Summer Ballet Intensive 2020

Bringing the World of Dance to You

June 22 - July 18

  • Train with world-class instructors right here in Colorado in this Intensive's 18th year.

  • For Intermediate/Advanced dancers, Levels 3b-8 

  • Dancers receive 4.25 hours of instruction daily.

  • Dancers are coached for the companies and choreographers of today's dance world, with
    the focus on:

    • Classical Ballet Technique

    • Variations

    • Pointe

    • Conditioning

    • and a specialty class each day including:

      • Jazz

      • Contemporary Dance


  • Week 1:  June 22 - June 25

  • Week 2:  June 29 - July 2

  • Week 3:  July 6 - July 9

  • Week 4:  July 13 - July 16

Tuition and Fees       

  • One-Time Summer Registration fee: ​$25/per student (non-refundable)

  • Drop-in rate: ​​$25/hour

  • Day rate: $90 

  • Weekly Rate: $325

  • Discount for 4 weeks:: $1156

  • Tuition is due in full at the time of registration.

  • 10% Family Discount off each additional family member's tuition. This is applied to your account AFTER you register.

Registration Information:

  • Please note: If you wish to take workshops and intensive a la carte, you must register with the Front Desk

2020 Summer Ballet Intensive Guest Instructors:

Dex Honea (Weeks 1-2, - Advanced Ballet and Variations) danced professionally for fifteen years with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Eugene Ballet Company and The Sarasota Ballet. Dex has been teaching since 2004, and directed the Sarasota Ballet School for five years, until recently transitioning into professional photography. His duties as director included running The Sarasota Ballet School, The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory and Dance The Next Generation outreach program for at risk youth. Dex specialized in teaching ballet technique, partnering and character classes. He has directed numerous successful summer intensives that included international students and teachers. As Education Director, he produced and directed all the shows, workshops, end of the year performances, outreach and master classes, adult program, and full school curriculum and syllabus. The Sarasota Ballet School won Best School at YAGP in 2015.

Ahita Ardalan Bergman (Weeks 3-4, - Advanced Ballet and Variations) has performed with Paris Opera Ballet where she danced throughout Europe and the USA. She taught with the Conservatoire de Region de Paris and later became Stage Manager and assistant choreographer for the Ballet de Monte Carlo. In 1991, Mr. Roland Petit asked her to join Ballet National Mareille as his Artistic Assistant and Stage Manager. After moving to the US, she served as Ballet Mistress with San Diego Ballet for 20 years and taught at the school.

Mary Beth Tilley (Weeks 1-4, - Intermediate Ballet) began her classical ballet training at the age of 7 at Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, Mississippi. A year later, she and her family moved back to Little Rock, Arkansas where she trained for many years at the Academy of Ballet Arkansas under the instruction of Kurt and Linda Hathaway, Eleanora Pohkitonova, Olivier Munoz, and was fortunate enough to work briefly with Susan Jaffe from American Ballet Theater who was one of the ballerinas who inspired her to dance. Her training consisted of all styles of classical ballet, including Vaganova, Balanchine, Cecchetti, and Bournonville. Mary Beth began dancing soloist roles with Ballet Arkansas at the age of 15, which included roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Ballet Under the Stars, Elvis Has Left the Building, La Bayadere, Paquita, Stars and Stripes, and many others. Mary Beth has been a dance educator in Arkansas since 2004 and is passionate about offering safe technique that enables the dancer to perform to the very best of their ability while also preventing injuries. She is also Progressing Ballet Technique certified. Mary Beth is excited to be in Colorado and work with the talented dancers of Colorado Ballet Society.

Jordan McHenry (Weeks 1-4 - Horton, Graham, Classical Jazz, Contemporary Jazz)  is a Colorado Springs native and the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. A graduate research candidate at Laban Conservatoire of Dance in London, England, McHenry is the founder of Dance on Air: The Podcast and a correspondent for DIYdancer Magazine. After receiving a BFA in Dance from The Ailey School in New York City McHenry danced for renowned organizations including Cirque Du Soliel & The Martha Graham Dance Company and EZDanza. Jordan is grateful for his long-lasting relationship with CBS and for its dedication to quality training in Southern Colorado. 

Lauren Manning (Weeks 1-4 - Conditioning) is a professional dancer based out of New York City. Originally from Pennsylvania, Lauren was a scholarship student at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. She continued her dance education at Elon University and earned a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography. Lauren has studied at various training programs including the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the Rockette Summer Intensive, Code 3 with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the American College Dance Festival. As a member of the Elon Dance Company and The Kearns Dance Project she spent her undergraduate career performing in various companies and festivals across the U.S. and in Europe. Lauren also appeared on the HBO drama Vinyl, directed by Martin Scorsese. During the holiday season Lauren performs in The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.  As a Rockette she has worked with Tony Award-winning choreographer, Warren Carlyle, in the preproduction of The New York Spring Spectacular.  Lauren has appeared with the Rockettes on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, LIVE! With Kelly and Ryan and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has also appeared on NBC's July 4th Fireworks Spectacular performing the work of Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels' of The Rockettes' New York Spectacular. Lauren has been seen with the Rockettes on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Today Show. In addition to performing Lauren is an editor at DanceMedia, publisher of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Pointe, and Dance Retailer News.

Patricia Hoffman, Director, Principal Teacher, founded Colorado Ballet Society (formerly Ballet Society of Colorado Springs) in September of 1997. Before moving to Colorado Springs, she founded and directed La Jolla Festival Ballet and Dance Center in Southern California. She began her studies in Monterey, California, with Patricia Wester. At age 16, Ms. Hoffman began to study full time with England’s Ballet Rambert. She received her MFA in classical ballet from U.S. International University where she also later joined the faculty. Ms. Hoffman performed principal roles created for her with Ballet International and San Diego Ballet. She also directed and taught in London; was principal at the San Diego Ballet School; and directed the USIU Conservatory of the Arts.

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