Ballet Hawaii | Summer Intensive 2017
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Summer Intensive 2017

Ballet by Day – The Tropics by Night | July 17 – August 6, 2017


Three weeks of discipline, inspiration, and pleasure beginning July 17 through August 6, 2017. Ballet Hawaii’s annual summer intensive offers three levels of training: Advanced, Intermediate and Young Dancers.

  • The Advanced and Intermediate classes meet Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm with rehearsals until approximately 6:30pm and the Young Dancers’ level meets Monday-Friday from 12:00pm – 3:15pm and rehearsals until approximately 6:30pm.
  • The Young Dancers’ level is designed for the younger students ages 7-10 and who are pre-pointe and are taking ballet classes 2 or more times a week.
  • Rehearsal schedules will be given after the first day of classes during orientation. The classes offered include: Technique, Pointe, Character, Modern, Jazz, Hula and Body Conditioning for the Advanced and Intermediate levels.
  • The Young Dancers’ level will include: Technique, Character, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hula and Body Conditioning.
  • Dancers may have the opportunity to participate in a full-length ballet performance at the culmination of the training on August 3, 4, 5 and 6th at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.
  • Our Summer Intensive program draws students from around the state, the mainland, and other countries.
  • The Ballet Hawaii studios are located at 777 S. Hotel St. Suite 101, near Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall and Straub Hospital, off of Ward Ave.


  1. All students will submit an application form.
  2. Auditions: For students who are not currently Ballet Hawaii dancers, please submit a headshot and a photo in 1st arabesque position along with a DVD audition with your application. The video should not be more than 10 minutes of basic barre and center work. Please include adagio, pirouettes en dedans and en dehors, petite and grand allegro. We ask that female dancers please wear pointe shoes for center if you are on pointe. The video is not returnable unless you provide a self-addressed, stamped mailer. (Students who are currently a Ballet Hawaii student, you do not need to audition. No DVD is necessary).
  3. Visiting dancers, who wish to audition for Summer Intensive, may arrange an audition time with our Artistic Director during any of the weeks in the session. All live auditions must be done by February 1, 2017.
  4. Application and required attachments (headshot, photo, and DVD) are due by February 1, 2017. 


  • The summer intensive tuition is $1625.00 for 3 weeks for the Advanced and Intermediate levels. The tuition for the Young Dancer’s level is $900.00 for 3 weeks. You must be taking class during our Summer Session or at your ballet school’s Summer Session where you reside to qualify for the intense training. Visiting students will need a letter of confirmation from their teacher.
  • You must submit a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your place after acceptance by February 15, 2017. Final payment is due May 1, 2017. Once you have been accepted, you will be able to pay the deposit and remaining tuition online through our secure system. An additional production fee will be charged according to your role if you are cast in the production.


Student housing arrangements must be handled by each student. Some housing with families of Honolulu students might be available upon request.


Outstanding Faculty & Guest Artist

Details regarding the 2017 summer production, choreographer and faculty will be announced shortly.
Our Summer Intensive program offers each student the experience of pre-professional dance training with an outstanding guest faculty. In addition, the student dancers have the opportunity to work with exceptional guest artists who come here to participate in Ballet Hawaii’s August summer production.

Auditions for the performances are held during the first week of Summer Intensive. Few summer ballet intensive programs in the nation provide the caliber of dancers and professional standards that this opportunity offers. Our Summer Intensive program draws students from around the state, the mainland, and other countries.

Each summer production is a chance for students to showcase their hard work. Our production in 2015 showcased the innovative choreography by Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet, music by Matthew Pierce, spectacular costumes by Liz Vandal, and amazing sets by James Kronzer, puppet design by Eric Van Wyk and Flying by Foy. This production promises to be thrilling for the dancers and audiences alike. In August 2014 Ballet Hawaii was delighted to culminate our program with the magical production of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan and wonderful musical score by Carmen DeLeone with guest artists from the Washington Carolina and Eugene Ballet companies. In August 2013, Ballet Hawaii culminated our program with the beautiful production of Cinderella choreographed by Septime Webre. Guest artists from the Washington Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Eugene Ballet and American Ballet Theatre graced our stage in the principal roles along with our Summer Intensive students.

Other past productions have been Cinderella with the Cincinnati Ballet dancers and staged by Victoria Morgan, Romeo and Juliet with the Carolina Ballet dancers, Giselle with New York City Ballet dancers and Serenade staged by Robert Barnett, artistic director emeritus of the Atlanta Ballet.



Summer Intensive Choreographer (2016)


SEPTIME WEBRE,  Artistic Director,the Washington Ballet

Septime Webre was appointed artistic director of The Washington Ballet in June 1999 after six years as artistic director of American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey. Much in demand as a choreographer, he has created works that appear in the repertoires of many companies in North America, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Colorado Ballet, among many others.

As a dancer, Mr. Webre was featured in works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Alvin Ailey, and Merce Cunningham, as well as in principal and solo roles from the classical repertoire.

