Ballet Repertory Theatre - Ballet Intensive

June 18 - 29, 2018

This two-week program is designed to further develop the dedicated intermediate and advanced ballet student’s artistry and technique.
Guest master teachers will inspire and challenge the dancers with daily ballet technique and pointe classes as well as expand their knowledge through variations and cross training with modern and stretch & strength classes.

$605.00 Workshop tuition
$385.00 weekly tuition
Class cards available for all levels at $15 per hour.

$75 non-refundable deposit due with application to reserve your place in class.
Full tuition for the workshop is due by June 18, 2018
Pay in full by May 20, 2018 and receive a 10% *early payment discount! (*only applicable for full workshop pricing)
Boys' tuition 1/2 off & no early payment discount

Daily Class Schedule, Level I:
Intermediate dancers, Ages 10 and up, equivalent to BRT’s Level CI

11:30-1:00pm          Technique
1:00-1:45pm            Pre-Pointe/Men’s
*1:45-2:15pm           Lunch
2:15-3:15pm            Stretch & Strength
3:15-4:30pm            Modern
4:30-5:30pm            Variations

Daily Class Schedule, Level II:
Intermediate experienced dancers, Ages 12 and up, equivalent to BRT’s Level CII

10:00-11:30am        Technique
11:40-12:25pm        Pointe/Men’s
*12:25-1:00pm        Lunch
1:00-2:00pm           Stretch & Strength
2:05-3:05pm           Variations
3:15-4:30pm           Modern

Daily Class Schedule, Level III:
Accomplished intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 14 and up, equivalent to BRT’s Level D and higher

1:00-2:00pm            Stretch & Strength
2:00-3:30pm            Technique
3:35-4:20pm            Pointe/Men’s
4:20-5:20pm            Variations
5:30-6:45pm            Modern    

* Dancer must bring his/her own lunch OR a handwritten note from parent authorizing student to leave BRT’s premise for lunch and with whom (if dancer is under 18 years of age).

For dancers attending the workshop for the first time, a placement class is highly recommended. Please call to schedule. 
Final class placement is determined on the first day of the workshop.

Ladies: Any solid colored leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes with ribbons.
Gentlemen: Men's white leotard or white form fitting t-shirt (tucked in) with black leggings or tights, white socks, black ballet shoes.

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2018 Faculty

JASON DAVIS is a native of Tucson, Arizona and began his dance training with Mary-Beth Cabana at Ballet Arts in Tucson. He attended numerous summer dance programs including the Universal Ballet Academy, the School of American Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and Ballet Aspen. At fifteen, he joined the Universal Ballet Academy (Kirov Academy) under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov. In 1992, Jason joined the San Francisco Ballet School and after one year, joined the company. For eleven seasons, Jason danced with the San Francisco Ballet where he performed in many classic ballets as well as originated choreography by Mark Morris, Stanton Welch, Yuri Possokov, James Kudelka, William Forsythe, and Helgi Tomasson among others. Jason has been teaching ballet for 15 years and is a licensed teacher by the state of Oregon. Jason has enjoyed directing and choreographing the Vancouver Dance Theatre productions which includes the full length Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake Act 3, and Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Jason spends his summers teaching on various faculties including The Portland Ballet, Vancouver Dance Theatre, Columbia Dance Ensemble, the Northwest Professional Dance Project, and Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico and directing the Young Musicians and Artists Summer Program. Currently Jason is the ballet teacher at Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton and is the Ballet Master for Dance West, ACMA's pre-professional youth company. He is also on the faculty for the Northwest Dance Project and is the principal at The Portland Ballet. Jason and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Ariana, Andrew, and Isabel.

KEVIN PAUL HOCKENBERRY is Assistant Professor of Dance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as well as the Executive and Artistic Director of Emote Dance Theater.

Kevin earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance: Creative Practice with a Certificate in Dance Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts: Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP) Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s College of California. He also holds an Executive Director Certification from Compass Point.

