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2022 Summer Ballet Intensive Study

July 27 - August 13, 2022 – $600 per participant

For students age 11-26 featuring new and returning guest faculty.

This Intensive gives students the opportunity to participate in daily technique and special topic classes.

Special topics include:

Acting for Dancers

Ballet History

Character

Contemporary/Modern

Pointe Class

Variations

Students will be taught by returning and new guest faculty members. They will also have the opportunity to learn choreography and variations and participate in a presentation on Saturday, August 13, in the Ballet Center Utah, Inc. Theatre.

Daily Schedule - $600 per participant

Technique Class

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Break

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Special Topics

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Performance - August 13, 2022

Purchase your tickets for the Summer Ballet Intensive Study performance today!

Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 for all attendees age 3 and up

Guest Faculty

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Aleksandr Sasha Lunev

Sasha Lunev is a graduate of the world renowned Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in Leningrad, USSR. He held a position of principal dancer with the world renown Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre, the Boston Ballet and the Tulsa Ballet where he also served as an Artistic Adviser. Sasha’s world tours included France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, USA, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan.

Sasha has also toured throughout the world as a guest artist and ballet teacher. His professional performances include roles in “Sleeping Beauty”, ”Swan Lake”, ”Giselle”, ”Le Corsaire”, ”Don Quixote”, ”La Bayadere”, ”La Sylphide”, and ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Currently, Sasha is a Ballet Master and recently accepted a position of Artistic Director of a newly organized ballet company in New England. He is also a member of a team of coaches that raised numerous US, European, and Olympic figure skating champions.

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Coltin Snyder

Coltin Snyder grew up in Tooele, Utah and began his dance training at age 7 with N-Step Dance Academy under the direction of Pam Snyder and Shanna Cook. Coltin then attended The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, where he furthered his education under the instruction of Bethany Hansen, Michelle Armstrong, and Jessie Metcalf-McCullough. After graduating, he attended the University of Arizona (UA) where he graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance and a BSBA in Accounting in May of 2021.

During his time at UA Coltin trained under professionals such as Amy Ernst, Autumn Eckman, Sam Watson, Melissa Lowe, and several other esteemed faculty. He was also very fortunate to perform in works and experience repertory by Martha Graham, Frank Chavez, Paul Taylor, Larry Keigwin, David Parsons, and several other world-renowned artists. While at UA, Coltin also studied and completed the Fletcher Pilates Foundational Program. He spent over 600 hours training in and observing Pilates with Kyria Sabin, Deborah Mendoza, and Martha Eccles-Ramirez to gain his Pilates certification.

Professionally, Coltin has been a guest choreographer for Stansbury High School, Idaho Rhythm Dance Studio, TGA Triple Step Dance, and several other studios in Utah. In September of 2021, Coltin became a full time inaugural company member at Vitacca Ballet in Houston, Texas. Since joining he has worked with industry professionals such as Andrea Dawn-Shelley, Garret Smith, Stephen Hanna, and several others. He looks forward to many more years of growth and adventure as his professional career continues on!

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SOLANGE GOMES

Solange Gomes was born in Sao Paulo-Brazil, where she received her fine arts training to become a musician and dancer. She attended the Royal Ballet Academy as a child and later studied several other dance techniques. She has an AAS in Music with emphasis in piano and BS in Physical Education. In 2001 Solange founded the Tablado Dance Company where she is the artistic director, choreographer, and dancer.

During the past 25 years Solange was part of the Utah Arts Council (Dance Panel), adjunct teacher at Weber State University, and has been a guest teacher at the University of Utah School of Dance, colleges and schools in Utah, Idaho and California. She is member of the International Dance Council at UNESCO (Paris), and currently teaches at the RDT Dance Center on Broadway, Central Utah Ballet, and K-12 Advanced Language Bridge Program. In 2021, Gomes received a Performing Arts Fellowship from the Utah Department of Arts & Museums, in recognition of her dedication to the Arts in Utah and accomplishments as a teacher and choreographer.

Solange choreographed and danced flamenco in the movie Dancing Joy - honored by Filmmakers Festival as Best Feature Dance Film in 2020. For the theatre Solange choreographed Bodas de Sangre (Babcock Theatre – 2008), Zorro-the Musical (Hale Center Theatre - 2011), Oedipus the King (Classical Greek Theatre - 2013) and Strictly Ballroom (HCT - 2020).

Solange’s work include the shows El Encuentro (2003), Toma que Toma (2005), Nosotros (2007), Entre Amigos (2013), Café Cantante (2015), Uno dos y tres (2016), and Andalucia (2019).

Powerful and passionate Solange is dedicated to sharing her passion with the community and students in a commitment to preserve promote and teach the traditional art of Flamenco.

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