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Announcing 2019 Guest Artist!
Jenna Rae Herrera
Ms. Herrera grew up in Ontario, California, and has spent the past 11 years dancing with Ballet West where she is currently at the rank of Soloist. With Ballet West she has performed works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Sir Frederick Ashton and Nicolo Fonte. Her favorite roles include George Balanchine’s Tarantella and Serenade, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, and Princess Florine in Adam Sklute’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. She has taught for studios in Utah and California, along with coaching students for the Youth American Grand Prix competition.
$660 Intermediate Intensive—NO Housing (lunch provided)
$1175 Intermediate Intensive—WITH Housing and Meals
$765 Advanced Intensive—NO Housing (lunch provided)
$1280 Advanced Intensive—WITH Housing and Meals
NOTE: Early check-in for BYU Housing is no longer available. BYU Housing will be available the day each camp, workshop, or intensive starts, but not before. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Participants will enrich their ballet training under the skillful eye of some of the finest artists in the profession. BYU’s Summer Ballet Intensives offer experience in artistic training, including ballet technique, pointe and variations, character, jazz, and modern dance. Activities and discussions in conditioning, nutrition, and injury prevention will complement the two weeks of dance instruction. Each dancer will receive individual feedback and personal evaluations to improve artistic and technical development. Two weeks of instruction and rehearsal culminate in a final performance that showcases each dancer’s talents and what has been learned.
- Instructors selected from BYU’s outstanding dance faculty
- Individual attention and evaluation
- Professional training
- Final performance
- Closing recognition banquet
- Beautiful mountain scenery
- Wholesome campus recreation
- Friendships with ballet artists of high moral standards
IN-PERSON Audition Requirements:
- Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Intermediate: 9:00–11:00 a.m. (ages 11–18)
- Advanced: Noon–2:00 p.m. (ages 11–21)
- Room 283 RB (Richards Building) at Brigham Young University
- Register for this audition ($25) no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019.
- You will be required to upload links for two photos (first arabesque and a headshot, with hair in a bun) in the application below.
IN-PERSON Audition will be in the format of a regular technique class with center pointe work at the end. Please note that the biggest differentiation between the levels is the strength and control of classwork, especially the dancer’s pointe work. All dancers should be able to demonstrate clean lines, alignment, dynamics, musicality, correct extension placement, and artistry. For the Advanced session, dancers should be able to do double pirouettes en pointe, adagio, allegro work, and successive one-leg relevés on pointe.
VIDEO Audition Requirements:
- Registration ($25) and online audition are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019.
- You will be required to upload links to your audition video and two photos (first arabesque and a headshot, with hair in a bun) in the application below.
VIDEO Audition: If you are unable to attend the in-person audition, you may send a recording of selected classwork, about seven minutes long. Please film barre work from the side (profile). Barre combinations should be shown, one side only for each combination, alternating sides for each combination. For centre work, you must include a combination for each of the following: adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grande allegro. If the dancer is auditioning for the advanced level, pointe work should be filmed at the end and include an adagio, double pirouettes, diagonal turns and allegros (petite and grande), and successive one-leg relevés.
We will accept 60 participants for the Intermediate Intensive and 60 participants for the Advanced Intensive. Others will be put on our waiting list. If you are accepted into the program, you will be given one week to accept your position by registering for the intensive. If you do not register, we will open your spot to someone on our waiting list.
Placement is based on the BYU ballet faculty’s evaluation. Notification of acceptance, along with registration instructions, will be emailed to you by February 15, 2019. To receive notification regarding audition results, please provide a valid email address at the time of registration.
Advanced Ballet Intensive Info Packet 2018
Intermediate Ballet Intensive Info Packet 2018
PLEASE NOTE: The 2018 info packets posted here are similar to the 2019 info packets that will be posted here 2–3 weeks before the programs begin.