic Institute, and a pièce d’occasion for the SAB 2013 Winter Ball. In 2012 he was one of two advanced SAB students selected by Peter Martins for a student teaching pilot program at SAB. In August 2012, Mr. Farley became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in A

ugust 2013.

Elizabeth Gaither - Ballet Intensive Study

Elizabeth Gaither has had a 22 year career as a professional ballerina. She joined Houston Ballet Company at the age of 15, and danced with them for five seasons. She was a finalist in the 1990 Jackson International Ballet Competition and placed fourth in the world in the junior division at age 16; she then won the Amilita Hoffman Award. For nine seasons she danced with American Ballet Theatre, and danced for eight seasons as a principal dancer at TWB. Roles performed include Giselle, Bathilde and Zulma in Giselle; the Pas de Deux girl in Fancy Free;Princess Florentine, Puss N Boots, Silver Fairy and Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty; Bianca in Taming of the Shrew; Clara, Snow Queen and Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker; Cygnets and Polish Princess in Swan Lake; Mercedes and Amor from Don Quixote; Lead Shade and Small Pas d' Action in La Bayadère; Demi Soloist in George Balanchine's Theme and Variations; Symphony Concertante, Symphony in C as well as Russian Girl and Dark Angel in his Serenade, First and Third Theme in Four Temperaments, and Titania and Helena in his A Midsummer Night's Dream; Peasblossom Fairy in Frederick Ashton's The Dream; Swanilda and Dawn in Coppélia; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Cinderella, Spring Fairy and Summer Fairy in Cinderella;The Sylph in La Sylphide; Daisy in The Great Gatsby; the lead in Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated; Jerome Robbins' In the Night; Nacho Duato's Na Floresta; Christopher Wheeldon's Morphoses and There Where She Loved; Mark Morris' Gong, Drink to Me Only with Thine and Eyes and Pacific; Paul Taylor's Black Tuesday; Lar Lubovitch's Meadow, Othello, Artemis, and My Funny Valentine; Choo San Goh's Momentum and Fives; Christopher Bruce's Sergeant Early's Dream, Ghost Dances and Rooster; Ben Stevenson's Four Last Songs and Pas De Deux Romance; Twyla Tharp's In The Upper Room, Baker's Dozen, Sinatra Suite and Push Comes to Shove; the lead in Nicolo Fonte's Bolero; Septime Webre’s world premiere of The Hours, as well as a world premiere pas de deux created on Ms. Gaither in Edwaard Liang's Wunderland. She has also served as Edwaard Liang's repetiteur for his ballet Wunderland. Since her retirement from the stage in 2012 Elizabeth has been teaching and coaching students and professional dancers.

Andrea Long-Naidu - Ballet Intensive Study

Andrea Renee Long was born in Philadelphia and began her dance training at age seven at the Pennsylvania Ballet School.  During her early training years Ms. Long also attend the Dance Theatre of Harlem School and American Ballet Theater School. At age fourteen, Ms. Long became an apprentice with the Pennsylvania Ballet company and after working with the company for a year decided to pursue a dance career in New York.  Ms. Long was accepted into the School of American Ballet on full scholarship and after two years was invited to join the New York City Ballet.  During her eight years with the company, she performed much of the Balanchine repertoire including: Serenade, The Four Temperaments and Concerto Barocco and was part of the original cast of Peter Martins’ ballets Fearful Symmetries and Ash. While a member of NYCB, Ms. Long also toured internationally with Peter Boal and Dancers, appeared in the NYCB Nutcracker film and modeled for French Vogue. In 1998, Ms. Long joined Dance Theatre of Harlem as a soloist and was promoted to Principal dancer a year later. During her tenure at DTH Ms. Long toured internationally with the company and performed principal roles in several ballets, among them: Firebird, Serenade, Allegro Brilliante, Four Temperaments, Concerto Barocco, Manifestations, Twist and Viraa. Ms. Long has appeared as guest artist with Complexions, Washington Ballet and other dance companies. She retired from performing in 2008 and began her second career as a teacher. Ms. Long has served on the faculty of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Sandonato School of Ballet and Collage Dance Collective.  She is currently teaches at the School of American Ballet and is on faculty at City Dance in Bethesda, MD.

Lori Clark - Ballet Intensive Company

Lori Clark holds an MA, Dance, from American University, Washington, DC. A professional dancer, choreographer, and dance anthropologist specializing in Indian and Middle Eastern dance, she currently teaches at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She brings a life long study of Hindi cinema and Kathak, North Indian classical dance, to her research. She was the recipient of a Smithsonian grant researching the role of women and dance in Hindi cinema through which she interviewed numerous Bollywood personalities. Additionally, Lori has studied and performed Flamenco with Ana Martinez. Lori speaks Hindi, Arabic, and Spanish.

Joanna DeFelice - Contemporary Ballet Studio Company

Joanna DeFelice, Originally from Maryland, Joanna graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C, training under Alla Sizova, Nikolai Morozov and Adrienne Dellas. She spent her summers training at ABT, Miami City Ballet and Hubbard Street. She has worked with Debbie Allen on numerous shows at the Kennedy Center and in Los Angeles. Joanna toured internationally with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company based in NYC, performing works by Igal Perry, Ohad Naharin, Sidra Bell, Robyn Mineko Williams, Bryan Arias and Kristin Sudeikis, among others. She has been commissioned as a set and technical designer for multiple art installations across the United States. Joanna currently teaches and choreographs around the country, where she constantly explores the depths of dance, music and design.