A former member of the board of directors of Dance/USA, Mr. Webre sits on the board of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, and has been honored by Young Audiences of the District of Columbia and has received a number of fellowships for his choreography. Mr. Webre is the seventh son in a large Cuban-American family, and he graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in History/Pre-Law.


Summer Intensive 2016 Répétiteurs

LUIS TORRES – The Washington Ballet Répétiteur

Dancer of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is in his tenth season with The Washington Ballet. Prior to joining TWB, Mr. Torres was a soloist with Ballet Theatre of Annapolis in Maryland, and performed as a soloist and principal dancer with Ballet Arizona for six seasons. Roles have been created for him by a number of choreographers including Moses Pendleton, Ib Anderson, Dwight Rhoden and Alonzo King. Mr. Torres began his training in Puerto Rico under the direction of Elizabeth Calero before accepting a scholarship transfer to Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Featured roles include Snow King, Drosselmeyer and Anacostian Man in The Nutcracker, Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, Lord Capulet in Romeo + Juliet and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Mr. Torres completed his bachelor’s degree of interdisciplinary studies in dance and psychology at Arizona State University.


Summer Intensive 2016 Master Teachers


Regina Ahlgren performed as a professional dancer for more than 18 years. She has worked in regional theater, first national tours and on Broadway. She has spent many years teaching all forms of dance and is excited to join the teachers at Ballet Hawaii.





Timour began his professional education with the Moldavian Opera House and the Bolshoi Ballet. Upon coming to America he danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and the New York based Daring Project. In 1998, Mr. Bourtasenkov joined Carolina Ballet as a Principal dancer and founding member of the company. His repertory includes ballets by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Mikhail Fokine, Leonid Massine, August Bournonville, Arthur Saint-Leon, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Cranko, Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, Peter Martins, Robert North, Margo Sappington, William Forsyth, Richard Tanner, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Christopher Wheeldon, and Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director, Robert Weiss, has created numerous principal roles for him in the company’s extensive repertory.


His ballets include Light and Dark, sections of Messiah, Rag House, Elements, Memories, Visions, Intrigue, Dance of the Spirits, Fallen Dreams, Slavonic Dances, Tango! Tango! Tango!, Vivaldia’s Gloria, Dances for Piano and Violin, Walpurgisnacht, and Calderiana. Mr. Bourtasenkov won the Bronze Medal in the VII Massako Ohyo World Ballet Competition of Osaka, Japan and the V International Competition of Paris, France. In 1996, he filmed Little Red Ridinghood for the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2006 he was named Assistant Professor at East Carolina University where he choreographed Listianna, Provocative Monologs, and Swan Lake.



Micki was born in Pusan City, South Korea and adopted by American parents. She grew up in upstate New York where she began her ballet studies with the Ithaca Ballet. She attended and is a graduate of The Kirov Academy of Ballet where she studied with Jacqueline Achmedowa and Alla Sizova. Micki began her pre-professional career under the instruction of Truman Finney in Ballet Austin’s trainee program. She danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet in Kentucky and Ballet Black in London, England. While in the UK, she performed as a guest artist in Wales with Ballet Russe’s Swan Lake. In 2007 Micki moved to Honolulu, HI where she has been dancing with Ballet Hawaii and Onium Ballet Project.


Micki is an experienced registered 200 hour yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Educator, and formerly certified Foundation I, Level I GYROTONIC(R) instructor. She has taught ballet classes for the Ithaca Ballet, Chambersburg Ballet Theatre, Tri-Coastal Ballet, Gateway Ballet, and the Boston Conservatory. Micki was the dance director at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, HI from 2008-2016 where she developed and led the dance program for students in grades 7-12, directed various performances, and choreographed a full-length version of The Nutcracker.
She currently teaches with Ballet Hawaii.



Giselle is originally from Riverside, CA. She began her dance training at Riverside Ballet Arts, then went on to succeed in company schools such as California Riverside Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School for Dance Education, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, and the dance department at University of California, Irvine.


Her professional career started in traditional Russian Folk Dance for the All Authentic Russian Souvenir Dance Co. She then went on to dance in various shows and parades at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and The Walt Disneyworld Resort. She also worked for various entertainment companies based in Los Angeles which gave her the opportunity to perform on cruise ships, at conventions, and other various productions. Giselle enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of dance through her life mantra. Live your dream!



Maiqui Mañosa

Maiqui began her training in her homeland, the Philippines, under the direction of her mother Inday Gaston Mañosa and the late Totoy de Oteyza. Ms. Mañosa joined the Atlanta Ballet in 1980. She advanced to principal dancer where she was recognized for her performances in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, Dennis Nahat’s Copella as Swanilda, Midsummer’s Night Dream as Tatania, Eugene Loring’s Billy the Kid as the Sweetheart, Lyn Taylor Corbett’s Escape, Fernand Nault’s world renowned Carmina Burana and La Fille Mal Gardee as Lizette.


