2018 Summer Ballet Intensive
Our annual one-week Summer Intensive offers ballet students the opportunity to train with the best and receive high-level instruction in ballet technique, conditioning, pointe work, variations and artistry. Our guest instructors will be Ballet Austin dancers and academy instructors, Jaime Lynn Witts and Brittany Strickland. Ballet Austin is the 12th largest classical ballet company in the USA and we are honored to bring their talent to Bryan / College Station each summer!
Pure Energy Dance Production is proud to offer to dancers the only one-week, high quality dance education/summer intensive of its kind — at a fraction of the cost. NO AUDITIONS. NO ENROLLMENT FEES. NO HOUSING COSTS. Just focused training at a professional level — If your dancer is serious about their training, then this is where it starts!
Prerequisites: 6+ years old with 1+ years of training (dancers will be evaluated by the instructors and divided into levels)
Date: August 6-10, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ladies: pink tights, pink ballet shoes, any color leotard.
Gentlemen: black fitted shorts, pants or tights, black shoes, white fitted shirt.
Jaime Lynn Witts received most of her training from Maxim Ponomarenko, Oleg Briansky, and Mireille Briane in Pennsylvania. She attended summer programs at CPYB, Boston Ballet, and Ballet Austin. She continued her studies with Truman Finney in Ballet Austin's Trainee program before joining Ballet Austin II. She has performed as the principal role in George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Swanhilda in Coppelia, and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, for which she earned her second Austin Critics Table Award. Ms. Witts has also had the honor of performing the role of The Survivor in Mills' Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project in Austin and on tour. When she is not dancing, Ms. Witts teaches at Ballet Austin Academy where she is the Curriculum Team Leader for Levels 4 and 5.
Brittany Strickland hales from Winston-Salem, NC and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts (now the University of NCSA ) from 2001-2007 where she trained under Melissa Hayden, Nina Danilova, and Kee-Juan Han. She continued her education at Ballet Austin as a full-scholarship trainee and then spent two years as an apprentice. She was promoted to a full company member in 2010 and since has enjoyed dancing feature roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Balanchine’s Agon. Brittany also teaches in the Butler Community School.