The Florida Ballet Summer Intensive
A comprehensive course of study for the dedicated dance student. Classes taught by The Florida Ballet Training Center Faculty plus national and international guest master teachers. Daily classes in Ballet, Modern, Pointe, Men's Class, Partnering, Character, and Repertoire.
Program culminates in an optional final performance opportunity for students participating in 3-5 weeks. Performance is held at Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University. Additional performance fee required.
Entrance into program is by audition only.
Check back for 2019 Audition Dates.
2018 Summer Intensive Guest Teachers
In addition to our accredited staff the following guest teachers joined us for our 2018 Summer Intensive.
Artistic Director, Alabama Ballet.
Tracey Alvey was born in Kent, England and completed her training at The Royal Ballet School. Alvey then went on to become a Principal Dancer with London City Ballet. In January 2001, Tracey accepted a position as teacher of classical ballet at Elmhurst School of Dance, which is recognized nationally and internationally as a Center of Excellence and is one of only three UK Schools receiving recognition and financial support for its exceptionally gifted students under the Yehudi Menuhin Scheme. Tracey is also the Director of the Alabama Ballet School where she recently introduced the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Tracey lives in Birmingham with her husband, where she is enjoying her thirteenth season with Alabama Ballet.
Former teacher, Boston Ballet School
Mr. Pawlyshyn is originally from Winnipeg, Canada. He is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and the Pavlo Virsky Character Academy in Kiev, Ukraine. In his career, he danced numerous roles with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Louisville Ballet and Nevada Dance Theatre where he also served as Assistant Ballet Master. Upon retiring, Mr. Pawlyshyn was invited to join the staff at Boston Ballet School where he spent seven years as a coach and teacher for Ballet, Character, Pas de Deux, Repertoire and Men's Variations. He was Associate Artistic Director/Ballet Master of Eugene Ballet for six years as well as School Director of the Kansas City Ballet for four years.
Award winning choreographer and current dancer with Bangkok City Ballet.
Naporn Wattanakasaem was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated with Bachelor of Accounting from Chulalongkorn University in 2007. In 2009, Naporn decided to leave her accountant career behind to follow her passion for dance. She pursued her dance study in the United States and completed the Bachelor of Arts in dance from University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2013. After graduating, Naporn came back to Bangkok and joined Bangkok City Ballet as a choreographer, dancer, and instructor. Not only dancing and choreographing, Naporn has also received recognition for several dance films such as "Dance+Film+SiteSpecific Project" (2015) and "Mystified" (2012). During her 5 years at Bangkok City Ballet, Naporn has developed her contemporary dance training based on floor-work and Safety Release technique.
Former Principal Ballets de San Juan
Blanca Huertas-Agnew began her training in Puerto Rico at Ballet Contemporáneo. At an early age, Blanca became a member of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. She later joined Ballets de San Juan and as a Principal Soloist had the opportunity to perform works by George Balanchine and other classical repertoire. As a Principal Soloist of Ballets de San Juan, Blanca traveled through United States, South America, and Mexico. Blanca is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is a proponent for healthy dancer training and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique in Junior, Senior, and Advanced levels. Blanca was the founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet Arts. Blanca also has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Temple University, concentration Risk Management & Insurance. She is currently an MFA in Choreography Candidate at Jacksonville University and received the Howard Gilman Fellowship.