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.
AUDITIONS & APPLICATIONS
- All students will submit an application form.
- 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).
- 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.
- Application and required attachments (headshot, photo, and DVD) are due by February 1, 2017.
SUMMER INTENSIVE TUITION
- 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
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 main 2017 production will be George Balanchine’s Serenade staged by Robert Barnett, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Atlanta Ballet.
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.
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 2017 Master Teachers
ROBERT BARNETT, Artistic Director Emeritus, Atlanta Ballet
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR-EMERITUS, THE ATLANTA BALLET 1962-1994
Robert was born in Okanogan, Washington on May 6, 1925. Due to his father’s work opportunities the family relocated to Wenatchee, Washington in 1939, where he developed his interest in the arts, in particular dance. He attended Wenatchee High School, graduating in 1943, at which time he joined the Navy during World War II, serving until the summer of 1946. Using his knowledge of tap dancing, he appeared in several shows sponsored by the Army in Tokyo, Japan, while on temporary leave from his Navy duties. Upon completion of his service with the Navy in 1946, he began studying ballet seriously. Living in Los Angeles, CA, he studied under the tutelage of Bronislava Nijinska, made possible by the GI Bill of Rights. After a year and eight months of study, he was invited by the choreographer David Lichine to travel to Europe and join the original Ballet Russe, then performing in Spain and throughout Southern Europe and North Africa. When the Ballet Russe relocated to Paris, France in February of 1949, he continued his studies with two distinguished teachers, Lubov Igorova and Olga Preobrajenska. Returning to the US in the late spring of that year, he spent the summer performing at the Municipal Theater in St. Louis, Missouri and then moved to New York City, where by December he was invited to join the New York City Ballet. Within two years, he was made a soloist and went on to have the honor of having roles created especially for him by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Sir Fredrick Ashton, director of the Royal Ballet in London, England.
In 1958, at the request of Dorothy Alexander, Founder and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Civic Ballet since 1929, he and his wife Virginia Rich Barnett, relocated to Atlanta to become principal dancers and associate directors of what would later become the Atlanta Ballet. In 1962, at the time of Ms. Alexander’s retirement, Mr. Barnett was asked to assume the role of Artistic Director and he remained in that position until his retirement at the end of May, 1994. Serving the company for 36 years, he was responsible for bringing the coming from pre-professional status to be not only the first professional ballet company in the Southeast, but one of the most respected companies in the country.
Since his resignation, Mr. Barnett is called upon to teach, coach and stage his own choreographic works, as well as being authorized by the George Balanchine trust to stage Mr. Balanchine’s works in this country and abroad.
In the past he has served as head coach for the American delegation at the International Ballet Competitions in Varna, Bulgaria in 1980 and in Moscow Russia in 1981. He was a panelist for the Benoise de la Dance Competition at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 1992. He was on the Competitor Selection Committee, as well as a master teacher, for the sixth USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1998. He also served as Master of Ceremonies with Anna Marie Holmes for this competition in the year 2000.
He has served on the Advisory Board for the National Endowment for the Arts, in Washington, DC, the Fulton County Arts Council for the state of Georgia and the Meet the Composer Foundation Panel in NY City. He continues to serve on the Advisory Committee for the International Dance Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, the International Dance Alliance LTD and on the National Board for Regional Dance America. Up until this year, he was Master Teacher and advisor for the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Department.
Mr. Barnett has been honored by many dance organizations in this country and been an adjudicator or teacher in all five regions represented by Regional Dance America. He was the proud recipient of the State of Georgia’s Governor’s Award in the Arts for 1987. In 1996 he was presented with the ABBY Award for distinguished service in the Arts, presented by the Coca-Cola Company and the greater Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, GA.
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.
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.
Lesley Rausch is from Columbus, Ohio. She studied with Shir Lee Wu at Columbus Youth Ballet and also trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Ms. Rausch joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as member of the corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2007 and principal in 2011.
In addition to her performing career, Ms. Rausch has been a guest teacher at New American Youth Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Headshot by: Lindsay Thomas
Performance Photos by: Angela Sterling
Batkhurel Bold is from Ulan Bator, Mongolia. He trained at the Perm Choreographic Academy in Russia. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and was promoted to soloist in 1999 and principal in 2004.
Mr. Bold performed the role of Theseus in the BBC’s 1999 film version of PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
In 2007, Mr. Bold performed in the worldwide company debut performance of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. He also has performed as a guest artist on the Vail International Dance Festival’s “International Evenings of Dance” galas.
Headshot by: Lindsay Thomas
Performance Photos by: Angela Sterling
DANIELLE TOLMIE – Principal Dancer from Eugene Ballet
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 TUCKER – Principal Dancer from Eugene 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.
Native New Yorker, John Selya trained at the School of American Ballet from 1980-1988. In his final year, he received the Mae L. Wien award for outstanding promise. John then joined American Ballet Theatre, where he performed and created works by Balanchine, Robbins, Tharp, and Mark Morris, Tetley, Kudelka, and Kylian as well as the classical repertoire. In addition to making a name for himself as a dancer, John choreographed three works for the company: Moondance, Disposition and Don’t Panic. He then went on to join Twyla Tharp Dance. This work led to creating and performing the central role of Eddie in Tharp’s Tony winning Broadway show, “Movin’ Out.” His performance earned him a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical, an Astaire award for outstanding dancing on a Broadway stage and a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Since then Mr. Selya has appeared in “Damn Yankees”, “Guys and Dolls” and “Come Fly Away.” In addition to appearing on stage, John also has appeared on screen in the movies’ “Everyone Says I Love You”, “Across the Universe” and “Romance and Cigarettes.”
John was recently awarded a choreographic fellowship for New York University’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. Mr. Selya is currently a principal dancer on Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary National Tour as well as repetiteur for Tharp’s ballets. John is honored to return to Ballet Hawaii. Mahalo!
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.
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.
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.