Southold’s Summer Intensive focuses on developing well-rounded dancers by exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Intensive students have the opportunity to develop skills, experience, and discipline which are necessary foundations for a professional dance career. Intensive classes will be taught by Southold artistic staff and world class guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student.
Session I - June 18 to June 22, 2012
Session II - June 25 to June 29, 2012
9:30am - 1:00pm
Level I & II
By Audition or Current Southold Ballet I & II
Must have at least two years ballet experience.
This two-week comprehensive ballet program will be enhanced with the opportunity to learn repertoire and exposure to a variety of dance disciplines as well as special body conditioning work for improved alignment and overall physical well-being. The Program is led by Artistic Director Erica Fischbach and members of Southold Dance Theater’s faculty. An informal presentation for friends and family at the end of the intensive will complete their experience.
June 11 to June 29, 2012
9:30am - 3:30pm - Levels VI & VII
9:30am - 3:00pm - Levels IV & V
9:30am - 3:00pm - Level III
For Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Students.
By Placement or Current Southold Ballet III and above.
This three week program is designed to meet the needs of serious students interested in maximizing their professional career potential. The rigorous curriculum explores multiple technical and artistic aspects of ballet technique and disciplines. Additionally, students expand their dance horizons by participating in jazz, modern and character classes and honing their physical abilities in Pilates-based conditioning workshops. Southold Dance Theater offers an exceptional combination of high-quality instruction and personal attention that will take each student to new levels of excellence.
Class size for the Pre-Professional Intensive will be limited, and students will share their many varied accomplishments in a public presentation at the end of the intensive.
Victoria Jaiani joined The Joffrey Ballet in August 2003. Born and raised in Tbilisi Georgia, Victoria Jaiani began her training at the age of 10 at the Choreographic school of Georgia. Later she continued her studies at a ballet school in New York.
In June 2003, she won a bronze medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Since joining The Joffrey, Ms. Jaiani roles include: and has also performed in Age of Innocence, Alegro Consabor, Apollo (Terpsichore), Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Ashton’s Cinderella (Cinderella), Creative Force, Dark Elegies, Giselle (Giselle), The Green Table,In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, In the Night, Kettentanz, Laurencia Pas d’Action, Light Rain, Monotones II, The Nutcracker, Pas Des Deesses (Grahn), Petrouchka, Postcards, Les Presages (Passion), Jiri Kylians Return to a Strange Land, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Round of Angels, Square Dance, Viva Vivaldi, and A Wedding Bouquet.
Temur Suluashvili joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2003. He began his dance career at age 15 by studying at the Vachtang Chaboukiani Academy in the Republic of Georgia. During his years at the Academy, Mr. Suluashvili performed in productions of The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Bluebird, and Hour Dance. In 1999, he was a finalist the Republic’s first dance competition and received a certificate of achievement.
In September 2000, Mr. Suluashvili came to the United States thanks to a full scholarship with The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. For two years, he studied and performed with The Joffrey School, including roles in The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Copellia, Swan Lake, and Esmeralda. Before becoming a full-time dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Suluashvili was a part of The Joffrey School Dancers, a student ensemble that toured the United States.
In the summer of 2003, Mr. Suluashvili was a finalist in the New York International Ballet Competition. Later that summer, he joined The Joffrey Ballet as a full-time dancer and made his debut with the company in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.
Mr. Suluashvili has performed in various ballets with The Joffrey including The Clowns, Creative Force, Giselle, Laurencia Pas d’Action, Les Patineurs, The Nutcracker, N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz!, Petrouchka, Round of Angels, Le Sacre du Printemps, Square Dance, Tensile Involvement, Viva Vivaldi, and A Wedding Bouquet.
D.Gary W. Jeter, II
Gary W. Jeter II began dancing in 1997 at Pebble Brook High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated in 1999. Gary attended the Ailey fellowship summer program and he received a full director’s scholarship to the University of the Arts where he graduated in 2003 with a BFA degree. After graduation he was asked to join Philadanco where he was a principal dancer from 2003 to 2007. Gary has also worked with Fernando Bujones & Eddie Shellman in addition to dancing with Eleone Dance Theater. Mr. Jeter joined Complexions in 2007.
Calin Radulescu is originally from Bucharest, Romania, where he graduated with high honors from the Romanian National Ballet School. After graduation he spent four years in the Romanian National Ballet, where he danced as a principal dancer and toured all over the world, including: Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Germany with Pfaltz Theater Kaiserslautern. Calin has danced with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and received an invitation to join the Cincinnati Ballet where he spent two seasons performing leading roles.
He has also been an active Ballet educator since 1998, including: Grand Rapids Ballet School, Aquinas Collage, Toledo Ballet, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Cecchetti Council Of America, Plymouth-Canton Ballet Company, Metro Shores Ballet Company, Dance Masters Of Michigan, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, among others. Calin is currenty on faculty at Grand Valley State University as an Affiliate Professor of Dance.
