ballet experience

The Ballet Experience

A 3 day intensive to encourage dancers to be challenged, stretch and grow!  Junior level intensive for ages 8-12 and Senior level intensive for ages 13-18.

3 Day Option available ONLY at this time – 1 or 2 day options will become available if we do not sell out.

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Intensive Fee

1 Day Fee $120

2 Day Fee $240

3 Day Fee $280 if registered by July 15th

3 Day Fee $350 if registered after July 15th

The Schedule

August 1st-3rd, 2018 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 

Wednesday, August 1st 

Juniors:

9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Daniel 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:45 Anatomy/Injury Prevention – Shayna 

11:45-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:45 Variations – Kat 

1:45-2:00 Break 

2:00-3:15 Musical Theater – Jonathan 

Seniors:

9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Kat 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-12:00 Variations – Kat/Men’s Technique – Daniel 

12:00-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-2:00 Musical Theater – Jonathan 

2:00-2:15 Break 

2:15-3:15 Anatomy/Injury Prevention – Shayna 

Thursday, August 2nd 

Juniors:9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Kat 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:45 Floor Barre/Stretch and Strength – Shayna 

11:45-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:45 Variations – Kat 

1:45-2:00 Break 

2:00-3:15 Jazz- Turns/Leaps – Justin 

Seniors:

9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Daniel 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-12:00 Variations – Kat/Men’s Technique – Daniel 

12:00-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-2:00 Jazz- Turns/Leaps – Justin 

2:00-2:15 Break 

2:15-3:15 Floor Barre/Stretch and Strength – Shayna 

Friday, August 3rd 

Juniors:

9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Daniel 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:45 Leadership/Positivity/Goal Setting – Shayna 

11:45-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:45 Variations – Kat 

1:45-2:00 Break 

2:00-3:15 Contemporary – Miguel 

Seniors:

9:00-10:30 Ballet Technique – Kat 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-12:00 Variations – Kat/Men’s Technique – Daniel 

12:00-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-2:00 Contemporary – Miguel 

2:00-2:15 Break 

2:15-3:15 Leadership/Positivity/Goal Setting – Shayna 

 

The Faculty

Daniel Baudendistel

Daniel has trained with Jonathan Watts, Larry Long at the Ruth Page Foundation, Roger Tully in London, and David Howard in New York. He danced with American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He has been featured with the BBC of London and appears in the documentary film “Ballet Russes.” He was televised in Russia dancing with Ekaterina Maximova at the Kremlin Palace, as well as appearing with Gala Des Etoiles in Montreal. He is noted for his partnering skills and dramatic roles.

Mr. Baudendistel was awarded First Prize at the Saint Sauveur International Choreographic Competition. He has choreographed ballets for the ABT Studio Company, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and ABT Summer Intensive Programs. He has also directed and choreographed for the Hiroshima Opera Company.   In addition to this he performs with the Ballet Arizona and has been featured in Don Quixote, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.

As a teacher he has worked with students at the ABT Summer Intensive in New York, The Joffrey Ballet, and continues to coach dancers privately around the world. He is noted for his knowledge of kinetic principles, music theory, and understanding of the classical form as it relates to the dance. He was Professor of dance at the New School University Eugene Lang College in New York City. He takes great pride in his extensive dance collection.

Jonathan McGill

Jonathan McGill, an L.A. native, trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and received his BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating, he had the honor of dancing with Beyonce in a surprise benefit concert in New York, thus jump-starting his career in dance. Career highlights include: the National Tour of ​Movin’ Out (working with dance legend Twyla Tharp); both the Broadway and Touring companies of ​Wicked; and​ the ​Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes.  He can also be seen dancing alongside Rhapsody James in her instructional DVD ​Street Jazz with Rhapsody, as well as being “Rotten to the Core” with Sofia Carson for ​¡Feliz 2016!

