Ballet Repertory Theatre - Ballet Intensive

June 17 – 28, 2019

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.

$660.00 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 17, 2019
Pay in full by May 19, 2019 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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2019 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.

SHERI GILLER began her ballet training in the private residence of Marie Hite in La Habra, Ca. where she received the highest level of training in the Vaganova method in a private setting.  Upon joining Ballet Pacifica in Irvine, Ca. in 1991 as a dancer, Sheri received further training in a more contemporary style under the tutelage of Molly Lynch (Louisville Ballet), David Allan (National Ballet of Canada), Alaine Haubert (American Ballet Theatre), and Janek Schurgen (Pennsylvania Ballet).  She has worked with many well-known choreographers including Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Rick McCullough, Paul Vasterling, Peter Pucci and Stephen Mills among others.  Many of the roles she performed throughout her career were created on her and she has been recognized for her precise footwork, musicality, and her strength and fluidity of movement.  

Sheri’s own professional dance career was spent as a 10-year company member of Ballet Pacifica. Upon retirement in 2001, she transitioned into the positions of Ballet Mistress and Principal Faculty Member of Ballet Pacifica Company and Conservatory in addition to Program Administrator.  Sheri has been Co-Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress of Tucson Regional Ballet in Arizona and Principal Instructor of their adjoined academy. She then moved on to North Carolina where she was the Associate Artistic Director, Ballet Mistress, Rehearsal Mistress, and Principal Faculty Member for Piedmont Dance Theatre and their adjoining school of music and dance. Ms Giller currently teaches at Richter’s Academy of Classical Dance, Lake Forest CA.

Many of Ms. Giller’s students have been accepted to and attended such summer intensive programs and year round schools as Juilliard, Harid Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, The Bolshoi Academy, The Ailey School, and American Ballet Theatre as well as gone on to achieve professional dance careers with such companies as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Austin, Anaheim Ballet, and State Street Ballet among many others. 

RYAN CALLAN 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 5 seasons now as a dancer, he is excited to devote his career to teaching and directing students in all capacities.


VLADIMIR CONDE RECHE is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received a BFA from Julliard in 1995 and a MFA in choreography from the University of Iowa in 2008.

Vladimir danced extensively with the Cisne Negro Dance Company and Ballet Stagiun and as a guest artist for other companies. Vladimir has been performing in Brazil, throughout South America, England, Germany, Italy, Panama, South Africa, New York and other major cities in the United States. Dancing in works from varied choreographers – from Marius Petipa to Jiri Kylian, Bournonville to David Dorfman – Vladimir has experience working with choreographers from various parts of the globe including Argentina, Spain, New Zealand, France, Portugal to name a few.
Vladimir participated in a workshop in Israel with Ohad Naharin and dancers from the Batsheva Dance Company, immersing himself in Naharin’s Gaga technique.

Since his graduation from the University of Iowa’s in 2008 Vladimir has choreographed intensively, working with students and professionals in the contemporary, ballet and theatrical idioms, and still perform regularly nationally and internationally.

At the University of New Mexico he teaches ballet, modern, choreography, and mentors undergraduate and graduate student’s creative projects. With his extensive training in ballet and his background in Graham, Limón, Taylor and Gaga techniques, Vladimir teaches technique classes that align traditional with contemporary and necessary approaches to guide young dancers of the current generation toward the demands of present performance arenas. Associate Professor Vladimir Conde Reche has been a faculty member at UNM since 2008.

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.

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