Amy Rose trained on scholarship at the American Ballet Theatre school, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance. She performed with the Chicago Ballet before joining ABT at the age of sixteen. She was a soloist with ABT, and from 1979-1992 was featured in Principal, Soloist and Character roles in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She has also been a guest artist with the Universal Ballet in Korea, Japan, and China, and performed with Stars of the American Ballet in Manila.
In 1992, she joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced leading roles in many ballets. Most recently she was a guest artist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance West Ballet, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, as well as being on staff as a faculty teacher for Terpsichore Dance Chicago Ballet Arts and North Shore Dance schools.
Dawnell Dryja is a Michigan native now in her ninth season with the Grand Rapids Ballet. She previously danced with Tulsa Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Ballet, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Detroit. Dawnell was trained under her mother, Dawn Greene. She has danced a variety of roles including Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Odette/Odile from Swan Lake, Stanton Welch’s Fingerprints, Lila York’s Celts and Rapture, Paul Taylor's Company B, Lew Christiansen's Con Amore and Il Distratto, Le Corsaire pas de deux, Don Quixote pas de deux, Paquita, and numerous Balanchine ballets such as Allegro Brilliante, Four Temperaments, Divertimento No. 15, Who Cares?, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Concerto Barocco, and Jewels. Some of her favorite roles at Grand Rapids Ballet include Swanhilda from Coppelia, and roles from Gordon Peirce Schmidt's ballets such as Della from The Gift of the Magi, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and performing live with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Dawnell has had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers and teachers such as Nils Christe, Frederick Franklin, Kirk Peterson, Val Caniporoli, Suzanne Farrell, and Raymond Lukens to name a few. She has been a teacher at the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet for the past eight years and enjoys working with the students. Dawnell looks forward to another exciting season with the Company.
Housing for out of town students may be arranged with host families of SDT’s local students. In addition, South Bend has many fine hotels and motels near Southold Dance Theater for families wishing to vacation with their Summer Intensive students.
Enjoy the Summer in South Bend, Michigan's sandy beaches, Chicago, Indiana Dunes State Park, Notre Dame and its College Football Hall of Fame, East Race Waterway, Morris Performing Arts Center, Studebaker National Museum, Lighthouse Outlet, hundreds of restaurants, clubs and plenty of fun! Whether you are looking for a day out with the family or a night on the town with friends, South Bend delivers!
An audition is required for acceptance into Southold Dance Theater's International Summer Intensive. Audition classes are arranged through the Southold Office. Please call 574-233-9841 to make an appointment.*
Video auditions will be allowed if applicants are unable to attend an audition class.
*Current Southold Students do not need to audition. Placement will be made based on current class placement.
Video Audition Guidelines:
VIDEO DEADLINE: May 11, 2012
Please submit a photo in 1st arabesque position and a video/DVD with your application. The video should not be more than 10 minutes of basic barre and center work. Please include adagio, petite and grand allegro, pirouettes. We ask that pointe shoes are worn for center for appropriate ages. A solo variation may be added at the end of your tape.
The video is not returnable unless you supply a self addressed mailer.
Be sure to label your DVD/video and all photos with your full name.
Please mail your application, dance photos and DVD/video along with your $20 audition fee to:
Southold Dance Theater
914 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, Indiana 46616
Junior Levels I & II
Levels III & IV
Levels V, VI & VII
Two weeks recommended
Two weeks are required
Two weeks are required
1 week - $200
2 weeks - $550
2 weeks - $750
(SDT students - $650)
2 weeks – $300
3 weeks - $700
3 weeks - $900
(SDT students - $800)
In keeping with classical ballet tradition and to achieve a uniformity of appearance a strict dress code is followed.
Hair Requirements for all students
All girls with hair chin length or longer must wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun for every class. Girls and boys with very short hair must have their hair secured neatly off their face in a way that will not distract from class (headbands are not recommended because they fall out easily when dancing). Boys with long hair must secure it back in a neat ponytail for class. Instructions and photos of required ballet hair, for all lengths can be found here.
- Ballet: Ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and pointe shoes (ballet IV - VII). Men wear black tights or unitards, black or white ballet shoes, and white T-shirt.
- Variations/Partnering: Ladies may wear a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire.
- Character: Black character shoes, a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire.
- Jazz: Black jazz shoes, and Ballet attire.
- Modern: Ballet attire with bare feet.
- Performance: Ladies must wear a black camisole (spaghetti-strap) leotard. Men should be prepared to wear ballet class attire for the performance.
Southold Dance Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and offers a limited number of financial-need-based scholarships available to dancers participating in our summer programs. Please contact SDT for more information.