Senior & Junior Ballet Intensive

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Senior Ballet Intensive July 9-27th (Ballet IV-VI)

Laguna Dance Theatre International Summer Intensive 2018

Three-Week Program: July 9th – 27th

Laguna Dance Theatre’s summer program brings internationally renowned dance professionals and master teachers to Mission Viejo for a 3 week,
Monday – Friday, 12-5pm dance intensive. Included in this outstanding program are daily Ballet Technique classes, Pointe, Men’s class, Variations, Pilates, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz, Character, and Dance History. This program is designed for intermediate and advanced students.  Individual coaching and mentoring is part of this unique experience, culminating in our annual summer showcase.

Curriculum: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Men’s class and Conditioning, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz, Yoga, Stage Make-up, Acting, Pilates and Dance History.



Guest Teachers Include:

Rainer Krenstetter:
Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet, Former Principal dancer with Staatsballett Berlin. Throughout his training, Krenstetter participated and won medals in various international ballet competitions including in Vienna, Brasilia and Luxembourg, culminating in his first place win at the Prix de Lausanne in 1999.

Christine Shevchenko:
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, youngest recipient of the Princess Grace Award. Bronze Medal in the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, 2005 Gold Medal and Title of Laureate at the Moscow International Ballet Competition, the George Zoritch of Ballet Russe Award for Talent Recognition, the 2010 Margaret Moore Dance Award and the 2015 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship.

Julio Bragado Young:
Julio danced with the American Ballet Theatre for 15 years. During that time he was featured in numerous soloist roles in GiselleThe DreamDon Quixote, and Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Bright Stream“. Julio was born in the US and moved to Spain at the age of 2 and trained with the Lycee Francais de Madrid before returning to the US to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts before continuing his training with Boston Ballet and the School of American Ballet.

Jonnathon Ramirez:
Born in Cali, Colombia, this is Jonnathan’s eighth season with Tulsa Ballet. He is a Senior Soloist and previously danced with the Incolballet of Cali, Colombia, Cincinnati Ballet and Houston Ballet.  Jonnathon also received a full scholarship to ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet.

Jessica Payne:
Jessica is a company member with the Tulsa Ballet. In 2015, she joined Tulsa Ballet II and was promoted to Apprentice in the main company one year later.  Jessica’s repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty (Angelini), The Three Musketeers(Prokovsky), Romeo and Juliet (Liang), The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko), and Serenade (Balanchine).  She received first place in the Youth American Grand Prix regional competitions of 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Allison Eggers:
Allison received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bard College in
Theatre and Dance and she has been the Dance History teacher on staff for ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School since 2013. In addition to teaching students at the school, she also works with ABT’s apprentices and the ABT Studio Company dancers.

Additonal Guest Teachers TBA


*$100 off Early Bird Registration for students registering for ALL 3 weeks

*Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline May 15th with 50% Non Refundable Deposit. Payment due in full by June 15th to receive discount.


Final Registration Deadline June 15th


Junior Ballet Intensive July 9-27th (Ballet III)

The Ballet III Junior Intensive offers our young dancers the opportunity to strengthen their foundation in technique, and experience
Pre-pointe/Beginning Pointe*, Pilates, Character, Stretching,
Broadway Jazz, Dance History and Variations classes.
This program is designed to achieve strength, flexibility,
movement quality, and balance for the developing dancer.

*Schedule and Faculty TBA and subject to change



LDT was delighted to previously host…

Vladimir Malakhov – Former Director of Staatsballett Berlin, former Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Stuttgart Ballet and Vienna State Opera Ballet.
Lisette Salgado-Lucas – Former member of Joffrey Ballet NY, former Principal dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Emi Hariyama – Graduate of the Bolshoi Academy  in Moscow, danced with Moscow Ballet Theater and Aalto Ballet Theater in Germany, former member of Staatsballett Berlin.
Katherine Rochon-Thomas – Currently teaches at Laguna Dance Theatre/Laguna Ballet, trainee at SAB and PNB, former apprentice with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dallas Fort Worth Ballet.
Liudmila Konovalova – Graduate of the Bolshoi Academy and current Principal dancer with Vienna Stattsopera in Austria
Chasen Greenwood – Dancer, Actor, Singer; Trained with Houston Ballet, Ballet Austin, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Dallas Black
Miranda Weese – A former New York City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal dancer
Nicola Curry – Current member of ABT
Stephanie Walz – A former member of ABT and a current member of The Washington Ballet
Aura Dixon – Former member of New York City Ballet
Kristin D’Addario – A former member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Soloist and Principal dancer of Miami City Ballet and School of American Ballet
Jodie Gates – Former Principal at the Pennsylvania Ballet, and member of the Joffrey Ballet and Frankfurt Ballet
Angela Snow – Former member of the American Ballet Theatre
Joaquin De Luz – Principal dancer at New York City Ballet, former soloist at American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet
Gonzalo Garcia – Principal dancer at New York City Ballet
Jonnathan Ramirez – Current member of Tulsa Ballet
Erin Pritchard – Current member of Tulsa Ballet, former member of Houston Ballet
Olivia Ornelas – Former pre-professional Company Artist at Oregon Ballet Theatre