Ms. Mañosa received wide acclaim for her interpretation of Tom Pazik’sRomeo and Juliet and his world premiere of Madame Butterfly with the Philippine Ballet Theater in the role of CioCio-san. Pazik created this ballet for Maiqui. Atlanta Ballet’s Director, Robert Barnett featured Maiqui in several Balanchine, including the Dark Angel in Serenade, the Siren in Prodigal Son, Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, Four Temperaments, Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barrocco, Scotch Symphony, Square Dance, Stars and Stripesand Tarantella and Themes & Variations. Ms. Mañosa was chosen to represent the Philippines in a cultural exchange program with China. Performing with the Central Ballet of China, she was warmly received and widely acclaimed by Chinese audience and critics.

Ms. Mañosa was invited to work with the Singapore Dance Theater (SDT) as ballet mistress, where she staged Graham Lustig’s Cinderella. Apart from Mr. Lustig, Maiqui also worked with internationally renowned choreographers such as Val Caniparoli [San Francisco Ballet], John Paul Comelin and the late Choo San Goh [Washington Ballet]. She returned to the United States and joined the faculty of Rock School for Dance Education where she became Principal Teacher. She worked at the Rock School for four years and now teaches as a permanent guest.

Currently, Ms. Mañosa stages ballets for Val Caniparoli both in the US and internationally. She has staged Mr. Caniparoli’s works with American Repertory Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theater, Oregon Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Singapore Dance Theater, Texas Ballet Theater and Tulsa Ballet. One of her more memorable experiences was in Moscow coaching Bolshoi Ballet’s ballerina Anastasia Volochkova in Val Caniparoli’s ballet “Lambarena.” She has also returned to her beginnings with Atlanta Ballet as a stager and coach upon the invitation of Artistic Director John Mcfall. Ms.Mañosa has restaged John Mcfall’s “Nutcracker” and Fernand Nault’s world renouned “Carmina Burana.” She continues her guest teaching in summer workshops around the country.


A native of Portland, OR, Marcie Munnerlyn recently relocated to Honolulu, HI. As a young aspiring dancer, Marcie began her training at Jefferson High School of the Performing Arts and continued her training at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In 2002 Marcie began her professional career in New York City working with the renowned choreographer, Merce Cunningham. After two years in the Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group she was invited to become a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Her career spanned 8 years with the company, concluding in 2011 with the company’s final legacy tour. Since departing from full time performing, Marcie has taught numerous workshops and master classes throughout the US, and was a Merce Cunningham Fellow in 2015. Marcie holds teaching certificates in barre, mat pilates, and power yoga. She is currently working in the development department at Ballet Hawaii.



KUMU KALIKO (Claudia Kalikolehuaiukaomānoa Pizzino)

Kumu Kaliko was born in New York City but her formative years were spent in Europe and Canada. In 1972, she graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She has been a Pan American World Airways flight attendant and a United Airlines purser and has lived in Honolulu for the past forty years.

Her introduction to ballet at the age of five in Stockholm, Sweden sparked a passion for dance that has continued to the present day. In 2003, she began studying hula `auwana and hula kahiko with Kumu Edward Kalāhiki at Nā Punahele o Hāluakaiamoana. She accomplished the three major trials of hula kahiko.

Hula ūniki as Kumu Hula Papa Kukui November, 2014.
Permission to teach hula `auwana class was granted by Kumu Kalāhiki, Nā Punahele o Hāluakaiamoana, 2015.



Danielle is originally from Connecticut where she received her training at Connecticut Dance School. She attended various summer programs including Boston Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet. Danielle graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet Performance and a BS in Business Management.

Since joining the company in 2008, Danielle has been featured in Jessica Lang’s Solo in Nine Parts, as the Nazi woman in Mauricio Wainrot’s Anne Frank, and the Spanish dancer in The Nutcracker.

This past season Danielle performed in pas de trois and Lead Swan in Swan Lake and as Mowgli’s Mother in Toni Pimble’s acclaimed new work, Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet.




Mark grew up in Hawaii and continued his training at the North Carolina School of the Arts where he earned a BFA in Classical Ballet with a minor in Modern Dance. Mark has performed in many well-known classics including George Balanchine’s Rubies, as well as contemporary works such as Stanton Welch’s Bruiser, Heather Maloy’s Stranger, and Salvatore Aiello’s Journey. He was featured as the Head Wrangler in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo.

This past season he was featured as the lead male in Gerald Arpino’s Light Rainand premiered the role of Baloo the Bear in Toni Pimble’s Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet. He also likes James Bond.





Crystal was born in Hawaii and began her classical ballet training in Europe. She received her BFA and Masters of Education degrees from Texas Christian University. She has danced professionally with domestic and international dance companies such as: Ballet Frontier, Commedia Ballet Theater, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, New World Ballet, North Texas Ballet Theatre, and Skånes Dansteater in Sweden.

Crystal has taught ballet at various studios in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex as well as for the Swedish National Ballet School in Malmö, Sweden. She has also taught ballroom dance through the Dancing Classrooms North Texas program, and is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor. Crystal just got married and has moved to Honolulu from Texas.