As a choreographer, Kevin has created works for Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Lubbock, Emote Dance Theater, Saint Mary’s College of California, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Marin School for the Arts, Soo Dance Academy, and Stapleton School for the Performing Arts. Residencies and festivals include the Shawl Anderson Dance Center Artist-in Residence 2013, Garage Artist-in-Residence 2014, SafeHouse Arts Resident-Artist-Workshop 2015, and Summer Performance Festival 8.     

Performing experiences include Menlowe Ballet, Mudita Arts for Peace, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nashville Ballet, Nashville In Motion, Ballet Austin, as well as guest appearances with Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico, Ballet Lubbock, and the Texas Tech University Opera. Additionally, Kevin has performed works by choreographers Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Thaddeus Davis, Jodi Gates, Maurice C.

RYAN CALLAH began his professional dance career in Spokane, WA as a musical theatre performer. He was commissioned at only 20 years old to choreograph “My Fair Lady” under the direction of Troy Nickerson for the Spokane Civic Theatre. Soon after, he began his classical dance training with Ballet Spokane. In 2008 Ryan joined Ballet Idaho as an apprentice dancer and later accepted a company contract. As well as dancing for the company for 5 years, he also produced and directed the Ballet Idaho Youth Ensemble, began teaching full time in the Academy, and was given the title of rehearsal director for student casts. Ryan has also danced for The San Diego ballet and has choreographed original works for company performances throughout his dance career. Having been retired for 4 seasons now as a dancer, he is excited to devote his career to teaching and directing students in all capacities.


HELENA CHALVERUS began her dance training in ballet, dancing for Ballet Repertory Theatre through high school and college.  She graduated as a dance major from Colorado College, focusing on modern dance and choreography.  She spent many summers training at the American Dance Festival, and she danced with Jane Comfort and Company in New York during her senior year. Helena has spent the last 18 years living in Spain, where she studies flamenco and has danced in and directed various modern dance companies in Madrid and Cadiz, receiving the best new choreographer’s award in 2003 in Madrid and 1st place in the choreographer’s contest of Cadiz in 2008.  She has taught classes and workshops throughout Spain, the Canary Islands, Taiwan and the US. Her latest works "Fronteras" which tour throughout Spain are collaborations with graphic artists, photographers and musicians concerning the wall between Mexico and the US, and the Strait between Africa and Europe. She currently dances with LanDanzArte a Contact Improvisation performance group.
BETH GRIFFIN began her ballet studies with Terrell Paulk of the Atlanta Ballet. She performed in his regional company for many years, dancing roles in Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Graduation Ball, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita and many original and contemporary works. She later joined the Las Cruces Chamber Ballet and continued study with Marc Ligon of American Ballet Theater, Andree Harper of Ballet El Paso.  Throughout her years of study she had the privilege of studying with Robert Barnett, Wei Dong Cheng as well as famed icons Alexandra Danilova and Robert Jorey. She continued her study of dance at the University of Texas ultimately graduating with a BSEd in biology from Columbus State University. She choreographed for that university’s “Nunsense”, the Springer Opera House’s “Christmas Carol” and “A Doll’s House”, as well as producing choreography for the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageants, all in her home state of Georgia. She established the Columbus Ballet Conservatory under the continuing education wing of the university and wrote the curriculum that is still in use today.  During that time she cofounded the Columbus Ballet with Maria Hirsh of Ballet de San Juan. Since her move to Albuquerque she has served as an instructor at Ballet Repertory Theatre.

MARIANA SHEDDEN is a Romana's Pilates certified teacher. She is trained in the classical method taught by Romana Kryzanowska's second generation teachers. Romana was the world-renowned protégé of Joseph Pilates. Mariana also holds a PhD in Exercise Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She owns and directs Shedden Pilates in Albuquerque, NM since 2003. She continues to teach part-time at the University of New Mexico, passing on her knowledge of Pilates as it was taught by Joseph Pilates himself.

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