Artist In Residence
Pure Energy Dance Productions will host Ballet Austin’s Jaime Lynn Witts for the month of July.
Ms. Witts will instruct ballet classes as well as the ballet summer intensives, August 6-10. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and performing experience.
July Class Schedule:
Beginning Ballet Technique, Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm
Intermediate Ballet Technique, Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
Advanced Ballet Technique, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm
Pre-pointe/Pointe I, Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Pointe II, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Adult Intermediate Ballet, Mondays & Fridays, 10:30-11:45 AM
About Jaime Lynn Witts
Jaime Lynn Witts is originally from Bucks County, Penn., where she received most of her training from Maxim Ponomarenko, Oleg Briansky, and Mireille Briane. She attended summer programs at CPYB, Boston Ballet, and Ballet Austin. There, she continued her studies with Truman Finney in Ballet Austin's Trainee program before joining Ballet Austin II. Since joining the company, Witts has performed in works by numerous choreographers including Stephen Mills, Thaddeus Davis, KT Nelson, Nicolo Fonte, Sidra Bell, Viktor Kabaniaev, Nelly van Bommel, Loni Landon, Jennifer Hart, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Gabrielle Lamb and Gina Patterson. She has enjoyed performing principal roles in George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante and Agon,Swanhilda in Coppelia, Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, for which she earned her second Austin Critics Table Award. Most recently she has made her premier as the title role in Mills’ The Firebird. 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 in Miami and Israel. When she is not dancing, Witts enjoys spending her time off with her husband and daughter, Evaline.