Dear CCB Family,
We have some very exciting announcements with regards to our 2018 Summer Intensive! Please keep reading below for our announcements, schedules, and notifications of what to wear and what to expect.
Please note: The summer intensive is open to all students entering CCB Level 3 and up. All registrations must be in by Monday, May 21st. All payments must be made by the first day of the intensives. Register today!
News: Faculty Additions and Changes
Lorita Travaglia is originally from New Zealand. She received her ballet training at the National School of Ballet and later the Royal Ballet School in London. Lorita made her debut as a professional dancer with the Berlin Ballet. After six years with the Company, she moved to the United States where she worked with Princeton Ballet, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and International Ballet Rotaru, dancing solo and principal roles in a wide range of repertoire. Her favorite roles include Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Cinderella, Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Paquita. In 1992, Lorita returned to New Zealand, but continued to perform as a guest artist with companies in the United States as well as Company Z, a contemporary dance company in New Zealand. Lorita began teaching in 1988 while still performing and studied the Vaganova methodology. She was the principal teacher for a professional training program in Auckland, New Zealand and later, as artistic director of Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado, she set up a similar aspirant program. In 1999, Lorita joined Colorado Ballet as director of the Apprentice Program and company repetiteur, and has been ballet mistress since 2006.
Her choreography includes Equanimity, Aspects, Pictures at an Exhibition, Piazzolla and, most recently, The Angel of Buenos Aires for Colorado Ballet and a full-length The Nutcracker for Canyon Concert Ballet. Lorita graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000 and has a private practice in Denver. She is an avid tango dancer and is the Creative Director of Parasol Arts.
Mary Lyn Graves (BFA) is a dance artist originally from Tulsa, OK and currently based in Salt Lake City, UT. She has been a member of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company since 2012. Mary Lyn has performed works by Daniel Charon, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Ann Carlson, Tzveta Kassabova, Raja Feather Kelley, Joanna Kotze, Doug Varone, Kate Weare, and Netta Yerushalmy, among others. She has also performed the works of Alwin Nikolais, including tours to the Joyce Theater in 2016 and France in 2018. Since 2016, Mary Lyn has worked extensively with Molly Heller, performing in and touring Heller’s work very vary. In May 2018, Mary Lyn will travel to Mongolia and South Korea with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company as part of DanceMotionUSA, a collaboration between the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the US Department of State.
As a teacher, Mary Lyn has taught master classes in contemporary and ballet technique, repertory and improvisation at the University of Oklahoma, Colorado State University, Loyola Marymount University, Texas A&M University, Wichita State University, Brenau University, Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, Ballet Lubbock, and as a guest teacher for Tulsa Modern Movement in Tulsa, OK. She has also taught creative movement to children in schools across the United States.
Lauren Beale (MFA) is a performing artist, choreographer, improviser, contemplative teacher and yoga instructor. She holds an MFA in Dance from The University of Colorado Boulder with an emphasis in collaborative, interdisciplinary performance. Lauren has performed nationally and internationally with Colorado based companies Michelle Ellsworth Performance, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Helander Dance Theater, 3rd Law Dance/Theatre, David Capps/Dances, Interweave Dance Theater, Kim Olson/Sweet Edge, New York City companies Curt Haworth and Dancers, Ellis Wood Dance and Peter Sciscioli, and Seattle based Wade Madsen.
Lauren has co-created and collaborated on interdisciplinary performances with Brooke McNamara, Ondine Geary, Kate Speer, Mark McCoin, Jessica Hendricks, and Amanda Leise. Her creative work has been presented in Colorado, New York City, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Hungary. She has been on faculty at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop for over ten years and facilitates dance and movement classes at Block 1750 and Running River School K-8. Lauren has also taught Performance Improvisation, Jazz Fusion technique, and Looking at Dance in the dance department of CU-Boulder. She has recently co-founded Eunice Embodiment, with Brooke McNamara, an umbrella organization engaging performance, movement education, and mentorship to unlock creative capacity and source our fundamental human aliveness.
Amanda Leise is a nationally and internationally sought after teacher and choreographer, specializing in hip hop and tap. She has taught at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and many local studios in the LA area. She has also taught for Hollywood Vibe, Urban Jamm, Tamjams, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop and master classes across the United States and abroad. Amanda is happy to be back in her native Colorado after spending 11 years teaching and dancing across the United States!
Classes will be rounded out by our CCB faculty, including Analia Alegre-Femenias Weber, Marisa Johnson, and Alicia Laumann.
We are sad to announce that Megan Glynn will not be joining us due to knee surgery and Nick Blaylock will not be joining us due to a new job as an Assistant Professor at Southern Utah University. We wish them both best of luck!
New Classes Added
**Not for both weeks or all levels – schedules vary!
- Contemporary Partnering
- Pilates Reformer
- Body Conditioning
- Healthy Dancers: Having Fun with Dance Toys
Each level’s specific daily schedule will be emailed the week before intensive.
Your schedule will include ballet technique, pointe / pre-pointe, classical repertory, classical modern, Pilates, character, and a special lecture titled “Healthy Dancers: Having Fun with Dance Toys!”
Your schedule will include ballet, contemporary ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, contemporary partnering, improvisation (for upper levels only), body conditioning, and modern!
Ballet attire (pink tights, leotard, flat shoes, hair in bun, skirts are allowed in pointe sections); Character attire (Character skirt or full, knee-length skirt from home, jazz or character shoes).
Because you will be dancing in a variety of genre we would like you to dance in more neutral attire. This should look like the following: black or pink tights, colored leotards, hair in bun, (may be in ponytail for non-classical like classes only), leggings for ALL contemporary classes. Adequately long dance shorts are only allowed for jazz, commercial contemporary and hip hop. No track shorts, bare bellies or hair down will be allowed. Please dress neatly for all classes! Please be ready with ballet shoes, socks, jazz shoes and tennis shoes.
What to Bring
In addition to bringing all necessary dance attire, dancers should pack:
- Pilates/yoga mat.
- Extra dance outfit in case of spills, etc.
- Large lunch with 2 additional snacks! Students will be dancing 7 hours each day and will need sufficient caloric intake. A lunch high in proteins and healthy carbs is recommended, plus 2 snacks.
- Refillable water bottle.
- A book to read.
What to Expect
To come home quite tired each night and should plan on quiet, restful evenings without additional physical activities planned.
To be sore by 2nd or 3rd day and might remain a bit sore throughout the intensive.
To be challenged in new styles of dance.
To grow in their technique, meet new friends and have lots of fun!
Master Classes and Open Drop-In Classes
We will put out a list of available intensive classes for drop-in for our advanced university and community dancers between the ages of 16-24 on May 22nd.
Master Classes for All Advanced Adult dancers are as follows:
Saturday, June 16th: Lorita Travaglia, Advanced Ballet: 10-11:30am
Saturday, June 23rd: Mary Lyn Graves, Advanced Contemporary: 10-11:30am
$20 Drop-in for 1.5 hour class
$15 Drop-in for 1 hour class
University Students Ages 18-24 Cost:
$15 Drop-in for 1.5 hour class
$12 Drop-in for 1 hour class