Summer Intensive

The Florida Ballet Summer Intensive 2018

Program Dates: June 25 - July 28, 2018

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 on July 28. Performance is held at Swisher Theater, Jacksonville University. Additional performance fee required. 

Classes meet Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm 

With a half day on Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm 

Entrance into program is by audition only. 

Program Dates and Tuition: 

  • Two Weeks (June 25 - July 7): $600

  • Three Weeks (July 9 - July 28): $825

  • Five Weeks (June 25-July 28): $1250


2018 Summer Intensive Guest Teachers

In addition to our accredited staff the following guest teachers will be joining us this summer:

Tracey Alvey:

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. 

Peter Pawlyshyn:

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.

Naporn Wattanakasaem:

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. 

Stephanie Bauger:

Former Principal with Ballet Argentino and Cuban National Ballet

Stephanie Bauger (Dominican Republic/Argentina) studied first classical ballet in the Dominican Republic before obtaining a scholarship for the Escuela Nacional de Ballet in Cuba where she studied for a period of three years. She graduated with honors in 2000 and was accepted at Ballet Nacional de Cuba, under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Stephanie subsequently joined Ballet Argentino in 2001, directed by the famous Argentinean dancer Julio Bocca, where she danced for seven years. Starting in 2009, Stephanie performed as a principal dancer with Ballet Nacional Dominicano. Besides her responsibilities as a dancer, she also worked as a Ballet Master, subdirector, and artistic assistant of the director of the Ballet Nacional Dominicano. She works as a ballet master in the Contemporary National Dance Company directed by Marianela Boan. Currently she is studying the MFA program in Choreography at Jacksonville University. 

Blanca Huertas-Agnew:

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.