Ballet Repertory Theatre - Ballet Intensive

June 19 - 30, 2017

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 19, 2017
Pay in full by May 21, 2017 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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2017 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 young children: Ariana, Andrew, and Isabel.

COLIN HATHAWAY began his professional dance training at the age of 13 at Canada's National Ballet School where he had the opportunity to dance in various productions with the world renowned ballet company Canada's National Ballet. After graduation Colin attended Canada's National Ballet School's Teacher Training Program to further his love of ballet on and off the stage. Colin then went back to pursue his dance career by competing in Youth America Grand Prix where he won 3rd and was personally scouted by Adam Sklute to come train at Ballet West. Colin is currently Principle Artist at Utah Regional Ballet where he has danced numerous leading roles and been part of world premieres for new works such as Snow White as well as Balanchine works and guest teaching and dancing internationally.

*Colin Hathaway appears courtesy of Utah Regional Ballet



SHERI GILLER 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.
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. 

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 15 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 work "Fronteras" was collaboration with a photographer and musician concerning the wall between Mexico and the US, which toured throughout Spain.

Born and raised in the former East Germany, Alex Ossadnik trained for 8 years under government scholarship at the prestigious Palucca School in Dresden. He performed with the Ballet Theatre de Bordeaux in France and was a principal dancer with the German National Theatre Weimar. In 1995, Alex came to the United States to pursue his career as a choreographer and teacher. He has set numerous original ballets around the country; was founder and Ballet Director for the Santa Fe Festival Ballet (now Aspen Santa Fe Ballet); is Artistic Director for Ballet Pro Musica; and has served as an artistic advisor, resident choreographer, and Associate Artistic Director for Ballet Repertory Theatre. As a choreographer and director, Alex has worked with artists from New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Alberta Ballet (Canada), Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Colorado Ballet. Past choreographic works for Ballet Repertory Theatre include Swan LakeRomeo and JulietOrpheus,CarmenBeauty and the BeastLa MerTchaikovsky SuiteAct I of GiselleThe Sleeping BeautyCoppĂ©liaand Alice in Wonderland. Alex is currently ballet master of Ballet Idaho.

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