Ballet Intensives July 8-26, 2013
Intermediate Pre-Professional Program
M-F 12:00-5:00pm Ages 11-25
Curriculum: Ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, repertoire, dance history, modern, contemporary.
*Students divided by level
M-F 9:00 am-12:00 pm Ages 7-12
Curriculum: Ballet technique, variations, stretch and strengthening, jazz and contemporary.
Internationally acclaimed guest artist teachers!
Gonzalo Garcia, Principal Dancer New York City Ballet
Gonzalo Garcia is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila’s school. In 1995, he attended the summer session at San Francisco Ballet School. Following this session, Mr. Garcia participated in the Prix de Lausanne, becoming the youngest dancer to receive a gold medal. He then returned to the School to resume his studies and was selected by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, to perform in a world premiere ballet created especially for the 1996 Spring Student Showcase. Mr. Garcia joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in March 1998. In 2000, he was promoted to soloist, and in 2002 to principal dancer. Mr. Garcia was invited to perform Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina with New York City Ballet as part of the Company’s Balanchine Centennial Celebration in 2004. Mr. Garcia joined New York City Ballet in October of 2007 as a principal dancer.
Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer New York City Ballet
Joaquin De Luz was born in Madrid and received his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. He danced with Victor Ullate Ballet Company from 1992 until 1995. In August 1996, he joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist. With Pennsylvania Ballet, he danced leading roles in La Bayadère, Diana and Acteon, Don Quixote, Paquita Suite, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, as well as George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Theme and Variations, and Who Cares?
Mr. De Luz joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1997 and was promoted to soloist in 1998. His repertory with ABT included the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère (choreographed by Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa), the Red Cowboy in Billy The Kid (Eugene Loring), the first sailor in Fancy Free (Jerome Robbins), Benno in Swan Lake (Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov), and leading roles in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 (Clark Tippet) and Theme and Variations (George Balanchine).
Mr. De Luz joined New York City Ballet as a soloist in 2003, and in January 2005, he was promoted to the rank of principal dancer.
Olivia Ornelas, Oregon Ballet Theatre
Olivia Ornelas was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and began her training at Ballet Etudes and at Mary Moe Adams Royal Ballet Academy. She joins the company after first being a member of the school’s Professional Division and later as an Apprentice. During her time with the school, Ornelas has performed leading roles in the annual performance including the soloist woman in George Balanchine’s La Source, as GW in Robert Henry Johnson’s Road to the Yellow Carnival, and in Christopher Stowell’s Within Range and Peter and the Wolf (the Cat).
Emi Hariyama, Staatsballet Berlin
Emi Hariyama was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow with top scores. After graduating, she joined the Moscow Ballet Theater and the Aalto Ballett Theater in Essen, Germany. She joined the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana, and there studied with Irina Korupakowa. Then she joined Ballet San Jose and later Boston Ballet. Ms. Hariyama was invited to the Leningrad State Ballet to star in Giselle and Swan Lake. Since 2003, she serves as an international ambassador of Suita City in Osaka. She has a wide range of repertoire from classical to neoclassical. She also has choreographed and collaborated with the Berlin Philharmonic, along with many others. Since 2004, Emi Hariyama has been a member of Staatsballett Berlin under the direction of Mr. Vladimir Malakhov.
Katie Scherman, Formerly Hubbard Street and Alonzo King’s Lines
Katie Scherman was born in Southern California and began her training in Anaheim with additional studies at Ballet Pacifica, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet. At 15, she received a full scholarship to Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy where she danced with Houston Ballet II and in Houston Ballet productions. While in Houston, Scherman was featured in works by Ben Stevenson, Brian Enos, and Stanton Welch. In 2004, Scherman joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company where she was featured in works by Trey McIntyre, George Balanchine, Septime Webre, and Susan Shields. In 2006, Scherman joined the inaugural class of Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Dominican University BFA Program. While pursuing her BFA, she has worked with Alonzo King, Yannis Adoniou, Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Marina Hotchkiss, Kara Davis, and Arturo Fernandez. Since moving to San Francisco, Scherman has had the privilege of dancing with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in their Fall 2008 season, as well as dancing as a guest artist with the Central California Ballet in Fresno. Scherman has danced with Zhukov Dance Theatre in their 2008 and 2009 summer seasons, where she was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Best Ensemble.