Miguel Perez

Miguel started dancing at the University of Arizona where he was fortunate enough to receive a 4-year scholarship for dance. He then went on to dance for both River North Dance Company, and Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago. After making a change from concert to commercial dance Miguel moved to Las Vegas to dance for Celine Dion  “ A New Day “ at Caesars Palace. Once the Celine show closed in Vegas Miguel was fortunate enough to go on Celine Dion’s world tour “Taking Chances,” where he was also dance captain. After being on tour Miguel made LA his new home. He  filmed two workout videos for Hip Hop abs and Dancing with the Stars. He’s appeared on Americas Got Talent, SYTYCD, and has danced with Leona Lewis on Dancing with the Stars.” Miguel was also a featured dancer in the show “Viva Elvis” for Cirque Du Soleil. He has performed on the Miss USA Pageant and Miss Universe. He also danced for Paulina Rubio in Mexico City.  Miguel has filmed two  movies   “Behind The Candelabra” where he worked with Marguerite Derricks and “Ted 2 ” choreographed by Rob Ashford. Other jobs he has done are a commercial for “Acura” with Ryan Heffington, BodyTraffic dance company, Shania Twains show at Cesar’s Palace Casino in Las Vegas the Oscars,  performed with Taylor Swift on the AMA’s, and The Kennedy Honors awards tribute to Rita Moreno. He has performed in the show “Steve Wynn Showstoppers” at the Wynn casino and is now currently dance Captain for The Donny and Marie show. He has had the privilege to work with some of the most influential names in concert dance and commercial world like Jamie King, Vincent Paterson, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman Tabitha and Napolean, Mandy Moore, Stacey Tookey, Bonnie Story, Tyce Diorio, Hofesh Schecter, Kyle Abraham, Victor Quijada, Richard

Siegel, and Sidra Bell. When Miguel is not dancing he is also teaching for Cirque du Soliel’s  shows, Universities, dance companies and studios all over the US. So many great artists have influenced him and his goal is to share his knowledge and inspire new generation of dancers.

Shayna Petruccelli

Having receiving her degree in dance from The University of Arizona, Shayna  has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 15 years. Her favorite professional credits include the London West End and Broadway revivals of West Side Story, the lead role of Brenda in the national tour of Movin’ Out, and six years in New York City as a Radio City Rockette. Shayna has taught master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and also served as dance captain for the international touring company of West Side Story. As an instructor, her focus is on helping dancers to connect with an audience through technique, artistry, and character exploration and development.  Shayna includes strengthening exercises as well as technical training into all her classes, but feels the most important part of any movement exploration is the passion and meaning behind it.

Justin Quandt

Justin is a graduate from “The University of Arizona”, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. A multi-talented dancer and teacher, his training has taken him from USA, Europe, Central America and to Australia!  Justin has also spent his summers intensely studying in Chicago with the Gus Giordano and River North Jazz Dance Companies. He performed with Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model, appeared on Dance Moms Season 6 and 7, was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, company member with the David Taylor Dance Theatre, in Denver, Colorado. Justin danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Productions and can be seen as a guest artist/choreographer for various companies and studios throughout the United States. He also performed at the “Lido” in Paris, France for almost 5 years!  Justin lived in Sydney, Australia where he taught throughout the city. He also adjudicated for Eisteddfod’s, Showcase, and taught on the Showcase Convention tour throughout Australia and New Zealand. He currently resides in San Diego, where he is now teaching/choreographing throughout the city, judging dance competitions, and teaching on convention tours from the west to the east coast!

Kat Wildish

Kat  grew up in Tampa, Florida, and shot from the beach to the balletic big time at the age of 15.  She toured the southern United States as a member of Ballet Gala, on stage with such superstars as Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Cynthia Gregory, and Fernando Bujones.  She went on to study at the School of American Ballet, on a two-year full scholarship from the Ford Foundation.  She is one of those rare ballerinas who has appeared with both New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

In NYCB, she danced works by George Balanchine.  He even hand-picked her to perform in one of his last works, Adagio Lamentoso.  She was asked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join ABT.  There, she performed in more traditional ballets like Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty.  He created the role of the “knitting lady” for Kat and Julie Kent was one of her assistants!  Kat has also performed with the Zurich Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the American Dance Machine, and countless others.

Testimonial

“We have been to a number of studios throughout the country and now in AZ. and this school is one of the best places we have been.  The front office staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the teachers are professional, fun and encouraging.  My kids take music lessons, musical theater and voice and having all that available at one location is a huge convenience.”

Michelle DiBaise - Parent

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