The Canyon Concert Ballet School Summer Intensive offers a unique 2-week program. Week 1, June 8-13, offers a Contemporary Concentration. Week 2, June 15-20, offers a Ballet Concentration. Today’s dance world demands a versatile dancer. This unique 2 week intensive offers the training today’s aspiring dancers need. While each week may be taken individually, we highly recommend enrolling in both weeks for the full benefits of the intensive. You can learn more about our Summer Intensive here, and you can register with the form here.
We are excited to announce our first of four guest faculty for the 2020 Summer Intensive:
Bianca Medina is a Chicana-Boricua Chicago native working in Los Angeles & New York as a dancer, choreographer, educator, and arts administrator. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Iowa and has been a company member of CONTRA-TIEMPO and Viver Brasil since 2015. As a Principal Dancer and Lead Teaching Artist of both companies, she has toured and worked nationally throughout the US including Jacobs Pillow, The Joyce, Ordway PAC, Adrienne Arsht, Disneyland, Hollywood Bowl, and internationally in El Salvador, Bulgaria, and Brazil.
In 2015 she began collaborating with award-winning choreographer, Marina Magalhães, with whom she has performed in Los Angeles (REDCAT), San Francisco (CounterPulse, Dance Mission Theater), France (Centre Chorégraphique National), and in dance films (Apariciones and Retratos de Agua) that have been shown in São Paulo, London, Berlin, and Bogotá, and as a member of the Dancing Diaspora Collective.
Medina has taught choreographic residencies for Dance Departments at North Carolina State University Raleigh, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, California State University Sacramento, and CONTRA-TIEMPO Futuro Summer Intensives. In reclaiming her Afro-Latin Indigenous roots within artistic and spiritual traditions, Medina’s movement research lies in the intersection of Modern Release and the Diaspora, honoring the divine feminine and cultivating (re)remembering practices that allow for resilient, grounded, and lush expression.