Ballet Chesapeake's August Workshop is designed for the serious professional or pre-professional dance student at an intermediate to advanced level of training. The summer intensive will include daily ballet technique classes as well as modern, pointe, variations, and pas de deux classes with renowned guest professionals and Ballet Chesapeake faculty. The program is designed to help students continue technical and artistic progress over the summer so that they are ready to begin the school year dancing at their best.
Housing in Harford County, Maryland with Ballet Chesapeake families is available Monday-Thursday of each week for out-of-town students. Please contact the Ballet Chesapeake office for more information and registration details.
Female dancers will need to wear a solid color traditional style leotard (no halters, criss-cross straps, or keyholes), pink or skin tone convertible tights, pink or skin tone ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes.
Male dancers will need to wear a white leotard or form fitting t-shirt tucked into black convertible tights, and black ballet slippers or white ballet slippers with white socks.
Guest Instructors to include:
Christy Forehand (Week 1) - Former Principal Dancer with Charleston Ballet Theater, Augusta Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Ballet Montana.
Eduard Forehand (Week 1) - Former professional ballet dancer for 18 years before retiring in 2016. After retiring, he attended the University of Iowa and earned his MFA in dance with a concentration in choreography, graduating in 2019.
Amanda McKerrow (Week 2) - Former Principal Dancer, ABT
John Gardner (Week 2) - Former Soloist Dancer, ABT
Jens Lee (Week 3) - Internationally acclaimed teacher and choreographer.
Roberto Munoz (Week 3) - Originally from Chile, he was recently the Executive Director of The Gulfshore Ballet in Florida and guest teaches in the Denver, CO area. Mr. Munoz was a faculty member at Point Park College for 13 years and was Ballet Master for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for several years. In addition, he and Melinda Roy, former Principal Dancer of NYC Ballet, were the Founders and Directors of Saratoga Springs Dance Intensive and Vail Valley Dance Intensive in New York and in Colorado, respectively.