VIRTUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020: July 27, 2020 – August 7, 2020
Due to the ongoing and evolving developments of COVID 19, we are navigating the best course of action regarding our upcoming summer intensive. We have made the decision to transition to a virtual summer intensive to ensure the health and safety of our participants. We are committed to offering valuable and challenging instruction by our Artistic Advisor, Sofiane Sylve and guest instructors for continued training during these unprecedented times.
 
There are limited spots available with adjusted rates.
 

Ballet San Antonio’s Summer Intensive is a 2-week program that will offer both classical ballet technique classes and modern dance classes, as well as pointe work and batteries.

Ages: 9 – 18 

FULL SESSION

July 27 – August 7, 2020

Tuition: $400
WEEK 1

July 27 – 31, 2020

Tuition: $200
WEEK 2

August 3 – 7, 2020

Tuition: $200

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

SOFIANE SYLVE

Artistic Advisor, Ballet San Antonio and Teacher, Ballet San Antonio Summer Intensive
(August 1 and 8 - Masterclass)

Biography
Sofiane Sylve trained at Académie de Danse in Nice, France and went on to dance with Germany’s Stadttheater, Dutch National Ballet, and New York City Ballet before joining SF Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008. Her repertory includes principal roles in Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, and Swan Lake, Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, and George Balanchine’s Coppélia. Sylve has originated roles in ballets by David Dawson, William Forsythe, Edwaard Liang, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon, among others.

VERONIKA PART

Ballet Master, Atlanta Ballet and Guest Teacher, Ballet San Antonio Summer Intensive
(July 27 – August 7)

Biography
Veronika Part was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, began her early training in artistic gymnastics before entering the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988. Part graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and joined the Mariinksy Ballet where she was promoted to soloist in 1998. In August 2002, she joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as a soloist and was promoted to principal at ABT in May 2009. Part’s repertory includes major roles in the classical repertory as Odette/Odile, Nikiya, Kitri, Myrta and Raymonda, as well as works by Balanchine, Neumeier, Robbins, Kylian and Ratmansky. Part has been a master teacher at Greenwich Ballet Academy for the past two years, has taught at various schools across the country, and has sat on the jury panel at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP). Now, she is excited to work with Gennadi Nedvigin and the Company as ballet master at Atlanta Ballet.

Francisco Graciano

Guest Teacher, Ballet San Antonio Summer Intensive
(July 27 – August 7)

Biography
Mr. Graciano danced with Taylor 2 from 2004 - 2006 and the New York Times declared Mr. Graciano a “virtuoso star” when he danced in the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 2006 - 2017. In 2009 he was featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” hailed as a dancer with a “freshness that’s all his own”. He continues to teach and set his own choreography across the country and internationally and is a faculty member at the Paul Taylor School. He is currently an MFA candidate of Dance at Florida State University poised to graduate in the summer of 2020.

FAQ’S

  • No audition is required.  Placement will take place on the first day, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 am
  • All tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable after July 10

All Summer Intensive classes will be held virtually

Female Dancers

Leotard, footed pink tights, ballet slippers and if applicable, pointe shoes.  Hair must be secured regardless of hair length nicely picked up in a bun, french twist, or headband for short hair.

No jewelry.

Male Dancers

Fitted white t-shirt or leotard, footed tights or fitted shorts with socks and ballet slippers.

Students attend a minimum of 15 classes per week, Monday – Friday beginning at 10:00 am.

The core curriculum includes classical ballet technique classes and modern dance classes, as well as pointe work and batteries.

Students between the ages of 9 – 18 years old, with a minimum of 2-3 years of ballet training are welcome.