Summer Intensive 2013
Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 16, 2013
City Ballet's three-week Summer Intensive program is designed to give serious ballet students at the intermediate to advanced level the opportunity to study with the finest ballet instructors assembled on the West Coast.
Summer Intensive 2013 starts on Monday, July 29, 2013 and runs through Friday, August 16, 2013. This year's guest artist instructors are:
Monday, July 29, 2013 through Friday, August 2, 2013
Maria Kowroski was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she began her ballet training at age seven with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. She entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 1992. She became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in the summer of 1994 and was invited to join the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in January of 1995. In the spring of 1997, She was promoted to the rank of soloist and in the spring of 1999, she was promoted to principal dancer.
Monday, August 5, 2013 through Friday, August 9, 2013
Paloma Herrera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began her training at the age of seven. In January 1991, having just turned 15 years old, she moved to New York and continued her studies at the School of American Ballet. After only six months, she joined the American Ballet Theatre and, in 1995, became the youngest Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre history at age 19. She has appeared in ballets ranging from Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake, to Apollo, The Prodigal Son and Stepping Stones. She has appeared as Guest Artist with great ballet companies around the world, including New York City Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Tokyo Ballet and National Ballet of Cuba to name a few.
Monday, August 12, 2013 through Thursday, August 15, 2013
Zippora Karz is a former soloist ballerina with the New York City Ballet where she performed for 16 years on stage and in televised performances. She was featured in a variety of roles choreographed by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins (the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker being one of her favorites) as well as works choreographed for her by such choreographers as Peter Martins and Lynne Taylor Corbett. She now serves as a teacher and repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, rehearsing and staging Balanchine's choreography for a host of national and international dance companies.
City Ballet of San Diego Studio
Based on Summer Intensive auditions (see below), students are assigned to one of three levels:
Classes are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. The Advanced Level class schedule includes daily classes in technique and pointe/variations. Pilates instruction and specialty classes are included throughout the week. Each day includes a two-hour rehearsal for the public performance at the conclusion of the Summer Intensive.
Intermediate II Level
Classes are Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 5:00pm each day. The Intermediate II Level class schedule includes daily classes in technique and pointe/variations. Pilates instruction and specialty classes are included throughout the week. Each day includes a two-hour rehearsal for the public performance at the conclusion of the Summer Intensive.
Intermediate I Level
Classes are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm each day. The Intermediate I Level class schedule includes daily classes in technique and pointe/variations. Pilates instruction and specialty classes are included throughout the week. Rehearsals for the public performance at the conclusion of the Summer Intensive will be scheduled after 2:00pm as needed
Part of a dancer's training is learning to prepare for a performance in a short period of time. At the conclusion of the Summer Intensive, students will perform at City Ballet's performance venue.
Staying With a Host Family
Housing for out-of-town students may be arranged with host families of local Summer Intensive students. For $750, the host family provides room, board and transportation to and from classes and the Ballet Showcase performance. Room and board is paid directly to the host families and is due by Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Make It a Family Vacation
Families can enjoy a great vacation in San Diego while students attend Summer Intensive. City Ballet of San Diego Studio is located three blocks from Pacific Beach, with La Jolla to the north and Mission Bay/Mission Beach to the south. There are a variety of hotels and resorts close to City Ballet of San Diego Studio.
You may contact the San Diego Concierge at 800.979.9091 for availability and rates.
Students over age 18 may stay at Hostelling International San Diego located in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego. Trolley and major bus lines provide affordable public transportation between the hostel and City Ballet of San Diego Studio.
From the Summer Intensive program, apprentices are selected for the City Ballet of San Diego company's 2013-2014 season. The three-week intensive offers the company directors, Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, the opportunity to work with a dancer before entering into a season contract. Also, the dancer is able to see if this is the kind of company he or she would like to join. Trainees for the 2013-2014 school year are also considered from the Summer Intensive attendees.
Applicants must audition for Summer Intensive. There is a non-refundable $20 audition fee that must accompany each application.
Audition In Person
Take a technique class at City Ballet School between January and May.
For dancers ages 11-14, technique class is on Monday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and also includes demonstrating your pointe ability.
For dancers ages 15 and above, technique class is on Saturday from 11:00am to 12:30pm, followed by a one-hour pointe class at 12:30pm.
Audition by Video Tape or DVD
Submit the following with your application:
A $250 non-refundable tuition deposit must accompany each application.
If the student wishes to stay with a host family, an additional $250 non-refundable housing deposit is also required.
If the student is not accepted into the Summer Intensive program, the deposit(s) will be returned.
Deposits are payable by personal check or cashier's check only. Cash will be accepted if paying in person at City Ballet's school office. Credit cards are not accepted for Summer Intensive deposits, tuition or housing with a host family.
The tuition balance is due by Friday, June 14, 2013.
Each application must include a $20 non-refundable audition fee.
1. Download the application form.
2. Submit the following to City Ballet:
3. Mail the completed package to:
City Ballet of San Diego
If you are accepted into the program, your acceptance package will include complete program information, including your assigned class level (Advanced, Intermediate II or Intermediate I).
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact our Summer Intensive program office by telephone at 858.274.6058 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.