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7868 Raytheon rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

Advanced and Intermediate Program

July 19 – August 6, 2021

Dancers of Intermediate and Advanced levels (ages 10+ ) will be split into 3 groups based on the current skill level so as to get the most appropriate training and will have 7 hours per day (9AM-4PM) of classes in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Modern, Flexibility, Barre a Terre, Acting, Character Dance.

Tuition

In-studio attendance

Full 3 weeks $1200 | 2 weeks $800 |1week $600. A $100 non-refundable deposit due upon registration, which will be applied towards tuition

Online Summer Intensive

Full 3 weeks $800 | 2 weeks $600 | 1 week $500
If you wish to take less than 25 total hours, please inquire at info@balletinstitutesd.com

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.

Tuition

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 info@balletinstitutesd.com

FACULTY

Carlos Dos Santos

Carlos Dos Santos

Contemporary

Judge and resident choreographer of the Youth America Grand Prix, staging works for YAGP alumni; currently working with ABT and annual Grand Defilés featuring up to 350 dancers.
Carlos has performed as a principal dancer with major U.S. and Brazilian dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and many more.

Luba Gulyaeva

Luba Gulyaeva

Ballet

Luba Gulyaeva trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, under supervision of N.V. Baltacheyeva (former assistant to A.Y.Vaganova). Her credits with the Kirov Ballet include LaBayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, LaCorsir, Nutcracker, Legend of Love, Cinderella, to name a few.
In 1989, Mikhail Baryshnikov invited Luba to become a member of the Faculty at ABT School of Classical Ballet. During her tenure at ABT she taught and rehearsed company dancers. Other teaching credits include Steps, The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, School of American Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, Colorado Ballet School, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Long Island Dance Center.
An invited guest teacher both nationally and internationally, Luba is sought by many professionals for private coaching and is the Ballet Mistress of the New Jersey Ballet Company.

Vitaly Verterich

Vitaly Verterich

National Character Dance (via Zoom)

Born in Ukraine, he is a graduate of the Moscow Academy of Arts. After performing as Principal Dancer with the National Folk Dance Company “Beriozka”, then Russian Chamber Ballet Theatre “Moskva,” as soloist in both classical and contemporary ballets. Frequent guest artist with the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kirov Ballet, and other Russian and international companies.
Mr. Verterich is currently with the New Jersey Ballet and is a resident faculty member at Valentina Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York.
Geoffrey Gonzalez

Geoffrey Gonzalez

Pas de Deux

Geoff began his formal training at the School of Ballet Arizona (director Kee Juan Han) and the Tempe Dance Academy. For the past 10 years, he is a principal dancer with the City Ballet in San Diego and the company resident choreographer for the past 6.
Before the City Ballet, Geoff was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Arizona’s (BFA) dance program. In 2007, Geoff was a Vegas finalist of “So You Think You Can Dance”. The same year was honored by the Dance Masters of America organization as Mister Dance of America in 2008.
In 2010, he was cast as lead dancer opposite Rasta Thomas for two seasons with the Bad Boys of Dance in the hit show “Rock the Ballet” traveling around Europe. Back in San Diego, his focus turned to growing as a dance creator. Since 2012, Geoff has created nine world premiere ballets for City Ballet and been commissioned to build his pieces for other arts organizations around the country. Among these works were those to which Geoff was chosen to join the New York Choreographic Institute and workshop a new piece for the advanced students of the School of American Ballet.

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.

Advanced Level Details

A precise, rigorous and passionately creative training program with Egle Spokaite or a Master Teacher, designed for motivated dancers ages 12+. Classes: Ballet technique, Body strengthening and stretching, Pointe technique, Character Dance, Contemporary, Variation, Ballet repertoire.
For the students who are not part of Ballet Institute of San Diego”, please inquere for zoom audition or  send a link to the video (5-10 min)  of student regular ballet (dance) routine practice or performance or variation to info@balletinstitutesd.com. 

Your Commitment: 1 – 3 weeks (7 hours every day Mon-Fri),  and the studio performance/recital at the end of the Intensive.

Dress Code

Black leotard with straps. Short skirt (optional). Pink ballet tights. Ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black character shoes.

Audition

For dancers who are not BISD students,Please inquire for zoom audition or  send a video (5-7 minutes) link or file via Wetransfer/Google Drive/Dropbox to: info@balletinstitutesd.com to be placed into an appropriate group.

Intermediate Level Details

Classes will start 9:00AM finish at 4:00PM

This expanded Professional program (7 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 3 weeks we will learn the  (Barre, Center, Jumps, 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: V,IV, II positions and acrose the floore: Glissade entournant, pique, shenes, degaje.  Pointe: basics, turns, poses. Character dance: Spanish, Slavic, character arm positions, feet positions, jumps. The classical variation. The French type compulsory variation.
Your commitment: 7 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.

Weekly Schedule (tentative)

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.


MOMENTS of the SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020

It was fabulous, it was full of growth, it was fun, and it was safe. Enjoy the moments of it.

Intermediate Level Recital


Acting Class production of La Fille mal gardée

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

Advanced Level Ballet Class




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