Surprise guests and outstanding LDT staff.
Princess Children’s Camp
Ages 3-6 “Celebrate Your Favorite Princesses”
July 8th-12th M/T/TH/F 9:00am-12:00 pm (4 days)
July 6th-27th Saturdays 9:00am-12:00 pm (4 days)
August 5th-9th M/T/TH/F 9:00am-12:00 pm (4 days)
August 3rd-24th Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm (4 days)
*One hour class option available on all camp days 9:00am-10:00am
Jazz Hip/Hop/Lyrical Camp
Ages 5-8 “Celebrate One Direction &Justin Beiber Music”
July 15th-19th M/T/TH/F 9:00am-12:00pm (4 days)
Musical Theater Camp
Girls and Boys Ages 6-Teen “Excerpts from Annie”
July 30th-August 16th T/W/TH 1:00pm-4:00pm
Auditions for leads and free in studio performances included!
Previous Summer LDT was Delighted to Host
Liudmila Konovalova Graduate of the Bolshoi Academy. Liudmila is currently a principal with Vienna Stattsopera, Austria.
Emi Hariyama Graduate of the Bolshoi Academy. Emi is currently with Staats Ballet, Berlin, Germany.
Katherine Rochon Thomas Trained with the School of American Ballet, and Pittsburg Ballet. Kathy is a Certified Pilates and Pure Barre instructor in Cherry Creek, CO. Kathy is an alumni and former teacher of Laguna Dance Theatre.
Chasen Greenwood (Contemporary) Dancer, Actor, Singer; Trained with Houston Ballet, Ballet Austin, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Dallas Black.
Jacquelyn Jenae Sutkowi (Jazz) BFA Graduate of Chapman University. She has appeared in roles such as 2007 MTV Movie Awards/Orbit Gum Commercial, 2006 The Dating Factory with Mario Lopez, Dick Clarks Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, The OC and Las Vegas.
Allison Eggers (Dance History) Graduate of Bard University in New York City and a Laguna Dance Theatre Alumni. She resides in New York where she works in set design and theatre lighting and teaches Dance History at American Ballet Theatre School.
Miranda Weese A former NYCB and PNB Principal dancer.
Katie Scherman (Contemporary Ballet) Graduate of Alonzo King Lines, BFA Graduate, Dominica University, formerly with Hubbard Street, Chicago and the Washington Ballet.
Nicola Curry Current member of ABT.
Stephanie Walz A former member of ABT and a current member of The Washington Ballet.
Aura Dixon, New York City Ballet Aura Dixon was born in San Diego, CA. where she trained until the age of 14. Aura was awarded a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet in NY and then joined NYCB in 1992. Following the death of George Balanchine, NYCB continued under the direction of Peter Martins and Jerome Robbins. Aura’s repertoire included not only the greatest works choreographed by George Balanchine but those created by Jerome Robbins. Her repertoire included Apollo, The Four T’s, Jewels, La Source, Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free, Goldberg Variations and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Aura danced in The NYCB until 2001 and continues to teach students who love ballet and wish to share her passion for dance.
Kristin D’Addario, Miami City Ballet Ms. D’Addario began her dancing at Laguna Dance Theatre at the age of five. At the age of 16 Kristin attended the School of American Ballet, and at 19 went to the Miami City Ballet School. She joined MCB as a member of the corps in 2003 her repertoire with MCB includes Push Comes to Shove, Stars & Stripes, Western Symphony, Symphony in C, Cortege and The Nutcracker.
Jodie Gates, Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Frankfurt, Complexions Jodie Gates has been working professionally at the highest level in the ballet world for over twenty years. Most recently Ms. Gates was working with Ballet Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe in Frankfurt, Germany. Ms. Gates professional dance career began at the age of 16, dancing with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. In 1995, she joined The Pennsylvania Ballet as a principal ballerina and by invitation of Mr. Forsythe, joined and danced for the Frankfurt Ballet for four years.
Angela Snow, ABT Angela Snow began ballet lessons at the age of seven at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre with Haydée Gutierrez and James Canfield. In February 2001, Snow joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company and shortly afterwards became an apprentice to the main Company in April 2001. Snow joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in June 2001. Her repertoire with the Company includes the third girl in Fancy Free and Rosaline’s friend in Romeo and Juliet, as well as roles in La Bayadère, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Symphony in C.