2019 Mini Ballet Intensive

Why come to a mini intensive?

Our Mini Intensive is designed to give students the opportunity for a fresh dance experience with some of the most highly trained dancers in the country. Jaime Lynn provides detailed technique where students will learn to rise to their highest potential as they understand the fundamentals of classical ballet. Warm ups and stretching are handled with care to guard against injury. Barre work is methodical and gives students the placement skills to build their center combinations. Center work is tailored to the students in each level to instill confidence. Dancers will leave the Mini Intensive with a renewed love for the art of ballet! 

Dress Code: black leotard, pink tights, & pink ballet shoes. Students who are at least 12 and have a minimum of one year of pointe technique may bring pointe shoes as well

Students will spend time working with each of our instructors from Ballet Austin. Each session will be divided into two groups with placement assigned by age and years of classical ballet training. For questions please email Ballet Director, Jenny Oliphint.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 10:00-12:00 PM
6-9 years old, $40/person

10:00-10:15- Group Warm Up
10:15-11:25- Technique class 
11:30-12:00- Flexibility and Strength for Ballet

Date: Saturday, February 2, 1:00-4:00 PM
10+ years old, $50/person

1:00-1:15- Group Warm Up
1:15-2:45- Technique
2:45-3:30- Pre-Pointe or Pointe
3:30-4:00- Flexibility and Strength for Ballet


 Jaime Lynn Witts

Jaime Lynn Witts

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

brittany strickland

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.