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Young Students’ Program

August 9 – 20, 2021

Designed for elementary and Intermediate levels, approximate age 7-11. Students will have 5 hours (9AM-2PM) per day of learning body conditioning, ballet, pre-pointe, variations, character, contemporary, improvisation.


In-studio attendance

Full  2 weeks $600 | 1 week $400. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration, which will be applied towards tuition

Online attendance

Full 2 weeks $300 | 1 week $200

If you wish to take less than 25 total hours, please inquire at

Young Students' Details

This expanded  program (6 hours a day) provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. During the 2 weeks we will learn the  (Barre, Center, Jumps, Pre-Pointe ) coordination of working and stable body parts. Epaulement, En Face.  Barre and Center ballet workout basics. Jumps: the right-off and different types of ballet jumps.  Turns- basic. Character dance: Spanish, Slavic, character arm positions, feet positions, jumps. The classical variation. The French type compulsory variation. Imprivisation class helps to improve coordination and musicality. Creative task gives joy and interest to study dance art more deeply.
Your commitment: 6 hours every day (Mon-Fri) and studio performance/recital at the end of the course.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers.
Boys: White short-sleeved T-shirt, black bike shorts or tights, white ankle socks – students may wear any plain thin white socks, white ballet slippers.


Yulia Romero

Yulia Romero

Stretching and Body Conditioning

Yulia was born and raised in Russia and started Rhythmic Gymnastics training at the age of four and began competing at the age of six. Yulia was a competitive gymnast for eleven years until she went on to obtain higher education in law. In 2008 she returned to the sport as a Gymnastics Coach at Star Gymnastics Studio in her hometown. In 2012 Yulia moved to the United States and again began coaching at Champion Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy. Yulia has a great deal of passion for working with young girls and enjoys helping them to achieve their goals and succeed.

Tanya Lewis

Tanya Lewis

Modern and Contemporary Dance

Besides inspiring Ballet Institute’s students to embrace the Contemporary Dance, Tanya Lewis is also the Assistant Artistic Director and choreographer of Visionary Dance Theatre and has been dancing with the company for years. Tanya graduated from UCSD with BA in Dance and a minor in Theater in 2012 and received the Stewart Prize in Choreography. She has performed with Eveoke Dance Theatre, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, KO Dance Co, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Eric Geiger, and Somebodies Dance Theater to name a few. As an independent artist Past projects and choreographies include Prism, You’re Late, Ebb & , and Between Two Ends which was selected as part of 40 North, an international dance film festival. Her choreography for a short film won the Silver Award for best choreography from International Film Awards.

Caitlyn Silvas

Caitlyn Silvas

Head Teacher for the youngest levels

Caitlyn Silvas grew up training in a diversity of genres of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop. She soon realized her true love – classical ballet and began to focus on training intensely for a professional career. Caitlyn began dancing with professional ballet companies at the age of 17 in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Teaching the next generation of dancers is something Caitlyn is extremely passionate about and is so happy to help nurture students to grow in their technique, artistry, and love for dance.

Egle Spokaite

Egle Spokaite

Artistic Director

Prima Ballerina of the Lithuanian National Ballet and Opera Theatre. Former guest principal soloist at B.Eifman ballet, Finland ballet, Latvian National Ballet,  Gala at Bolshoy, Mariinsky, Teatr Wielki (Polish National Ballet). Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Institute of San Diego.


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Intermediate Level Recital

Acting Class production of La Fille mal gardée

Produced entirely during the Summer Intensive 2020 (2.5 hours of class time)

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